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US neurologists agree on protocols for treatment of infantile spasms
Date:9/2/2010

timely assessment of treatment efficacy (regardless of chosen medication), with prompt therapy modification to avoid serious adverse events and with a particular goal of establishing an 'all-or-none' response where effective IS treatment should produce cessation of spasms and resolution of hypsarrhythmia on EEG."

To establish an IS diagnosis, a clinical evaluation is needed whereby doctors begin with a complete history and physical examination of the patient. Spasms observed by parents or physicians may vary from a cluster of as few as 2 to more than 100, lasting from less than 1 minute to more than 10 minutes. A full EEG evaluation is conducted to uncover any hypsarrhythmic pattern characterizing IS. Next, the etiologic diagnosis is made, aided by MRI, to understand the cause of the disorder. Such a diagnosis will aid in establishing the appropriate treatment strategy. "Following the completion of the history, physical, and neurological examinations, as well as EEG and MRI analysis, roughly 70% of patients will have an established diagnosis without the need for extensive metabolic testing" noted the ISWG team. "This saves valuable time to initiation of treatment and reduces evaluation costs."

There was consensus in the ISWG that use of ACTH is effective as first-line therapy for IS. However, the team believed there was insufficient evidence to define precisely the optimum ACTH dose and duration of treatment for IS; in general, short duration was preferred (i.e., approximately 2 weeks followed by taper). The ISWG also agreed on the efficacy of VGB as a first-line treatment option, with a dose of 50 mg/kg/day up to 100-150 mg/kg/ day in patients requiring escalation. Since prior studies have established a risk of visual field loss with VGB treatment, the ISWG suggested that infants who respond to this therapy may continue for 6-9 months, with continued ophthalmic evaluation.

Raili Riikonen, M.D., from Children's Hospital at
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