Ursula Falter

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OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy and tolerability of adjunctive levetiracetam in patients with uncontrolled generalized tonic-clonic (GTC) seizures associated with idiopathic generalized epilepsies (IGE). METHODS This multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study enrolled adults and children (4 to 65 years) with IGE(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of levetiracetam (LEV) monotherapy in selected patients with refractory partial seizures. METHODS In this multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, responder-selected study, patients were randomized (2:1 ratio) to receive oral LEV 1500 mg twice daily or placebo during a 12-week add-on(More)
PURPOSE This multicenter, open-label study evaluated the short-term tolerability of intravenously (IV)-infused levetiracetam (LEV; 500-1,500 mg/100 ml, 15 min, b.i.d.) as a substitute for the same oral dose. METHODS The study consisted of screening, 4-day IV LEV and 1-7 days of follow-up, and was conducted in 25 adults with partial-onset seizures(More)
The novel antiepileptic drug levetiracetam has been shown to reverse anxiogenic effects of benzodiazepine withdrawal in mice tested in an elevated plus-maze without altering the behaviour of normal mice in this model. This could suggest that the effect of levetiracetam is dependent upon the level of stress/anxiety of the animals. Levetiracetam was therefore(More)
There is clinical evidence of anxiolytic action of several anti-epileptic drugs. We evaluated the effects of levetiracetam (Keppra), a new generation anti-epileptic drug, in the plus-maze animal test for anxiolytic activity. Levetiracetam at 17 and 54 mg/kg intraperitoneally (i.p.) was without effect when tested in naive rats. A modified version of the test(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of adjunctive brivaracetam (BRV), a novel high-affinity synaptic vesicle protein 2A ligand that also displays inhibitory activity at neuronal voltage-dependent sodium channels, in adult epilepsy patients with uncontrolled partial-onset seizures. METHODS A phase IIb, double-blind, randomized,(More)