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This is a 6 month study in which children on another anticonvulsant would have EEG, language testing, and a clinic visit at baseline. They would then be rapidly transitioned off of their current anticonvulsant and onto levetiracetam (Keppra). Repeat EEG and language testing would be done after 6 months to evaluate for improvement.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Johns Hopkins University
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:50:27-0400
For ethical reasons to give opportunity for adult subjects (≥16 or 18 years) suffering from newly diagnosed epilepsy who completed the therapeutic confirmatory, open-label trial N01175 (...
An open-label follow-up trial assessing the long term safety of levetiracetam as per adverse events reporting.
The open-label study to allow pediatric patients who have participated in prior Levetiracetam (Keppra®) studies to continue their treatment with adequate monitoring and standardized foll...
Open label, multicenter, international, randomized, parallel group, phase IIIb study comparing the efficacy and safety of levetiracetam to two standard antiepileptic drugs (CBZ and VPA) i...
The retrospective pre-post observational study was conducted to evaluate the real-world evidence of efficacy and tolerability of generic levetiracetam (oral tablet) which was switched from...
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...
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...
While levetiracetam (LEV) usage is a known risk factor for psychosis in epilepsy, the modulating effect of certain patient and treatment characteristics on the risk of psychosis has yet to be fully el...
The objective of this trial was to compare the effectiveness of levetiracetam (LEV) and topiramate (TPM) as adjunctive treatment for patients with focal seizures in Korea.
WAG/Rij rats represent a validated genetic animal model of epileptogenesis, absence epilepsy and depressive-like comorbidity. Some treatments (e.g. ethosuximide), using specific protocols, prevent the...
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)
A disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of paroxysmal brain dysfunction due to a sudden, disorderly, and excessive neuronal discharge. Epilepsy classification systems are generally based upon: (1) clinical features of the seizure episodes (e.g., motor seizure), (2) etiology (e.g., post-traumatic), (3) anatomic site of seizure origin (e.g., frontal lobe seizure), (4) tendency to spread to other structures in the brain, and (5) temporal patterns (e.g., nocturnal epilepsy). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p313)
An anticonvulsant effective in tonic-clonic epilepsy (EPILEPSY, TONIC-CLONIC). It may cause blood dyscrasias.
An autosomal dominant inherited partial epilepsy syndrome with onset between age 3 and 13 years. Seizures are characterized by PARESTHESIA and tonic or clonic activity of the lower face associated with drooling and dysarthria. In most cases, affected children are neurologically and developmentally normal. (From Epilepsia 1998 39;Suppl 4:S32-S41)
A subtype of epilepsy characterized by seizures that are consistently provoked by a certain specific stimulus. Auditory, visual, and somatosensory stimuli as well as the acts of writing, reading, eating, and decision making are examples of events or activities that may induce seizure activity in affected individuals. (From Neurol Clin 1994 Feb;12(1):57-8)
Pediatrics is the general medicine of childhood. Because of the developmental processes (psychological and physical) of childhood, the involvement of parents, and the social management of conditions at home and at school, pediatrics is a specialty. With ...
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...