STABILOMETRIA COMPUTERIZZATA IN PAZIENTI CON EPILESSIA IN MONOTERAPIA CON FENITOINA E CARBAMAZEPINA

Translated title of the contribution: Computerized stabilometry in patients with epilepsy treated with phenytoin or carbamazepine

C. A. Tassinari, F. Valzania, P. Riguzzi, M. Santangelo, G. Ambrosetto

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Computerized stabilometry was performed in 17 epileptic patients treated with phenytoin (PHT) and in 35 epileptic patients treated with carbamazepine (CBZ). Postural instability was observed in 10/10 patients with PHT plasma levels (P.L.) over 17 mcg/ml and in 1/7 patient with P.L. under 17 mcg/ml (p <0.001). Concerning CBZ-treated patients, 10/16 with P.L. over 7.5 mcg/ml and 5/19 with P.L. lower than 7.5 mcg/ml showed abnormal stability. This study suggests that postural instability is observed: 1) in PHT treated patients when P.L. are over a critical value (17 mcg/ml); 2) in CBZ treated patients, when P.L. are over an individual threshold, varying from subject to subject.

Translated title of the contributionComputerized stabilometry in patients with epilepsy treated with phenytoin or carbamazepine
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)77-78
Number of pages2
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number74
Publication statusPublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Computerized stabilometry in patients with epilepsy treated with phenytoin or carbamazepine'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this