Marta M Andres

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To characterize the anticonvulsant effects and types of interactions exerted by mixtures of vigabatrin (VGB) and conventional antiepileptic drugs (valproate (VPA), ethosuximide (ESM), phenobarbital (PB), and clonazepam (CZP)) in pentylenetetrazole (PTZ)-induced seizures in mice, the isobolographic analysis for three fixed-ratio combinations of 1 : 3, 1 : 1,(More)
PURPOSE Approximately 30% of patients with epilepsy do not experience satisfactory seizure control with antiepileptic drug (AED) monotherapy and often require polytherapy. The potential usefulness of AED combinations, in terms of efficacy and adverse effects, is therefore of major importance. The present study sought to identify potentially useful AED(More)
The anticonvulsant effects produced by mixtures of oxcarbazepine and gabapentin (two second-generation antiepileptic drugs) in numerous fixed-ratio combinations of 1:1, 1:2, 1:5, 1:10, 1:15, and 1:20 were examined isobolographically in the mouse maximal electroshock seizure model. Results displayed that mixtures of both drugs at the fixed-ratios of 1:2,(More)
The effect of levetiracetam (LEV) on the acute neurotoxic profiles of various antiepileptic drugs (carbamazepine [CBZ], phenytoin [PHT], phenobarbital [PB], valproate [VPA], lamotrigine [LTG], topiramate [TPM], oxcarbazepine [OXC], and felbamate [FBM]) was evaluated in the rotarod test, allowing the determination of median toxic doses (TD50 values) with(More)
The present study was aimed at determining all indispensable conditions required to detect heme oxygenase (HO) with western blot technique. Our modified immunoblotting method allowed the detection of HO after 2 hours of electro-transferring onto nitrocellulose membranes that evidently shortened the time of research study without any loss of sensitivity and(More)
Exploratory and spontaneous locomotor activities, after administration of some novel antiepileptic drugs (felbamate and lamotrigine alone or in combination), were evaluated in mice by means of the electronically monitored locomotor activity system (Digiscan analyzer). Felbamate (injected intraperitoneally, at the single dose of 25.7 mg/kg) significantly(More)
INTRODUCTION Tunneled catheters in hemodialysis are associated with poor prognosis, however, few prospective studies have been designed to specifically evaluate this aspect. The objective has been evaluate the impact of tunneled catheter in patient mortality and costs attributable to this procedure. METHODS A seven years prospective cohort study was(More)
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