You also should be aware of what seizure
imitators to rule out: movement disorders such as tics and Sandifer's syndrome, daydreaming and inattention, fainting, migraines, panic attacks, psychogenic nonepileptic seizures
(PNES), self-stimulatory behaviors, periods of the child holding her breath, and sleep parasomnias, such as night terrors, sleepwalking, and sleep myoclonus.
The new study, based on recordings from the brains of 37 patients fitted with NeuroPace implants, a brain stimulation device that can quickly halt seizures
by precisely stimulating a patient's brain as a seizure
begins, confirmed previous clinical and research observations of daily cycles in patients' seizure
risk, explaining why many patients tend to experience seizures
at the same time of day.
are organized by underlying biological rhythms that operate over multiple timescales and jointly modulate seizure
risk," according to the researchers.
Latest figures from the Home Office show the dramatic rise in seizures
of the class A drug between April 2016 to March this year.
Gently petting may help to settle things as the seizure
ends but often does not have any effect.
Methods: We retrospectively analyzed the association between clinical and demographic characteristics and seizure
frequency in 1329 epilepsy patients who were followed up at an outpatient clinic for one to eight years, 2008-2015.
Conclusion: Clinicians evaluating children after a febrile seizure
should direct their attention toward identifying the cause of the child's fever.
The goal of epilepsy treatment is to be seizure
The experience after a seizure
(known as the postictal phase) can be diverse for people living with epilepsy, including confusion, delirium, and psychosis.
Christopher et al described that around 3% of all children below 15 years of age have a seizure
, 50% of which are febrile seizures
and epilepsy is the underlying cause in one of every hundred children with seizures
The febrile seizure
is quite common in childhood but still it is extremely frightening, anxiety provoking and emotionally disturbing in those parents who witness the episode1.
Determining the type of seizure
that has occurred is essential for focusing the diagnostic approach on particular aetiologies, selecting the appropriate therapy and providing potentially vital information regarding prognosis.
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The first response to witnessing a seizure
should be to remain calm and provide care and comfort.
Unfortunately, the clinical description (semiology) of a seizure
often fails to inform the clinician of this distinction and may be misleading.