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Doctor insights on: Whats Is The First Line Treatment For Status Epilepticus

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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


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What is the first line of treatment for acne?

What is the first line of treatment for acne?

OTC treatments: Topical treatments include over the counter products containing salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide or a combination of both. In addition for pustules and cysts heat producing home units can work like a laser in shrinking these lesions. A change in diet avoiding sugar and simple carbohydrates is often useful long term. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for pseudoseizures?

What is the treatment for pseudoseizures?

Therapy: Pseudoseizures are classified in a group of disorders called conversion disorders. Although your symptoms are very real, there is no physical basis for them. Often the symptoms of conversion disorders are caused by stress. The best treatment is counseling/therapy to help you deal withn the stressors in your life. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for mania?

What is the treatment for mania?

Meds, PsychT: Mood stabilizers to help with mood and energy. Also, keeping the schedule and sleep patterns are important. Find psychiatrist to help you manage mood sx with medication and psychologist to help you work on sx awareness, routine, sleep hygiene and precipitants of the manic episodes and mood swings. ...Read more

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What is the first aid for hypertension?

What is the first aid for hypertension?

Get BP down: How quickly to get a person's hbp down depends on two factors - how high the BP is and the clinical situation.. If a person has neurological findings such as loss of vision, numbness or weakness in an arm or leg this is a hypertensive emergency and the BP must be brought down immediately. If the BP is very high but there are no neurological changes the BP can be brought down gradually over days. ...Read more

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What is the best early treatment for a stroke?

What is the best early treatment for a stroke?

TPA (alteplase): The best early treatment is tissue plasminogen activator. This drug is given in the vein or artery and can break up the clot plugging the vessel allowing blood flow back to the brain. The sooner it is given, the less damage the patient may suffer. ...Read more

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What is the first aid for hypertention?

What is the first aid for hypertention?

First aid : No first aid for hypertension in general. If acute hypertensive crisis is present needs emergent medical therapy. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for dementia?

What is the best treatment for dementia?

No Best Treatment: Given the fact that there exist many different kinds of dementia there is no best treatment. There are certain dementias that improve when the underlying cause is treated. There are treatments that reduce the progression of some dementias. In the end the best treatment for any dementia would be one that delayed the onset, slowed the progress or cured the dementia. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for non-epileptic seizures?

What is the best treatment for non-epileptic seizures?

See below: There is no single best treatment. Therapy must be individualize to the patient; taking into consideration the patient's unique characteristics. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for anencephaly?

What is the treatment for anencephaly?

Up to parents: This is always fatal within hours or days.The management choices depend on the parents.Some accept early termination after confirmation.Some choose to deliver and spend time with the baby, avoiding attempts to prolong the act of dying.If they choose to deliver,I encourage the parents to see and hold the baby, and have a chance to say goodbye. This has been shown to speed emotional recovery ...Read more

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What is the treatment for toxemia?

What is the treatment for toxemia?

Delivery: Toxemia is only relieved or cured with the delivery of the baby. If toxemia develops before the pregnancy is carried to full-term, medications, bedrest and close monitoring may be used to try to keep mother & baby stable until baby is a little more mature. Magnesium sulfate is used to reduce seizure risk prior to and during delivery, and other blood pressure medications may be used as well. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for epileptic seizures؟?

What is the best treatment for epileptic seizures؟?

Several: Best med is the one that controls seizures without side effects. Depakene (valproic acid) you are taking may work. Others include lamotrigine, oxcarbazepine, levetiracetam, topiramate, zonisamide or lacosamide. There are others. Other than matching the drug to your seizure type, the tinder of see effects you might experience may vary (if yogurt side effects at all). ...Read more

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What is the treatment for quaternary syphilis?

What is the treatment for quaternary syphilis?

IV Penicillin.: Late infections need IV penicillin for at least 10 days. If the patient is allergic Ceftriaxone can be used. Other kinds of late disease may be treated with once-weekly intramuscular penicillin g for three weeks. If allergic, Doxycycline or tetracycline may be used, for a longer duration. These treatments can stop further progression, but not fully reverse damage already done. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for pre-diabetes?

What is the treatment for pre-diabetes?

Diet & exercise: Pre-diabetes is a warning sign that one is at high risk of developing diabetes. So, one should reduce all the risk factors. This includes but is not limited to: a healthy diet, exercise, weight reduction, increased cardiovascular activity, blood pressure control, and ongoing medical follow-up. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for night seizures?

Treatment for nig-SZ: Once the type of sz is identified, there are classes of meds specifically made for different types of sz. Some meds are for a lot of different types, some are more specific. Frequently, many meds are combined to control seizures. ...Read more

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What is the care of a patient on dobutamine for chf?

What is the care of a patient on dobutamine for chf?

Low salt & fluid: Salt and fluid restriction is the mainstay to help a patient with CHF on Dobutamine drip whether outpatient or inpatient. In the hospitalized patient, close monitoring of blood pressure and rhythm are required. ...Read more

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What is the best hospital for treatment of diabetic children?

What is the best hospital for treatment of diabetic children?

CHLA: If you are in the la area, children's hospital of los angeles is consistently ranked as one of the best pediatric hospitals in the nation. See: http://www.Chla.Org/site/c.Ipinktoajsg/b.3750939/k.8a24/division_of_endocrinology__diabetes__metabolism__childhood_obesity.Htm. ...Read more