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    1985

Availability of drug assay results and dosage advice improves antiepileptic care in a specialist neurology outpatient clinic.

@article{IoannidesDemos1985AvailabilityOD,
  title={Availability of drug assay results and dosage advice improves antiepileptic care in a specialist neurology outpatient clinic.},
  author={Lisa L. Ioannides-Demos and Allan J Mclean and Jack Wodak and Nan-wei Tong and Ute Heinzow and Mcdonald K. Horne and Philip M Harrison and B S Gilligan},
  journal={Clinical and experimental neurology},
  year={1985},
  volume={21},
  pages={
          171-6
        }
}
The incidence of grand mal seizures, distribution of drug levels relative to the therapeutic range and the incidence of side effects were monitored before and after the provision of same-day preconsultation assay results (phenytoin and carbamazepine) to an epilepsy clinic. A total of 300 patients completed the study. The proportion of patients fitting fell from 23.3% at entry to 10% at review (P less than 0.01) while the incidence of side effects fell from 30.7% to 17.3% (P less than 0.01) and… CONTINUE READING