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Medicine 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Seizures or convulsions that occurs in infants under one month of age. The most common cause of neonatal seizures is hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy or HIE. HIE is a brain injury that occurs with a lack of oxygen. Neonatal seizures can be focal, limited to one part of the body, or generalized, ...Read more
Neonatal seizures: Seizures or convulsions that occurs in infants under one month of age. The most common cause of neonatal seizures is hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy or HIE. HIE is a brain injury that occurs with a lack of oxygen. Neonatal seizures can be focal, limited to one part of the body, or generalized, occur on entire body. ...Read more
Is there a correlation between abnormally large head circumference and an increased chance of neonatal seizures?
My one year boy had a episode of loc, his doctor diagnosed him for seizure due to occipital gliosis (due to neonatal hypoglycemia) , is that curable ?
Cure epilepsy?: If your child has only 1 episode of loss of consciousness (?A seizure), a normal eeg, the risk of recurrence is somewhat higher than 50%. I do not have enough information to understand the significance of the mri. Studies have shown if a child with a seizure disorder goes from 2 to 4 years free of seizures, up to 70% will not have a recurrence when medication is weaned. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Call doctor or 911: Seizures in newborn infants are not common, and could signal a serious condition. Signs of seizures in your newborn include lip smacking, eye or lip twitching, eye deviation, and arms and leg rigidity. If any of these happen, call your doctor or 911, since you don't know how long the seizure will last. Causes of newborn seizures include infections, low sugar, and certain genetic conditions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No, but...: If a sibling has experienced febrile seizures, it is more likely the other siblings will have them, but it is still a rather uncommon occurrence, and though it is scary to experience it should not be considered to be a sign of something ominous. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very unlikely: If the child had obvious neonatal herpes within a month of age (he would have been extremely ill), residual brain damage could result in seizers at age 1 year. But that's much too late for a herpes infection to be the direct cause of seizures. Of course the child should be carefully checked by his pediatriican, but I see no reason for concern about herpes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variable!: Normal birth and delivery? If in doubt discuss with your pediatrician new born has very prolonged periods of rem , seizures are short lived events, as a rule? ...Read more
My 2 week newborn sometime breaths heavily and gasps for air and his eyes move around is this a seizure ?
I've never seen it: Most seizure activity in newborns is not as violent or intense as that of adults since the nervous system is not wired up & complete.Infant seizures are more likely to appear as brief tremors or lip smacking.The most common fracture in newborns is the clavicle, which is related to the trauma of delivery.Other fx's would be cause to look for brittle bone disease or trauma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I contracted typhoid as a newborn in 1969. I had a high fever and a seizure and taken to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. I was diagnosed with ty?
Very Few..: Very few actually precipitate (cause) seizures, although many anesthetic drugs and drugs administered in the "peri-operative . Period" do lower the seizure threshold. This might "increase" the possibility of a seizure if these drugs were given in unusually large amounts, which they rarely are...Narcotics, ketamine, anticholinergics, antihistamines, insulin, some antibiotics. No worry! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Whatever works: Several medications have been successful in treating absence seizures. In children this may be ethosuximide, valproate, lamictal, etc. In adults with focal abnormalities this may include trileptal, vimpat, (lacosamide) zonegran, etc. A quality eeg is necessary, and a good neurological evaluation is necessary. ...Read more
Several: It is important to determine what type of seizures you have. Although some anti seizure meds will handle multiple seizure types, some meds are better for certain types of seizures (generalized vs. Focal). A mismatch between seizure type and antiseizure meds could make seizures worse. Many seizure meds work well and do not cause significant side effects. Discuss individual details with your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a seizure last year and I am treating with fenitoin and it works
what do you think about this medicine?
Phenytoin: is an older anti epileptic drug. It is used for GTC and partial seizures. The drug level has to be monitored periodically to minimize chances of toxicity. It has long term side effects to watch out for including gum hypertrophy and osteoporosis, if well tolerated could be very effective. Since is controlling your epilepsy without adverse effects change may not be indicated ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if I have a history of seizures but have it controlled with medecine, can I still join either the army/marines?
No: "Epilepsy (345) occurring beyond the 6 th birthday, unless the applicant has been free of seizures for a period of 5 years while taking no medication for seizure control, and has a normal electroencephalogram (EEG) is disqualifying . All such applicants will have a current neurology consultation with current EEG results." See: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/neurological.htm ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drugs.com says several of my medications have major interactions could they be beneficial even with so many potentially causing seizures?
The potential for: a drug combination to cause seizures does not mean that they will cause seizures. Other things are factored in - such as your age, if there is pulmonary or renal disease, if there is pre-existing seizure disorder. If there is a high risk for a bad drug interaction then it is less likely that most providers would order it. If a particular side effect occurs very rarely - it may be more faborabl ...Read more
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