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Oxcarbazepina en el tratamiento de la epilepsia focal refractaria

Unidad de Epilepsia. Servicio de Neurología Hospital de Cruces. Barakaldo. Bizkaia. España UE.
Gaceta médica de Bilbao: revista oficial de la Academia de Ciencias Médicas de Bilbao, ISSN 0304-4858, Vol. 104, Nº. 1, 2007, pags. 20-22 01/2007; DOI: 10.1016/S0304-4858(07)74562-6
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ABSTRACT Introducción: Los objetivos del estudio son analizar la eficacia y la tolerabilidad de la oxcarbazepina en pacientes afectos de epilepsia focal refractaria. Material y métodos: Estudio prospectivo con treinta pacientes tratados con oxcarbazepina a dosis de 1.200-1.800 mg. Visita basal y visitas a los dos, cuatro y seis meses. Resultados: Se registraron cuatro abandonos por ineficacia y ninguno por efectos adversos. La tasa media de reducción fue del 32% y la tasa de respondedores (reducción =50%) del 26,7 %. Cinco pacientes quedaron libres de crisis. La respuesta fue superior en los pacientes que no padecen crisis parciales con generalización secundaria. Discusión: La oxcarbazepina es un fármaco útil en el tratamiento de la epilepsia focal sintomática refractaria a otros tratamientos.

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