Parental reporting of response to oral cannabis extracts for treatment of refractory epilepsy.

“Oral cannabis extracts (OCEs) have been used in the treatment of epilepsy; however, no studies demonstrate clear efficacy. We report on a cohort of pediatric patients with epilepsy who were given OCE and followed in a single tertiary epilepsy center…

Seventy-five patients were identified of which 57% reported any improvement in seizure control and 33% reported a >50% reduction in seizures (responders).

Our retrospective study of OCE use in pediatric patients with epilepsy demonstrates that some families reported patient improvement with treatment;

We strongly support the need for controlled, blinded studies to evaluate the efficacy and safety of OCE for treatment of pediatric epilepsies using accurate seizure counts, formal neurocognitive assessments, as well as EEG as a biomarker.

This study provides Class III evidence that OCE is well tolerated by children and adolescents with epilepsy.”

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25845492

http://www.thctotalhealthcare.com/category/epilepsy-2/

 

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