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How are serial seizures and status epilepticus treated?

How are serial seizures and status epilepticus treated?

STATUS EPILEPTICUS: Status epilepticus is an emergency and can be fatal, generally any seizure lasted more than 20-30 minutes or multiple seizures occurred without returning to normal alertness between those seizures called status. Treatment includes, preserving the breathing may need intubation, seizure medication is needed to stop the status and transfering the patient to intensive care unit always needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Computed tomography is also known as CT scan. Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more


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If this is the first time I am having seizures but it lasted more than 30 minutes, is it considered status epilepticus?

If this is the first time I am having seizures but it lasted more than 30 minutes, is it considered status epilepticus?

Depends: The details provided are sketchy and definitions vary, but traditionally status epilepticus is defined as one continuous, unremitting seizure lasting longer than 5 minutes, or recurrent seizures without regaining consciousness between seizures for greater than 5 minutes. 5 min has been chosen as this is the time frame when the seizures are unlikely to self-terminate and neuron damage can occur. ...Read more

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Living with Seizures (Checklist)

Sleep 6-8 hours each night
daily
Wear a medical alert bracelet
Once
Limit your alcohol intake as much as possible
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Can someone tell me what seizures are like in status epilepticus?

No recovery between: Status epilepticus means no recovery between seizures lasting more than 30 minutes--- it could be evident tonic clonic jerking or could be non convulsive status like patient in a non responsive state but not jerking there is other kinds of status like simple partial. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for status epilepticus? Left sided stroke, craniotomy, seizure free first 1 1/2 yrs. 2 seizure meds episodes min 75days apart

What is the prognosis for status epilepticus? Left sided stroke, craniotomy, seizure free first 1 1/2 yrs. 2 seizure meds episodes min 75days apart

Status epi: Long-lasting status is a difficult case and can be serious. People who have recovered from status have a much better prognosis, with rare relapses, but they should continue anticonvulsant medications afterwards. They will likely always be on at least one medicine. ...Read more

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Does a CT scan show if someone had a seizure? What are seizure symptoms?

Does a CT scan show if someone had a seizure? What are seizure symptoms?

Not usually: A seizure is uncontrolled electrical activity in a portion of the brain, which sometimes extends to involve the whole brain. Symptoms can be as little as a "1000 mile stare", to extreme flailing of the arms and legs. If the seizure is due to a mass in the brain, ct may see it, but MRI is better. Usually, the cause of seizures is a tiny "scar" in the brain, hard to identify even on ct or pet/ct. ...Read more

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Seizures , with no recollection of , comes too yelling , cursing at whoever is there labs CT scan all good?

Seizures , with no  recollection of , comes too yelling  , cursing at whoever is there  labs CT scan all good?

Episodic events: You seem to describe episodes when you lose control. This is referred to as episodic discontrol. There are several causes. Seizure activity can be an association, but the behavioral issues are the problem. Some lose control following a seizure, some with migraine, and some with emotional distress. Attempts to associate violent acts with seizures rarely succeed. Eeg during event is the test. ...Read more

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I hit my head on bedside table during seizure, was out for about 1.5 hrs though this may have been usual post ictal. Ct-nad. Nightmares daily, why?

I hit my head on bedside table during seizure, was out for about 1.5 hrs though this may have been usual post ictal. Ct-nad. Nightmares daily, why?

Post concussive: Post concussive syndrome can be accompanied by nightmares. Also, post traumatic stress disorder can cause nightmares. Other symptoms include avoidance of the perceived threat and flashbacks. Nightmares can also occur normally or as a part of other psychiatric and sleep conditions. Occasionally, medications can cause or worsen nightmares. ...Read more

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If a person had road accident due to seizure. Then after two hours of accident will seizure show in.Ct scan or not?

Not: Ct scans show brain structure but do not show brain function. A seizure is a disorder of brain function, and so cannot show if someone had a seizure. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Seizure (Definition)

Seizure is also known as Generalized seizures in adults. A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical ...Read more


Dr. Dawn Eliashiv
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Status Epilepticus (Definition)

Without regaining consciousness between each event. The most common cause is sudden stopping of anti-epileptic drug, but this can be an event secondary to infection, injury, encephalitis, chemical imbalance in the body, alcoholism. This is indeed a true ...Read more