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Treatment for first epileptic seizure

Beghi E, Giordano L, Marson AG, Monticelli ML, Rizzo A, Tonini CM
Published Online: 
16 June 2010
This Cochrane Review is at the protocol stage and there is no abstract or plain language summary. The objectives for the review are as follows:

To review randomized controlled trials in children and adults on the effects of AED treatment on seizure recurrence (defined by time to second seizure and two-year remission or longer) and side effects after a single unprovoked seizure. Assessing outcomes in the entire study population and in subgroups defined by age (children versus adults) and seizure type (all seizures versus tonic-clonic seizures).