EPI

04:47 Jul 23, 2018
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Italian to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical (general) / epilepsy treatment
Italian term or phrase: EPI
This is from a Pronto Soccorso report on a child admitted for seizures:

"... encefalopatia mitocondriale, portatore di PEG, in terapia con EPI per 3 volte al giorno e Lioresal 3 volte al giorno.

What is EPI here? I can't find this in Acromed ... and I can't even tell if it's English or Italian. (They use 'PEG' earlier in the history, which I think is an English acronym: Percutaneous Enteral Gastrostomy, yes?)

Thanks for your help!
Joseph Tein
United States
Local time: 04:59


Summary of answers provided
3Vincerinone (α-tocotrienol quinone)
Gilberto Lacchia


  

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Vincerinone (α-tocotrienol quinone)


Explanation:
Ciao Joseph.

The patient has a rare disease (encefalopatia mitocondriale). EPI could be the acronym for an experimental drug, EPI-743 (you can find many hits about these trials).

Clinical Trials in Mitochondrial Disease
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/232640981773301...

https://www.google.it/search?rlz=1C1PRFE_enIT657IT657&ei=tnx...

However, I would look for other confirmations of this in the patient's medical records.

Gilberto Lacchia
Italy
Local time: 13:59
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Native speaker of: Italian
PRO pts in category: 1104
Notes to answerer
Asker: Ciao Gilberto. Thank you for your answer ... I could not find any confirmation of this elsewhere in the file.

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