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Is monoclonal epilepsy, tonic clonic seizure, tonic seizure and clonic seizure are the same ( grand mal)?

Is monoclonal epilepsy, tonic clonic seizure, tonic seizure and clonic seizure are the same ( grand mal)?

No: Juvenile moloclonal epilepsy is a generalized epilepsy, which occurs in the age group from 12-16yo. Grand mal seizures are usually generalized type of seizures and has two phases. In the tonic phase, loss of conciousness occurs and muscle contraction causes the person to fall down. The clonic phase is the rhythmic contraction of muscles, alternating b/w flexion and relaxation. Thanks. ...Read more

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How is periodic limb movement disorder (plmd) acquired?

How is periodic limb movement disorder (plmd) acquired?

Unknown: Mostly unknown but some genetic link is suspected in some patients. It can be associated with iron deficiency, renal failure etc. ...Read more

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Low-lying cerebellum or chiari accompany tonic pupil?

Low-lying cerebellum or chiari accompany tonic pupil?

Tonic pupil: Chiari malformation can cause tonic pupil. You need to see an eye doctor and a neurologist to rule out other causes though. ...Read more

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Compare restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder (plmd)?

Compare restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder (plmd)?

PLMD vs RLS: Rls happens in evenings and can cause sleep problems but plmd happens only in sleep. Both can cause less efficient sleep at time - not always. ...Read more

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Are tonic clonic seizures only a symptom of epilepsy?

Are tonic clonic seizures only a symptom of epilepsy?

Epilepsy: is by definition recurrent unprovoked seizures. Recurrent provoked seizures are seen on occasion (for example the alcoholic who uses up his SSI monthly stipend who presents to the ER with alcohol withdrawal seizures on the 29th of the month) GTC seizures can occur for many reasons (taking too much Ultram, caffeine, cocaine, hypomagnesemia, hyponatremia, hypocalcemia, withdrawal from Benzodiazepine ...Read more

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Is mirapex (pramipexole) effective for periodic limb movement disorder?

Is mirapex (pramipexole) effective for periodic limb movement disorder?

Yes: Mirapex is a Dopamine agonist, similar to requip, and Neupro (rotigotine) patch. The latter two are approved for restless leg syndrome, but the former does help rls. None are specifically approved for periodic limb movements of sleep, but all seem to help nicely. A sleep specialist can help select an appropriate med. ...Read more

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Periodic limb movement disorder & tremors -- due to xs caffeine?

Periodic limb movement disorder & tremors -- due to xs caffeine?

PLMD: Periodic limb movement disorder is a sleep disorder caused by low iron stores in the body caracterized by low serum ferritin. Plmd can lead to frquent awakening during sleep and also can cause sleep maintaince insomnia. Plmd is the second common sleep disorder in children and can lead to parasomnias like sleep waking or/and night terrors. The only way to diagnose plmd is the sleep study. ...Read more

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Any treatment for heriditary spastic paraparesis? Accompanied by sensory neuropathy?

Any treatment for heriditary spastic  paraparesis? Accompanied by sensory neuropathy?

Symptomatic treatmen: Hsp is a group of inherited disorders, often insidiously progressive and severe. There are no effective treatments to the underlying damage to the nerve axons so treatment is symptomatic. Baclofen, dantrolene and tinazidine may help with spasticity; oxybutinin with urinary urgency; gabapentin, Pregabalin and duloxetine for neuropathy. Vitamins, d, e and b6 may also help. Physical therapy also. ...Read more

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Grand and petit mal, tonics, transient eschemic stroke is a temporary stopping of blood flow to brain, is this true?

Grand and petit mal, tonics, transient eschemic stroke is a temporary stopping of blood flow to brain, is this true?

Definitions TIA & sz: TIA is caused by a transient decrease in blood flow to part of the brain. Sometimes it is a misdiagnosis- no test proves whether it is or is not the right diagnosis. Grand, petit mal and tonic refer to types of seizures. These are due to excessive electrical activity in part or all of the surface of the brain. Blood flow is not impaired in these cases. ...Read more

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Can atonic seizure include loss of sight?

Can atonic seizure include loss of sight?

See below: no-: Atonic seizures ( aka drop seizures, akinetic seizures or drop attacks), consist of a brief lapse in muscle tone that are caused by temporary alterations in brain function. The seizures are brief - usually less than fifteen seconds & can occur while standing, walking or sitting. Pt. May become temporarily paralyzed in part of his or her body. This usually does not last longer than 3 minutes. ...Read more

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How common is periodic limb movement disorder?

How common is periodic limb movement disorder?

Fairly common: Read more about it @ http://www.Webmd.Com/sleep-disorders/guide/periodic-limb-movement-disorder.

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Calf tightness w/ swelling Achilles (and paratendon) + distended unilateral tributary over achilles. Compartment syndrome? Venous? No known injury.

Calf tightness w/ swelling Achilles (and paratendon) + distended unilateral tributary over achilles. Compartment syndrome?  Venous? No known injury.

DVT: Could be many things, but you need to have an ultrasound of your leg to rule out deep vein thrombosis. These can break off and go to the lungs and be life threatening. ...Read more

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Which condition/disorder would prevent movement in legs (besides paraplegia)?

Which condition/disorder would prevent movement in legs (besides paraplegia)?

Not sounding good: If someone can't move their legs it would be a nerve problem from the spine or a brain problem from a stroke it would be an emergency if just happening, there could also be a significant infection in the spine or a blood flow problem to the spine or a bleed in the spine or brain. ...Read more

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Any treatments for spastic para paresis?

Any treatments for spastic para paresis?

Yes: It is not possible to completely cure spastic paraparesis but various treatments can help. These include physical therapy, stretching exercises, oral medications, nerve blocks, Botox injections, medication via implanted pump, electrical stimulation to name a few. ...Read more

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Paralyzis and hyperalgesia in one limb initiated 2 weeks after scoliosis surgery. sphincter incont Clonus. Spasticity. upper motor neuron lesion? why?

Paralyzis and hyperalgesia in one limb initiated 2 weeks after scoliosis surgery. sphincter incont Clonus. Spasticity. upper motor neuron lesion? why?

Postop complication: One has to worry about a delayed postoperative complication-significant!!!! Need to see operating surgeon . Potential causes would be hematoma(blood) compressing spinal cord or even a spinal cord lesion remote from operative site ...Read more

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How can I lose weight if I am currently immobile?

How can I lose weight if I am currently immobile?

Lasting weight loss: In order to lose weight and keep it off, you need to make a commitment to a permanent lifestyle change. No diet is permanent. Eat 75-85% of your daily calorie needs (and count them). www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/ try to lose at a healthy pace of 0.5-1.5 lbs per week and most importantly count calories. Don't skip meals. Increase h2o. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some fun activities for an immobile 20 year old male?

What are some fun activities for an immobile 20 year old male?

Exercise: Even the bedridden can do stretching and small weights. Then there are puzzles, building models, knitting socks,. Think out of the box . Painting and creative activities can be an outlet that has a product. ...Read more

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How does immobility of the muscular and skeletal systems occur?

Several ways.: Injury, disease (stroke), treatment (cast), severe mental illness like depression or catatonic states. What specifically do you want to know? ...Read more

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What are some good activities for an immobile 20 year old male?

Depends...: By immobile, do you mean wheelchair-bound, special needs, or just generally inactive? If it's one of the former, then I strongly suggest referral to a good physical therapist. They can examine muscle bulk and tone, joint mobility, pressure points, and then set goals and tailor therapy to his needs, and they can recommend effective and appropriate exercises for home! ...Read more

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If a child was kept immobile at a certain age could this have an effect on their motor functions down the road?

If a child was kept immobile at a certain age could this have an effect on their motor functions down the road?

Depends on variables: Immobility is often required during treatment for problems like displaced hips, fractured limbs, etc. The process is generally limited and though stressful to child and parent, the child will eventually emerge from treatment and catch up with his peers. Some could require some pt or ot, depending on the duration of immobalization and treatments, but this is seldom needed. Kids are very resilient. ...Read more

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Why has my bulging disc left me almost completely immobile?

Why has my bulging disc left me almost completely immobile?

Pain, spasm: Please get evaluated by a spine specialist. A "bulging" disc should not completely immobilize you. There may be spinal pathology present that only a specialist may diagnose. Is the disc really bulging, or is it herniated, degenerated, part of an instability, etc....? ...Read more

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I need to know what's an arm injury that would leave the arm immobile?

I need to know what's an arm injury that would leave the arm immobile?

Dislocated joint: Many such as a broken bone, dislocated joint, injury to the nerves that supply power to your muscles, severe soft tissue trauma. ...Read more

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What serious problems do prolonged periods of immobility frequently lead to?

What serious problems do prolonged periods of immobility frequently lead to?

Disaster.: Prolonged periods of immobility from any cause without proper preventive during and after the immobility will lead to a problem, usually very serious. Examples: lying in hospital or any bed...Clot in veins of leg (thrombosis), stroke, death. Being weightless (space flight) the longer, the worse: osteoporosis, bone frx, embolism from clot, stroke. Deconditioning of every mm in body. Depression. ...Read more

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The hard immobile residual node has not grown - been a week on my collarbone. What after 2-4 weeks it is still there with no change. What would i do?

Needs eval: Any prior collarbone fracture? Trauma? Not healing fracture - callous? If truly a node, or mass, it needs to, be imaged and biopsied most likely. Thoracic surgeon most likely to be of help. ...Read more

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Why is foot swollen after 6 weeks immobile?

Lack of motion: Dependent position without motion could cause this. Why was it immobile to begin with! the injury could cause residual swelling, a clot should be considered as well. ...Read more

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How important is rest and being immobile as much as possible for fractured tailbone ?

How important is rest and being immobile as much as possible for fractured tailbone ?

Get a "donut": If you haven't already, get a "donut" (inflatable cushion) from the pharmacy. This may allow you to sit or lay down comfortably. Not much you can do about a tailbone fracture, though. Stay off of it as much as you can. If no improvement in a few weeks, revisit your physician or go to your doctor for follow up. The severity of the fracture may require further intervention, but let ur dr decide. ...Read more

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What is a good product to use for a stroke victim's leg immobility?

What is a good product to use for a stroke victim's leg immobility?

Consult PT team: The degree of "immobility" depends on how much motor function has been lost from the stroke. A thorough evaluation by a physical therapy/occupational therapy team can really help identify if any orthotics (braces) can help. ...Read more

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What is the name of the type of pneumonia caused by immobility in hospital?

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What is the name of the type of pneumonia caused by immobility in hospital?

Hypostatic: Hypostatic pneumonia usually occurs when the patient is not mobile enough to expand the lung by deep breathing so that the atelectatic or collapsed lung segments can develop into pneumonia. ...Read more

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What sharp pain when mobile and immobile in the left shoulder mean and what should I do?

What sharp pain when mobile and immobile in the left shoulder mean and what should I do?

RICE: What activities led up to the problem? Rest the shoulder, consider applying an ice pack to the shoulder several times a day. The ice should itself not touch the skin. Consider a water in a baggie with the ice in it. Wearing a sling will help to rest the shoulder. If all of this fails to help, I would call your doctor for additional ideas or referals. ...Read more

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Is novacaine what doctors give you when you get an epidural or any other procedure that you have to be immobile for?

Perhaps: Lidocaine (or xylocaine) is typically used to numb the skin's surface and underlying muscles to allow the comfortable placement of an epidural block. It may take a minute or two for the Lidocaine to take full effect. ...Read more

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What link is there between immobility and the complications of pregnancy?

What's causing it?: Immobility of what: one part of your body or your whole being? Must make diagnosis then treat it. Suspect severe depression or stroke. Depression during or after delivery (post-partum) is part genetic predisposition, hormonal and early life experience. Professional help and medication is obligatory. Forget breast feeding and use medication as directed by the experienced professional treating you. ...Read more

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Is it possible for joint immobility/stiffness to be alleviated by massage?

Is it possible for joint immobility/stiffness to be alleviated by massage?

Somewhat: The joints are moved via muscles, which are controlled by nerves. It's best to address all of these to get the greatest results. Joint and spinal manipulation would likely be a better choice being more directly related to the joint and effecting the nerve input to the muscles. Visit your chiropractor and get a massage. Treat yourself! ...Read more

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Whether immobility will cause problems often depends on weight?

True: The heavier you are, the more likely immobility will lead to problems (see prior answer). Especially clots in legs, clot getting loose and travelling to the lungs (pulmonary embolism), brain (stroke), death. ...Read more

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How do people get so overweight to the point of morbid obesity or becoming immobile?

Morbid obesity: Many very obese patients have significant psychologic problems. One of the common problems is psychologic compensation trying to make oneself unattractive as a way of avoiding interpersonal problems. There are many variants. ...Read more

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