A critical look at phenytoin use for early post-traumatic seizure prophylaxis.

@article{Debenham2011ACL,
  title={A critical look at phenytoin use for early post-traumatic seizure prophylaxis.},
  author={Sierra Debenham and Behzad Sabit and Rajeet Singh Saluja and Julie Lamoureux and Paul Bajsarowicz and Mohammad Hassan Maleki and Judith Marcoux},
  journal={The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques},
  year={2011},
  volume={38 6},
  pages={896-901}
}
BACKGROUND The American Academy of Neurology recommended using phenytoin or carbamazepine to prevent early post-traumatic seizures (PTS) in severe traumatic brain injuries (TBI). In this study, we examined the effects of using phenytoin prophylaxis on mild, moderate, and severe TBIs. There have been no studies looking at compliance rate and side effects of systematic use of phenytoin at a large population scale. The goal of this study is to determine 1) the proportion of TBI patients receiving… CONTINUE READING
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