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Table 4 TEC prescribing practices for patients pre- and post-surgery

From: Promoting faster pathways to surgery: a clinical audit of patients with refractory epilepsy

Changes in AEDS prescribed pre- and post-surgical intervention  
   Surgical patients  
   a b c d e f g h i j k Total
Lamotrigine Visit 1     X X   X   X X   5
  1st post-op visit    0 0 0   0   0 0   6
Levetiracetam Visit 1 X X       X   X X 5
  1st post-op visit 0 0       0   0 0 5
Carbamazepine Visit 1   X   X X X     X X 6
  1st post-op visit    0 0   0     0 0 5
Zonisamide Visit 1       X    X    2
  1st post-op visit 0      0 0   0    4
Lacosamide Visit 1       X       1
  1st post-op visit   0     0       2
Clobazam Visit 1     X      X    2
  1st post-op visit        0      1
Oxcarbazepine Visit 1             0
  1st post-op visit 0            1
Clonazepam Visit 1       X       1
  1st post-op visit       0       1
Total number of drugs (Visit 1) 1 2 0 3 2 4 1 1 3 3 2  
Total number of drugs (1st post-op) 3 2 2 2 1 4 3 1 2 3 2  
Number of drugs changed 2 1 2 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0  
  1. X denotes AED regimens for each patient at first clinic visit
  2. 0 denotes AED regimens for each patient at first post-operative clinic visit