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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Accident risk in patients with epilepsy
Author: Souza, KT
Guerreiro, MM
Guerreiro, CAM
Abstract: Objective: To compare the risk of accidents in patients with uncontrolled seizures, in seizure-free patients, and inpatients with chronic headache. Method: This was a prospective longitudinal case-controlled study with interviews. A semi-structured questionnaire was used in the epilepsy and headache outpatient clinics of the Hospital das Clinicas of UNICAMP. Results: Group I was composed of 48 patients with uncontrolled seizures, group II was composed of 24 seizure-free patients and group III was composed of 32 patients with headache. Thirty-nine patients (81%) in group 1, 13 (54%) in group II, and 19 (59%) in group III reported accidents in the last two years. In the first group, 649 accidents (89%) were related to epileptic seizures and the average number of accidents not related to seizures was 1.7. The average number of accidents in groups II and III were both2.4. Conclusion: Epileptic seizure was the most important factor determining the occurrence of accidents in people with epilepsy.
Subject: seizure
seizure-related injury
Country: Brasil
Editor: Assoc Arquivos Neuro- Psiquiatria
Citation: Arquivos De Neuro-psiquiatria. Assoc Arquivos Neuro- Psiquiatria, v. 66, n. 2A, n. 175, n. 178, 2008.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0004-282X2008000200006
Date Issue: 2008
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