Study on Serum Zinc and Selenium Levels in Epileptic Patients
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01764516
Recruitment Status :
First Posted : January 9, 2013
Last Update Posted : January 9, 2013
Arak University of Medical Sciences
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Farahani Heidar, Arak University of Medical Sciences
This study was carried out with the purpose of evaluating zinc and selenium levels in serum of epileptic patients and compare with normal individuals.
Condition or disease
Forty patients aged 18 to 50 years visiting Vali-Asr hospital in Arak, I.R. Iran, who were diagnosed with generalized form of epilepsy by a neurologist for the first time were recruited as cases. The control group (n=40) was selected from healthy individuals, in whom no disease was diagnosed until this study, and were matched to the case group by age, sex, and economical status.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 50 Years (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
all generalized and single epileptic patiants which were identify for fist time
New generalized and single epileptic cases patients who accept and sign the approval form of ethical committee non smoker, no trauma, no use of selenium supplement, no use of zinc supplement, no use of vitamin A supplement, no use of vitamin D supplement, no Weight loss, no Diarrhea, no addiction, no alcohol consumption, no use of certain medications,
presence of above criteria as well as, generalized and single epileptic cases under treatment
f110@19588 ( Other Grant/Funding Number: Grant of Arak Medical Sciences University )
f110@19588 ( Registry Identifier: MD thesis )
f110@19588 ( Other Identifier: ministry of health and education I.R.Iran )