absence seizures


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absence seizures

PETIT MAL attacks. See also EPILEPSY.
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In this respect, Sadleir, Scheffer and Smith (2008) analysed the extent to what specific factors such as age, state of arousal, epilepsy syndrome somehow determines specific features of absence seizures.
A sampling of topics addressed in 33 contributions: network models of absence seizures, experimental approaches such as ex vivo recording, control mechanisms, sex and development, orchestration of the circadian clock, locomotion control, consciousness and subcortical arousal systems, normal and disordered sleep, modulation of acute and chronic pain, mood and anxiety disorders, and drug therapy.
One type, generalized seizures, includes generalized tonic-clonic seizures (formerly called "grand mal" seizures), tonic seizures, atonic seizures, or absence seizures (formerly called "petit mal" seizures).
A significant percentage of youth who are referred for evaluation of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) eventually are given a diagnosis of absence seizures.
Absence seizures can be present in around 1/3 of patients.
FDA approved for use for seizures associated with Lennox-Gastault syn-drome, for akinetic and myoclonic seizures and absence seizures that fail to respond to other medications
I later found another group I wanted to share the same data with, one more specific to our epilepsy type, which was absence seizures.
JME is quite a frequent disease in Qatar as it is in Europe, America, Indian subcontinent and Africa, and most patients with this disease have tonic-clonic seizures and many also have absence seizures," Dr Mesraoua explained.
Several unexpected findings have already surfaced in the search for genetic clues to epilepsy, including a link between mutations in the GLUT-1 gene (a glucose transporter to the brain) and paroxysmal exercise-induced dystonia and a wide spectrum of idiopathic generalized epilepsies, particularly those with absence seizures.