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Lactic Acidosis During and After Seizures
This project looks at the time course of lactic acid rise (if any) after seizures. Salivary and capillary lactic acid are tested. This type of measurement may be useful in signalling the occurrence or recent history of a seizure.
Stanford is currently accepting patients for this trial.
1. Age 18-75 inclusive.
2. History of at least one generalized tonic-clonic (grand mal) seizure prior to
enrollment in the study.
3. Undergoing monitoring in the Stanford Epilepsy Monitoring Unit.
4. Not pregnant.
5. Inability to understand and sign the consent form.
6. No known history of mitochondrial disease or other metabolic disorders expected to
affect blood lactate.
7. No known history of thrombophlebitis or excessive tendency to bleeding. Not on
coumadin. Aspirin or anti-platelet agents are not an exclusion.
8. No known peripheral vascular disease affecting blood circulation to the fingers.
9. No painful peripheral neuropathy.
10. No Raynaud's disease or phenomenon.
Ages Eligible for Study
18 Years - 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study