This longitudinal study will focus on the cognitive and brain development of children with absence epilepsy. In addition, the investigators aim to identify prognostic factors for cognitive deterioration and/or poor seizure control in these children.
The aim is to study the cognitive and brain development of children with absence epilepsy. In addition, this study aims to identify prognostic factors for cognitive deterioration and/or poor seizure control.
2 year prospective longitudinal, controlled, comparative, clinical, follow up.
60 children with recently diagnosed (<2 years) absence epilepsy, aged 6 to 12 years. In addition, this study includes a control group of 15 age and gender matched healthy volunteers.
Main study parameters/endpoints:
Endpoints are the development of clinical parameters (semiology, 24h-video-EEG and seizure control), neuropsychological/behavioural outcomes, structural/functional MRI parameters, and educational performance.
|Treatment||MRI, 24h-EEG + video, Neuropsychological tests, Neuropsychological tests|
|Clinical Study Identifier||NCT02954107|
|Sponsor||Maastricht University Medical Center|
|Last Modified on||8 November 2020|
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