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Efficacy of levetiracetam combined with sodium valproate on pediatric epilepsy and its effect on serum miR-106b in children

  • Authors:
    • Jiaqiang Zhao
    • Yan Sang
    • Yuan Zhang
    • Dongli Zhang
    • Jiao Chen
    • Xiaoming Liu
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  • Published online on: October 14, 2019     https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2019.8098
  • Pages: 4436-4442
  • Copyright: © Zhao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License.

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Abstract

Efficacy of levetiracetam (LEV) combined with sodium valproate (SV) on pediatric epilepsy and its effect on serum miR-106b in children were investigated. One hundred and twenty children with epilepsy in Xuzhou Children's Hospital from July 2015 to July 2017 were enrolled, and divided into control group (n=60) and observation group (n=60) according to random sampling. Additionally, 100 children undergoing normal physical examination were collected as normal group. Patients in the control group were treated with SV, and patients in the observation group were treated with SV and LEV. RT-qPCR was used for detecting the relative expression of serum miR-106b in children. The clinical efficacy was evaluated. After treatment, the relative expression of serum miR-106b in the control group was significantly higher than that in the observation group (P<0.05). The difference in the control group was smaller than that in the observation group (P<0.05). According to the ROC curve analysis, when the cut-off value was 1.442, the sensitivity, specificity and area under curve (AUC) of miR-106b in the diagnosis of pediatric epilepsy were 94.00, 64.17 and 0.833 respectively. The clinical efficacy in the observation group was significantly better than that in the control group (P<0.05). Spearman's test showed that the expression of miR-106b gradually decreased with the continuous improvement of the clinical efficacy (P<0.05). The AUC of miR-106b was 0.833, 95% CI: 0.779 to 0.887, the cut-off was 1.442. LEV combined with SV is effective in the treatment of children with epilepsy, and does not increase the clinical ADR. The expression of serum miR-106b in children can be used as a clinical prognostic indicator and a potential diagnostic indicator.

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Zhao, J., Sang, Y., Zhang, Y., Zhang, D., Chen, J., & Liu, X. (2019). Efficacy of levetiracetam combined with sodium valproate on pediatric epilepsy and its effect on serum miR-106b in children. Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, 18, 4436-4442. https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2019.8098
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Zhao, J., Sang, Y., Zhang, Y., Zhang, D., Chen, J., Liu, X."Efficacy of levetiracetam combined with sodium valproate on pediatric epilepsy and its effect on serum miR-106b in children". Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine 18.6 (2019): 4436-4442.
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Zhao, J., Sang, Y., Zhang, Y., Zhang, D., Chen, J., Liu, X."Efficacy of levetiracetam combined with sodium valproate on pediatric epilepsy and its effect on serum miR-106b in children". Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine 18, no. 6 (2019): 4436-4442. https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2019.8098