Alcohol consumption, unprovoked seizures, and epilepsy: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Samokhvalov2010AlcoholCU,
  title={Alcohol consumption, unprovoked seizures, and epilepsy: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Andriy V Samokhvalov and Hyacinth M. Irving and S. R. Mohapatra and Juergen Rehm},
  journal={Epilepsia},
  year={2010},
  volume={51 7},
  pages={1177-84}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this research was to analyze and quantify the association between alcohol consumption and epilepsy as an independent disease, in part operationalized by the occurrence of unprovoked seizures, as well as to examine causality. METHODS Systematic review, meta-analysis. RESULTS A strong and consistent association between alcohol consumption and epilepsy/unprovoked seizures was found with an overall relative risk (RR) of 2.19 [95% confidence interval (CI) 1.83-2.63]. There… CONTINUE READING
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