Frank Mc Besag

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Lamotrigine in the treatment of epilepsy in people with intellectual disability
    F M Besag
    St Piers Lingfield, Surrey, UK
    J Intellect Disabil Res 42:50-6. 1998
  2. ncbi request reprint Childhood epilepsy in relation to mental handicap and behavioural disorders
    Frank M C Besag
    Specialist Medical Department, Bedfordshire and Luton Community NHS Trust, Clapham, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 43:103-31. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Interactions between antiepileptic and antipsychotic drugs
    Frank M C Besag
    Bedfordshire and Luton Partnership NHS Trust, Luton University and Institute of Epileptology, London, UK
    Drug Saf 29:95-118. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Cognitive and behavioral outcomes of epileptic syndromes: implications for education and clinical practice
    Frank M C Besag
    Twinwoods Health Resource Centre, Bedford, United Kingdom
    Epilepsia 47:119-25. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint The reactions of parents who think that a child is dying in a seizure--in their own words
    Frank M C Besag
    The National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy, St Piers Lane, Lingfield RH7 6PW, UK
    Epilepsy Behav 7:517-23. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint The Department of Health Action Plan "Improving Services for People with Epilepsy": a significant advance or only a first step?
    Frank M C Besag
    Specialist Medical Department, Bedfordshire and Luton Community NHS Trust, Twinwoods Health Resource Centre, Milton Road, Bedford, Beds MK41 6AT, UK
    Seizure 13:553-64. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Behavioral aspects of pediatric epilepsy syndromes
    Frank M C Besag
    Twinwoods Health Resource Centre, Milton Road, Bedford MK41 6AT, UK
    Epilepsy Behav 5:S3-13. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Behavioural effects of the newer antiepileptic drugs: an update
    Frank M C Besag
    Specialist Medical Department, Twinwoods Health Resource Centre, Milton Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire MK41 6AT, UK
    Expert Opin Drug Saf 3:1-8. 2004
  9. doi request reprint Rufinamide for the treatment of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome
    Frank M C Besag
    South Essex Partnership Foundation NHS Trust, Milton Road, Bedford, MK41 6AT, UK
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 12:801-6. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Methsuximide lowers lamotrigine blood levels: A pharmacokinetic antiepileptic drug interaction
    F M Besag
    St Piers Lingfield, Surrey, England, UK
    Epilepsia 41:624-7. 2000

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Publications17

  1. ncbi request reprint Lamotrigine in the treatment of epilepsy in people with intellectual disability
    F M Besag
    St Piers Lingfield, Surrey, UK
    J Intellect Disabil Res 42:50-6. 1998
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Childhood epilepsy in relation to mental handicap and behavioural disorders
    Frank M C Besag
    Specialist Medical Department, Bedfordshire and Luton Community NHS Trust, Clapham, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 43:103-31. 2002
    ..Skilled management of children with epilepsy who have mental retardation and/or behavioural problems can be very rewarding both for the family and for the professionals involved...
  3. ncbi request reprint Interactions between antiepileptic and antipsychotic drugs
    Frank M C Besag
    Bedfordshire and Luton Partnership NHS Trust, Luton University and Institute of Epileptology, London, UK
    Drug Saf 29:95-118. 2006
    ..There are major gaps in the data. In many cases there are no published clinical data on interactions that would be predicted on theoretical grounds...
  4. ncbi request reprint Cognitive and behavioral outcomes of epileptic syndromes: implications for education and clinical practice
    Frank M C Besag
    Twinwoods Health Resource Centre, Bedford, United Kingdom
    Epilepsia 47:119-25. 2006
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint The reactions of parents who think that a child is dying in a seizure--in their own words
    Frank M C Besag
    The National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy, St Piers Lane, Lingfield RH7 6PW, UK
    Epilepsy Behav 7:517-23. 2005
    ..The goal of this work was to report the words parents use to describe a seizure in which they thought their child was dying, so as to increase the awareness of professionals with respect to the impact seizures may have on family life...
  6. ncbi request reprint The Department of Health Action Plan "Improving Services for People with Epilepsy": a significant advance or only a first step?
    Frank M C Besag
    Specialist Medical Department, Bedfordshire and Luton Community NHS Trust, Twinwoods Health Resource Centre, Milton Road, Bedford, Beds MK41 6AT, UK
    Seizure 13:553-64. 2004
    ..All those responsible for the management and wellbeing of people with epilepsy very much hope that the required measures will be taken to ensure significant long-term improvements in services...
  7. ncbi request reprint Behavioral aspects of pediatric epilepsy syndromes
    Frank M C Besag
    Twinwoods Health Resource Centre, Milton Road, Bedford MK41 6AT, UK
    Epilepsy Behav 5:S3-13. 2004
    ..Carefully conducted prospective studies, paying particular attention to any behavioral improvements that occur with successful treatment of the epilepsy, are required...
  8. ncbi request reprint Behavioural effects of the newer antiepileptic drugs: an update
    Frank M C Besag
    Specialist Medical Department, Twinwoods Health Resource Centre, Milton Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire MK41 6AT, UK
    Expert Opin Drug Saf 3:1-8. 2004
    ..Careful individual assessment of each patient should enable the clinician to determine whether the medication or some other factor is responsible for any behavioural disturbance...
  9. doi request reprint Rufinamide for the treatment of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome
    Frank M C Besag
    South Essex Partnership Foundation NHS Trust, Milton Road, Bedford, MK41 6AT, UK
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 12:801-6. 2011
    ..Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) is a severe treatment-resistant childhood-onset epilepsy. This review examines the role of the new drug rufinamide for the treatment of LGS...
  10. ncbi request reprint Methsuximide lowers lamotrigine blood levels: A pharmacokinetic antiepileptic drug interaction
    F M Besag
    St Piers Lingfield, Surrey, England, UK
    Epilepsia 41:624-7. 2000
    ..To determine whether methsuximide (MSM) affects lamotrigine (LTG) blood levels and whether any change is of clinical significance...
  11. ncbi request reprint Behavioural effects of the new anticonvulsants
    F M Besag
    St Piers Lingfield, Surrey, England
    Drug Saf 24:513-36. 2001
    ..Many of the published studies are retrospective and unblinded rather than double-blind, placebo-controlled, prospective trials, implying that much of the data must be interpreted with caution at this stage...
  12. ncbi request reprint Methsuximide reduces valproic acid serum levels
    F M Besag
    St Piers Lingfield, Now The National Centre for Young People With Epilepsy Surrey, England, UK
    Ther Drug Monit 23:694-7. 2001
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint When is it inappropriate to prescribe psychotropic medication?
    Frank M C Besag
    Twinwoods Health Resource Centre, Clapham, Bedfordshire, England
    Epilepsia 43:45-50. 2002
    ..This systematic approach assists the clinician in deciding when other strategies are preferable to the prescription of psychotropic medication...
  14. ncbi request reprint Lack of an effect of topiramate on lamotrigine serum concentrations
    David J Berry
    National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy, St Piers Lane, Lingfield, Surrey, England
    Epilepsia 43:818-23. 2002
    ..Lamotrigine (LTG) has become established as an important new drug in treating a wide spectrum of seizure types, but there are no published data on whether LTG serum concentrations change when TPM is added to treatment...
  15. pmc Prioritizing children's medicines for research: a pharmaco-epidemiological study of antiepileptic drugs
    Ruth Ackers
    Centre for Paediatric Pharmacy Research, School of Pharmacy, University of London, London, UK
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 63:689-97. 2007
    ..To investigate the prescribing epidemiology, in UK primary care, of newer antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) compared with conventional AEDs and to identify AEDs for further research in response to the European Medicines Agency report on epilepsy...
  16. ncbi request reprint The effect of lamotrigine on valproic acid concentrations
    Andrew C Martin
    Department of Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Perth, Western Australia
    Curr Drug Saf 6:23-9. 2011
    ..To determine whether lamotrigine affects serum concentrations of valproic acid...
  17. ncbi request reprint Is drug safety dangerous?
    Frank M C Besag
    Curr Drug Saf 3:1-3. 2008