Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Epilepsy 94 46
Seizures 39 18
Brain tumor 20 13
Cerebral arteriovascular malformation 3 1
Diagnostic assessment 3 0

Show all 37 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 14
Moderate 26
Mild 23
None 28

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Brain surgery

Side effect Patients
Memory problems 7
Headaches 5
Loss of short term memory 5
Memory Loss 5
Balance problems 3
Memory and cognition problems 3

Show all 91 reported side effects

Why patients stopped taking Brain surgery

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 10
Course of treatment ended 3
Did not seem to work 3
Doctor's advice 2
Side effects too severe 1
See all 187 patients who've stopped having Brain surgery

Duration

Currently having Brain surgery

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped having Brain surgery

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 174
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 55
Usually 5
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 25
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 20
Somewhat hard to take 14
A little hard to take 10
Not at all hard to take 47
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 9
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 24
Not specified 57
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8 patient evaluations for Brain surgery

Jun 19, 2015 (Started Jun 19, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Participate in clinical trial)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: One time

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 20, 2011 (Started Jan 20, 1986)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: after surgery seizure free prob 20 + years . then they came back no warning and seems worse mabee I just forgot how bad till they returned. Dr. says it's scar tissue that is problem now he says suprised that I got as long as I did. all of wich made it harder to agree to a second surgery
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 14, 2008 (Started Oct 14, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Seizures)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Stopped Working)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 other One time
Advice & Tips: This was the SURGICAL treatment that for months I tested for and the surgery produced a seizure free person! I'm still taking Keppra, but I was also on Trileptal (and that caused me some major problems right after surgery; put me back into the hospital for another week). But I'm doing great!
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Stopped Working

  • 5 helpful marks
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