Trial of Cannabidiol for Drug‐Resistant Seizures in the Dravet Syndrome

@article{Devinsky2017TrialOC,
  title={Trial of Cannabidiol for Drug‐Resistant Seizures in the Dravet Syndrome},
  author={O. Devinsky and Helen J. Cross and L. Laux and E. Marsh and I. Miller and R. Nabbout and I. Scheffer and E. Thiele and S. Wright},
  journal={The New England Journal of Medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={376},
  pages={2011–2020}
}
  • O. Devinsky, Helen J. Cross, +6 authors S. Wright
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • The New England Journal of Medicine
  • BACKGROUND The Dravet syndrome is a complex childhood epilepsy disorder that is associated with drug‐resistant seizures and a high mortality rate. We studied cannabidiol for the treatment of drug‐resistant seizures in the Dravet syndrome. METHODS In this double‐blind, placebo‐controlled trial, we randomly assigned 120 children and young adults with the Dravet syndrome and drug‐resistant seizures to receive either cannabidiol oral solution at a dose of 20 mg per kilogram of body weight per day… CONTINUE READING

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