What Is Intractable Epilepsy, and When (If Ever) Does It Remit with Medical Treatment?
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By far the most research in epilepsy—in terms of drug treatment, surgery, and prognosis—concerns the approximately 40% of patients who are “intractable,” “drug resistant,” or “refractory.” The definition of these terms is subject to some controversy, which has contributed to uncertainty regarding some results and discrepancies among studies. A recent taskforce rigorously examined the evidence in refractory epilepsy and came up with a working definition of drug-resistant epilepsy that should be useful in future studies .
Patients with drug-resistant epilepsy are worthy of the most study because they have the greatest risk of injury, disability, and sudden d ...
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Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
Volume 10, Issue 4 , pp 249-251
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- 1. Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 710 West 168th Street, New York, NY, 10032, USA