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 contribution||Regional network of epilepsy centers: Evaluation of a computerized record|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Publication status||Published - 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology