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Driving After Epilepsy Surgery

Which variables were associated with a favorable driving outcome?



Researchers learned that in a survey population of patients with epilepsy who required surgical treatment, 68% of patients returned to regular driving post-surgery. Of the 148 patients in the survey population, 78 patients returned the questionnaire. A pre-surgical history of driving on a regular basis and Engel Class I outcome post-surgery were associated with significantly higher rates of good driving outcomes. Intracranial electroencephalography prior to resection was associated with worse driving outcomes.

Dawkins RL, Omar NB, Agee BS, Walters BC, Riley KO. Assessment of driving outcomes after epilepsy surgery. Epilepsy Behav. 2015;52(A):25-30.

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