Case Study Seizure

Jun 18th, 2015
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"Seizure" is a general term that refers to a sudden malfunction in the brain that causes someone to collapse, convulse, or have another temporary disturbance of normal brain function, often with a loss or change in consciousness. Seizure may be brought by excessive electrolyte imbalances because brain is considered to be the most sensitive part of the body during fluid and electrolyte shifting thus, alteration of electrolyte and fluid levels may initiate the occurrence of this. Symptoms may vary depending on the part of the brain involved, but often include unusual sensations, uncontrollable muscle spasms, and loss of consciousness. When seizures occur more than once or over and over, it may indicate the ongoing condition epilepsy. In older clients about 10% or more have standard fainting spells (also called syncope), which is often associated with a brief seizure or seizure-like spell. A person may stiffen or even twitch or convulse a few times. Fortunately, this rarely i

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SeizurePage | 1SeizureI.INTRODUCTION"Seizure" is a general term that refers to a suddenmalfunction in the brain that causes someone tocollapse, convulse, or have another temporarydisturbance of normal brain function, often with a lossor change in consciousness.Seizure may be brought by excessive electrolyteimbalances because brain is considered to be the mostsensitive part of the body during fluid and electrolyteshifting thus, alteration of electrolyte and fluid levelsmay initiate the occurrence of this.Symptoms may vary depending on the part of the brain involved, but often include unusualsensations, uncontrollable muscle spasms, and loss of consciousness.When seizures occur more than once or over and over, it may indicate the ongoing conditionepilepsy.In older clients about 10% or more have standard fainting spells (also called syncope), whichis often associated with a brief seizure or seizure-like spell. A person may stiffen or eventwitch or convulse a few times. Fortunately, this rarely indicates epilepsy. Most adults recoververy quickly (seconds to minutes) and don't require specialized treatment.Currently, 1.5 million elderly people reside in nursing homes, therefore as many as 150,000elderly patients in nursing homes may be taking AEDs.TYPES OF SEIZURE:a. Generalized Seizures manifest a loss of consciousness with convulsive or nonconvulsivebehaviors and include tonic-clonic, myoclonic, atonic, and absence seizures.1. Generalized Ton

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