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The primary objective of the study is to evaluate the efficacy of eslicarbazepine acetate once-daily at doses of 400 mg, 800 mg and 1200 mg compared with placebo as adjunctive therapy in patients with refractory partial epilepsy over a 12-week maintenance period. Patients who complete Part I may enter a 1-year open-label extension.
Part I was a 22-week parallel-group, randomized, placebo-controlled period (8 weeks baseline, 2 weeks double-blind titration, and 12 weeks maintenance). After completing the baseline period, patients were randomized in a 1:1:1:1 ratio to 1 of the 3 ESL dose levels or to placebo.
Part II was a 1-year open-label extension for patients who had completed Part I. The starting dose was 800 mg once daily and could be titrated up or down at 400-mg intervals between 400 and 1200 mg.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment
eslicarbazepine acetate, placebo
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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:20:08-0400
This is an 18-week, double-blind, multicenter study with gradual conversion from previous antiepileptic therapy to eslicarbazepine acetate monotherapy in subjects with partial epilepsy.
The purpose of this study is to determine whether Eslicarbazepine acetate (BIA 2-093)is an effective adjunct therapy in the treatment of refractory partial seizures
The purpose of this study is to examine the efficacy and safety of Eslicarbazepine acetate (BIA 2-093) when given with other anti-epileptic drugs to treat children with partial seizures wh...
This purpose of this study is to measure the concentrations of two anti-epileptic drugs (Eslicarbazepine acetate and oxcarbazepine) and their metabolites in the cerebrospinal fluid and blo...
This is a one-year, open label, safety extension study in subjects with partial onset seizures.
Tolerability of adjunctive eslicarbazepine acetate according to concomitant lamotrigine or carbamazepine use: A subgroup analysis of three phase III trials in adults with focal (partial-onset) seizures.
To evaluate and compare the effects of concomitant lamotrigine (LTG) or carbamazepine (CBZ) on the incidence of treatment-emergent adverse events (TEAEs) in patients taking adjunctive eslicarbazepine ...
To assess the effectiveness and safety/tolerability of eslicarbazepine acetate (ESL) monotherapy in clinical practice in Europe.
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A disorder characterized by recurrent focal onset seizures which have sensory (i.e., olfactory, visual, tactile, gustatory, or auditory) manifestations. Partial seizures that feature alterations of consciousness are referred to as complex partial seizures (EPILEPSY, COMPLEX PARTIAL).
A disorder characterized by recurrent partial seizures marked by impairment of cognition. During the seizure the individual may experience a wide variety of psychic phenomenon including formed hallucinations, illusions, deja vu, intense emotional feelings, confusion, and spatial disorientation. Focal motor activity, sensory alterations and AUTOMATISM may also occur. Complex partial seizures often originate from foci in one or both temporal lobes. The etiology may be idiopathic (cryptogenic partial complex epilepsy) or occur as a secondary manifestation of a focal cortical lesion (symptomatic partial complex epilepsy). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp317-8)
A localization-related (focal) form of epilepsy characterized by recurrent seizures that arise from foci within the temporal lobe, most commonly from its mesial aspect. A wide variety of psychic phenomena may be associated, including illusions, hallucinations, dyscognitive states, and affective experiences. The majority of complex partial seizures (see EPILEPSY, COMPLEX PARTIAL) originate from the temporal lobes. Temporal lobe seizures may be classified by etiology as cryptogenic, familial, or symptomatic (i.e., related to an identified disease process or lesion). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p321)
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.
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)
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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