CONSTITUZIONE DI UN REGISTRO DI PAZIENTI DEI CENTRI LOMBARDI PER L'EPILESSIA

Translated title of the contribution: Regional network of epilepsy centers: Evaluation of a computerized record

G. Avanzini, F. Panzica, R. Canger, M. P. Canevini, R. Montanini, P. F. Basso, O. Zacchetti, F. Basso, A. Cernibori, P. Costa, C. A. De Fanti, E. Boati, L. Antonini, G. Guarneri, E. Menegatti, A. Tiberti, F. Mironi, M. Marchini, L. De Lorenzi

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Abstract

Preliminary data concerning 8599 epileptic patients, enrolled between June 1989 and September 1992 by the Regional Network of Epilepsy Centers are reported. Most patients have been observed after a long lasting clinical history (62,4%) whereas a relatively small percentage of them have been referred less than 1 year after seizure onset. The application of the Classification of epilepsies and epileptic syndromes appears to be suitable in most cases, but in 21,2% atypical characters for specific electroclinical syndromes were found. Only 1,4% of the cases was judged unclassifiable. Antiepileptic treatment was based on a single drug in 60,8% of the cases; a seizure free period lasting at least 2 years was recognized in 30,9% whereas seizures were judged to be resistent to antiepileptic drugs in only 12,6%. The 1992 updating of the data collected in 1990 in a subpopolation of 2685 patients, points out the importance of strict guidelines for a correct syndromic classification of the epilepsies.

Translated title of the contributionRegional network of epilepsy centers: Evaluation of a computerized record
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)259-261
Number of pages3
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number82-83
Publication statusPublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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