Referral pattern for epilepsy surgery after evidence-based recommendations: a retrospective study.

TitleReferral pattern for epilepsy surgery after evidence-based recommendations: a retrospective study.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsHaneef, Z, Stern J, Dewar S, Engel J
JournalNeurology
Volume75
Issue8
Pagination699-704
Date Published2010 Aug 24
ISSN1526-632X
KeywordsAdult, Age Distribution, Epilepsy, Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe, Evidence-Based Medicine, Health Planning Guidelines, Humans, Middle Aged, Neurosurgical Procedures, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Referral and Consultation, Retrospective Studies
Abstract

Class I evidence for surgical effectiveness in refractory temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) in 2001 led to an American Academy of Neurology practice parameter in 2003 recommending "referral to a surgical epilepsy center on failing appropriate trials of first-line antiepileptic drugs." We examined whether this led to a change in referral patterns to our epilepsy center.

DOI10.1111/j.1528-1167.2011.03065.x
Alternate JournalNeurology