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My baby had convulsions on the 3rd day and 20th day.EEG and ultrasound were clean.Now takes 2*0.5ml keppra (levetiracetam) and1/2 phenobarbital.Any long term damage?

My baby had convulsions on the 3rd day and 20th day.EEG and ultrasound were clean.Now takes 2*0.5ml keppra (levetiracetam) and1/2 phenobarbital.Any long term damage?

Control seizures 1st: The most important thing is controlling the seizures right now because if uncontrolled the side-effects are much worse. It is normal to feel the way you feel and I truly feel bad that your baby has seizures. Your doctor will monitor your child closely and I am sure he is just as concerned. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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My baby had convulsions on the 3rd day and 20th day.EEG and ultrasound were clean.Now takes 0.5ml keppra (levetiracetam) and1/2 phenobarbital.What is the reason?

My baby had convulsions on the 3rd day and 20th day.EEG and ultrasound were clean.Now takes 0.5ml keppra (levetiracetam) and1/2 phenobarbital.What is the reason?

Diagnosis is clinica: A normal EEG or any other test does not absolutely rule out seizure disorder or epilepsy. The diagnosis is based on clinical history and examination and progress over period of months to years. Some times repeated EEG s are needed. ...Read more

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What doctor inteprets a EEG (electroencephalogram)?

What doctor inteprets a EEG (electroencephalogram)?

Neurologist: Diagnostic eegs are read by neurologists. Neurosurgeons are trained to read eegs as they relate to lesions to be removed during epilepsy surgery. ...Read more

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What is an electroencephalogram (eeg)?

Tests brain activity: A noninvasive, painless exam where electrodes are placed on scalp and electrical activity is recorded via computer. Patient usually sits in a chair, or lays on a stretcher. Indications include seizures and other causes of brain dysfunction. May be used to both diagnose and monitor a seizure disorder. ...Read more

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Can an EEG (electroencephalogram) detect brain tumors?

Can an EEG (electroencephalogram) detect brain tumors?

No: Eeg can show presence of seizure brain wave activity.These seizure brain activity can be caused by different conditions such as metabolic abnormality, lack of blood supply to brain cells, medication, epilepsy, brain tumor related, etc. It analyzes the brain "function" not the anatomy thus it can't detect brain tumor specifically. Mri needs to be done to detect brain tumors. Discuss with your md. ...Read more

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How much tome to take EEG testing (electroencephalogram)?

20-40 minutes: Putting the electrodes in place initially takes 20-30 minutes, and then the test proper takes 20-40 minutes after that. Sometimes people will get an "ambulatory eeg, " in which the study goes on for days at a time, but these are much less common. ...Read more

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How does an EEG work?

How does an EEG work?

Captures brain waves: Scalp electrodes are placed on designated brain areas. They are connected to amplifiers and to computers, which records brain electrical activity, for a minimum of 20 minutes. Information is filtered and displayed on a computer screen. It is interpreted by a neurologist. Different brain waves may be abnormal or normal. Eeg may be used to detect seizures, or other non-seizure abnormalities. ...Read more

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What does the EEG measure?

Brain activity: Eeg is a test of physiological function, and records brain electical activity (like electrocardiogram for heart). It is used to check for seizure activity, to evaluate various headache issues, to check patients with memory loss, evaluated folks with brain infections, and also confirm brain death. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Eeg (Definition)

An electroencephaolgram (eeg) is a test that uses wires on the scalp to measure electrical activity produced by the brain. It is used to assess cerebral activity, and can be very helpful in the diagnosis and treatment of seizures as well ...Read more