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[Intravascular use of Novocaine in epilepsy]

BŐHM Tivadar1

MARCH 01, 1960

Clinical Neuroscience - 1960;13(03)

[Based on his observation of 30 epileptic patients, the author found intravascular N. given in combination with standard antiepileptic drugs to be therapeutically effective in the majority of cases in the treatment of affective and mood disorders, and in the elimination of foggy states of consciousness. The anticonvulsant action of N. was pronounced in the resolution of both sporadic and status seizures. The improvement was confirmed by EEG studies along with clinical symptoms. Based on the literature on the pathomechanism of epileptic disease symptoms and his own clinical and EEG observations, he attempts to explain the complex effect of N. He considers its use to be justified mainly in cases where conventional treatments have not led to satisfactory results. ]


  1. Országos Ideg-és Elmegyógyintézet III/B Női Elmeosztály



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