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Double blind, randomized, historical control study of the safety and efficacy of Eslicarbazepine Acetate Monotherapy in subjects with partial epilepsy not well controlled by current antiepileptic drugs. A research study is evaluating an investigational medication in combination with traditional therapies for focal-onset seizures in adults who have had an inadequate response to previous epilepsy treatments.
The primary efficacy objective of the study is to determine if adjunctive therapy of natalizumab mg intravenous IV every 4 weeks reduces the frequency of seizures in adult participants with drug-resistant focal epilepsy. The secondary efficacy objective is to assess the effects of natalizumab versus placebo in drug-resistant focal This is a Phase 2a, open-label study consisting of a screening period of up to 4 weeks and a 4- dose-titration treatment period to dose of up to 10 mg twice daily BID of CX, followed by a 1-week safety follow-up period after the last dose of study medication.
A Multicenter, Open-label, Non-randomized Trial. A study of a drug to be used in addition with another drug to treat adults with Uncontrolled Partial-onset Seizures. This study will evaluate the effectiveness and safety of an investigational drug, IV ganaxolone, as adjunctive therapy to standard of care to treat subjects with status epilepticus.
This study is designed to describe the incidence of newborn with uncontrolled seizures. Seizures can be associated with any high-risk factors during perinatal stage and diagnosed by abnormal electrical activity in the brain. In this study researchers will use electroencephalography EEG to determine and monitor newborn with uncontrolled or suspected What is the risk of relapse in persons in remission when withdrawing antiepileptic drugs in partial or generalized epilepsy?
What are the effects of behavioral and psychological treatments in persons with partial or generalized epilepsy? What are the effects of surgery in persons with drug-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy? Vagus nerve stimulation as adjunctive therapy for drug-resistant partial seizures. What are the effects of surgery in persons with drug-resistant generalized epilepsy?
Epilepsy is a group of disorders rather than a single disorder. Seizures can be classified as partial or focal categorized as simple partial, complex partial, and secondary generalized tonic-clonic seizures or as generalized categorized as generalized tonic-clonic, absence, myoclonic, tonic, and atonic seizures.
Temporal lobe epilepsy is a form of partial or focal epilepsy. Persons are considered to have epilepsy if they have had two or more unprovoked seizures.
Epilepsy is common, with an estimated prevalence in resource-rich countries of five to 10 out of 1, persons, and an annual incidence of 50 out of , persons. About 3 percent of persons will be diagnosed with epilepsy at some time in their lives. Epilepsy is a symptom rather than a disease, and it may be caused by various disorders involving the brain. The causes and risk factors include birth or neonatal injuries, congenital or metabolic disorders, head injuries, tumors, infections of the brain or meninges, genetic defects, degenerative disease of the brain, cerebrovascular disease, and demyelinating disease.
Epilepsy can be classified by cause. Idiopathic generalized epilepsies e. Symptomatic epilepsies result from a known cerebral abnormality. For example, temporal lobe epilepsy may result from a congenital defect, mesial temporal sclerosis, or a tumor. Cryptogenic epilepsies are those that cannot be classified as idiopathic or symptomatic. About 60 percent of untreated persons have no further seizures during the two years after their first seizure. Prognosis is good for most persons with epilepsy.
About 70 percent go into remission, defined as being seizure-free for five years on or off treatment. This leaves 20 to 30 percent who develop chronic epilepsy, which is often treated with multiple antiepileptic drugs. Already a member or subscriber? Esclicarbazepine, losigamone, and retigabine are not available in the United States. The medical information contained herein is the most accurate available at the date of publication. Want to use this article elsewhere?
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Beneficial Addition of second-line drugs allopurinol, esclicarbazepine, gabapentin, lamotrigine, levetiracetam, losigamone, oxcarbazepine, retigabine, tiagabine, topiramate, vigabatrin, or zonisamide What is the risk of relapse in persons in remission when withdrawing antiepileptic drugs in partial or generalized epilepsy?
Trade-off between benefits and harms Antiepileptic drug withdrawal What are the effects of behavioral and psychological treatments in persons with partial or generalized epilepsy? Likely to be beneficial Educational programs Unknown effectiveness Biofeedback Cognitive behavior therapy Family counseling Relaxation plus behavioral modification therapy Relaxation therapy Yoga What are the effects of surgery in persons with drug-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy?
Clinical Questions What are the benefits and risks of starting antiepileptic drug treatment after a single seizure? Definition Epilepsy is a group of disorders rather than a single disorder. Incidence and Prevalence Epilepsy is common, with an estimated prevalence in resource-rich countries of five to 10 out of 1, persons, and an annual incidence of 50 out of , persons.
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