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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Non-epileptic Seizures (nes) In Brazil: Results On A National Survey
Author: De Paola L.
Palmini A.
Yacubian E.M.
Castro L.H.M.
Sakamoto A.
Guerreiro C.
Marques L.
Arruda F.
Abstract: NES represent a common and frequently misdiagnosed condition. An optimal approach to its diagnosis and treatment requires video-electrencephalography (VEEG) capability, as well as, the input of a dedicated multidisciplinary team. Favourable outcome will correlate with the intervention of both neurology and psychiatry professionals during the follow-up. In Brazil, as in many other settings, these resources are likely to be found only at tertiary epilepsy centers. Eight of such institutions were enrolled in a survey aiming at establishing a NES care profile in our country. This preliminary report showed a small number of NES cases among the epilepsy centers and clear differences pertaining to management and, more importantly, the outcome of these patients. A cooperative study targeting NES in Brazil was long needed and we hope it may contribute (along with more in depth papers to come) to the better understanding and care of this population.
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Date Issue: 2004
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