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Intrarectally (i.r.) administered diazepam (DZP) solution at doses of 20 and 30 mg in the treatment of serial seizures was studied in 39 adult patients with refractory partial epilepsy. Patients were randomly distributed into two groups (20 mg, n = 21; 30 mg, n = 18). Plasma levels of DZP were assessed over 24 h following i.r. injection. The efficacy of(More)
Clobazam was compared with placebo as antiepileptic adjunct medication in 129 therapy-resistant epileptic patients who were mainly suffering from complex partial seizures. The study was performed in five European countries according to a double-blind crossover design lasting 7 months. Two treatment periods of 3 months (1 month adjustment and 2 months(More)
The authors used the definition of the Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) adopted by the Commission on Classification and Terminology of the International League against Epilepsy. Three hundred and thirty eight patients with childhood LGS have been followed until adulthood; 62.4 p. 100 had an unfavourable outcome. All began their LGS in childhood or infancy(More)
The evolution of some dysthymic states towards dementia is now rarely considered whereas it was well known at the beginning of the century. In French the final stage of this evolution was known as "démence vésanique". In recent years it has been noted that a proportion of patients with presenile dementia do not have Alzheimer's disease (AD) but a particular(More)