1993 issue 2

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Volume 2, issue 2

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Causes of ineffectiveness of the treatment of epilepsy

KURAN WŁODZIMIERZ1
1. Kliniki Diagnostyki i Terapii Chorób Układu Nerwowego IPiN w Warszawie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1993, 2, 119-128
Keywords: epilepsy, treatment, causes of ineffectiveness

Abstract

In the first part of the paper various types of patient's non-compliance, reducing efficacy of the treatment of epilepsy, are discussed. Then, medical errors leading to therapeutic failure are presented, including diagnostic, therapeutic (also strategical), and psychological mistakes. Finally biological characteristics and particular types of epilepsy really resistant to treatment are presented. Eeg monitoring and serum drug levels monitoring are evaluated as method supporting the diagnostics and therapy of epilepsy. (Eds.)

Address for correspondence:
Dr Włodzimierz Kuran, Klinika Diagnostyki i Terapii Chorób Układu Nerwowego IPN,
Al. Sobieskiego 1/9, 02-957 Warszawa