Prevalence and risk factors of seizure clusters in adult patients with epilepsy

  title={Prevalence and risk factors of seizure clusters in adult patients with epilepsy},
  author={Baibing Chen and Hyunmi Choi and Lawrence J. Hirsch and Austen Katz and Alexander W. Legge and Rebecca A. Wong and Alfred Jiang and Kenneth Kato and Richard Buchsbaum and Kamil Detyniecki},
  journal={Epilepsy Research},

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