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Abstract Title:

Efficacy of Medical Cannabis for Treatment of Refractory Epilepsy in Children and Adolescents with Emphasis on the Israeli Experience.

Abstract Source:

Isr Med Assoc J. 2017 Feb ;19(2):76-78. PMID: 28457054

Abstract Author(s):

Moran Hausman-Kedem, Uri Kramer

Article Affiliation:

Moran Hausman-Kedem

Abstract:

Approximately 25% of subjects with epilepsy are pharmacologically resistant, defined as the failure to arrest seizures after an adequate trial of at least two appropriate medications [1]. Second-line therapeutic options are then introduced, but in most cases these have only partial efficacy [2], hence the need for additional treatment options. There is now concrete evidence to suggest the efficacy of cannabis in the treatment of epilepsy, particularly in the refractory group.

Study Type : Review

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