Timing Discontinuation of Antiepileptic Treatment in Childhood Epilepsies–The Role of the Sleep Deprivation EEG: A Preliminary Study

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-88
Number of pages4
JournalPsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - márc. 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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