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seizure

Pathol a sudden manifestation or recurrence of a disease, such as an epileptic convulsion

Seizure

 

a pathological neuropsychic state that arises in an abrupt fitlike manner. Seizures frequently take the form of convulsions or other involuntary movements accompanied by clouding of consciousness. This stage is later replaced by a deep pathological sleep or stupor. Epilepsy, hysteria, and diseases of the brain can produce seizures. Seizures may occur in the form of a sudden relaxation of muscle tone (cataplectic seizure) or a sudden falling asleep (narcoleptic seizure). The term “seizure” is also used in the broader sense of paroxysm.

seizure

[′sē·zhər]
(medicine)
The sudden onset or recurrence of a disease or an attack.
Specifically, an epileptic attack, fit, or convulsion.
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Strategies for management of school, workload, and potential stress, with the goals of maintaining balance and preventing breakthrough seizures, are explored.
"The cost savings in the less expensive medications may be lost when overall health costs and societal consequences are taken into account for those patients who experience breakthrough seizures or troublesome side effects when switched from their usual seizure medicine."
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the management of seizure clusters or breakthrough seizures in the population of 1.2 million refractory epilepsy patients.
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Unfortunately, a significant percentage of individuals with IDD are medically refractory and despite multiple trials of at least three different AED's, many still have breakthrough seizures. Seizure surgery, the ketogenic diet, and the usage of the Vagus Nerve stimulator (VNS) can and do help, but individually only add a very small chance of stopping all seizures from occurring.
But the agency's accepted bioequivalence range of 80%125% could put some patients at risk for breakthrough seizures or increased side effects, Dr.
Such situations would include status epilepticus; repeated new seizures (excluding most withdrawal seizures, for example); breakthrough seizures with a low anticonvulsant level; and a first seizure with a high likelihood of repeating, as with a demonstrated focal brain lesion.