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

the University of Kuopio in Finland, said in her commentary, "The goals of the ISWG are certainly worthwhile, but it should be appreciated that treatment approaches differ in Europe from the protocols described in this U.S. perspective." In Europe there are differing opinions on first-line treatment options for IS. After two weeks of VGB therapy, seizure freedom was seen in 26% of patients (Granstrm et al., 1999), 23% of patients (Elterman et al., 2000), and 54% of patients (Lux et al., 2004). In the first two of these studies, the number of IS patients who were seizure-free increased to roughly 65% after 3 months. "These data suggested the response with VGB comes later than with ACTH," Dr. Riikonen stated.

In Japan, treatment strategies for IS also differ from the recommended U.S. protocols. "The dosage of ACTH administered in Japan is strikingly different than prescribed amounts in the U.S.," commented Yukio Fukuyama, M.D., Ph.D., from the Child Neurology Institute in Tokyo, Japan in his commentary on the study by Pellock et al. A 6-month old infant with 8 kg body weight and 0.4 m2 body surface, would be administered a daily dose of ACTH of 60 IU/day (0.6 mg/day) in the U.S. versus 5 IU/day (0.05 mg/day) in Japan. The dosage difference between the U.S. and Japan is likely due to the different preparation forms (simple natural vs. prolonged synthetic). "Despite this large difference in dosage, the rate of seizure disappearance and EEG amelioration appears to be similar. Since the introduction of this low dosage scheme in Japan, it has been rare to observe serious side effects of ACTH (e.g., obesity, hypertension, hypertrichosis, electrolyte imbalance, manifest immunodepression, cardiac dilation, brain shrinkage on CT/MRI) in our daily practice," noted Dr. Fukuyama. VGB is currently not commercially available in Japan.

Oliver Dulac, M.D. and colleagues stated in their commentary, "Pellock et al. provide an excellent overview of IS in t
'/>"/>

Contact: Dawn Peters
healthnews@wiley.com
781-388-8408
Wiley-Blackwell
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. Mens Health Network and SAGE announce an agreement to partner
2. Real Life "Fat Camp" Owner Disagrees With How Such Camps Are Depicted In ABC Family's new show, "Huge"
3. The Dawson Academy Announces the Signing of a Joint Marketing Agreement with Ads Next™
4. US, Ukraine agree to share standards for quality of medicines
5. Midbrook Medical Announces Agreement with Premier Partners L.P.
6. Summit Health, U.S. Preventive Medicine Agree to Continue Worksite Screening Partnership
7. Ellsworth Adhesives Signs Distribution Agreement With Dow Corning Solar Solutions
8. MetricStream Enters into Agreement to Provide Enterprise Risk Management Software Solution to AEI
9. Disagreement on symptom-reflux association analysis parameters in infants
10. IT-Lifeline, Inc and OptiStor Technologies, Inc. Enter Joint Marketing Agreement
11. CIGNA and Cancer Treatment Centers of America Reach New Agreement
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/25/2015)... TX/Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) April 25, 2015 ... the recipient of RFID Journal’s annual Best Implementation Award. ... that has demonstrated the best use of RFID technology ... The winner is the company that best demonstrates how ... award was presented at RFID Journal Live! 2015 in ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... April 24, 2015 Bird B Gone, the ... applications now offers a complete line of bird control solutions ... farms. , New Flu Strains Threaten Pacific, Central and Mississippi ... post , a number of highly pathogenic avian flus ... disease is often spread when wild birds enter poultry farms. ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... Will County, Illinois (PRWEB) April 24, 2015 ... 2015 event includes septic tank pumping ( http://www.zeitersseptics.com/multi-customer-discount.html ) ... of 3-customers to start the program. This does not ... may be applicable. Save $25-$65 per person. If someone ... Aerobic/Mechanical unit, or two tanks totaling approximately 2500 gallons ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... 2015 Ryadon is a leading manufacturer ... capabilities and services to complement any custom hardware requirements ... Program will be offered on all heavy duty drawer ... Receive 10% discount - Order 20+: Receive 20% discount ... Slides Products, Furniture ,Drawer ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... 24, 2015 The Fastest Fat Loss Week ... great success of the Xtreme Fat Loss Diet, has been ... fat loss blueprint that claims to help one lose belly ... HealthyandFitZone.com's Stan Stevenson, prompting an investigative review. , "Our ... creators spent years researching and experimenting with these methods on ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Seeonic’s Industry Leading Technology Powers Interstate Batteries to Winning Award 2Health News:Bird B Gone Offers Solutions to Bird Flu Threat to Poultry Farms 2Health News:Bird B Gone Offers Solutions to Bird Flu Threat to Poultry Farms 3Health News:Bird B Gone Offers Solutions to Bird Flu Threat to Poultry Farms 4Health News:Zeiter's Septics Inc. Offers Multi Customer Septic Tank Cleaning Program in Cook, Putnam & Will Counties in May 2015 2Health News:Zeiter's Septics Inc. Offers Multi Customer Septic Tank Cleaning Program in Cook, Putnam & Will Counties in May 2015 3Health News:Ryadon Inc. Offers Quantity Drawer Slide Discount Program Nationwide in May 2015 2Health News:Ryadon Inc. Offers Quantity Drawer Slide Discount Program Nationwide in May 2015 3Health News:Fastest Fat Loss Week Ever Review Revealed on Healthy & Fit Zone 2
... American people continue to move to the pro-life perspective on abortion according ... Marist Poll. , , The poll mirrored findings of other recent ... that the vast majority of Americans favor restricting abortion. , , ... 86% of Americans would significantly restrict abortion. ...
... Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Chairman and Founder of the Magic ... Michaels Scholarship Program Life Skills Leadership Conference in Los ... scholarship students attending. They come from all around the ... entertain and empower. The Taylor Michaels Scholarship Program (TMSP) ...
... July 10, 2009 The Natural Orifice Surgery Consortium ... the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the ... the first Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) multicenter ... NOSCAR research efforts have focused on basic research. ...
... Calif., July 10 Surfers, cancer survivors ... of the Pacific Ocean with a special purpose: to show their ... third annual Survivor Beach, they will place their surfboards in the ... line of surfboards. The line will start at Scripps Pier ...
... For years researchers have been searching for a way ... to no avail. Now, they may be one step ... long been recognized, has been discovered to play an ... of cells in the immature endocrine system. These cells ...
... NEW YORK, July 10, 2009 Forest Laboratories, ... wholly-owned subsidiary, Forest Laboratories Holdings, Ltd. (collectively, "Forest"), ... they have entered into a settlement agreement ... reference that includes its 100% subsidiaries) and Caraco ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New Poll Shows Americans Continuing to Move Toward Pro-Life Position on Abortion 2Health News:Earvin 'Magic' Johnson and the Magic Johnson Foundation Give Students their 'Blueprint for Success' at Annual Leadership Conference 2Health News:NOSCAR announces NOTES multicenter human trials in the US 2Health News:Moores UCSD Cancer Center Luau and Longboard Invitational Hosts Survivor Beach Aug. 9 2Health News:Moores UCSD Cancer Center Luau and Longboard Invitational Hosts Survivor Beach Aug. 9 3Health News:New role discovered for molecule important in development of the pancreas 2Health News:New role discovered for molecule important in development of the pancreas 3Health News:Forest Laboratories and H. Lundbeck A/S Enter Into Settlement Agreement With Sun and Caraco Related to LEXAPRO(R) Patent Litigation 2
(Date:4/24/2015)... , April 24, 2015  Span-America Medical ... to release its fiscal 2015 second quarter results ... trading. The company will conduct a ... May 1, to review the company,s financial and operating ... A live broadcast of the conference call will ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... MUNICH , April 24, 2015 ... the portfolio of automated, indication-specific planning tools for ... indication-specific focused software applications aimed at enhancing the ... brain and spine introduced in 2013 - comes ... radiosurgery (SRS) planning tools. These new Elements enable ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... -- Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI ) today announced ... credit facility to $120 million from $50 million.  The ... the company to increase borrowings by a total of ... additional commitments from existing lenders or new lending institutions.  ... 18, 2018.   "The amended credit facility, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Brainlab Introduces New Generation of VMAT* for Brain and Spine at 3rd ESTRO in Barcelona 2Lannett Expands Revolving Credit Facility To $120 Million 2
45 degree angled; 5mm from bend to tip; overall length excluding hub 16mm; In Stainless Steel...
3 Piece with .35mm Angled Point, Curved to Left, #8, Side Opening Irrigation, 40mm overall length; in stainless steel; 30cm Long Silicone Tubing with Connector....
Curved to the Left 9# with 30 cm long silicone tubing with connector; 40mm overall length; in stainless steel...
5x6mm Loop, 2 Irrigation Ports at 10, 2 O'Clock, 18 Gauge Thin Walled 1.2mm Shaft; overall length 40mm; stainless steel...
Medicine Products: