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To compare the efficacy and tolerability of levetiracetam (LEV) versus valproate (VPA) monotherapy in adults with genetic generalized tonic-clonic seizures alone (GTCS) and juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME).
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Name: Epilepsy research
Levetiracetam is an antiepileptic drug with good tolerability that is used for focal and generalized epilepsy as well as acute treatment of status epilepticus; it is also a first-line antiepileptic dr...
Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) are commonly incriminated for vitamin D deficiency in children with epilepsy. The aim of this study was to examine 25(OH) vitamin D status among children and adolescents wit...
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy, tolerability, and retention of brivaracetam (BRV) in genetic generalized epilepsy (GGE) in real-life practice.
Praxis induction (PI) is a reflex trait defined as the precipitation of epileptic discharges (ED) or seizures by cognition-guided tasks that often involve visuomotor coordination and decision-making. ...
Patients with epilepsy have poor social outcome. Multifactorial factors are usually involved, but among them, stigma features may have an important role. Genetic generalized epilepsies (GGEs) were pre...
An open-label, follow-up study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of levetiracetam (LEV), in children (≥ 4 years old), adolescents and adults suffering from primary generalized seizure...
This study is an open-label, active-controlled,non-inferiority trial comparing efficacy and safety of levetiracetam versus valproate in idiopathic generalized tonic-clonic epilepsy.
A double-blind trial comparing the efficacy and safety of levetiracetam to carbamazepine used as monotherapy in subjects (≥ 16 years) newly or recently diagnosed as suffering from epilep...
This study will assess the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of adjunctive treatment with LEV (3,000 mg/day or a target dose of 60 mg/kg/day in children) compared to placebo in reducing P...
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of Levetiracetam dry syrup at doses up to 60 mg/kg/day or 3000 mg/day used as adjunctive therapy in Japanese pediatric patients aged ≥4 to
A disorder characterized by the onset of myoclonus in adolescence, a marked increase in the incidence of absence seizures (see EPILEPSY, ABSENCE), and generalized major motor seizures (see EPILEPSY, TONIC-CLONIC). The myoclonic episodes tend to occur shortly after awakening. Seizures tend to be aggravated by sleep deprivation and alcohol consumption. Hereditary and sporadic forms have been identified. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p323)
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A childhood seizure disorder characterized by rhythmic electrical brain discharges of generalized onset. Clinical features include a sudden cessation of ongoing activity usually without loss of postural tone. Rhythmic blinking of the eyelids or lip smacking frequently accompanies the SEIZURES. The usual duration is 5-10 seconds, and multiple episodes may occur daily. Juvenile absence epilepsy is characterized by the juvenile onset of absence seizures and an increased incidence of myoclonus and tonic-clonic seizures. (Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, p736)
Seizures that occur during a febrile episode. It is a common condition, affecting 2-5% of children aged 3 months to five years. An autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance has been identified in some families. The majority are simple febrile seizures (generally defined as generalized onset, single seizures with a duration of less than 30 minutes). Complex febrile seizures are characterized by focal onset, duration greater than 30 minutes, and/or more than one seizure in a 24 hour period. The likelihood of developing epilepsy (i.e., a nonfebrile seizure disorder) following simple febrile seizures is low. Complex febrile seizures are associated with a moderately increased incidence of epilepsy. (From Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, p784)
Recurrent conditions characterized by epileptic seizures which arise diffusely and simultaneously from both hemispheres of the brain. Classification is generally based upon motor manifestations of the seizure (e.g., convulsive, nonconvulsive, akinetic, atonic, etc.) or etiology (e.g., idiopathic, cryptogenic, and symptomatic). (From Mayo Clin Proc, 1996 Apr;71(4):405-14)
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Epilepsy is defined as a disorder of brain function characterized by recurrent seizures that have a sudden onset. (Oxford Medical Dictionary). A seizure is caused by a sudden burst of excess electrical activity in the brain, causing a tempora...