Antiepileptic drugs for preventing seizures in people with brain tumors.

@article{TremontLukats2008AntiepilepticDF,
  title={Antiepileptic drugs for preventing seizures in people with brain tumors.},
  author={Ivo W. Tremont-Lukats and Bernardo Oliveira Ratilal and Terri S. Armstrong and Mark R. Gilbert},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2008},
  volume={2},
  pages={CD004424}
}
BACKGROUND Seizures can present at any time before or after diagnosis of a brain tumor. The risk of seizures varies by tumor type and its location in the brain. For a long time we believed that preventing seizures with antiepileptic drugs (seizure prophylaxis) was effective and necessary, but the supporting evidence was little and mixed. Such evidence was the basis for previous reviews to conclude that seizure prophylaxis was ineffective in people with brain tumors. OBJECTIVES To estimate the… CONTINUE READING