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A controlled study of prednisone therapy in infantile spasms.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  157873     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A controlled study of 12 patients with infantile spasms was performed to determine the effectiveness of prednisone treatment. Patients were monitored serially, using a time-synchronized polygraphic and video system. Three patients (25%) showed prompt reduction in seizure frequency and normalization of the EEG after institution of treatment. The remaining patients showed no improvement in seizure frequency or significant change in the EEG.
R A Hrachovy; J D Frost; P Kellaway; T Zion
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epilepsia     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0013-9580     ISO Abbreviation:  Epilepsia     Publication Date:  1979 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-11-29     Completed Date:  1979-11-29     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2983306R     Medline TA:  Epilepsia     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  403-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Hemorrhage / complications
Child Development / drug effects
Child, Preschool
Clinical Trials as Topic
Down Syndrome / complications
Drug Evaluation
Meningitis / complications
Prednisone / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Spasms, Infantile / drug therapy*,  etiology
Tuberous Sclerosis / complications
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