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Partial Epilepsies (Epilepsy, Partial) Summary

Description: Conditions characterized by recurrent paroxysmal neuronal discharges which arise from a focal region of the brain. Partial seizures are divided into simple and complex, depending on whether consciousness is unaltered (simple partial seizure) or disturbed (complex partial seizure). Both types may feature a wide variety of motor, sensory, and autonomic symptoms. Partial seizures may be classified by associated clinical features or anatomic location of the seizure focus. A secondary generalized seizure refers to a partial seizure that spreads to involve the brain diffusely. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp317)

Also Known As: Epilepsy, Partial; Subclinical Seizure; Epilepsy, Focal; Partial Epilepsy; Simple Partial Seizures Show All >>

Networked: 1729 relevant articles (173 outcomes, 338 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Partial Epilepsies

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Carbamazepine (Tegretol) : 24 outcomes 28 studies in 166 results : FDA 24 Generic
  2. topiramate (Topamax) : 20 outcomes 36 studies in 81 results : FDA 28 Generic
  3. etiracetam (levetiracetam) : 19 outcomes 28 studies in 95 results : FDA 45 Generic
  4. Valproic Acid (Valproate, Semisodium) : 18 outcomes 18 studies in 105 results : FDA 51 Generic
  5. lamotrigine (Lamictal) : 15 outcomes 20 studies in 77 results : FDA 33 Generic
  6. zonisamide (Zonegran) : 14 outcomes 20 studies in 51 results : FDA 19 Generic
  7. Anticonvulsants (Antiepileptic Drugs) : 13 outcomes 28 studies in 161 results : IBA
  8. gabapentin (Neurontin) : 12 outcomes 27 studies in 66 results : FDA 37 Generic
  9. oxcarbazepine (Trileptal) : 12 outcomes 20 studies in 62 results : FDA 12 Generic
  10. Phenytoin (Dilantin) : 11 outcomes 9 studies in 52 results : FDA 9 Generic
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Diseases Related to Partial Epilepsies

  1. Seizures (Seizure)
  2. Epilepsy (Aura)
  3. Generalized Epilepsy
  4. Infantile Spasms (West Syndrome)
  5. Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
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Key Therapies for Partial Epilepsies

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  1. Electrodes (Electrode) : 7 outcomes 10 studies in 112 results
  2. Vagus Nerve Stimulation : 6 outcomes 3 studies in 30 results
  3. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 5 outcomes 5 studies in 24 results
  4. Ketogenic Diet : 3 outcomes in 6 results
  5. Psychology Biofeedback (Biofeedback) : 2 outcomes in 5 results
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