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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.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Stanford Investigator(s):


Inclusion Criteria:

   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.

   Exclusion Criteria:

   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


Now accepting new patients

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305