Funding for this research was provided by:
Maire Taposen Säätiö (-)
Finnish Epilepsy Research Foundation (-)
Finnish State Research Funding (-)
Received: 20 October 2018
Accepted: 19 February 2019
First Online: 7 March 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The Committee on Research Ethics of North Savo Hospital District approved the study design. The use of medical records was authorized by the hospital district in accordance with Finnish legislation. Informed consent was waived because of the non-interventional nature of the study. Subject rights and confidentiality were protected by using anonymous clinical data in all analyses.
: Not applicable.
: JS has received grants from the Finnish Epilepsy Research Foundation and the Maire Taponen Foundation and institutional funding from the Finnish State Research Funding via Neurocenter, Kuopio University Hospital. AMK has received a grant from the Finnish Cultural Foundation and speaker’s honoraria from Orion, Boehringer Ingelheim, MSD, BMS and a travel grant from Sanofi. HH has received speaker’s honoraria from Orion and Boehringer Ingelheim and honoraria for the membership of advisory board from MSD. RK has received grants from the Academy of Finland and the Saastamoinen Foundation, speaker’s honoraria from Eisai, UCV and Orion and honoraria for the membership of advisory board from Eisai, Fennomedical, GW Pharmaceuticals, Sage Therapeutics, Takeda and UCB.
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