Session Title: Virtual Poster Hall
Session Time: None. Available on demand.
Disclosures: Alan B. Tran, DO: No financial relationships or conflicts of interest
Objective: To test the hypothesis that functional outcomes following discharge from acute inpatient rehabilitation (IRF) are superior in patients with refractory epilepsy receiving laser ablation compared to surgical resection
Design: Retrospective non-consecutive case series Setting : Midwestern large academic acute inpatient rehabilitation facility Participants : 8 patients in IRF status post ablation (n=3) or resection (n=5)
Interventions: IRF following ablation or resection
Main Outcome Measures: Functional Independence Measure (FIM) total change, FIM efficiency, FIM change subset measures of memory and problem solving, seizure incidence
Results: Comparing patients admitted to IRF who have received ablation with patients who received resection, there was was no statistically significant change in total FIM change (mean 43.7 vs 36), FIM efficiency (mean 5.3 vs 2.2), or FIM change subset measures of memory (mean 0.5 vs 0.25) or problem solving (mean 0 vs 0.8). There was no statistical significance between groups in having a seizure (n=0 vs n=2) Conclusions: No statistically significant difference in functional outcomes following discharge from IRF in patients with refractory epilepsy who received ablation as compared to resection were discovered in this case series. However, a larger sample size is necessary before generalizations may be made.
Level of Evidence: Level IV
To cite this abstract in AMA style:Tran AB, Sherwood DH, Westerhaus B, Jackson AE, Arickx AN, Eickmeyer S. Functional Outcome Comparison Regarding Surgical Resection vs Laser Ablation for Management of Refractory Epilepsy Following Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation: A Case Series [abstract]. PM R. 2020; 12(S1)(suppl 1). https://pmrjabstracts.org/abstract/functional-outcome-comparison-regarding-surgical-resection-vs-laser-ablation-for-management-of-refractory-epilepsy-following-acute-inpatient-rehabilitation-a-case-series/. Accessed April 16, 2021.
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