MedIV- Nervous System (Disorders- Seizures).txt

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  1. what is the most common nervous disorder in dogs?
    seizures
  2. seizures in young dogs are most often caused by ___ ___
    idiopathic epilepsy
  3. seizures in older dogs are most often caused by a ___ ___
    brain tumor
  4. what are the 2 other causes for seizures?
    TM
    • toxins
    • metabolic disturbances
  5. seizures are not a ____, but a ____
    • diagnosis
    • symptom
  6. what is the range for a normal length of a seizure?
    1-3 mins
  7. what are the 3 phases of a seizure?
    • pre ictal
    • ictal
    • post ictal
  8. what is a "primary" cause for a seizure
    brain
  9. what is a "secondary" cause for a seizure?
    • trauma
    • toxins
  10. idiopathic epilepsy= ____ ____
    primary epilepsy
  11. idiopathic epilepsy usually is dx at __-__ years of age
    1-3
  12. what are 2 things that may induce a seizure?
    • excitement
    • estrous cycle
  13. what 3 things should be noted about each seizure?
    TLO
    • time
    • length
    • observations
  14. what process is done to dx idiopathic epilepsy?
    process of elimination
  15. what tests are run to rule out other causes for the seizures?
    *what are the other possible causes for the seizures?
    BIITMDL
    • blood work
    • *infectious
    • inflammatory
    • toxic
    • metabolic
    • other dzs
    • base line liver fx
  16. secondary epilepsy can have many causes such as:
    HHHII(DR)LBTCMT
    • hypoxia
    • hypoglycemia
    • hypocalemia
    • infx dz (distemper, rabies)
    • lead poisoning
    • brain tumor
    • toxins
    • congenital dz
    • metabolic dz
    • trauma
  17. what are the 3 things that can cause metablic dz?
    KLI
    • kidney dz
    • liver dz
    • insulinoma
  18. what 2 toxins can cause 2ndary epilepsy?
    • pesticides
    • flea meds
  19. status epilepticus is an ____
    emergency
  20. s. epilepticus has a possible result of ___/___
    • coma
    • death
  21. seizures lasting more than __-__ mins or ___ seizures are considered status epilepticus
    • 5-10mins
    • continuous
  22. tx with ___, check ___, monitor ___ with a s. epilepticus case
    • diazepam
    • bloodwork
    • temp.
  23. cluster seizures are considered more than ___ seizure in a 24 hour pd. or seizures occuring ___ ___ ___
    • 1
    • back to back
  24. phenobarb takes __-__ ___ to reach therapeutic levels
    7-10 d.
  25. there is a possibility for ___ toxicity
    liver
  26. how do you monitor a drug to ensure it doesnt reach toxic levels?
    serum chemistries
  27. phenobarb. is not a ___
    cure
  28. phenobarb is a ___
    controlled drug
  29. potassium bromide is a ___ ___
    add on

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