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Spasms, Infantile Cochrane Pediatric Emergency Medicine Reviews

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Cochrane Systematic Review: Treatment of infantile spasms

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Hancock EC, Osborne JP, Edwards SW

OBJECTIVES: To compare the effects of single pharmaceutical therapies used to treat infantile spasms in terms of control of the spasms, resolution of the EEG, relapse rates, psychomotor development, subsequent epilepsy, side effects, and mortality.

Cochrane Systematic Review: Treatment of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome

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Hancock EC, Cross JH

OBJECTIVES: To compare the effects of pharmaceutical therapies used to treat LGS in terms of control of seizures and adverse effects. Many people who suffer from this syndrome will already be receiving other antiepileptic medications at the time of their entry into a trial. However, for the purpose of this review we will only consider the effect of the single therapeutic agent being trialled (often as add-on therapy).