Predictors of bone density in ambulatory patients on antiepileptic drugs.

  title={Predictors of bone density in ambulatory patients on antiepileptic drugs.},
  author={Ghada El-Hajj Fuleihan and Lea Dib and Bassem I. Yamout and Raja A. Sawaya and Mohamad A Mikati},
  volume={43 1},
BACKGROUND AND AIM Antiepileptic drugs are associated with bone loss and fractures. Data in children is scarce and the impact of new therapies and of low vitamin D is not clear. This study assessed predictors of bone mineral density (BMD) in 225 ambulatory patients with epilepsy. METHODS BMD and detailed clinical information were obtained from 137 adults mean age of 31 years, on therapy for a mean of 11.7 years, and 88 children mean age of 13 years, on therapy for an average of 4.7 years… CONTINUE READING


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