An international study has found that a form of medicinal cannabis, cannabidiol, has significantly reduced convulsive seizures
in a group of children with a severe form of epilepsy.
Prompt assessment is required to capture the focal seizure ultimately before it progresses to a bilateral, convulsive seizure
involving both tonic and clonic components.
Recently an FDA approved closed-loop responsive neurostimulation therapy (NeuroPace) was proven to be beneficial in interrupting seizures including convulsive seizures
of partial onset .
Bilateral posterior fracture-dislocation of the shoulder and other trauma caused by convulsive seizures
. J Bone Joint Surg Am.
"When people have ECT, they're given a muscle relaxant, so essentially they're asleep," he says, "and the only way you can see somebody having an induced convulsive seizure
is small movements in their fingers or toes.
The shoulder joint is commonly predisposed for injury during a convulsive seizure
because of the shallow glenoid cavity and the typical position of adduction, internal rotation and flexion of it during the convulsion.
I entered his room to find my son having a convulsive seizure
. By the time we were in the ambulance en route to the hospital, he had been seizing for fifteen minutes.
Persons with epilepsy are among those who have convulsive seizures
. How does a convulsive seizure
differ from any other kind of seizure?
The trial results demonstrated that the drug had a significant impact on reducing monthly convulsive seizure
frequency in comparison to a placebo in highly treatment-resistant children when administered alongside existing treatment.
HOUSTON -- A wrist-worn device and smartphone-based alert system worn by a patient outside of the epilepsy monitoring unit for 3 months effectively detected convulsive seizure
events and minimized false alarms, results from a long-term study found.
After 12 weeks, overall participants saw a 45 percent reduction in convulsive seizure
frequency, and among all patients almost half (47 percent) experienced a 50 percent or greater reduction in seizures.
Evolving to a bilateral, convulsive seizure
(involving tonic, clonic, or tonic and clonic components).