Journal article

Antiepileptic drugs are not independently associated with cognitive dysfunction

Emma Foster, Charles B Malpas, Karena Ye, Benjamin Johnstone, Patrick W Carney, Dennis Velakoulis, Terence J O'Brien, Patrick Kwan

Neurology | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that individual antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) are not associated with cognitive impairment beyond other clinically relevant factors, we performed a cross-sectional study of patients admitted to an inpatient video-EEG monitoring unit. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled patients admitted to an inpatient specialist epilepsy program between 2009 and 2016. Assessments included objective cognitive function, quality of life subscales for subjective cognitive function, and questionnaires for anxiety and depressive symptoms. Bayesian model averaging identified predictors of cognitive function. Bayesian model selection approach investigated effect of individual AEDs on c..

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