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Efficacy and Tolerability of Levetiracetam Add-On Treatment in Refractory Pediatric Patients With Partial Onset Seizures

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 14, 2008
Last Update Posted : September 17, 2013
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UCB Pharma

Brief Summary:
Double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, multi-center clinical trial conducted to evaluate levetiracetam as adjunctive therapy in children (4-16 years) with refractory partial onset seizures.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Epilepsy Drug: Levetiracetam Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 216 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of the Efficacy and Tolerability of Levetiracetam Add-On Treatment in Refractory Pediatric Patients With Partial Onset Seizures: A 28-Week Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Multi-center Trial
Study Start Date : September 1999
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2003
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2003

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MedlinePlus related topics: Seizures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Partial onset seizure frequency per week during the treatment period. [ Time Frame: collection of seizure count throughout the whole study (baseline and treatment periods) ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Safety [ Time Frame: Collection of safety data throughout the whole study period ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   4 Years to 16 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • diagnosis of epilepsy with uncontrolled partial onset seizures, whether or not secondarily generalized, and the diagnosis was >= 6 months before the Selection Visit;
  • epilepsy was classifiable according to the ILAE Classification;
  • >= 4 partial onset seizures during the 4 weeks preceding the Selection Visit and were required to have >= 4 partial onset seizures during each 4-week interval of the Baseline Period to qualify for randomization;
  • unsatisfactory current AED treatment in terms of efficacy and/or safety;
  • stable AED treatment consisting of no more than two AEDs.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • treatable seizure etiology;
  • epilepsy secondary to a progressive cerebral disease or any other progressively neurodegenerative disease, including Rasmussen and Landau-Kleffner diseases;
  • history of status epilepticus which required hospitalization during 3 months prior to the Selection Visit;
  • history of or the presence of pseudo seizures;
  • current diagnosis of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00615615

Sponsors and Collaborators
UCB Pharma
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Study Director: UCB Clinical Trial Call Center +1 877 822 9493 (UCB)

Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Study Director, UCB Identifier: NCT00615615    
Other Study ID Numbers: N159
First Posted: February 14, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 17, 2013
Last Verified: September 2009
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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Nootropic Agents