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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815754/pharmacokinetic-interactions-and-dosing-rationale-for-antiepileptic-drugs-in-adults-and-children
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S C van Dijkman, W M Rauwé, M Danhof, O Della Pasqua
AIM: Population pharmacokinetic modelling has been widely used across many therapeutic areas to identify sources of variability, which are incorporated into models as covariate factors. Despite numerous publications on pharmacokinetic (PK) drug-drug interactions (DDIs) between antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), such data are not used to support the dose rationale for polytherapy in the treatment of epileptic seizures. Here we assess the impact of DDIs on plasma concentrations and evaluate the need for AED dose adjustment...
August 16, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807611/initial-treatment-for-nonsyndromic-early-life-epilepsy-an-unexpected-consensus
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Renée A Shellhaas, Anne T Berg, Zachary M Grinspan, Courtney J Wusthoff, John J Millichap, Tobias Loddenkemper, Jason Coryell, Russell P Saneto, Catherine J Chu, Sucheta M Joshi, Joseph E Sullivan, Kelly G Knupp, Eric H Kossoff, Cynthia Keator, Elaine C Wirrell, John R Mytinger, Ignacio Valencia, Shavonne Massey, William D Gaillard
OBJECTIVE: There are no evidence-based guidelines on the preferred approach to treating early-life epilepsy. We examined initial therapy selection in a contemporary US cohort of children with newly diagnosed, nonsyndromic, early-life epilepsy (onset before age three years). METHODS: Seventeen pediatric epilepsy centers participated in a prospective cohort study of children with newly diagnosed epilepsy with onset under 36 months of age. Details regarding demographics, seizure types, and initial medication selections were obtained from medical records...
June 27, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799509/update-on-pharmacological-treatment-of-progressive-myoclonus-epilepsies
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Edoardo Ferlazzo, Dorothee Kasteleijn-Nolst Trenite, Gerrit-Jan de Haan, Felix Felix Nitschke, Saija Ahonen, Sara Gasparini, Berge A Minassian
BACKGROUND: Progressive myoclonus epilepsies (PMEs) are a group of rare inherited diseases featuring a combination of myoclonus, seizures and variable degree of cognitive impairment. Despite extensive investigations, a large number of PMEs remain undiagnosed. In this review, we focus on the current pharmacological approach to PMEs. METHODS: References were mainly identified through PubMed search until February 2017 and backtracking of references in pertinent studies...
August 9, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782097/interactions-between-cannabidiol-and-commonly-used-antiepileptic-drugs
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Tyler E Gaston, E Martina Bebin, Gary R Cutter, Yuliang Liu, Jerzy P Szaflarski
OBJECTIVE: To identify potential pharmacokinetic interactions between the pharmaceutical formulation of cannabidiol (CBD; Epidiolex) and the commonly used antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) through an open-label safety study. Serum levels were monitored to identify interactions between CBD and AEDs. METHODS: In 39 adults and 42 children, CBD dose was started at 5 mg/kg/day and increased every 2 weeks by 5 mg/kg/day up to a maximum of 50 mg/kg/day. Serum AED levels were obtained at baseline prior to CBD initiation and at most study visits...
August 6, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769090/discovery-of-novel-therapeutic-properties-of-drugs-from-transcriptional-responses-based-on-multi-label-classification
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Lingwei Xie, Song He, Yuqi Wen, Xiaochen Bo, Zhongnan Zhang
Drug repositioning strategies have improved substantially in recent years. At present, two advances are poised to facilitate new strategies. First, the LINCS project can provide rich transcriptome data that reflect the responses of cells upon exposure to various drugs. Second, machine learning algorithms have been applied successfully in biomedical research. In this paper, we developed a systematic method to discover novel indications for existing drugs by approaching drug repositioning as a multi-label classification task and used a Softmax regression model to predict previously unrecognized therapeutic properties of drugs based on LINCS transcriptome data...
August 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741370/non-health-care-facility-anticonvulsant-medication-errors-in-the-united-states
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Emily A DeDonato, Henry A Spiller, Marcel J Casavant, Thitphalak Chounthirath, Nichole L Hodges, Gary A Smith
INTRODUCTION: This study provides an epidemiological description of non-health care facility medication errors involving anticonvulsant drugs. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of National Poison Data System data was conducted on non-health care facility medication errors involving anticonvulsant drugs reported to US Poison Control Centers from 2000 through 2012. RESULTS: During the study period, 108,446 non-health care facility medication errors involving anticonvulsant pharmaceuticals were reported to US Poison Control Centers, averaging 8342 exposures annually...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737428/chromatographic-determination-of-zonisamide-topiramate-and-sulpiride-in-plasma-by-a-fluorescent-turn-on-chemosensor
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Fawzia A Ibrahim, Amira F El-Yazbi, Mira M Wagih, Magda A Barary
AIM: Antiepileptics (AEDs) and antipsychotics are often coprescribed. Interactions between these drugs may affect both efficacy and toxicity. Therefore, drug monitoring is necessary for appropriate dosage adjustments. MATERIALS & METHODS: Specific 'turn-on' chemosensor, 4-chloro-7-nitrobenzofurazan is used for selective and sensitive determination of two AEDs: zonisamide (ZON) and topiramate (TOP) with the antipsychotic sulpiride (SUL) in epileptic patients' plasma followed by reversed-phase-HPLC separation without any interference...
July 24, 2017: Bioanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732239/effects-of-antiepileptic-drugs-on-mitochondrial-functions-morphology-kinetics-biogenesis-and-survival
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REVIEW
Josef Finsterer, Fulvio A Scorza
OBJECTIVES: Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) exhibit adverse and beneficial effects on mitochondria, which have a strong impact on the treatment of patients with a mitochondrial disorder (MID) with epilepsy (mitochondrial epilepsy). This review aims at summarizing and discussing recent findings concerning the effect of AEDs on mitochondrial functions and the clinical consequences with regard to therapy of mitochondrial epilepsy and of MIDs in general. METHODS: Literature review...
July 13, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727483/pharmacological-treatment-of-tardive-dyskinesia-recent-developments
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Stanley N Caroff, E Cabrina Campbell, Benjamin Carroll
Tardive dyskinesia (TD) occurs in patients receiving antipsychotic treatment with dopamine receptor antagonists. Despite the prevalence of TD and its negative impact on patients' lives, there has been a lack of approved treatments and limited evidence from controlled trials of pharmacological treatment. Areas covered: PubMed was searched for English-language papers published during 2007-2016 using terms 'tardive dyskinesia' or 'drug-induced movement disorder', and 'treatment'. Studies evaluating pharmacological agents for the treatment of TD were selected...
July 31, 2017: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726232/-frequent-episodic-migraine-and-calcitonin-gene-related-peptide-influence-of-treatment-with-topiramate-and-zonisamide-on-levels-of-the-peptide
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D A Garcia-Estevez, M Pardo-Parrado, S Silvarrey-Rodriguez
INTRODUCTION: The pathophysiology of pain in migraine is related to the activation of the trigeminovascular system by releasing vasoactive neuropeptides, the most important of which is calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), which causes a neurogenic inflammation in the leptomeningeal vessels. AIM: To study whether CGRP is increased in frequent episodic migraine and whether preventive treatment with topiramate or zonisamide modifies its levels. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We studied 28 patients with episodic migraine with or without aura, in accordance with the International Headache Society criteria, with a frequency of 4-14 days/month...
August 16, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689437/the-effect-of-antiepileptic-drugs-on-the-kidney-function-and-structure
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Sherifa Ahmed Hamed
Long-term use of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) is associated with number of somatic conditions. Data from experimental, cross-sectional and prospective studies have evidence for the deleterious effect of some AEDs on the kidney. Areas covered: This review summarized the current knowledge of the effect of AEDs on the kidney including evidence and mechanisms. Fanconi syndrome was reported with valproate (VPA) therapy in severely disabled children with epilepsy. Renal tubular acidosis and urolithiasis were reported with acetazolamide, topirmate and zonisamide, drugs with carbonic anhydrase inhibition properties...
July 26, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686997/management-of-epilepsy-in-merrf-syndrome
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REVIEW
Josef Finsterer, Sinda Zarrouk-Mahjoub
Myoclonic epilepsy with ragged-red fibers (MERRF) syndrome is a rare syndromic mitochondrial disorder (MID) with a broad phenotypic but narrow genotypic heterogeneity. One of the predominant phenotypic features in addition to myopathy is epilepsy. The most frequent seizure type in MERRF is generalised myoclonic seizure but also focal myoclonic, focal atonic, generalised tonic-clonic, generalised atonic, generalised myoclonic-atonic, typical absences, or tonic-clonic seizures of unknown onset have been reported...
June 24, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661008/antiepileptic-drug-monotherapy-for-epilepsy-a-network-meta-analysis-of-individual-participant-data
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REVIEW
Sarah J Nevitt, Maria Sudell, Jennifer Weston, Catrin Tudur Smith, Anthony G Marson
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy is a common neurological condition with a worldwide prevalence of around 1%. Approximately 60% to 70% of people with epilepsy will achieve a longer-term remission from seizures, and most achieve that remission shortly after starting antiepileptic drug treatment. Most people with epilepsy are treated with a single antiepileptic drug (monotherapy) and current guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the United Kingdom for adults and children recommend carbamazepine or lamotrigine as first-line treatment for partial onset seizures and sodium valproate for generalised onset seizures; however a range of other antiepileptic drug (AED) treatments are available, and evidence is needed regarding their comparative effectiveness in order to inform treatment choices...
June 29, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624436/zonisamide-inhibits-monoamine-oxidase-and-enhances-motor-performance-and-social-activity
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Maiko T Uemura, Takeshi Asano, Rie Hikawa, Hodaka Yamakado, Ryosuke Takahashi
Zonisamide (ZNS) is an effective drug for not only motor symptoms but also non-motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease. However, the actions of ZNS as an anti-Parkinsonian drug are not well understood. To clarify the actions of ZNS in vivo, we administered ZNS to mice and examined the effects on neurotransmitter metabolism and behaviors, focusing on motor and non-motor symptoms. Administration of ZNS decreased dopamine (DA) turnover in various brain regions, including the striatum. In behavioral tests, ZNS enhanced locomotor activity and novelty seeking in the open field test, light-dark transition test, and the social interaction test...
June 15, 2017: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577977/zonisamide-ameliorates-levodopa-induced-dyskinesia-and-reduces-expression-of-striatal-genes-in-parkinson-model-rats
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Mitsuaki Oki, Satoshi Kaneko, Satoshi Morise, Norihiro Takenouchi, Takanori Hashizume, Ayako Tsuge, Masataka Nakamura, Reika Wate, Hirofumi Kusaka
To investigate the difference in results according to the mode of levodopa administration and the effect of zonisamide (ZNS), we analyzed the mRNA expression of dopaminergic and non-dopaminergic receptors in the striatum of Parkinson model rats in relation to the development of levodopa-induced dyskinesia (LID). Unilateral Parkinson model rats were subdivided into 4 groups and treated as follows: no medication (group N), continuous levodopa infusion (group C), intermittent levodopa injection (group I), and intermittent levodopa and ZNS injection (group Z)...
May 31, 2017: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567538/comparative-effectiveness-of-eight-antiepileptic-drugs-in-adults-with-focal-refractory-epilepsy-the-influence-of-age-gender-and-the-sequence-in-which-drugs-were-introduced-onto-the-market
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Jussi Mäkinen, Jukka Peltola, Jani Raitanen, Tiina Alapirtti, Sirpa Rainesalo
The first objective was to determine the long-term retention rate of eight antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) commonly used as adjunctive therapy in adults with focal refractory epilepsy. Second, we assessed the effects of age and gender on retention rates. Third, we examined if the retention rate could be influenced by the sequence in which the AEDs had entered the market. Patients with focal refractory epilepsy treated with any of the eight AEDs in Tampere University Hospital were identified retrospectively (N = 507)...
July 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566726/efficacy-and-tolerability-of-second-and-third-generation-anti-epileptic-drugs-in-refractory-epilepsy-a-network-meta-analysis
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Chuanjun Zhuo, Ronghuan Jiang, Gongying Li, Mingjing Shao, Ce Chen, Guangdong Chen, Hongjun Tian, Jie Li, Rong Xue, Deguo Jiang
This study was proposed to compare the relative efficacy and tolerability of the second and third generation AEDs for refractory epilepsy. The 50% responder rate (RR) was selected as the efficacy outcome whereas the incidence of dizziness and somnolence were considered to evaluate the tolerability of AEDs. Odds ratio (OR) and their 95% credible interval (CrI) were obtained using a consistency model and surface under the cumulative ranking curve (SUCRA) value was calculated to rank AEDs. Topiramate appeared to be significantly more effective than placebo, eslicarbazepine acetate, perampanel, pregabalin, zonisamide, gabapentin and lamotrigine with respect to the 50% RR (all OR > 1)...
May 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551500/psychiatric-side-effects-and-antiepileptic-drugs-observations-from-prospective-audits
#18
Linda J Stephen, Abbie Wishart, Martin J Brodie
Psychiatric comorbidities are common in people with epilepsy. A retrospective study of characteristics associated with withdrawal due to psychiatric side effects was undertaken in patients with treated epilepsy participating in prospective audits with new antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). A total of 1058 treated patients with uncontrolled seizures (942 focal-onset seizures, 116 generalized genetic epilepsies [GGEs]) participated in eight prospective, observational audits from 1996 to 2014. These patients were prescribed adjunctive topiramate (n=170), levetiracetam (n=220), pregabalin (n=135), zonisamide (n=203), lacosamide (n=160), eslicarbazepine acetate (n=52), retigabine (n=64), or perampanel (n=54)...
June 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486158/tolerability-of-lacosamide-or-zonisamide-in-elderly-patients-with-seizures
#19
Rani A Sarkis, Johny Nicolas, Jong Woo Lee
PURPOSE: The prevalence of seizures in the elderly will increase as populations age. Data is currently limited regarding treatment and especially tolerability of newer antiseizure medications (ASMs). In the current study we aimed to investigate the tolerability of lacosamide (LCS) and zonisamide (ZNS). METHOD: We performed a retrospective chart review of patients with seizures older than 60 treated with LCS or ZNS in the outpatient setting. We examined seizure variables, medical comorbidities, and concomitant medications...
July 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481729/anticonvulsant-drugs-for-generalized-tonic-clonic-epilepsy
#20
Giangennaro Coppola, Alessandra Piccorossi, Francesca Felicia Operto, Alberto Verrotti
Primary generalized tonic clonic seizures (pGTCS) are still linked to major concerns for the clinic and hazards for patients suffering from idiopathic generalized epilepsy (IGE), so a quick search of the most effective and appropriate therapy is needed to control them. The key criteria for proper treatment are syndromic diagnosis and distinction between newly diagnosed and refractory patients. Other criteria include age, gender and comorbidities. Areas covered: Treatment for pGTCS has expanded in the last two years, with new antiepileptic drugs like perampanel joining valproic acid, lamotrigine, levetiracetam, topiramate, while further evidence-based data are required for zonisamide and lacosamide...
June 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
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