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The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of an investigational new drug for supplemental therapy in subjects with primary generalized tonic-clonic (PGTC) seizures.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment
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Most patients are prescribed valproate as their first antiepileptic drug. It is unknown which is the best second-line drug when patients do not become seizure free on valproate. This has l...
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of topiramate as an add-on therapy in epilepsy patients with uncontrolled primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures, w...
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of topiramate as an add-on therapy in epilepsy patients with uncontrolled primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures, who ar...
The purpose is to assess the safety of Lacosamide in subjects with uncontrolled Primary Generalized Tonic-Clonic (PGTC) seizures with Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsy.
This study is being conducted to compare the efficacy and safety of LAMICTAL (lamotrigine) extended-release with placebo in the treatment of Primary Generalized Tonic-Clonic (PGTC) seizure...
Despite many antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) are available to treat epilepsy, there is still about 30% of epilepsy patients inadequately treated with these AEDs. For these patients, polytherapy with two or...
Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is a common cause of death in epilepsy and frequently occurs following generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCS). Non-electroencephalography (EEG) seizure de...
Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is associated with generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCS) with most deaths occurring during sleep. Seizure detection devices have been suggested as a SUDE...
Oxcarbazepine is known as an effective first-line monotherapy for pediatric focal epilepsy. Lamotrigine has also been reported to have similar efficacy to and better tolerability than carbamazepine. T...
A generalized tonic-clonic seizure (GTCS) is the most severe form of common epileptic seizure and carries the greatest risk of harm. The aim of this review is to provide an evidence-based guide for th...
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 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 generalized seizure disorder characterized by recurrent major motor seizures. The initial brief tonic phase is marked by trunk flexion followed by diffuse extension of the trunk and extremities. The clonic phase features rhythmic flexor contractions of the trunk and limbs, pupillary dilation, elevations of blood pressure and pulse, urinary incontinence, and tongue biting. This is followed by a profound state of depressed consciousness (post-ictal state) which gradually improves over minutes to hours. The disorder may be cryptogenic, familial, or symptomatic (caused by an identified disease process). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p329)
A disorder characterized by recurrent localized paroxysmal discharges of cerebral neurons that give rise to seizures that have motor manifestations. The majority of partial motor seizures originate in the FRONTAL LOBE (see also EPILEPSY, FRONTAL LOBE). Motor seizures may manifest as tonic or clonic movements involving the face, one limb or one side of the body. A variety of more complex patterns of movement, including abnormal posturing of extremities, may also occur.
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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...
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