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Upsher-Smith Announces Patient Enrollment In Open-label Safety Study Of USL261 (Intranasal Midazolam) For Rescue Treatment Of Seizure Clusters In Epilepsy
Date:6/24/2013

he trial, participants must have a diagnosis of epilepsy, a history of seizure clusters and an adult caregiver who can recognize, observe and record seizure cluster episodes.

More information about the ARTEMIS1 trial, including key eligibility requirements, is available at www.clinicaltrials.gov (NCT# 01390220) and at www.seizureclusterstudy.com.  

About Epilepsy
Epilepsy is a medical condition that causes seizures affecting a variety of cognitive and physical functions.  More than two million people in the U.S. are estimated to be affected by epilepsy with about 200,000 new cases of epilepsy diagnosed each year.1

About Seizure Clusters
Seizure clusters, also referred to as acute repetitive seizures or increased bouts of seizure activity, are multiple seizures which occur over a relatively brief period of time with a pattern distinguishable from the usual seizure pattern.2   Typically, there is recovery between seizures.3

Reports of seizure cluster prevalence vary, but it has been estimated that approximately 22% of the intractable epilepsy population (approximately 152,000 people) experience them.4,5,6,7  

Inadequate treatment of seizure clusters may potentially impact the safety of an epilepsy patient, may result in emergency room visits, and/or may evolve into status epilepticus, a potentially life-threatening condition.8,9,10  Benzodiazepines are the treatment of choice for management of acute seizures.2  Prehospital treatment with benzodiazepines has been shown to reduce seizure activity significantly compared with seizures that remain untreated until the patient reaches the eme
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