INTRODUCTION The prescribed dose and carbamazepine plasma concentration to achieve the optimal therapeutic efficacy are highly variable from one patient to the other. Our study aimed to determine whether biological parameters may be used as plasma markers that can individually adjust the carbamazepine dose necessary to optimize therapeutic efficacy. … (More)
Carbamazepine (CBZ) is widely used in the control of simple and complex focal seizures and generalized tonic-clonic seizures in patients with epilepsy. The toxic effects of CBZ are not easily predicted, and this is due to the difficulty of delivering the optimal dose and/or plasma concentration of CBZ necessary to achieve beneficial effects, and especially… (More)
AIMS This study aimed to evaluate whether the pressure readings obtained from air-filled catheters (AFCs) are the same as the readings from simultaneously inserted water-filled catheters (WFCs). It also aimed to make any possible recommendations for the use of AFCs to conform to International Continence Society (ICS) Good Urodynamic Practices (GUP). … (More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of polymorphisms in the EPHX1 (c.416A > G, c.337T > C) and CYP3A4*22 genes involved in carbamazepine (CBZ) metabolism and pharmacoresistance among 118 Tunisian patients with epilepsy under maintenance dose of CBZ. These genetic polymorphisms were analyzed by PCR-RFLP. Associations between plasma CBZ… (More)
Glutathione-S-transferases enzymes are involved in the detoxification of several endogenous and exogenous substances. These genetic pathways could be involved in the therapeutic efficacy and toxic effects of carbamazepine by modulating metabolic profiles. In this present study, we evaluated the effects of two glutathione-S-transferase polymorphisms, GSTM1… (More)
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