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    Aptiom and Phenytoin may both be anticonvulsants, yet they have many points of contrasting variation which exemplify their individual advantages and disadvantages. For example, they have differing amounts of clinical research, drug therapy regimen variance, and cost differences that make the each drug distinct and highly distinguishable from the other. Phenytoin was first synthesized in 1908 and was approved by the FDA in 1939 (Ogbru, n.d). Since then, it has become one of the most commonly used antiepileptic medications in North America. An extensive amount of careful scientific trials has been done in a great number of patients (Epilepsy Foundation, n.d). It is best used to treat partial-onset seizures, but has value in treating tonic-clonic…

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    Research Paper On Epilepsy

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    Epilepsy And Pregnancy-Preparing For Pregnancy By Jackie De Burca May 27, 2012 Most people who go on to be diagnosed with epilepsy will experience their first seizure between the ages of five and twenty years old, though, in fact, a seizure can happen at any age. Many neurologists and neuroscientists are of the opinion that each person's brain has a threshold above which a fit will be triggered; for people who have epilepsy that threshold can be very low. Epileptic individuals can experience…

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    The only danger that involves cannabis is the illegalization of it. There are millions of cannabis users in the United States that have been stereotyped as “drug addicts” or “pot heads” by individuals who do not fully understand the positive aspects of this plant. Marijuana can be used for many things, which include medical purposes and to decrease deforestation and pollution. The government is spending too much money that belongs to Americans to prevent legalization, when in fact it can produce…

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    Chief Complaint Follow up on new onset seizure. History Patient is a 58-year-old right-handed white male who presents with his ex-wife for followup after inpatient evaluation for new onset seizure. I did review the H&P and discharge summary, the initial neurology consult done by Robin Kass, MD and my follow up notes. I also reviewed the EEG report and reviewed the scans myself. This is an individual who has had a hypoglycemic brain injury in 2008 resulting in an induced coma for a full…

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    Epilepsy is one of the common chronic neurologic disorders characterized by recurrent seizure which is a brief period of uncontrolled involuntary shaking. It may be partial, involving only one part of the body, or generalized, involving the entire body, and they may be accompanied by loss of consciousness and loss of control of bowel or bladder function. In some case it is unclassified. Patient with epilepsy may continue to experience any of the above types of seizure while getting AEDs…

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    RESULTS 3.1. Epilepsy Centers Characteristics The survey was sent by email for twelve centers. Nine centers responded the main questionnaire. Four (44.4%) respondents were from the South region of Brazil; three (33.3%) were from the Southeast and; two (22.2%) were from the Central West region. All of the respondents were epileptologists (neurologists) responsible for their centers (Epilepsy Center Coordinators).Two centers did not answer the email and one center did not collaborate for not…

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    Apa Paper On Epilepsy

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    Epilepsy and the Oral Cavity Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of consciousness (MayoClinic). Diagnosis of epilepsy is not an easy task as it comes in many forms and can range anywhere from a blank stare to full body convulsions, but once it is diagnosed, epilepsy can often be treated with medication and the patient can…

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    Long-term opioid use can put the patient at risk too many medication-related problems. The use of anticonvulsant drugs is commonly used for seizures, but helps reduce some chronic and cancer pain. Anticonvulsants are also adjuvant analgesics because they don’t allow certain type of nerve transmissions therefore changing the way the body senses pain. Anticonvulsant may be taken alone for pain management in combination with opioids. Common drugs gabapentin and pregabalin (Lyrica) are considered…

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    Carbamazepine (Tegretol) and Phenobarbital (Luminal) belongs to a group of medication called anticonvulsants. Tegretol is prescribed to control epilepsy, prevents facial pan from trigeminal, and act as a mood stabilizer to control mania in patients that have episodes of over activity. The medication decreases the synaptic transmission in the central nervous system affecting the sodium channels in neurons (Deglin, Vallerand, & Sanoski, 2014, p. 265). Similarly, Luminal is prescribed to patients…

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    Triazole Derivatives Essay

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    triazolecompounds (7-10) for their antileishmanial activity against “Leishmanidonovani”. Anticonvulsant activity Epilepsy is a neurological disorder identify by unprovoked seizures affecting at least 50 million people worldwide. Triazole derivatives are reported to possess pronounced anticonvulsant activities. Anticonvulsant drugs are used to control for excessive firing of neurons. The maximal…

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