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Rufinamide Given as Adjunctive Therapy in Patients With Refractory Partial Seizures

2014-08-27 03:44:14 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of rufinamide on total partial seizure frequency in adolescent and adult patients with refractory partial onset seizures currently inadequately treated with a maximum of three stable antiepileptic medications. Secondary objectives are to evaluate the effect of rufinamide on secondary and exploratory outcomes, to confirm the safety profile of rufinamide, and to assess the relationship between rufinamide plasma concentration and efficacy.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Epilepsy

Intervention

Placebo, Rufinamide

Location

University of South Alabama Medical Center
Mobile
Alabama
United States
36693

Status

Completed

Source

Eisai Inc.

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:44:14-0400

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