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  • Print publication year: 2013
  • Online publication date: June 2014

ACTH

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Baram TZ, Mitchell WG, Tournay A, Snead OC, Hanson RA, Horton EJ. High-dose corticotropin (ACTH) versus prednisone for infantile spasms: a prospective, randomized, blinded study. Pediatrics 1996; 97: 375–379.
Bobele GB, Ward KE, Bodensteiner JB. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy during corticotrophin therapy for infantile spasms. A clinical and echocardiographic study. American Journal of Diseases of Children 1993; 147: 223–225.
Hrachovy RA, Frost JD, Kellaway P, Zion TE. Double-blind study of ACTH vs prednisolone therapy in infantile spasms. Journal of Pediatrics 1983; 103: 641–645.
Kivity S, Lerman P, Ariel R, Danziger Y, Mimouni M, Shinnar S. Long-term cognitive outcomes of a cohort of children with cryptogenic infantile spasms treated with high-dose adrenocorticotropic hormone. Epilepsia 2004; 45: 255–262.
Lux AL, Edwards SW, Hancock E, Johnson AL, Kennedy CR, Newton RW, O’Callaghan FJ, Verity CM, Osborne JP; United Kingdom Infantile Spasms Study. The United Kingdom Infantile Spasms Study (UKISS) comparing hormone treatment with vigabatrin on developmental and epilepsy outcomes to age 14 months: a multicentre randomized trial. Lancet Neurology 2005; 4: 712–717.
Mackay MT, Weiss SK, Adams-Webber T, Ashwal S, Stephens D, Ballaban-Gill K, Baram TZ, Duchowny M, Hirtz D, Pellock JM, Shields WD, Shinnar S, Wyllie E, Snead OC III; American Academy of Neurology; Child Neurology Society. Practice parameter: medical treatment of infantile spasms: report of the American Academy of Neurology and the Child Neurology Society. Neurology 2004; 62: 1668–1681.
Maekawa K, Ohta H, Tamai I. Transient brain shrinkage in infantile spasms after ACTH treatment. Report of two cases. Neuropaediatrie 1980; 11: 80–84.
Tacke E, Kupferschmid C, Lang D. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy during ACTH treatment. Klinka Padiatrika 1983; 195: 124–128.
Vigevano F, Cilio MR. Vigabatrin versus ACTH as first-line treatment for infantile spasms: a randomized, prospective study. Epilepsia 1997; 38: 1270–1274.