Prognostic factors in the persistence of posttraumatic epilepsy after penetrating head injuries sustained in war.

@article{Eftekhar2009PrognosticFI,
  title={Prognostic factors in the persistence of posttraumatic epilepsy after penetrating head injuries sustained in war.},
  author={Behzad Eftekhar and Mohammad Ali Sahraian and Banafsheh Nouralishahi and Ali Khaji and Zahra Vahabi and Mohammad Ghodsi and Hassan Araghizadeh and Mohammad Reza Soroush and Sima Karbalaei Esmaeili and Mehdi Masoumi},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={110 2},
  pages={319-26}
}
OBJECT The goal of this paper was to investigate the long-term outcome and the possible prognostic factors that might have influenced the persistence of posttraumatic epilepsy after penetrating head injuries sustained during the Iraq-Iran war (1980-1988). METHODS In this retrospective study, the authors evaluated 189 patients who sustained penetrating head injury and suffered posttraumatic epilepsy during the Iraq-Iran war (mean 18.6 +/- 4.7 years after injury). The probabilities of… CONTINUE READING

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