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Antiepileptic drugs for children: carbamazepine and valproic acid derivatives.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1831474     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To any parent, a seizure is a frightening event and a diagnosis of epilepsy evokes alarm, misunderstanding and a sense of helplessness. The nurse plays a major role not only in acute seizure management but also in providing long-term support, teaching and counseling. As with any child who has seizures, regardless of the type of medication, close monitoring of drug levels and response is important if seizures are to be controlled and toxicity avoided. An understanding and positive approach to the family is needed in managing this chronic disorder. Through proper management, the nurse promotes parental acceptance and security and enhances the child's self image and independence.
M Kiker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0888-0395     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neurosci Nurs     Publication Date:  1991 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-09-26     Completed Date:  1991-09-26     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8603596     Medline TA:  J Neurosci Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  130-2     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
College of Nursing, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock 72205-7199.
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MeSH Terms
Carbamazepine / adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Electroencephalography / drug effects
Epilepsy / drug therapy*,  nursing
Valproic Acid / adverse effects,  analogs & derivatives*,  therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
298-46-4/Carbamazepine; 99-66-1/Valproic Acid

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