24 patients, ages ranging from 6 months to 14.5 years, affected by epilepsy resistant to common antiepileptic drugs were studied. CDDZ was administered intravenously at doses from 0.5 to 2 mg and EEG was recorded for 45 min (15 min before and 30 after drug administration). In 20 patients the EEGraphic paroxystic activity was modified: in 5 cases a total remission and in 2 cases a partial remission were obtained; in 13 cases the EEG alterations were reduced. Myoclonic petit mal and organic focal seizures were the forms of epilepsy showing the best responses to CDDZ administration. The drug was well tolerated and only in two cases was persistent drawsiness observed for more than six hours, possibly due to concomitant barbiturate therapy.
|Translated title of the contribution||Effect of i.v. delorazepam (chlorodemethyldiazepam) on between-seizure convulsive activity in various electroclinical forms of infantile epilepsy|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Rivista di Neurologia|
|Publication status||Published - 1985|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology