Author Contributions: Dr Choi had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Senior authors (Drs Gilliam and Wong).
Study concept and design: Choi, Sell, Lenert, Muenning, Goodman, Gilliam, Wong.
Acquisition of data: Choi, Lenert.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Choi, Lenert, Muenning, Gilliam, Wong.
Drafting of the manuscript: Choi, Sell, Muenning, Gilliam, Wong.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Choi, Lenert, Muenning, Goodman, Gilliam, Wong.
Statistical analysis: Choi, Muenning, Gilliam, Wong.
Obtained funding: Choi, Gilliam.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Choi, Muenning, Gilliam.
Study supervision: Choi, Sell, Lenert, Muenning, Gilliam, Wong.
Financial Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This publication was made possible by grant KL2 RR024157 (Dr Choi) from the National Center for Research Resources, a component of the National Institutes of Health, and NIH Roadmap for Medical Research.
Role of the Sponsor: The funders had no role in the conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, or interpretation of the data; or preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
Additional Information: Online literature search summary and decision tree figure are available here.
Additional Contributions: Paul Lee, MD, Department of Medicine at Columbia University, New York, New York, contributed helpful discussions. Kathy Kelley, MA, and William H. Theodore, MD, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, Maryland, provided primary data regarding long-term seizure outcome after temporal lobe resections. Konstantina Matsoukas, MLIS, Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library at Columbia University, was instrumental in performing the literature search. W. Allen Hauser, MD, Department of Neurology at Columbia University, helped design the health state descriptions. None of these persons received compensation for contributing to the study.