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[Some questions about the use of antiepileptic drugs]

JUHÁSZ Pál1

OCTOBER 01, 1969

Clinical Neuroscience - 1969;22(10)

[The practice of using antiepileptic drugs has evolved from everyday, essentially casual experience. The practice, which in principle appears to be correct, has been steadily differentiated over the years. At present, however, the nearly 30-year history of modern antiepileptic therapy, which we can expect from the introduction of hydantoin use, allows a realistic assessment of this practice based on the therapeutic effectus of a large number of patients' medical histories. Recent literature provides more valuable data in this respect. Our own clinical experience also calls for a review of the practice guidelines developed so far. This paper does not aim to be exhaustive, but merely to highlight some of the issues.]

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  1. Budapesti Orvostudományi Egyetem II. sz. Neurológiai és Psychiatriai Klinika

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