Factors associated with seizure recurrence in epilepsy patients treated with antiepileptic monotherapy: A retrospective observational cohort study using US administrative insurance claims.

@article{Shcherbakova2014FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with seizure recurrence in epilepsy patients treated with antiepileptic monotherapy: A retrospective observational cohort study using US administrative insurance claims.},
  author={Natalia Shcherbakova and Karen Rascati and C J Brown and Kenneth A. Lawson and Suzanne Novak and Kristin M Richards and Linda Yoder},
  journal={CNS drugs},
  year={2014},
  volume={28 11},
  pages={1047-58}
}
BACKGROUND Few studies examine predictors of seizures in medically treated patients with epilepsy receiving antiepileptic monotherapy using a large patient population. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to identify clinical, medication, and demographic factors associated with seizure recurrence in medically treated patients with epilepsy receiving one of four antiepileptic monotherapy regimens: lamotrigine, levetiracetam, oxcarbazepine, or topiramate. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective cohort study was… CONTINUE READING