This clinical trial supporting this new indication for Keppra(R) provides the first and only phase III, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled evidence on the safety and efficacy of an antiepileptic drug as add-on therapy in patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy
experiencing myoclonic seizures.
Major finding: Adult juvenile myoclonic epilepsy
patients without comorbid psychiatric conditions had quality of life scores that were similar, or higher, than in absence epilepsy controls (P = .
Used for infantile spasms and Landau-Kleffer syndrome, Lennox-Gastault syndrome, absence epilepsy, progressive myoclonic epilepsy
, Rasmussen's syndrome, epilepsia partialis continua
I am personally following at least 25 patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy
aged between 7 and 16 years.
juvenile myoclonic epilepsy
, many structural-metabolic (symptomatic) focal epilepsies: relapse occurs with attempted drug withdrawal, treatment usually lifelong
Potential to promote glaucoma zonisamide Approved by FDA for refractory (Zonegran) partial seizures; experience in other countries suggests it may also be useful for other types of seizures including generalized tonic-clonic seizures and myoclonic epilepsy
Axel was diagnosed with primary juvenile myoclonic epilepsy
when he was 16.
Morgan Leaf, a high school senior, was diagnosed two years ago with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy
after suffering two seizures.
Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy
was the most common diagnosis in our patients (n=17) and 5 of the main group had at least one episode of absence status epilepticus.
One of the most common epileptic syndromes is Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy
Severe myoclonic epilepsy
means she can't walk very far and has speech and learning difficulties but Dad Phil said: 'Now she beams 'My bike, my bike' - we could never have afforded it without help.
CNN's coverage is the inspiring life-saving story of a child with Dravet Syndrome, also known as severe myoclonic epilepsy
of infancy (SMEI), who nearly died from 5 years of seizures and ineffective and damaging conventional treatments.