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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
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
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