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Treatment of refractory simple partial status epilepticus by the addition of oral lacosamide in neurosurgical patients. Report of 3 cases.

Hadjigeorgiou GF, Petsanas A, Anagnostopoulos C, Chamilos C, Vranos G, Spyridakis P - Epilepsy Behav Case Rep (2013)

Bottom Line: Lacosamide is a new antiepileptic drug that has been successfully used for the treatment of partial seizures.We report three neurosurgical cases of simple partial status epilepticus refractory to multiple antiepileptic medications.The addition of oral lacosamide in doses of 200-400 mg in combination with the existing treatment had successfully controlled the seizures within four days.

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Affiliation: Department of Neurosurgery, Red Cross Hospital, 1 Athanasaki St., 11526 Athens, Greece ; Department of Neurosurgery, Tzanio General Hospital, 1 Zani & Afentouli St., 18536 Piraeus, Athens, Greece.

ABSTRACT
Lacosamide is a new antiepileptic drug that has been successfully used for the treatment of partial seizures. We report three neurosurgical cases of simple partial status epilepticus refractory to multiple antiepileptic medications. The addition of oral lacosamide in doses of 200-400 mg in combination with the existing treatment had successfully controlled the seizures within four days.

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Treatment of refractory simple partial status epilepticus by the addition of oral lacosamide in neurosurgical patients. Report of 3 cases.

Hadjigeorgiou GF, Petsanas A, Anagnostopoulos C, Chamilos C, Vranos G, Spyridakis P - Epilepsy Behav Case Rep (2013)

Computed Tomography scan showing a small right acute subdural hematoma.
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f0010: Computed Tomography scan showing a small right acute subdural hematoma.
Bottom Line: Lacosamide is a new antiepileptic drug that has been successfully used for the treatment of partial seizures.We report three neurosurgical cases of simple partial status epilepticus refractory to multiple antiepileptic medications.The addition of oral lacosamide in doses of 200-400 mg in combination with the existing treatment had successfully controlled the seizures within four days.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Neurosurgery, Red Cross Hospital, 1 Athanasaki St., 11526 Athens, Greece ; Department of Neurosurgery, Tzanio General Hospital, 1 Zani & Afentouli St., 18536 Piraeus, Athens, Greece.

ABSTRACT
Lacosamide is a new antiepileptic drug that has been successfully used for the treatment of partial seizures. We report three neurosurgical cases of simple partial status epilepticus refractory to multiple antiepileptic medications. The addition of oral lacosamide in doses of 200-400 mg in combination with the existing treatment had successfully controlled the seizures within four days.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus