Effetti del levetiracetam sull'EEG: Uno studio ispettivo e quantitativo in pazienti epilettici

Translated title of the contribution: Effects of levetiracetam on the EEG: An inspective and quantitative study in epileptic patients

A. Nardella, P. Li Voti, M. Falla, S. Pro, A. Zarabla, F. Randi, P. Pulitano, O. Mecarelli

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Abstract

Levetiracetam (LEV) is a new antiepileptic drug, used in patients with partial and generalised epilepsy. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of LEV on background activity and EEG abnormalities in epileptic patients. We analysed S/EEG pre- and post- LEV onset of 41 epileptic patients. The quantitative analysis was performed on EEG of 10 randomly selected patients. EEGs were evaluated as unchanged in the 56%; improved in 37% and a worsened in 7%. Quantitative analysis of EEG only showed minimal decreasing of the absolute alpha band and an increasing of beta band (p <0.05).

Translated title of the contributionEffects of levetiracetam on the EEG: An inspective and quantitative study in epileptic patients
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)245-246
Number of pages2
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number136-137
Publication statusPublished - May 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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