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Wolfgang Löscher
Animal models for seizures and epilepsy have played a fundamental role in advancing our understanding of basic mechanisms underlying ictogenesis and epileptogenesis and have been instrumental in the discovery and preclinical development of novel antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). However, there is growing concern that the efficacy of drug treatment of epilepsy has not substantially improved with the introduction of new AEDs, which, at least in part, may be due to the fact that the same simple screening models, i.e...
June 2011: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
D Weintraub, R Buchsbaum, S R Resor, L J Hirsch
OBJECTIVE: Psychiatric/behavioral side effects (PSEs) are common in patients taking antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). The objective of the study described here was to compare the PSE profiles of the newer AEDs. METHODS: We examined the charts of 1394 adult outpatients seen at the Columbia Comprehensive Epilepsy Center who had taken one of the newer AEDs. We compared the rate of AED-related PSEs in patients newly started on the newer AEDs both before and after controlling for non-AED predictors of PSEs...
February 2007: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
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