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Coffin-Lowry syndrome (CLS) is a rare X-linked semidominant syndromic genetic disorder that is characterized by typical facial and radiologic findings, psychomotor and growth retardation, and various skeletal anomalies. A distinctive paroxysmal disorder called stimulus-bound myoclonus is clinically heterogeneous and is generally characterized by a sudden loss of muscle tone that is regained within a few seconds and is induced by sudden auditory or tactile stimulus. As the pathophysiology of stimulus-induced drop episodes (SIDEs) is not well understood, there is no definite therapy for those episodes.
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Medical histories were collected for epileptic dogs treated with potassium bromide with or without phenobarbital sodium or primidone, from which serum was submitted for bromide analysis from May 1992 to May 1996 to the Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Program at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine. A therapeutic response (improved seizure control) was defined as a > or = 50% reduction in seizure frequency following initiation of bromide treatment. Serum bromide and phenobarbital concentrations and therapeutic outcome were determined for all dogs.
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Although the current available advice on the use of AEDs during breastfeeding, given by different accredited sources, present some contradictions, most AEDs can be considered safe according to our review.
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Phenobarbital and primidone frequently have adverse effects on mental functions. Therefore, an attempt was made to taper barbiturates in 85 patients out of a resident population with epilepsy and intellectual disability who were selected according to clinical criteria. The objectives were to reduce the use of barbiturates, to improve the patients' cognitive and psychological state, and to reduce polypharmacy while avoiding seizure exacerbation. Four months after complete withdrawal changes in seizure frequency were assessed as well as changes in cognitive abilities, psychological state and behaviour (using the clinical global impression scale). In 13 patients the tapering failed due to complications (seizure increase in 11 patients). In 72 patients the barbiturate was completely withdrawn (mean duration of tapering: 393 days). Cognitive improvement was achieved in 17 patients (23.6%), 5 patients (6.9%) deteriorated. Seizure frequency remained unchanged in 33 patients (45.8%), in another 15 patients (20.8%) the seizure frequency decreased. Reduction in polypharmacy was obtained in 61 patients (84.7%). In an overall judgement (clinical global impression scale) of cognitive abilities AND seizure control, 25 patients (34.7%) were improved. 31 patients (43.1%) remained unchanged while 12 patients deteriorated (4 patients: impossible to judge). For statistical analysis three outcome groups were defined: the improved group (N=25), the unchanged group (N=31), and the deteriorated/failed group (N=25) consisting of the 12 deteriorated patients plus the 13 patients in whom tapering failed. Stepwise logistic regression revealed a history of an attempt to withdraw phenobarbital/primidone (p=0.017; OR 3.8), age (p=0.012) and seizure frequency (marginally significant: p=0.097) as outcome predictors. Older age was associated with better outcome. A high seizure frequency before tapering was related to good outcome, while seizure freedom and a history of failed withdrawal were associated with deterioration/failure. Outcome did not depend on duration of barbiturate therapy, dosage or serum concentration, co-medication, reduction rate, degree of intellectual disability, or epilepsy syndrome. In summary, the number of barbiturate medications has been considerably reduced, but the principal aim of the project, to relieve patients from assumed barbiturate side effects, has been achieved only in one out of four patients.
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The occurrence and distribution of six psychoactive compounds (primidone, phenobarbital, oxazepam, diazepam, meprobamate, and pyrithyldione) and a metabolite of primidone (phenylethylmalonamide) were investigated in wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) effluents, surface water, groundwater of a bank filtration site, raw and final drinking water, and in groundwater affected by former sewage irrigation. Primidone and its metabolite phenylethylmalonamide were found to be ubiquitous in environmental water samples in Berlin. Maximum concentrations of 0.87 and 0.42 μg/L, respectively, were encountered in WWTP effluents. Both compounds are apparently not removed when passaging through the different compartments of the water cycle and concentrations are only reduced by dilution. Phenobarbital was present at nearly every stage of the Berlin water cycle with the exception of raw and final drinking water. The highest concentrations of phenobarbital (up to 0.96 μg/L) were measured in groundwater influenced by former sewage irrigation. Oxazepam was only present in WWTP effluents and surface waters (up to 0.18 μg/L), while diazepam was not detected in any matrix. Due to their withdrawal from the German market years ago, the pharmaceuticals meprobamate and pyrithyldione were only found in sewage farm groundwater (up to 0.50 and 0.04 μg/L, respectively) and, in case of meprobamate, also in decade old bank filtrate (0.03 μg/L). Our results indicate a high persistence of some of the investigated compounds in the aquatic system. As a consequence, these pollutants may potentially reach drinking water resources via bank filtration if present in WWTP effluents and/or surface waters in partly closed water cycles such as Berlin's.
We present a method for the simultaneous analysis of a variety of commonly abused drugs (acetaminophen, theophylline, salicylate, primidone, methyprylon, phenobarbital, butabarbital, ethchlorvynol, butalbital, chlordiazepoxide, pentobarbital, amobarbital, phenytoin, glutethimide, secobarbital, flurazepam, nitrazepam, methaqualone, N-desmethyldiazepam, and diazepam) in serum or plasma. Serum proteins are precipitated with an acetonitrile solution containing hexobarbital, the internal standard. The drugs are eluted from a reversed-phase column with a mobile phase consisting of acetonitrile/phosphate buffer (pH 3.2), using a two-step linear gradient, at a flow rate of 3.0 mL/min. The eluted drugs are detected by their absorption at 210 nm; their quantities are estimated from their peak heights. A complete analysis requires no longer than 45 minutes at the optimum column temperature of 50 degree C. A sensitivity of 2 mg/L of serum is attained routinely for most of the hypnotic and analgesic drugs; while methaqualone, chlordiazepoxide, diazepam, and N-desmethyldiazepam can be detected at a concentration of 0.2 mg/L. Analytical recoveries for the twenty drugs varied from 93-112%, with good reproducibility. Of more than forty drugs tested for possible interference, desmethyldoxepin, procainamide, phenylpropanolamine, mesantoin, and phenacetin interfere with the analysis of flurazepam, acetaminophen, ethchlorvynol, and phenobarbital, respectively.
A quantitative gas-liquid chromatographic procedure is described for the consecutive determination of phenytoin, phenobarbital, primidone, phenylethylmalondiamide, carbamazepine, trimethadione, dimethadione, ethosuximide and valproate from a single serum specimen of 1.2 ml. After extraction from serum by two different procedures, the anticonvulsants are chromatographed without further purification on a 3% OV 17 column either with or without derivative formation by means of "on-column" methylation. Multiple internal standards are employed in order to enhance the reproducibility of drug-concentration measurement.
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Amygdala-kindled female rats were used to compare the effects of seven antiepileptic drugs that are clinically used for treatment of partial epilepsy with complex symptomatology, on generalized seizures, focal seizures, or electrographic seizure activity at the focus. As a second approach of drug evaluation, drug effects on mean latency, severity, and duration of the seizures were determined. Anticonvulsant potencies obtained were compared with those determined in the maximal electroshock seizure test in female rats. Phenobarbital, phenytoin, carbamazepine, valproic acid, diazepam, clonazepam, but not primidone dose-dependently suppressed generalized motor seizures in kindled rats; however, except for the benzodiazepines, ED50S were substantially higher than those determined in the maximal electroshock seizure test. Compared with their effect on generalized motor seizures, all drugs were much less potent in blocking focal seizures and afterdischarges recorded from the amygdala. The data suggest that with respect to behavioral and pharmacologic characteristics of the amygdala kindling model, fully kindled rats may be a useful model for drug-resistant complex partial seizures with secondary generalization. Results of experiments with novel inhibitors of GABA uptake, which were inactive in the maximal electroshock seizure test but highly potent against kindled seizures, suggest that such drugs might be more effective than current antiepileptic drugs for treatment of partial epilepsy.
A hybrid moving bed biofilm reactor-membrane bioreactor (MBBR-MBR) system and a conventional membrane bioreactor (CMBR) were compared in terms of micropollutant removal efficiency and membrane fouling propensity. The results show that the hybrid MBBR-MBR system could effectively remove most of the selected micropollutants. By contrast, the CMBR system showed lower removals of ketoprofen, carbamazepine, primidone, bisphenol A and estriol by 16.2%, 30.1%, 31.9%, 34.5%, and 39.9%, respectively. Mass balance calculations suggest that biological degradation was the primary removal mechanism in the MBBR-MBR system. During operation, the MBBR-MBR system exhibited significantly slower fouling development as compared to the CMBR system, which could be ascribed to the wide disparity in the soluble microbial products (SMP) levels between MBBR-MBR (4.02-6.32 mg/L) and CMBR (21.78 and 33.04 mg/L). It is evident that adding an MBBR process prior to MBR treatment can not only enhance micropollutant elimination but also mitigate membrane fouling.
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Many medications have multiple mechanisms of actions, making simple correlations difficult. Medications that increase the duration of opening of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-A receptors are most consistently associated with tremor improvement. Interestingly, drugs that increase GABA availability have not been associated with improved tremor. Other mechanisms possibly associated with tremor improvement include antagonism of alpha-2 delta subunits associated with calcium channels, inhibition of carbonic anhydrase, and inhibition of the synaptic vesicle protein 2A. Drugs that block voltage-gaited sodium channels do not affect tremor. The ideal beta-adrenergic blocker requires B2 affinity (non-cardiac selective), has no sympathomimetic properties, does not require membrane stabilization properties, and may benefit from good central nervous system penetration.
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Anticonvulsants can cause a characteristic hypersensitivity reaction. This multisystem reaction typically presents as fever, mucocutaneous eruptions, lymphadenopathy and hepatitis. There is cross-reactivity between different anticonvulsants, which complicates subsequent therapy. We report three cases to illustrate both the typical features, and less common complications, of this under-recognized and life-threatening syndrome.
Primidone, 25, 50, 100, and 150 mg/kg, was administered orally to mice of the I.C.I. strain from days 6-16 of pregnancy. The fetuses were removed by caesarian section on day 19 and examined by dissection and alizarin staining for gross structural and skeletal defects. The most common abnormalities found were palatal defects with full-length or submucosal clefts. In the controls--25, 50, 100, and 150 mg/kg groups--the incidence of palatal defects was 0/85, 16/84, 18/117, 19/102, and 17/92 fetuses, respectively. Essentially no other major or minor drug-related abnormalities were found. The metabolism of primidone in the pregnant and nonpregnant mouse was also studied and shown to be similar to that previously reported in the rat. Peak blood levels of primidone were obtained after 1 hr; they fell to very low levels by 6 hr. and were completely cleared by 24 hr. The metabolites produced, PEMA and phenobarbital, are similar to those produced in other species including man. Blood levels following single oral doses of 5 to 150 mg/kg were dose-related so that no explanation for the lack of dose-related teratogenic effect was found.
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A method for the simultaneous determination of the antiepileptic drugs, phenobarbital (PHB), phenytoin (PTN), carbamazepine (CBZ), primidone (PRM) and oxcarbazepine (OXC) in human plasma and urine samples by using micro-extraction in a packed syringe as the sample preparation method connected with LC/UV (MEPS/LC/UV) is described. Micro-extraction in a packed syringe (MEPS) is a new miniaturized, solid-phase extraction technique that can be connected online to gas or liquid chromatography without any modifications. In MEPS approximately 1 mg of the solid packing material is inserted into a syringe (100-250 μL) as a plug. Sample preparation takes place on the packed bed. The bed can be coated to provide selective and suitable sampling conditions. The new method is very promising, easy to use, fully automated, inexpensive and quick. The standard curves were obtained within the concentration range 1-500 ng/mL in both plasma and urine samples. The results showed high correlation coefficients (R(2) >0.988) for all of the analytes within the calibration range. The extraction recovery was found to be between 88.56 and 99.38%. The limit of quantification was found to be between 0.132 and 1.956 ng/mL. The precision (RSD) values of quality control samples (QC) had a maximum deviation of 4.9%. A comparison of the detection limits with similar methods indicates high sensitivity of the present method. The method is applied for the analysis of these drugs in real urine and plasma samples of epileptic patients.
Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) is a special syndrome within the primary generalized epilepsies which is characterized clinically by irregular jerks of shoulders and arms (so-called impulsive petit mal) after awakening and electroencephalographically by bilateral-synchronous 4-6/s spike-wave complexes, often in the form of multispike-waves. The age of onset for this syndrome which occurs in 4-6% of all epilepsies is predominantly between 12 and 18 years. It mostly starts with isolated jerks which as a rule are soon followed by generalized tonic-clonic seizures (TCS). Jerks and TCS are provoked by sleep deprivation and predominantly occur after awakening (awakening epilepsy). Sleep deprivation and photostimulation are also very efficient in provoking specific EEG patterns. Exogenous factors have no etiological significance. Genetic studies suggest a polygenetic mode of inheritance and a lower threshold of manifestation in women. JME can be controlled very well by valproate and/or primidone. A complete cure, nevertheless, does not seem to be possible. Within the group of primary generalized epilepsies beginning in adolescence JME is closely related nosologically to the syndrome of juvenile absences and the syndrome of pure grand mal on awakening.
A case of startle epilepsy, induced by an unexpected touch on the left shoulder of a 3.5 year old boy, was investigated. The startle epilepsy manifested as an atonic drop attack. Neurological examination revealed a mild hemiparesis on the left side. Computed tomography (CT) scanning demonstrated an enhancement over the right parieto-frontal region, suggesting a hemangioma. Interictal electroencephalography (EEG) showed diffuse slowing and asymmetry of background activities with lower amplitude over the right centro-parieto-temporal region. The ictal EEG showed a paroxysmal bilaterally synchronized high amplitude single spike followed by a few slow waves lasting about one second over the bilateral centro-parieto-temporal regions. The seizure resisted anticonvulsant therapy and no significant responses were observed despite the use of combined therapy with valproic acid, phenytoin, primidone and clonazepam.
We describe a method for the simultaneous determination of antiepileptic drugs (ethosuccimide, phenytoin, primidone, phenobarbital, carbamazepine and valproic acid) by micellar electrokinetic capillary chromatography using sodium dodecyl sulphate as the micellar phase. Factors affecting the micellar electrokinetic separation were studied for the quantitative determination of these drugs in human plasma. The confirmation of the peaks and the specificity of the method were investigated by combining multiwavelength detection with micellar electrokinetic capillary chromatography.
Despite better knowledge of AHS, one third of the patients had avoidable recurrences after exposure to cross-reactive drugs. Besides the known cross-reactivity among aromatic anticonvulsant agents, we observed a recurrence of the hypersensitivity syndrome in 5 patients after the administration of tricyclic antidepressant agents.
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We conducted a systematic overview, aiming to answer the following clinical question: What are the effects of drug treatments in people with essential tremor of the hand? We searched: Medline, Embase, The Cochrane Library, and other important databases up to January 2014 (Clinical Evidence overviews are updated periodically; please check our website for the most up-to-date version of this overview).
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The studies included 64 children with newly diagnosed epilepsy, aged from 6 to 15 years of life. In 25 children with partial and secondary generalized seizures monotherapy with carbamazepine was introduced; in 19 children with primary generalized seizures--with phenobarbital, and in patients with both types of seizures--with primidone. Monotherapy was controlled by means of blood serum drug concentration level monitoring; the therapy was successful in all the children. The group did not include patients with mental retardation, and epilepsy was idiopathic. Prior to the institution of treatment, a single determination of blood serum triiodothyronine, thyroxine, TSH, prolactin, cortisol, LH and testosterone was made. Psychological test were carried out employing Wechsler's scale, Bender-Santucci test, rhythmic structures developed by Mira Stambak and test of manual dexterity (card display). In order to evaluate short-term effects of the employed drugs upon the blood serum concentration values of the studied hormones, a repeated determination was made one month after the initiation of therapy. The third determination was made one year after the onset of treatment in order to assess the long-term effects. The effect of drugs upon their cognitive functions was assessed in a follow-up psychological testing performed after one year of therapy. The studies combined with statistical analysis led to a conclusion that after one month of monotherapy there occurred a significant drop in thyroxine concentration levels, still augmented after one year. Patients treated with carbamazepine showed a significant decrease of T3 levels after one month and one year, whereas treatment with phenobarbital and primidone did not result in significant changes of T3 concentration. Yet, T3 and T4 concentration values did not exceed normal limits. No type of monotherapy resulted in significant long-term changes of TSH concentration levels. No clinical signs of hypothyroidism nor goiter were observed in the studied children. After one month of monotherapy with carbamazepine and phenobarbital there was observed a significant increase of prolactin and cortisol levels, which was absent after one year. The values observed did lie within normal limits. No significant changes were observed with respect to the effect of the studied drugs upon blood serum LH and testosterone levels. After a one-year monotherapy with primidone the children revealed a significant improvement of results measured on performance scale and by means of a full Wechsler scale. Carbamazepine and phenobarbital did not affect the intelligence quotient of the studied children.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 400 WORDS)
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A literature review using MEDLINE, EMBASE, Science Citation Index, and CINAHL was performed to identify clinical trials in patients with ET published between 2004 and April 2010.
Essential vocal tremor is difficult to treat. An effective pharmacologic treatment could allow patients to avoid or decrease the frequency or dosage of botulinum neurotoxin injections.
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There is evidence that certain antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) are teratogenic and are associated with an increased risk of congenital malformation. The majority of women with epilepsy continue taking AEDs throughout pregnancy; therefore it is important that comprehensive information on the potential risks associated with AED treatment is available.
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Classification of seizure types and evaluation and treatment of seizure disorders are discussed. Once the diagnosis of a seizure is made, the seizure type must be identified; this will help in determining the treatment. In partial seizures, the electrical discharge occurs focally, while generalized seizures involve both cerebral hemispheres simultaneously. Magnetic resonance imaging is the preferred test in the evaluation of patients with seizures, although computed tomography and electroencephalography can also be helpful. Selection of an antiepileptic drug (AED) is based on efficacy, toxicity, and, to a lesser degree, cost. Adverse reactions occur in up to 50% of patients. First-line AEDs include carbamazepine, ethosuximide, phenobarbital, primidone, phenytoin, and valproic acid. Serum AED concentrations can be helpful in managing patients with epilepsy. The serum concentrations required to control seizures or resulting in toxicity may vary among patients. Most seizures are manageable with oral AEDs. Medications of choice in status epilepticus include diazepam, lorazepam, phenytoin, and phenobarbital. The key to treating epilepsy is correct diagnosis of the seizure type and, when possible, the type of epilepsy. Most patients with epilepsy respond to one of the first-line AEDs; second-line agents may be useful in patients who do not respond to one or a combination of the first-line agents.
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A 0.5 ml sample of serum, containing different antiepileptic drugs, singly or in combination, was made alkaline, overlayered with isooctane, and steamed in the presence of KMnO4. The spectra of oxidized products in the organic layer were recorded in the UV range. Oxidized phenobarbitone and primidone show no absorption peak; diazepam a delta-max at 228 nm; phenytoin at 247 nm; and carbamazepine at 247 nm and 372 nm. Consequently, phenobarbitone and diazepam do not interfere in phenytoin quantitation, but carbamazepine does. The contribution of carbamazepine at 247 nm was calculated from the absorption at 372 nm and the ratio of its molar extinction coefficients at the two wave lengths. This was subtracted from the total A247 values to get the actual values due to phenytoin. Thus, a method for simultaneous analysis of carbamazepine and phenytoin in a single sample has been developed.
Breathing oxygen at sufficiently elevated pressures can trigger epileptiform seizures. Therefore, we tested the hypothesis that pre-treatment with FDA-approved antiepileptic drugs could prevent seizure onset in hyperoxia at 5 atmospheres absolute. We selected drugs from two putative functional categories, Na(+)-channel antagonists and GABA enhancers, each administered intraperitoneally at four doses in separate groups of C57BL/6 mice. The drugs varied in efficacy at the doses used. Of the five tested Na(+)-channel antagonists, carbamazepine and lamotrigine more than tripled seizure latency compared to values seen in vehicle controls. Primidone, zonisamide and oxcarbazepine were less effective. Of the four GABA reuptake inhibitors, tiagabine and vigabatrin also increased seizure latency by more than three times control values; valproic acid was less effective, and the GABA synthesis promoter gabapentin was intermediate in effectiveness. We infer that Na(+)-channel function and GABA neurotransmission may be critical targets in the pathophysiology of CNS O2 toxicity. Because these essential components of neuronal excitation and inhibition are also implicated in the pathogenesis of other seizure disorders, including generalized epilepsy, we propose that, at some level, common pathways are involved in these pathologies, although the initiating insults differ. Furthermore, hyperoxic exposures are not known to cause the spontaneously-recurring seizures that characterize true clinical epilepsy. Nonetheless, experimental studies of hyperbaric oxygen toxicity could provide new insights into molecular mechanisms of seizure disorders of various etiologies. In addition, the neuropathology of hyperbaric oxygen is particularly relevant to the hypothesis held by some investigators that oxidative stress is an etiological factor in clinical epilepsies.
Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor (DNT) was first characterized in 1988 by Daumas-Duport and Scheithauer , who described 39 cases in children with morphologically distinct brain tumors. Partial complex seizures (PCSs), well-defined neuroimages, and typical pathologic findings were characteristic. Surgical resection of the tumor was usually curative. We present a new case of a child with PCSs who was diagnosed and treated for DNT. The clinical presentation and the difficulties of the differential diagnosis are discussed.