Parental satisfaction and seizure outcome after corpus callosotomy in patients with infantile or early childhood onset epilepsy

Masaki Iwasaki, Mitsugu Uematsu, Tojo Nakayama, Naomi Fukuyo, Yuko Sato, Tomoko Kobayashi, Kazuhiro Haginoya, Shin Ichiro Osawa, Kazutaka Jin, Nobukazu Nakasato, Teiji Tominaga

研究成果: Article査読

8 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

Purpose: To elucidate the benefit of corpus callosotmy in terms of parental satisfaction and seizure outcome. Method: This study included 16 consecutive patients with infantile or early childhood onset epilepsy who underwent total corpus callosotomy for alleviation of seizures. Questionnaires were sent anonymously to the parents asking about relative changes in seizures and about parental satisfaction for the post-operative outcome. Results: The improvements in frequency, intensity, and duration of seizures were correlated with the level of satisfaction (Spearman's rank-order correlation coefficient, ρ = 0.87, 0.93, and 0.75, respectively). The highest level of satisfaction was only seen in patients who achieved freedom from all seizures or drop attacks. Conclusion: Complete seizure freedom and freedom from drop attacks are important goals of corpus callosotomy for parental satisfaction. These factors should be considered in assessing post-operative outcome after corpus callosotomy.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)303-305
ページ数3
ジャーナルSeizure
22
4
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2013 5

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 神経学
  • 臨床神経学

フィンガープリント

「Parental satisfaction and seizure outcome after corpus callosotomy in patients with infantile or early childhood onset epilepsy」の研究トピックを掘り下げます。これらがまとまってユニークなフィンガープリントを構成します。

引用スタイル