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Research Summary: Key Findings
- Stroke is a common cause of epilepsy in older adults, but little is known about stroke-related epilepsy or its outcomes in this population.
- 1.1% of older adult stroke survivors developed epilepsy in this study, of whom 12.9% developed refractory epilepsy, indicating that this population is particularly responsive to treatment.
- Over 85% of deaths in this population are not due to stroke or epilepsy.
drug-resistant, pharmacoresistant, seizures, stroke treatment, stroke outcomes, MRI, EEG, mortality
Diagnosis | Epidemiology | Health Services Research | Nervous System Diseases | Neurology | Neurosciences
Burneo, Jorge G.; Antaya, Tresah C.; Allen, Britney N.; Belisle, Andrea; Shariff, Salimah Z.; and Saposnik, Gustavo, "The risk of new-onset epilepsy and refractory epilepsy in older adult stroke survivors" (2019). Neuroepidemiology Research Unit Project Summaries. 1.