Monitoring Patients With Uncontrolled Epilepsy
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00001149|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 4, 1999
Last Update Posted : March 4, 2008
This study is designed to evaluate patients with uncontrolled seizures. Seizures can be associated with and monitored by abnormal electrical activity in the brain.
In this study researchers will use video-electroencephalography (EEG) to monitor patients with uncontrolled or suspected seizures. EEG works by measuring electrical activity in different areas of the brain. The video-EEG allows researchers to examine changes in the EEG along with the clinical features of seizures as they occur.
In addition to monitoring electrical activity of the brain, researchers will take frequent antiepileptic drug blood levels. These measures will allow researchers to learn more about how each drug is absorbed and metabolized in the body.
The information collected in the study will be used to place patients into other scientific studies testing new therapies for epilepsy.
|Condition or disease|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Enrollment :||900 participants|
|Official Title:||Monitoring of Seizures, EEG and Serum Antiepileptic Drug Concentrations in Patients With Uncontrolled Epilepsy|
|Study Start Date :||November 1975|
|Study Completion Date :||January 2002|
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00001149
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|