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Compliance in epileptology: a modern view of the problem and strategies for its optimization

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Low adherence to therapy in patients with epilepsy is today a serious problem, despite the emergence of new opportunities for the treatment of seizures. According to modern data, the level of non-adherence is 29–39%. Non-adherence is naturally associated with adverse clinical outcomes, such as status epilepticus and sudden death syndrome, which generally increase the risk of death. Thus, the study of the causes of low adherence in patients with epilepsy is necessary for doctors to develop strategies to increase it.

About the Authors

N. N. Maslova
Smolensk State Medical University
Russian Federation

MD, Dr Sci Med, Professor, Headof the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery,

Krupskaya Str., 28, Smolensk 214019, Smolensk Region, Russia

V. A. Skorobogatova
Smolensk State Medical University
Russian Federation

Clinical Resident of the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery,

Krupskaya Str., 28, Smolensk 214019, Smolensk Region, Russia


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Maslova N.N., Skorobogatova V.A. Compliance in epileptology: a modern view of the problem and strategies for its optimization. Epilepsy and paroxysmal conditions. 2020;12(1):74-81. (In Russ.)

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