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The effect of exercise on seizure frequency.
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PMID:  2769084     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effect of exercise on seizure frequency is uncertain. While some investigators have reported an increase in the normal background frequency of EEGs after exercise, other investigators believe that exercise increases EEG epileptiform activity in the recovery period following exercise. We asked all patients over a two month period at our outpatient Epilepsy Clinic to complete a questionnaire regarding their exercise habits. Those who were not otherwise healthy, were non-compliant with their medications, or whose blood levels were not therapeutic were eliminated from the analysis. Utilizing the complex Chi-square method, it was determined that patients who participated in some form of exercise had significantly fewer seizures than those who did not exercise (p less than 0.05). Conclusions from this brief study indicate the need for a more comprehensive trial, including EEGs, biochemical studies, and fitness evaluations, to determine the effects of an exercise program on seizure frequency.
L S Denio; M E Drake; A Pakalnis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medicine     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0025-7850     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med     Publication Date:  1989  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-10-03     Completed Date:  1989-10-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505566     Medline TA:  J Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  171-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, Ohio State University, College of Medicine, Columbus 43210.
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MeSH Terms
Epilepsy / physiopathology*
Seizures / etiology*

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