Discontinuation of anticonvulsant medication after epilepsy surgery in children.

@article{Hoppe2006DiscontinuationOA,
  title={Discontinuation of anticonvulsant medication after epilepsy surgery in children.},
  author={Christian Hoppe and Annkathrin P{\"o}pel and Robert Sassen and Christian Erich Elger},
  journal={Epilepsia},
  year={2006},
  volume={47 3},
  pages={580-3}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the long-term outcome of medication-reduction/discontinuation trials after epilepsy surgery in pediatric patients. METHODS Of the total Bonn pediatric surgical sample (1988-2001; n=251), we were able to obtain postsurgical follow-up data for 232 patients. We surveyed 140 of these patients by using a standardized telephone interview that addressed medication-reduction/discontinuation trials. RESULTS Of the 140 surveyed patients, 102 completely discontinued medication… CONTINUE READING