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Tramadol and new-onset seizures

Angelo Labate, Mark R Newton, Graeme M Vernon and Samuel F Berkovic
Med J Aust 2005; 182 (1): 42-43.

Angelo Labate,* Mark R Newton, Graeme M Vernon, Samuel F Berkovic§

* Research Fellow, Brain Research Institute, Neurologist, § Director, Epilepsy Research Centre, Drug Information Pharmacist, Austin Health, Heidelberg West, VIC 3081. s.berkovicATunimelb.edu.au

Angelo Labate, Research Fellow2
Mark R Newton, Neurologist2
Graeme M Vernon, Director3
Samuel F Berkovic, Drug Information Pharmacist3
1 Brain Research Institute
3 Epilepsy Research Centre
4 Austin Health, Heidelberg West, VIC 3081. s.berkovicATunimelb.edu.au
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