Prognostic factors in the occurrence of posttraumatic epilepsy after penetrating head injury suffered during military service.

@article{Aarabi2000PrognosticFI,
  title={Prognostic factors in the occurrence of posttraumatic epilepsy after penetrating head injury suffered during military service.},
  author={Bizhan Aarabi and Mousa Taghipour and Amin Haghnegahdar and Mehdi Farokhi and Lee R Mobley},
  journal={Neurosurgical focus},
  year={2000},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={e1}
}
In this retrospective study, the authors evaluated confounding risk factors, which are allegedly influential in causing unprovoked posttraumatic epilepsy, in 489 patients from the frontlines of the Iran-Iraq War. Four hundred eighty-nine patients were followed for 6 to154 months (mean 39.4 months, median 23 months), and important factors precipitating posttraumatic epilepsy were evaluated using uni- and multivariate regression analysis. One hundred fifty-seven (32%) of 489 patients became… CONTINUE READING
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