The duration of the motor seizure
was recorded as the time from the ECT stimulus to the cessation of tonic-clonic motor activity in the 'isolated' arm; the duration was assessed by an observer through a window outside of the operating theatre to blind the observer to the anaesthetic agent used.
Characteristics of subjects at presentation of subacute measles encephalitis (SME) Pt 1 Pt 2 Pt 3 * Pt 4 Age (years) 27 14 29 25 Gender F M F M HIV status known Y N N N CD4 count (cells/[micro]l) Presentation 268 1 66 11 CD4 nadir ([dagger]) 65 - - - Measles infection History of rash + + - - History of pneumonitis + + - - On ART N N N N Period of clinical latency (weeks) 15 10 UK UK Presenting SME symptom Focal motor seizure
+ Hearing loss + Visual loss + Generalised motor seizure
+ SME symptomatology EPC/generalised seizure +/+ +/+ +/- Blindness + - - + Encephalopathy + + + + Outcome Follow-up time (weeks) 12 4 2.
is a temporary disturbance in brain function caused by abnormal nerve signals that begin in a local motor nerve area of the brain.
duration, electroencephalogram (EEG) seizure duration, and postictal suppression index (PSI) were recorded from the EEG and electromyography traces obtained during the seizure.
The unmodified motor seizure
was also monitored using an isolated forearm technique.
duration was recorded as the time interval between ECT stimulus and cessation of tonic-clonic motor activity in the isolated upper limb, while EEG seizure duration was recorded as the interval between ECT stimulus and post-ictal EEG suppression.
duration (mean, SD, range, seconds); Seizure duration as determined by EEG monitoring (mean, SD, range, seconds), and ECT dose (mean, SD, range, milliCoulombs) Patient Electrode No.
For instance, in a patient with parieto-occipital epilepsy, either being due to a cortical development abnormality or an infarct, while the seizure presentation may only be the generalized motor seizures
, depending upon the spread of seizure activity, visual aura, automotor seizure, focal clonic seizure, or bilateral asymmetrical tonic seizures may well appear individually or in cluster.
After a mean 847 days of follow-up, the researchers observed a responder rate of 32% in patients with complex partial seizures, 63% in patients with generalized tonic-clonic seizures, and 26% in those with total, disabling seizures (simple partial motor seizures
, complex partial seizures, and generalized tonic-clonic seizures combined).
Production of limbic motor seizures
and brain damage by systemic and intracerebrel injections of paraquat in rats.
Focal seizures invariably involve one side of the body and are most commonly motor seizures
Comment: In 98 people with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, aged 1-30 years, adjunctive use of Topamax reduced the number of drop attacks and major motor seizures