Brain‐responsive neurostimulation (RNS System, NeuroPace) is used to treat medically refractory focal epilepsy and also provides long‐term ambulatory neurophysiologic data. We sought to determine whether these data could predict the clinical response to antiseizure drugs (ASDs).
First, newly added medications were identified in RNS System patients followed at a single epilepsy center. Daily detection rates including “episode starts” (predominantly interictal activity) and “long episodes” (often electrographic seizures) were compared before and after ASD initiation. Efficacy was determined from documentation of clinical ...Seguir leyendo →