Understanding patients' perspective in the use of generic antiepileptic drugs: compelling lessons for physicians to improve physician/patient communication

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dc.contributor.author Kore Liow en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-05T16:13:28Z
dc.date.available 2009 - en_US
dc.date.available 2009-05-05T16:13:28Z
dc.date.issued 2004-01-12 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Kore Liow: Understanding patients' perspective in the use of generic antiepileptic drugs: compelling lessons for physicians to improve physician/patient communication. BMC Neurology 2009, 9(1):11. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2377/9/11 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2271/588
dc.description.abstract "BACKGROUND:Epilepsy is a condition in which consistency of treatment is paramount to successful management and for most patients, effective seizure control can be achieved. Given the severe consequences of even a single breakthrough seizure, patients should be afforded every opportunity to succeed on their given regimens.DISCUSSION:Some experts argue that global policy on generic antiepileptic drug substitution in epilepsy should be limited – occurring at the discretion of and with careful monitoring by the physician. While the debate continues, physicians still have daily responsibilities to their patients to help them best manage their epilepsy within the context of the current environment – the reality of which may involve switching to a generic antiepileptic drug or navigating various formulations between generics.SUMMARY:To provide context, this paper first reviews the main ""hot button"" issues fueling the ongoing generic debate, including a broad overview of the current state of the literature. The main goal however is to provide physicians with a patient perspective on generic antiepileptic drug use in epilepsy as a source of clinically useful, everyday advice to improve communication and increase patient self-advocacy, both of which are necessary for optimal patient outcome." en_US
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dc.publisher BioMedCentral en_US
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dc.rights This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. en_US
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dc.subject.mesh Ferric Compounds/ chemistry en_US
dc.subject.mesh Hemodialysis Solutions/chemistry en_US
dc.subject.mesh Iron/ chemistry en_US
dc.subject.mesh Iron-Dextran Complex/ chemistry en_US
dc.subject.mesh Membranes, Artificial en_US
dc.subject.mesh Renal Dialysis/ instrumentation/methods en_US
dc.title Understanding patients' perspective in the use of generic antiepileptic drugs: compelling lessons for physicians to improve physician/patient communication en_US
dc.type article en_US
dc.date.captured 2009-04-27 en_US
dc.identifier.doi doi:10.1186/1471-2377-9-11 en_US
dc.identifier.pmid 14718064 en_US

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