Mar 18, 2020

The features of neonatal seizures as predictors of drug-resistant epilepsy in children

Epilepsy & Behavior : E&B
Biljana Vučetić TadićVladislav Vukomanović

Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the predictive value of the features of neonatal seizures for pharmacoresistant epilepsy in children. This is a retrospective study that involved all children diagnosed as having epilepsy who had neonatal seizures and who were hospitalized at the Neurology Department of the Mother and Child Healthcare Institute in Belgrade from January the 1st 2017 until December 31st 2017. The following parameters and their impact on the outcome were investigated: perinatal data, the characteristics of epileptic seizures in the neonatal period, and the response to anticonvulsant treatment. The presence of pharmacoresistance was observed as an outcome parameter. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were used to define predictors of drug-resistant epilepsy. The study involved 55 children, 35 (63.6%) male and 20 (36.4%) female. The average age of the children at the end of the observation period was 5.17 years (min: 0.25, max: 17.75, iqr (interquartile range): 6.92). Pharmacoresistant epilepsy was found in 36 (65.5%) children. The most common type of epilepsy was focal, which affected 30 patients (54.5%), than generalized, which affected 15 patients (27.3%), and combined generalized and fo...Continue Reading

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Retrospective Studies
Diagnosis
Epilepsy
Neurology Department
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Drug Resistant Epilepsy
Genetic Screening Method
Hereditary Diseases
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