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Comparing standard medical care for nonepileptic seizures in Chile and the United States

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dc.contributor.author LaFrance, W Curt Jr
dc.contributor.author de Marinis, Alejandro
dc.contributor.author Frank Webb, Anne
dc.contributor.author Marchan, Jason
dc.contributor.author Rusch, Mark
dc.contributor.author Kanner, Andres
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-29T15:59:35Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-29T15:59:35Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Epilepsy Behav. 2012 Oct;25(2):224-9
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11447/1353
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yebeh.2012.07.028
dc.description.abstract Objective: We sought to compare the diagnostic and treatment practices for psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) in the United States (US) to Chile. Methods: A survey on the diagnostic and treatment practices for PNES was administered to practicing clinicians in Chile. Results from 96 Chilean respondents were compared to results from 307 US clinicians. Type I error (alpha) was set to 0.005 for multiple comparisons. Results: Diagnosis: The diagnosis of PNES is made by inpatient video‐EEG/LTM in 89% of the US respondents compared to 25% of the Chilean respondents (p < 0.0001). The diagnosis of PNES is made by history and exam alone at twice the rate in Chile (38%) than in the US (16%; p < 0.0001). Treatment: A higher proportion of the Chilean respondents (65%) endorsed psychopharmacotherapy as potentially beneficial compared to the US respondents (31%; p < 0.0001). Discussion: This cross-cultural multi‐site survey reveals some differences in PNES evaluation and management between neurologists and other clinicians in the US and in Chile. Access to video EEG may improve PNES diagnosis and treatment.
dc.format.extent 6
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.subject Seizure monitoring
dc.subject Diagnosis
dc.subject Nonepileptic seizures
dc.subject Cross-cultural
dc.subject Management
dc.title Comparing standard medical care for nonepileptic seizures in Chile and the United States
dc.type Artículo


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