Marked benefits in physical activity and well-being, but not in functioning domains, 2 years after successful epilepsy surgery in children.
In this first study comparing epilepsy-specific quality-of-life measures of children after epilepsy surgery (2.4 years after focal resection) with those of a matched comparison group of nonoperated patients, seizure severity, medication side effects, overall quality of life, general health, physical activity, and well-being were better in surgical patients (70.6% seizure free vs 8.3%). Cognitive, social, and behavioral functioning did not differ, suggesting that these may require additional interventions during postsurgical follow-up.
Mikati, MA; Rahi, AC; Shamseddine, A; Mroueh, S; Shoeib, H; Comair, Y
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