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Half of UK patients taking drugs for epilepsy continue to have seizures

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 09 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:68
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Almost half of patients taking drugs for epilepsy continue to have seizures, a survey of patients in the United Kingdom has shown.

    Better medical care might improve the lives of people with epilepsy by achieving better seizure control, say the authors of the study in the journal Seizure, published online ahead of print (

    The study, which looked at frequency patterns of seizure among users of epilepsy drugs, was based on the experiences—reported in a questionnaire—of a sample of 1652 patients from across the United …

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