Effects of valproic acid and levetiracetam monotherapy on carotid intima-media and epicardial adipose tissue thickness in non-obese children with epilepsy


YÜKSEL KARATOPRAK E. , TOSUN Ö.

BRAIN & DEVELOPMENT, vol.42, no.2, pp.165-170, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.braindev.2019.11.004
  • Title of Journal : BRAIN & DEVELOPMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.165-170

Abstract

Objective: The aim of the study was to investigate the risk of subclinical atherosclerosis independent from obesity and high blood lipid levels in pediatric patients with idiopathic epilepsy receiving valproic acid or levetiracetam monotherapy by evaluating carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and Epicardial adipose tissue thickness (EATT).