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FDA approved drug being studied for use in prevention of brain injury and seizures in infants.

Topiramate, an FDA approved drug, is being tested by Childrenís Hospital Boston for itís effectiveness as a protective therapy for babies who have a traumatic birth. Traumatic births can affect babyís brain blood and oxygen supply (hypoxia-ischemia) and thus cause long-term neurological abnormalities. The drug is currently used to treat seizures in those over three but has not been tested for safety on infants.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Childrenís Hospital Boston

Related Disease Topics:

  • Hypoxia-ischemia
  • Traumatic birth

Article Source Details

About: FDA approved drug being studied for use in prevention of brain injury and seizures in infants.

Date: 15 June 2004

Source: Childrenís Hospital Boston

Author: Aaron Patnode

URL: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=9502

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