Phenytoin versus Leviteracetam for Seizure Prophylaxis after brain injury – a meta analysis

@inproceedings{Zafar2012PhenytoinVL,
  title={Phenytoin versus Leviteracetam for Seizure Prophylaxis after brain injury – a meta analysis},
  author={Syed Nabeel Zafar and Abdul Ahad Ghaffar Khan and Asfar Ayaz Ghauri and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim},
  booktitle={BMC neurology},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Current standard therapy for seizure prophylaxis in Neuro-surgical patients involves the use of Phenytoin (PHY). However, a new drug Levetiracetam (LEV) is emerging as an alternate treatment choice. We aimed to conduct a meta-analysis to compare these two drugs in patients with brain injury. METHODS An electronic search was performed in using Pubmed, Embase, and CENTRAL. We included studies that compared the use of LEV vs. PHY for seizure prophylaxis for brain injured patients… CONTINUE READING
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