Incidence and predictors of seizures in patients with Alzheimer's disease.

  title={Incidence and predictors of seizures in patients with Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={Joan C Amatniek and W. Allen Hauser and Carrie DelCastillo-Castaneda and Diane M. Jacobs and Karen S. Marder and Karen Bell and Marilyn Albert and Joseph A. Brandt and Yaakov Stern},
  volume={47 5},
PURPOSE To determine cumulative incidence and predictors of new-onset seizures in mild Alzheimer's disease (AD) with a cohort followed prospectively. Limited information is available on the incidence of seizures, and no reports exist of seizure predictors in AD patients. METHODS Mild AD patients were prospectively followed at 6-month intervals to estimate incidence of unprovoked seizures, compare age-specific risk of unprovoked seizures with population norms, and identify characteristics at… CONTINUE READING
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