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Cost-Effectiveness of Phenytoin and Levetiracetam for Seizure Prophylaxis in Traumatic Brain Injury

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Title:Cost-Effectiveness of Phenytoin and Levetiracetam for Seizure Prophylaxis in Traumatic Brain Injury
Authors:Young, Nicole
Tokumaru, Sheri
Taira, Deborah
Izumi, Kara
Stern, Tracy
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Asai, Susan
Nakagawa, Kazuma
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Contributors:Tokumaru, Sheri (instructor)
Taira, Deborah (instructor)
Keywords:Traumatic brain injury
Anticonvulsants
Seizure prophylaxis
Phenytoin
Levetiracetam
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Date Issued:06 Apr 2018
Abstract:Seizures are a potential complication associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI), which can lead to secondary brain injury and increased risk for developing post-traumatic epilepsy. Current guidelines recommend the use of antiepileptic drug (AED) for early seizure prophylaxis in patients with TBI. Both phenytoin (PHE) and levetiracetam (LEV) have become standard of practice for seizure prophylaxis in TBI, yet the cost effectiveness is not well studied.
Description:Poster
Pages/Duration:1 poster
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10790/3450
Rights:Open access
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