Levetiracetam is a useful alternative to phenytoin for epileptic seizures in childrenBMJ 2019; 367 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l5464 (Published 11 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l5464
- Rob Cook, clinical director1,
- Peter Davidson, clinical advisor 2,
- Rosie Martin, clinical specialist1
- on behalf of NIHR Dissemination Centre
- 1Bazian, Economist Intelligence Unit Healthcare, London, UK
- 2Wessex Institute, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
- Correspondence to R Cook
Lyttle MD, Rainford NEA, Gamble C, et al. Levetiracetam versus phenytoin for second-line treatment of paediatric convulsive status epilepticus (EcLiPSE): a multicentre, open-label, randomised trial. Lancet 2019;393:2125-34.
This trial was funded by the NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme (project number 12/127/134).
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