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Clobazam in catamenial epilepsy. A model for evaluating anticonvulsants. The cyclical exacerbations of epilepsy (catamenial epilepsy) were used to assess the antiepileptic effect of a benzodiazepine, clobazam. Doses of 20 mg, and in some cases 30 mg, per day were compared with placebo over predetermined ten-day periods in a double-blind cross-over study. The results were evaluated by preference in a sequential procedure. In 14 of 18 patients who received both treatments clobazam was superior
Postoperative epilepsy: a double-blind trial of phenytoin after craniotomy. In a double-blind trial of phenytoin for the prevention of postoperative epilepsy in craniotomy patients, epilepsy was observed in 7.9% (8/101) of patients treated with phenytoin and in 16.7% (17/102) of those receiving placebo. Therapeutic drug levels were associated with a significant reduction in the frequency of epilepsy. Three-quarters of the fits occurred within a month of cranial surgery. High rates of epilepsy
One drug (phenytoin) in the treatment of epilepsy. Thirty-one, previously untreated, adult outpatients with idiopathic or focal grand-mal and/or focal minor seizures were treated initially with phenytoin. Serum-phenytoin concentrations were monitored to achieve an optimum range of 10-20 mug/ml if necessary. With a mean duration of follow-up of 14-7 months, only three (10%) patients have required the addition of a second drug, although without the guidance of serum concentrations sixteen (54