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Epilepsy Research and Treatment
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 309284, 13 pages
Epilepsy Surgery: Factors That Affect Patient Decision-Making in Choosing or Deferring a Procedure
1Department of Neurology, Medical College of Wisconsin, 9200 West Wisconsin Avenue, FWC, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA
2Johns Hopkins School Public Health, JHU, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
3Department of Neurology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NY 08901, USA
4Department of Neurology, Penn Epilepsy Center, University of Pennsylvania, HUP, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Received 16 April 2013; Accepted 2 August 2013
Academic Editor: Giangennaro Coppola
Copyright © 2013 Christopher Todd Anderson et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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