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Use of Biperiden for the Prevention of Post-traumatic Epilepsy

2014-07-23 21:11:08 | BioPortfolio

Summary

There is no AED or medication that has been demonstrated to affect the development of post traumatic epilepsy. Biperiden is a cholinergic antagonist, acting in the muscarinic receptor, that is widely used as an anti Parkinson drug. The investigators data with animal models of epilepsy indicate that anti-muscarinic agents might affect the natural course of the disease in the case of post traumatic epilepsy.

Study Design

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

Conditions

Traumatic Brain Injury

Intervention

Biperiden, Placebo

Location

Federal University of São Paulo
Sao Paulo
Brazil

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Federal University of São Paulo

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:11:08-0400

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Prolonged unconsciousness from which the individual cannot be aroused, associated with traumatic injuries to the BRAIN. This may be defined as unconsciousness persisting for 6 hours or longer. Coma results from injury to both cerebral hemispheres or the RETICULAR FORMATION of the BRAIN STEM. Contributing mechanisms include DIFFUSE AXONAL INJURY and BRAIN EDEMA. (From J Neurotrauma 1997 Oct;14(10):699-713)

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