Epilepsy

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EPILEPSY, med. jur. A disease of the brain, which occurs in paroxysms, with uncertain intervals between them.
     2. These paroxysms are characterized by the loss of sensation, and convulsive motions of the muscles. When long continued and violent, this disease is very apt to end in dementia. (q.v.) It gradually destroys the memory, and impairs the intellect, and is one of the causes of an unsound mind. 8 Ves. 87. Vide Dig. 50, 16, 123; Id. 21, 1, 4, 5.

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An excellent review article on catamenial epilepsy was written by Dr.
Cavazos in the article on catamenial epilepsy as well as in the two other articles that appeared on page 29 of the March 1 issue.
Another etiologic factor in catamenial epilepsy is menstrual cycle-related alteration in hepatic metabolism of antiepileptic drugs.
Although the existence of catamenial epilepsy is generally accepted, uncertainty about its prevalence remains.
Dickerson[5] and Laidlaw[9] independently studied large numbers of institutionalized women for extended follow-up, reaching opposite conclusions on the prevalence of catamenial epilepsy.
Prior to commencing a multicenter controlled efficacy trial evaluating ganaxolone in women who demonstrate catamenial epilepsy, this open-label probe study will assess the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and anticonvulsant activity of ganaxolone in patients who demonstrate an increase in seizure activity perimenstrually.