CONVULSIVE CONDITIONS; EPILEPSY (Pathophysiology (Seizures activity may…
CONVULSIVE CONDITIONS; EPILEPSY
External nerve stimulation device
Minimally invasive surgery
Deep brain stimulation
Vagus nerve stimulation
Signs and symptoms
Psychic symptoms- fear and anxiety
Loss of consciousness
Uncontrollable jerking movements of the arms and legs
A staring spell
Magnetic resonance imaging
Computerised tomography scan
A neurological exam
Patients with non-epileptic attacks should be handled sensitively.
All women with epilepsy who become pregnant should asked to contact the specialists.
Most patients with seizures do not need treatment but there are individual exceptions.
The nurse should give the patients who have a high risk of recurrence option and may elect to start treatment.
The prime requirements are a complete diagnosis, selection of treatment and counselling appropriate to individual needs.
Patients with epilepsy demands long terms commitment from both the general practitioner and specialists.
Seizures activity may involve the entire brain.
The formation of the epileptogenic zone.
Tumour growth may disrupt the spread of epileptic activity.
Cortical connections contributes to generation and maintenance of seizures.
Tumours can disrupt normal electrical functional patterns, causing increased local coherence.
The hippocampus may become involved either directly through tumour extension may contribute to seizure complication.
Abnormal growth kinetics of tumours can affect surrounding neurons morphologically.
In tumour associated epilepsy, non-tumoral surrounding tissue may cause seizures.