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What are the tests for neonatal seizures?

What are the tests for neonatal seizures?

Evaluation: Evaluation includes the observation of the episodes by nurses and physicians, an electroencephalogram (EEG), and neuroimaging (head ultrasound, MRI). there are tests of blood chemistries, blood tests and lumbar puncture to determine if an infection is causing the seizures. ...Read more

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Dr. Cristina Carballo
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Neonatal Seizures (Definition)

Neonatal seizures is a clinical finding in newborns that, unlike older infants, are rarely generalized grand mal, tonic clonic seizures. Seizures are more subtle and may manifest as jerking of the eyes, lip smacking, or ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of neonatal seizures?

What are the symptoms of neonatal seizures?

See below: Partial seizure episodes, rhythmic movement of arms or legs. They do not get generalized seizures. ...Read more

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Is there a correlation between abnormally large head circumference and an increased chance of neonatal seizures?

Is there a correlation between abnormally large head circumference and an increased chance of neonatal seizures?

Increased pressure: Head circumferences that increase rapidly (can be followed on the head circumference growth chart) can be associated with neonatal seizures if increased intracranial pressure is present. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent seizures?

What can I do to prevent seizures?

Few tips: Take your seizure medication as directed, stop drinking alcohol, get enough sleep, minimize stress. If you know of any particular trigger, avoid it. ...Read more

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Does lamictal prevent seizures?

Does lamictal prevent seizures?

Yes: Lamictal is an fda approved drug for the treatment of seizures. It is effective against a variety of seizure types. However, neither Lamictal nor any other available anti-seizure drug prevents the development of epilepsy (recurrent seizures) in someone who is at risk. ...Read more

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Could bromazepam "lexotanil" prevent general seizures ?

Could bromazepam "lexotanil" prevent general seizures ?

See below: Bromazepam is not a medication used to treat generalized epilepsies, in general. There are much better mainstream, fda approved medications used to treat them with the goal of decreasing frequency. If you are experiencing seizures, it is recommended you get evaluated by a neurologist. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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How good is carbamazepine in preventing generalised seizures?

How good is carbamazepine in preventing generalised seizures?

Depends: It depends on the individual, since every drug works a little bit differently in every person, but, in general, Carbamazepine is one of the mainstays of therapy for generalized seizures, and is actually a very good drug for treating and preventing seizures. ...Read more

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Is there something I can take that will help prevent seizures while trying to stop drinking?

Benzodiazepines: For many years there has been concern about withdrawal seizures in patients that abuse alcohol. The classic treatment has always been a benzodiazepine. Many forms are available including klonopin, (clonazepam) ativan, valium, etc. You can discuss this with your physician. These can be used for a period of time during withdrawal, then gradually weaned off over time. ...Read more

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Wouldn't t the mg of ativan (lorazepam) to take depend on person to person to help prevent seizures?

Wouldn't t the mg of ativan (lorazepam) to take depend on person to person to help prevent seizures?

Prevent?: Ativan (lorazepam) is given for treatment of the actual attack but is not a preventative medication Yes it is true that different individuals may respond differently to the same dosage of any medicine ...Read more

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When i had my first seizure i almost bit my tongue off anyway of preventing this from happening again? It has happened maybe 2or 3 times but notas bad

When i had my first seizure i almost bit my tongue off anyway of preventing this from happening again? It has happened maybe 2or 3 times but notas bad

Not sure on question: Of course, the optimum solution is to prevent from having seizures by absolutely taking your medications exactly how you're supposed to be taking them which also means on time according to schedule. Remain well hydrated, do not skip meals, check with your doctor if you are prescribed any new medications or start taking over the counters or homeopathic items. Eliminate smoking &alcohol. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more


Dr. Olav Jaren
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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more