Abstract: Sleep deprivation EEGs can help us in timing discontinuation of antiepileptic treatment of childhood epilepsy. After 3–5 seizure‐free years, a negative sleep deprivation EEG (i.e., the lack of any epileptiform potentials) is a good predictor of terminal remission of the seizures after cessation of the drug. In the drug‐free follow‐up period (in average 2 years) only 2/40 patients relapsed, 38/40 (= 95 percent) remained free of seizures. The results and limits of the study as well as the theoretical background are discussed briefly.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences|
|Publication status||Published - márc. 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology
- Psychiatry and Mental health