Neuro shelf - seizures

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ashboeri
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102505
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Neuro shelf - seizures
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2011-09-18 13:42:51
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  1. complex vs simple partial seizures
    complex - awareness is impaired
  2. complex partial seizures often arise from...
    temporal lobe, though some from frontal lobe

    (frontal lobe origin - bizarre bilateral movements, bicycling or kicking, or behavior such as running in circles)
  3. absence seizure EEG pattern
    3-Hz spike-and-wave

    hyperventilation is a common trigger
  4. epilepsy syndromes...

    lennox-gastaut syndrome
    onset in childhood, associated with mental retardation, slow spike-and-wave EEG

    tx: valproic acid, lamotrigine, felbamate
  5. epilepsy syndromes...

    benign rolandic epilepsy
    onset in childhood. simple partial involving mouth and face, generalized tonic-clonic. nocturnal preponderance of seizures, EEG shows controtemporal spikes

    tx: carbamazepine
  6. epilepsy syndromes...

    juvenile myoclonic epilepsy
    onset in adolescence and young adulthood, early morning preponderance

    tx: valproate, lamotrigine

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