Antiepileptic therapy in patients with central nervous system malignancies

@article{Stevens2006AntiepilepticTI,
  title={Antiepileptic therapy in patients with central nervous system malignancies},
  author={Glen H.J. Stevens},
  journal={Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports},
  year={2006},
  volume={6},
  pages={311-318}
}
  • G. Stevens
  • Published 1 July 2006
  • Medicine
  • Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
More than 200,000 patients are diagnosed with primary or metastatic brain tumors each year in the United States. Of these patients, 20% to 40% will develop seizures at presentation, and another 20% to 40% will require treatment for seizures during their illness. Although the use of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) in patients who have had seizures seems reasonable, the issue of prophylactic AED use for patients who have not had a seizure is an intensely debated subject. The American Academy of… 
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