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Seizure Prophylaxis for Traumatic Brain Injuries? | Neurology | #CodeBlueDebrief | #pharmwyze

Updated: Mar 12



Up to 53% of patients will develop chronic epilepsy even with seizure prophylaxis in the setting of traumatic brain injuries. How do TBIs even cause seizures? When should we give seizure prophylaxis for TBIs? What anticonvulsants are considered for this indication?

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