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Possibilities to optimize pharmacotherapy for epilepsy according to the data of an epidemiological survey in Sterlitamak

https://doi.org/10.14412/2074-2711-2012-2494

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Abstract

The epidemiological survey among the adult population of Sterlitamak identified 587 epileptic patients. This yielded prevalence and incidence rates for epilepsy in Sterlitamak (2.74 per 1000 population and 13.08 per 100.000 population, respectively), which were the same as those in other regions of Russia and relatively low compared to those shown by foreign investigators. Examining the prevalence of epilepsy by sex revealed a slight male preponderance (3.42 per 1000). The greatest proportion of new cases among the men and women was in the age range of 11—20 years. Among the examinees, 51.7% had been epileptic for more than 10 years. Patients with frontal focal lobe epilepsy were prevalent among the adult population. Rational therapy can substantially enhance the control over epileptic seizures.

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S. R. Nurmukhametova
Department of Neurology with a Course of Neurosurgery and Medical Genetics, Bashkir State Medical University, G.G. Kuvatov Republic Clinical Hospital, Ufa
Russian Federation


R. V. Magzhanov
Department of Neurology with a Course of Neurosurgery and Medical Genetics, Bashkir State Medical University, G.G. Kuvatov Republic Clinical Hospital, Ufa
Russian Federation


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Nurmukhametova S.R., Magzhanov R.V. Possibilities to optimize pharmacotherapy for epilepsy according to the data of an epidemiological survey in Sterlitamak. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2012;4(1S):24-28. (In Russ.) https://doi.org/10.14412/2074-2711-2012-2494

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