Posttraumatic seizures (PTS) have been recognized as a major complication of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The annual incidence of TBI in the United States is 1.7 million. The role of anticonvulsants in the treatment of posttraumatic epilepsy (PTE) remains uncertain. Based on current studies, however, anticonvulsants have been shown to reduce early PTS occurring within the first 7 days, but little to no benefits have been shown in late PTS occurring after 7 days. In this paper, we provide a mini review of the role of anticonvulsants and current advances in the management of PTE.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Frontiers in Neurology|
|State||Published - Mar 22 2016|
- Posttraumatic seizures
- Traumatic brain injury
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology