A condition where seizures occur in association with ethanol abuse (ALCOHOLISM) without other identifiable causes. Seizures usually occur within the first 6-48 hours after the cessation of alcohol intake, but may occur during periods of alcohol intoxication. Single generalized tonic-clonic motor seizures are the most common subtype, however, STATUS EPILEPTICUS may occur. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1174)
An acute organic mental disorder induced by cessation or reduction in chronic alcohol consumption. Clinical characteristics include CONFUSION; DELUSIONS; vivid HALLUCINATIONS; TREMOR; agitation; insomnia; and signs of autonomic hyperactivity (e.g., elevated blood pressure and heart rate, dilated pupils, and diaphoresis). This condition may occasionally be fatal. It was formerly called delirium tremens. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1175)
Physiological and psychological symptoms associated with withdrawal from the use of a drug after prolonged administration or habituation. The concept includes withdrawal from smoking or drinking, as well as withdrawal from an administered drug.
Clinical or subclinical disturbances of cortical function due to a sudden, abnormal, excessive, and disorganized discharge of brain cells. Clinical manifestations include abnormal motor, sensory and psychic phenomena. Recurrent seizures are usually referred to as EPILEPSY or "seizure disorder."
A primary, chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. The disease is often progressive and fatal. It is characterized by impaired control over drinking, preoccupation with the drug alcohol, use of alcohol despite adverse consequences, and distortions in thinking, most notably denial. Each of these symptoms may be continuous or periodic. (Morse & Flavin for the Joint Commission of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and the American Society of Addiction Medicine to Study the Definition and Criteria for the Diagnosis of Alcoholism: in JAMA 1992;268:1012-4)
A clear, colorless liquid rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and distributed throughout the body. It has bactericidal activity and is used often as a topical disinfectant. It is widely used as a solvent and preservative in pharmaceutical preparations as well as serving as the primary ingredient in ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.
Behaviors associated with the ingesting of alcoholic beverages, including social drinking.
A sedative and anticonvulsant often used in the treatment of alcohol withdrawal. Chlormethiazole has also been proposed as a neuroprotective agent. The mechanism of its therapeutic activity is not entirely clear, but it does potentiate GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID receptors response and it may also affect glycine receptors.
A very loosely defined group of drugs that tend to reduce the activity of the central nervous system. The major groups included here are ethyl alcohol, anesthetics, hypnotics and sedatives, narcotics, and tranquilizing agents (antipsychotics and antianxiety agents).
Disorders stemming from the misuse and abuse of alcohol.
A non-essential amino acid naturally occurring in the L-form. Glutamic acid is the most common excitatory neurotransmitter in the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.
Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
(2S-(2 alpha,3 beta,4 beta))-2-Carboxy-4-(1-methylethenyl)-3-pyrrolidineacetic acid. Ascaricide obtained from the red alga Digenea simplex. It is a potent excitatory amino acid agonist at some types of excitatory amino acid receptors and has been used to discriminate among receptor types. Like many excitatory amino acid agonists it can cause neurotoxicity and has been used experimentally for that purpose.
A class of ionotropic glutamate receptors characterized by their affinity for the agonist AMPA (alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid).
Penetrating and non-penetrating injuries to the spinal cord resulting from traumatic external forces (e.g., WOUNDS, GUNSHOT; WHIPLASH INJURIES; etc.).
Acute and chronic (see also BRAIN INJURIES, CHRONIC) injuries to the brain, including the cerebral hemispheres, CEREBELLUM, and BRAIN STEM. Clinical manifestations depend on the nature of injury. Diffuse trauma to the brain is frequently associated with DIFFUSE AXONAL INJURY or COMA, POST-TRAUMATIC. Localized injuries may be associated with NEUROBEHAVIORAL MANIFESTATIONS; HEMIPARESIS, or other focal neurologic deficits.
Cell-surface proteins that bind glutamate and trigger changes which influence the behavior of cells. Glutamate receptors include ionotropic receptors (AMPA, kainate, and N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors), which directly control ion channels, and metabotropic receptors which act through second messenger systems. Glutamate receptors are the most common mediators of fast excitatory synaptic transmission in the central nervous system. They have also been implicated in the mechanisms of memory and of many diseases.

Differential change in neuroactive steroid sensitivity during ethanol withdrawal. (1/42)

The progesterone metabolite 3alpha-hydroxy-5alpha-pregnan-20-one (3alpha,5alpha-P or allopregnanolone) is a potent positive modulator of gamma-aminobutyric acid(A) (GABA(A)) receptors. Although it is well documented that chronic ethanol (EtOH) administration produces cross-tolerance to the positive modulatory effect of benzodiazepines and GABA at GABA(A) receptors, recent findings suggest that sensitivity to 3alpha,5alpha-P is enhanced during EtOH withdrawal. In addition, EtOH-naive inbred strains of mice, which differ in EtOH withdrawal severity (DBA/2 >> C57BL/6), had marked differences in behavioral sensitivity to 3alpha,5alpha-P. Therefore, the present study was conducted to determine whether C57BL/6 (B6) and DBA/2 (D2) mice would be differentially sensitive to several of the pharmacological effects of 3alpha,5alpha-P during EtOH withdrawal. Male mice were exposed to EtOH vapor or air for 72 h. During withdrawal from EtOH, animals were injected with 3alpha,5alpha-P (0, 3.2, 10, or 17 mg/kg i.p.) and tested for activity and anxiolysis on the elevated plus maze, muscle relaxation, ataxia, and seizure protection following pentylenetetrazol. Sensitivity to the anticonvulsant effect of 3alpha,5alpha-P was enhanced during EtOH withdrawal in B6, but not D2 mice. In contrast, sensitivity to the muscle relaxant effects of 3alpha,5alpha-P was reduced in EtOH-withdrawing B6 and D2 mice, with a suggestion of decreased sensitivity to the anxiolytic effect of 3alpha,5alpha-P during EtOH withdrawal in B6. These results suggest that sensitization to the anticonvulsant effect of 3alpha,5alpha-P during EtOH withdrawal does not generalize across all genotypes nor does it generalize to all of the pharmacological effects of 3alpha,5alpha-P.  (+info)

Animal models of alcohol withdrawal. (2/42)

One diagnostic criterion of alcohol dependence is the appearance of a withdrawal syndrome when alcohol consumption ceases. Researchers have used various animal models, including isolated brain cells, slices of brain tissue, and intact animals, to study the mechanisms and manifestations of withdrawal. Results from these experimental studies have demonstrated that many consequences of withdrawal found in animals resemble those observed in humans. Such signs and symptoms of alcohol withdrawal include enhanced activity of the autonomic nervous system; body posture and motor abnormalities; hyperexcitability of the central nervous system, including sensory hyperreactivity; convulsions; anxiety; and psychological discomfort. Researchers also have used animal models to study the electrophysiological correlates of withdrawal, as well as neurobiological mechanisms underlying alcohol dependence and withdrawal.  (+info)

Emergency airway management in a case of lingual haematoma. (3/42)

A previously unreported cause of acute tongue swelling is presented and the airway issues discussed. Cases with different aetiology have been sporadically published however the consequent, and sometimes fatal, airway obstructions have been dealt with somewhat variably. The aetiogy of acute tongue swelling and modern emergency airway algorithms are discussed with reference to the literature.  (+info)

Influence of clonazepam and carbamazepine on alcohol withdrawal syndrome, preference and development of tolerance to ethanol in rats. (4/42)

The effects of clonazepam (0.3 and 1.0 mg/kg or 0.1 mg/kg, b.i.d., 5 days) and carbamazepine (50 and 100 mg/kg or 12.5 and 50 mg/kg b.i.d., 5 days) on alcohol withdrawal syndrome in rats were investigated. Moreover, the influence of clonazepam (0.3 mg/kg, single dose, or repeated doses for 8 days) and carbamazepine (50 mg/kg, single dose, or repeated doses for 8 days) on the development of tolerance to ethanol was also examined. To study the influence of clonazepam and carbamazepine on preference to ethanol, both drugs were administered for 5 days during the last week of the experiment, (clonazepam at 0.1 mg/kg, b.i.d., i.p. and carbamazepine at 12.5 mg/kg, b.i.d, i.p.). Clonazepam and carbamazepine administered at single doses as well as multiple doses diminished the symptoms of withdrawal syndrome. Clonazepam did not prevent the development of tolerance to sleep-inducing and hypothermal action of ethanol, while carbamazepine prevented the development of tolerance to hypnotic effect of ethanol. Carbamazepine clearly reduced preference to ethanol (significantly vs. the control group and vs. the baseline values). Clonazepam also diminished preference to alcohol, but only in comparison with baseline values.  (+info)

No association between metabotropic glutamate receptors 7 and 8 (mGlur7 and mGlur8) gene polymorphisms and withdrawal seizures and delirium tremens in alcohol-dependent individuals. (5/42)

- Up-regulation of the glutamatergic neurotransmission from chronic ethanol intoxication may cause a hyperexcitable state during alcohol withdrawal that may lead to seizures and delirium tremens. The aim of our study was to evaluate the association between a history of alcohol withdrawal-induced seizures and delirium tremens and a mGlurR7 (Tyr433Phe); and a mGlurR8 (C2756T) metabotropic glutamate receptor polymorphism in alcoholics compared to controls. A total of 182 patients meeting DSM-IV alcohol dependence criteria and 117 controls, both groups being of German descent, were investigated. mGluR7 and mGluR8 polymorphisms were determined using polymerase chain reaction of lymphocyte DNA. History of alcohol withdrawal-induced delirium tremens and seizures were obtained using the Semi-Structured Assessment of Genetics in Alcoholism (SSAGA). Data were cross-checked with inpatients' clinical files. No significant associations were obtained between both receptor polymorphisms and alcohol withdrawal-induced seizures and delirium tremens. The negative results in this study question the role of these polymorphisms in the pathogenesis of alcohol withdrawal-induced seizures and delirium tremens.  (+info)

In silico discovery of gene-coding variants in murine quantitative trait loci using strain-specific genome sequence databases. (6/42)

BACKGROUND: The identification of genes underlying complex traits has been aided by quantitative trait locus (QTL) mapping approaches, which in turn have benefited from advances in mammalian genome research. Most recently, whole-genome draft sequences and assemblies have been generated for mouse strains that have been used for a large fraction of QTL mapping studies. Here we show how such strain-specific mouse genome sequence databases can be used as part of a high-throughput pipeline for the in silico discovery of gene-coding variations within murine QTLs. As a test of this approach we focused on two QTLs on mouse chromosomes 1 and 13 that are involved in physical dependence on alcohol. RESULTS: Interstrain alignment of sequences derived from the relevant mouse strain genome sequence databases for 199 QTL-localized genes spanning 210,020 base-pairs of coding sequence identified 21 genes with different coding sequences for the progenitor strains. Several of these genes, including four that exhibit strong phenotypic links to chronic alcohol withdrawal, are promising candidates to underlie these QTLs. CONCLUSIONS: This approach has wide general utility, and should be applicable to any of the several hundred mouse QTLs, encompassing over 60 different complex traits, that have been identified using strains for which relatively complete genome sequences are available.  (+info)

Lack of association between hippocampal volume reduction and first-onset alcohol withdrawal seizure. A volumetric MRI study. (7/42)

AIMS AND METHODS: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the hippocampus has been extensively studied in both neurological and psychiatric disorders. Furthermore, hippocampal volume reductions on MRI have been reported in patients with chronic alcoholism. The present volumetric MRI study was undertaken to determine whether an association exists between hippocampal volume reduction and first-onset alcohol withdrawal seizure. Until recently, no data as to whether hippocampal volume reductions in alcoholics might serve as a predictor of withdrawal seizures were available. RESULTS: We found the average hippocampal volumes measured by high resolution MRI to be significantly reduced in 52 alcoholics compared with 30 healthy controls. Besides a decrease of hippocampal volume in patients with chronic alcoholism, we could not find any significant correlation between the occurrence of seizures during alcohol withdrawal and the amount of hippocampal volume reduction in these patients. CONCLUSIONS: Thus, the alcoholism-related atrophy within the hippocampal formation in patients suffering from chronic alcoholism does not seem to be the source of convulsive activity in these patients. Neither does the amount of atrophy allow the occurrence of first-onset withdrawal seizures to be predicted.  (+info)

Alcohol withdrawal treatment in intoxicated vs non-intoxicated patients: a controlled open-label study with tiapride/carbamazepine, clomethiazole and diazepam. (8/42)

AIMS AND METHODS: Alcohol withdrawal treatment efficacy of tiapride/carbamazepine (A) vs clomethiazole (B) vs diazepam (C) in non-intoxicated patients and vs tiapride/carbamazepine in intoxicated patients (D; breath alcohol concentration > or = 1 g/l) was tested (n = 127) in a controlled randomized open-label study. RESULTS: Efficacy and safety were not different between groups (total group: delirium, 3.9%; seizure, 0.8%), except for a lack of efficacy in 18% of intoxicated tiapride/carbamazepine patients. A change of medication in this group was necessary only when primarily intoxicated patients had reached the non-intoxicated range. CONCLUSIONS: Treatment with tiapride/carbamazepine in alcohol-intoxicated patients proved to be safe.  (+info)

Alcohol withdrawal seizures are a type of seizure that can occur as a result of alcohol withdrawal in individuals who have developed physical dependence on alcohol. These seizures typically occur within 48 hours after the last drink, but they can sometimes happen up to five days later. They are often accompanied by other symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, such as tremors, anxiety, nausea, and increased heart rate.

Alcohol withdrawal seizures are caused by changes in the brain's chemistry that occur when a person who is dependent on alcohol suddenly stops or significantly reduces their alcohol intake. Alcohol affects the neurotransmitters in the brain, particularly gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and glutamate. When a person drinks heavily and frequently, the brain adjusts to the presence of alcohol by reducing the number of GABA receptors and increasing the number of glutamate receptors.

When a person suddenly stops drinking, the brain is thrown out of balance, and the reduced number of GABA receptors and increased number of glutamate receptors can lead to seizures. Alcohol withdrawal seizures are a medical emergency and require immediate treatment to prevent complications such as status epilepticus (prolonged seizures) or brain damage. Treatment typically involves administering benzodiazepines, which help to calm the brain and reduce the risk of seizures.

Alcohol withdrawal delirium, also known as delirium tremens (DTs), is a serious and potentially life-threatening complication that can occur in people who are dependent on alcohol and suddenly stop or significantly reduce their consumption. It is a form of alcohol withdrawal syndrome that is characterized by the sudden onset of severe confusion, agitation, hallucinations, tremors, and autonomic hyperactivity.

The diagnostic criteria for alcohol withdrawal delirium, as outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), include:

1. Disturbance in consciousness (i.e., reduced clarity of awareness of the environment) with reduced ability to focus, sustain, or shift attention.
2. A change in cognition (such as memory deficit, disorientation, or language disturbance) or the development of a perceptual disturbance that is not better explained by another medical condition or substance use disorder.
3. The disturbance develops over a short period of time (usually hours to a few days) and tends to fluctuate throughout the day.
4. There is evidence from the history, physical examination, or laboratory findings that the symptoms are caused by alcohol withdrawal.
5. The symptoms cannot be better explained by another medical condition, medication use, or substance intoxication or withdrawal.

Alcohol withdrawal delirium is a medical emergency and requires immediate treatment in a hospital setting. Treatment typically involves the use of medications to manage symptoms, such as benzodiazepines to reduce agitation and prevent seizures, and antipsychotic medications to treat hallucinations and delusions. Supportive care, such as fluid and electrolyte replacement, may also be necessary to prevent dehydration and other complications.

Substance Withdrawal Syndrome is a medically recognized condition that occurs when an individual who has been using certain substances, such as alcohol, opioids, or benzodiazepines, suddenly stops or significantly reduces their use. The syndrome is characterized by a specific set of symptoms that can be physical, cognitive, and emotional in nature. These symptoms can vary widely depending on the substance that was being used, the length and intensity of the addiction, and individual factors such as genetics, age, and overall health.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), published by the American Psychiatric Association, provides the following diagnostic criteria for Substance Withdrawal Syndrome:

A. The development of objective evidence of withdrawal, referring to the specific physiological changes associated with the particular substance, or subjective evidence of withdrawal, characterized by the individual's report of symptoms that correspond to the typical withdrawal syndrome for the substance.

B. The symptoms cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.

C. The symptoms are not better explained by co-occurring mental, medical, or other substance use disorders.

D. The withdrawal syndrome is not attributable to another medical condition and is not better accounted for by another mental disorder.

The DSM-5 also specifies that the diagnosis of Substance Withdrawal Syndrome should be substance-specific, meaning that it should specify the particular class of substances (e.g., alcohol, opioids, benzodiazepines) responsible for the withdrawal symptoms. This is important because different substances have distinct withdrawal syndromes and require different approaches to management and treatment.

In general, Substance Withdrawal Syndrome can be a challenging and potentially dangerous condition that requires professional medical supervision and support during the detoxification process. The specific symptoms and their severity will vary depending on the substance involved, but they may include:

* For alcohol: tremors, seizures, hallucinations, agitation, anxiety, nausea, vomiting, and insomnia.
* For opioids: muscle aches, restlessness, lacrimation (tearing), rhinorrhea (runny nose), yawning, perspiration, chills, mydriasis (dilated pupils), piloerection (goosebumps), nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps.
* For benzodiazepines: anxiety, irritability, insomnia, restlessness, confusion, hallucinations, seizures, and increased heart rate and blood pressure.

It is essential to consult with a healthcare professional if you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of Substance Withdrawal Syndrome. They can provide appropriate medical care, support, and referrals for further treatment as needed.

A seizure is an uncontrolled, abnormal firing of neurons (brain cells) that can cause various symptoms such as convulsions, loss of consciousness, altered awareness, or changes in behavior. Seizures can be caused by a variety of factors including epilepsy, brain injury, infection, toxic substances, or genetic disorders. They can also occur without any identifiable cause, known as idiopathic seizures. Seizures are a medical emergency and require immediate attention.

Alcoholism is a chronic and often relapsing brain disorder characterized by the excessive and compulsive consumption of alcohol despite negative consequences to one's health, relationships, and daily life. It is also commonly referred to as alcohol use disorder (AUD) or alcohol dependence.

The diagnostic criteria for AUD include a pattern of alcohol use that includes problems controlling intake, continued use despite problems resulting from drinking, development of a tolerance, drinking that leads to risky behaviors or situations, and withdrawal symptoms when not drinking.

Alcoholism can cause a wide range of physical and psychological health problems, including liver disease, heart disease, neurological damage, mental health disorders, and increased risk of accidents and injuries. Treatment for alcoholism typically involves a combination of behavioral therapies, medications, and support groups to help individuals achieve and maintain sobriety.

Ethanol is the medical term for pure alcohol, which is a colorless, clear, volatile, flammable liquid with a characteristic odor and burning taste. It is the type of alcohol that is found in alcoholic beverages and is produced by the fermentation of sugars by yeasts.

In the medical field, ethanol is used as an antiseptic and disinfectant, and it is also used as a solvent for various medicinal preparations. It has central nervous system depressant properties and is sometimes used as a sedative or to induce sleep. However, excessive consumption of ethanol can lead to alcohol intoxication, which can cause a range of negative health effects, including impaired judgment, coordination, and memory, as well as an increased risk of accidents, injuries, and chronic diseases such as liver disease and addiction.

'Alcohol drinking' refers to the consumption of alcoholic beverages, which contain ethanol (ethyl alcohol) as the active ingredient. Ethanol is a central nervous system depressant that can cause euphoria, disinhibition, and sedation when consumed in small to moderate amounts. However, excessive drinking can lead to alcohol intoxication, with symptoms ranging from slurred speech and impaired coordination to coma and death.

Alcohol is metabolized in the liver by enzymes such as alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) and aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH). The breakdown of ethanol produces acetaldehyde, a toxic compound that can cause damage to various organs in the body. Chronic alcohol drinking can lead to a range of health problems, including liver disease, pancreatitis, cardiovascular disease, neurological disorders, and increased risk of cancer.

Moderate drinking is generally defined as up to one drink per day for women and up to two drinks per day for men, where a standard drink contains about 14 grams (0.6 ounces) of pure alcohol. However, it's important to note that there are no safe levels of alcohol consumption, and any level of drinking carries some risk to health.

Chlormethiazole is a sedative and anticonvulsant drug, which is primarily used in the treatment of symptoms associated with alcohol withdrawal, such as agitation, tremors, and seizures. It belongs to the class of drugs known as thiazoles and exerts its therapeutic effects by acting on the central nervous system (CNS).

The chemical formula for Chlormethiazole is C4H5ClN2S. It has a white to off-white crystalline appearance and is soluble in water, alcohol, and chloroform. In addition to its use as a sedative and anticonvulsant, Chlormethiazole has also been used in the treatment of anxiety, insomnia, and various other neurological disorders.

It's important to note that Chlormethiazole can be habit-forming and should only be used under the close supervision of a healthcare professional. Additionally, it may interact with other medications and medical conditions, so it's essential to discuss any potential risks and benefits with a doctor before using this medication.

Central Nervous System (CNS) depressants are a class of drugs that slow down the activity of the CNS, leading to decreased arousal and decreased level of consciousness. They work by increasing the inhibitory effects of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain, which results in sedation, relaxation, reduced anxiety, and in some cases, respiratory depression.

Examples of CNS depressants include benzodiazepines, barbiturates, non-benzodiazepine hypnotics, and certain types of pain medications such as opioids. These drugs are often used medically to treat conditions such as anxiety, insomnia, seizures, and chronic pain, but they can also be misused or abused for their sedative effects.

It is important to use CNS depressants only under the supervision of a healthcare provider, as they can have serious side effects, including addiction, tolerance, and withdrawal symptoms. Overdose of CNS depressants can lead to coma, respiratory failure, and even death.

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), alcohol-induced disorders are a category of mental disorders that are directly caused by substance/medication use. Specifically, alcohol-induced disorders refer to conditions where the primary cause is the use of alcohol or its withdrawal.

There are several types of alcohol-induced disorders, including:

1. Alcohol intoxication delirium: A state of confusion and disorientation that occurs due to excessive alcohol consumption.
2. Alcohol withdrawal delirium: A serious condition characterized by confusion, hallucinations, and tremors that can occur after a person stops drinking heavily and suddenly.
3. Alcohol-induced bipolar and related disorders: Mood disturbances that are directly caused by alcohol use or withdrawal.
4. Alcohol-induced depressive disorder: Depressive symptoms that are directly caused by alcohol use or withdrawal.
5. Alcohol-induced anxiety disorder: Anxiety symptoms that are directly caused by alcohol use or withdrawal.
6. Alcohol-induced sleep disorder: Sleep disturbances that are directly caused by alcohol use or withdrawal.
7. Alcohol-induced sexual dysfunction: Sexual problems that are directly caused by alcohol use or withdrawal.
8. Alcohol-induced major neurocognitive disorder: A severe decline in cognitive abilities, such as memory and decision-making skills, that is directly caused by alcohol use or withdrawal.

It's important to note that these disorders are distinct from alcohol use disorder (AUD), which refers to a pattern of problematic alcohol use that can lead to clinically significant impairment or distress. However, AUD can increase the risk of developing alcohol-induced disorders.

Glutamic acid is an alpha-amino acid, which is one of the 20 standard amino acids in the genetic code. The systematic name for this amino acid is (2S)-2-Aminopentanedioic acid. Its chemical formula is HO2CCH(NH2)CH2CH2CO2H.

Glutamic acid is a crucial excitatory neurotransmitter in the human brain, and it plays an essential role in learning and memory. It's also involved in the metabolism of sugars and amino acids, the synthesis of proteins, and the removal of waste nitrogen from the body.

Glutamic acid can be found in various foods such as meat, fish, beans, eggs, dairy products, and vegetables. In the human body, glutamic acid can be converted into gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), another important neurotransmitter that has a calming effect on the nervous system.

An encyclopedia is a comprehensive reference work containing articles on various topics, usually arranged in alphabetical order. In the context of medicine, a medical encyclopedia is a collection of articles that provide information about a wide range of medical topics, including diseases and conditions, treatments, tests, procedures, and anatomy and physiology. Medical encyclopedias may be published in print or electronic formats and are often used as a starting point for researching medical topics. They can provide reliable and accurate information on medical subjects, making them useful resources for healthcare professionals, students, and patients alike. Some well-known examples of medical encyclopedias include the Merck Manual and the Stedman's Medical Dictionary.

Kainic acid is not a medical term per se, but it is a compound that has been widely used in scientific research, particularly in neuroscience. It is a type of excitatory amino acid that acts as an agonist at certain types of receptors in the brain, specifically the AMPA and kainate receptors.

Kainic acid is often used in research to study the effects of excitotoxicity, which is a process that occurs when nerve cells are exposed to excessive amounts of glutamate or other excitatory neurotransmitters, leading to cell damage or death. Kainic acid can induce seizures and other neurological symptoms in animals, making it a valuable tool for studying epilepsy and related disorders.

While kainic acid itself is not a medical treatment or diagnosis, understanding its effects on the brain has contributed to our knowledge of neurological diseases and potential targets for therapy.

AMPA (α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid) receptors are ligand-gated ion channels found in the postsynaptic membrane of excitatory synapses in the central nervous system. They play a crucial role in fast synaptic transmission and are responsible for the majority of the fast excitatory postsynaptic currents (EPSCs) in the brain.

AMPA receptors are tetramers composed of four subunits, which can be any combination of GluA1-4 (previously known as GluR1-4). When the neurotransmitter glutamate binds to the AMPA receptor, it causes a conformational change that opens the ion channel, allowing the flow of sodium and potassium ions. This leads to depolarization of the postsynaptic membrane and the generation of an action potential if the depolarization is sufficient.

In addition to their role in synaptic transmission, AMPA receptors are also involved in synaptic plasticity, which is the ability of synapses to strengthen or weaken over time in response to changes in activity. This process is thought to underlie learning and memory.

Spinal cord injuries (SCI) refer to damage to the spinal cord that results in a loss of function, such as mobility or feeling. This injury can be caused by direct trauma to the spine or by indirect damage resulting from disease or degeneration of surrounding bones, tissues, or blood vessels. The location and severity of the injury on the spinal cord will determine which parts of the body are affected and to what extent.

The effects of SCI can range from mild sensory changes to severe paralysis, including loss of motor function, autonomic dysfunction, and possible changes in sensation, strength, and reflexes below the level of injury. These injuries are typically classified as complete or incomplete, depending on whether there is any remaining function below the level of injury.

Immediate medical attention is crucial for spinal cord injuries to prevent further damage and improve the chances of recovery. Treatment usually involves immobilization of the spine, medications to reduce swelling and pressure, surgery to stabilize the spine, and rehabilitation to help regain lost function. Despite advances in treatment, SCI can have a significant impact on a person's quality of life and ability to perform daily activities.

A brain injury is defined as damage to the brain that occurs following an external force or trauma, such as a blow to the head, a fall, or a motor vehicle accident. Brain injuries can also result from internal conditions, such as lack of oxygen or a stroke. There are two main types of brain injuries: traumatic and acquired.

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by an external force that results in the brain moving within the skull or the skull being fractured. Mild TBIs may result in temporary symptoms such as headaches, confusion, and memory loss, while severe TBIs can cause long-term complications, including physical, cognitive, and emotional impairments.

Acquired brain injury (ABI) is any injury to the brain that occurs after birth and is not hereditary, congenital, or degenerative. ABIs are often caused by medical conditions such as strokes, tumors, anoxia (lack of oxygen), or infections.

Both TBIs and ABIs can range from mild to severe and may result in a variety of physical, cognitive, and emotional symptoms that can impact a person's ability to perform daily activities and function independently. Treatment for brain injuries typically involves a multidisciplinary approach, including medical management, rehabilitation, and supportive care.

Glutamate receptors are a type of neuroreceptor in the central nervous system that bind to the neurotransmitter glutamate. They play a crucial role in excitatory synaptic transmission, plasticity, and neuronal development. There are several types of glutamate receptors, including ionotropic and metabotropic receptors, which can be further divided into subclasses based on their pharmacological properties and molecular structure.

Ionotropic glutamate receptors, also known as iGluRs, are ligand-gated ion channels that directly mediate fast synaptic transmission. They include N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors, α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA) receptors, and kainite receptors.

Metabotropic glutamate receptors, also known as mGluRs, are G protein-coupled receptors that modulate synaptic transmission through second messenger systems. They include eight subtypes (mGluR1-8) that are classified into three groups based on their sequence homology, pharmacological properties, and signal transduction mechanisms.

Glutamate receptors have been implicated in various physiological processes, including learning and memory, motor control, sensory perception, and emotional regulation. Dysfunction of glutamate receptors has also been associated with several neurological disorders, such as epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and psychiatric conditions like schizophrenia and depression.

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"Allelic association of a dopamine transporter gene polymorphism in alcohol dependence with withdrawal seizures or delirium". ... Midde NM, Huang X, Gomez AM, Booze RM, Zhan CG, Zhu J (September 2013). "Mutation of tyrosine 470 of human dopamine transporter ... Data has emerged that suggests there is also an association with stronger withdrawal symptoms from alcoholism, although this is ...
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Withdrawal from alcohol is another potential cause of seizures. Thus these factors must be ruled out as causes of seizures in ... of people who have a late seizure. Status epilepticus, a continuous seizure or multiple seizures in rapid succession, is ... When generalized seizures occur, they may start out as partial seizures and then spread to become generalized. It is not clear ... Late seizures are considered to be unprovoked, while early seizures (those occurring within a week of trauma) are thought to ...
It is commonly used to treat a range of conditions, including anxiety, seizures, alcohol withdrawal syndrome, muscle spasms, ... Diazepam increases craving for alcohol in problem alcohol consumers. Diazepam also increases the volume of alcohol consumed by ... and benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome. Withdrawal from diazepam or other benzodiazepines often leads to withdrawal symptoms ... Diazepam is mainly used to treat anxiety, insomnia, panic attacks and symptoms of acute alcohol withdrawal. It is also used as ...
Withdrawal can resemble barbiturate, alcohol, or benzodiazepine withdrawal, as they all have a similar mechanism of action. ... Glutethimide withdrawal featured severe agitation, tremor, and seizures which could be fatal. Overdose causes stupor or coma ... It features a typical depressant withdrawal syndrome that mimics alcohol withdrawal. Symptoms include delirium, tremor, anxiety ... GHB or alcohol withdrawal. To minimize withdrawal symptoms, baclofen or phenibut should be tapered down slowly. Abrupt ...
... seizures, and delirium tremens. Severe symptoms usually occur as a result of abrupt or over-rapid withdrawal. Abrupt withdrawal ... Kraemer KL, Conigliaro J, Saitz R (June 1999). "Managing alcohol withdrawal in the elderly". Drugs & Aging. 14 (6): 409-425. ... Benzodiazepines are the preferred choice in the management of alcohol withdrawal syndrome, in particular, for the prevention ... Peppers MP (1996). "Benzodiazepines for alcohol withdrawal in the elderly and in patients with liver disease". Pharmacotherapy ...
On October 20, 2022, Tristen died from cardiac arrest that had been triggered by a seizure as a result of alcohol withdrawal ... "WWE legend Kevin Nash reveals son's cause of death, calls alcohol a 'nasty drug'". Fox News. October 25, 2022. Kevin Nash ( ...
Withdrawal symptoms can range from mild anxiety and insomnia to more severe symptoms such as seizures and psychosis. The risk ... Lorazepam's anticonvulsant and CNS depressant properties are useful for the treatment and prevention of alcohol withdrawal ... Peppers MP (1996). "Benzodiazepines for alcohol withdrawal in the elderly and in patients with liver disease". Pharmacotherapy ... They should also not drive, operate machinery, or use alcohol within this period. Drug and alcohol dependence - The risk of ...
The reinforcing qualities of alcohol leading to repeated use - and thus also the mechanisms of withdrawal from chronic alcohol ... Benzodiazepines are often used to reduce anxiety symptoms, muscle tension, seizure disorders, insomnia, symptoms of alcohol ... Alcohol is a depressant, the effects of which may vary according to dosage amount, frequency, and chronicity. As a member of ... The effects of alcohol on the body's neurochemistry are more difficult to examine than some other drugs. This is because the ...
... alcohol withdrawal delirium MeSH C10.720.112.300 - alcohol withdrawal seizures MeSH C10.720.112.400 - alcoholic neuropathy MeSH ... alcohol withdrawal seizures MeSH C10.597.751.237 - dizziness MeSH C10.597.751.418 - hearing disorders MeSH C10.597.751.418.341 ... seizures MeSH C10.228.140.490.650 - seizures, febrile MeSH C10.228.140.490.690 - status epilepticus MeSH C10.228.140.490. ... alcoholic neuropathy MeSH C10.668.829.800.300 - hereditary motor and sensory neuropathies MeSH C10.668.829.800.300.200 - ...
In some, the seizures were provoked by other causes, such as acute illness or alcohol withdrawal. The following people are ... The following people may have had one or more epileptic seizures but since the seizures were provoked, they do not result in a ... Visions or Seizures: Was Ellen White the Victim of Epilepsy? by Donald I. Peterson, MD Zaleski 2006, pp. 162-163. Bhawuk 2003. ... Bazil C (1999). "Seizures in the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe". Archives of Neurology. 56 (6): 740-3. doi:10.1001/archneur ...
... alcohol withdrawal delirium MeSH C21.739. - alcohol withdrawal seizures MeSH C21.739. - alcoholic ... alcohol withdrawal delirium MeSH C21.613.705.150.300 - alcohol withdrawal seizures MeSH C21.613.705.150.400 - alcoholic ... alcohol withdrawal delirium MeSH C21.739.835.500 - alcohol withdrawal seizures MeSH C21.866.017.258 - hernia, diaphragmatic, ... alcoholic MeSH C21.739.100.087 - alcohol-induced disorders MeSH C21.739.100.087.193 - alcohol-induced disorders, nervous system ...
... and determining if another cause of seizures is present, such as alcohol withdrawal or electrolyte problems. This may be partly ... Focal seizures begin in one area of the brain while generalized seizures begin in both hemispheres. Some types of seizures may ... Refractory epilepsy patients who have a high seizure frequency are at the greatest risk for having seizure clusters. Seizure ... Tongue bites are also relatively common in psychogenic non-epileptic seizures. Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures are seizure ...
Seizures can be prevented from occurring if the symptoms of withdrawal are recognized and treated early. Seizure activity in a ... Substances include alcohol, cocaine, narcotics, tricyclclic antidepressants, or other sedatives. ... Generalized tonic A focal tonic seizure can generalize, or the first seizure can occur as a generalized seizure, or seizures ... This lowered seizure threshold potential makes the neonatal brain susceptible to acute symptomatic seizures. SEIZURE RISK DUE ...
When trying to stop excessive alcohol consumption alcohol withdrawal (AW) is physiological responses that in some cases can ... cause life-threatening seizures. SorCS2 has been associated with the severity of AW in genome analysis of European American ... "Risk Locus Identification Ties Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms to SORCS2". Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 42 (12 ...
Alcohol is addictive to humans, and can result in alcohol use disorder, dependence and withdrawal. It can have a variety of ... seizures, and hallucinations. In severe cases, death can result. Delirium tremens is a condition that requires people with a ... Alcohol dehydrogenase inhibitors, Alcohol, Alcohol abuse, Alcohol and health, Alcohol law, Alcohols, Analgesics, Anxiolytics, ... Ethanol is also known chemically as alcohol, ethyl alcohol, or drinking alcohol. It is a simple alcohol with a molecular ...
... alcohol withdrawal, other medications) Serious cardiovascular conditions (arrhythmias, heart insufficiency, state after ... However, seizures, leukopenia and skin reactions occur more often with maprotiline than with comparable drugs (e.g., ... It should thus be prescribed with particular, if not extreme, caution to people with a history of epilepsy/seizures of any ... Withdrawal symptoms frequently seen when treatment with maprotiline is stopped abruptly (agitation, anxiety, insomnia, ...
Information is gathered on the drug, medication history, and its withdrawal. For seizures associated with alcohol, intravenous ... Consuming alcohol with food is less likely to trigger a seizure than consuming it without. Consuming alcohol while using many ... There are varying opinions on the likelihood of alcoholic beverages triggering a seizure. Consuming alcohol may temporarily ... Examples include drugs that affect GABAergic and/or glutamatergic systems, such as alcohol (see alcohol withdrawal), ...
Diazepam (Valium): may help reduce the effect of anxiety when withdrawal with alcohol intake. Lorazepam (Ativan): Should be ... Clonazepam (Klonopin): oral tablet that helps prevent seizures and panic attacks. ... By reducing alcohol intake, the systolic blood pressure will lower by 2-4mm Hg and the diastolic blood pressure by 1-2 mm Hg.[ ... Drinking too much alcohol moderately (more than one drink for women and two drinks for men) can cause damage to the heart. ...
... withdrawal from alcohol as this causes symptoms such as agitation and, sometimes, epileptiform seizures. In 1962, J.C. Watkins ...
... alcohol), due to an increased risk of seizures. Buspirone augmentation was not found to increase the discontinuation success ... More serious symptoms may also occur such as mini-seizures, seizures, and suicide. Withdrawal can be managed through awareness ... Psychiatry portal Alcohol withdrawal syndrome Benzodiazepine dependence Benzodiazepine equivalence Opioid withdrawal syndrome ... A slow withdrawal rate significantly reduces the risk of a protracted or severe withdrawal state. Protracted withdrawal ...
... symptoms range from such minor symptoms as insomnia and tremulousness to severe complications such as withdrawal seizures and ... Alcohol dependence is differentiated from alcohol abuse by the presence of symptoms such as tolerance and withdrawal. Both ... An acquired tolerance to alcohol. Withdrawal symptoms. Relief or avoidance of withdrawal symptoms by further drinking. ... Becker, Howard C. (2008). "Alcohol Dependence, Withdrawal, and Relapse". Alcohol Research & Health. 31 (4): 348-361. ISSN 1535- ...
However, a significant incidence of seizures at the originally recommended dosage (400-600 mg/day) caused the withdrawal of the ... The prescribing information recommends minimizing the use of alcohol, since in rare cases bupropion reduces alcohol tolerance. ... For comparison, the incidence of unprovoked seizure in the general population is 0.07 to 0.09%, and the risk of seizure for a ... benzodiazepine or alcohol withdrawal. It should be avoided in individuals who are taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). ...
This is caused by withdrawal from alcohol or barbiturates, acute encephalitis, head trauma resulting in coma, partial seizures ...
Kindling phenomena are well established for repeated ethanol (alcohol) withdrawal; alcohol has a very similar mechanism of ... and anticonvulsant effects are replaced with seizures, especially in cold turkey or overly-rapid withdrawal. Benzodiazepine ... Long-term effects of benzodiazepines Alcohol withdrawal syndrome Long-term effects of alcohol consumption SSRI discontinuation ... Abrupt withdrawal from any of these compounds, e.g., barbiturates, benzodiazepines, alcohol, corticosteroids, neuroactive ...
Single or multiple brief tonic-clonic seizures in the appropriate time setting for alcohol withdrawal[1] ... Dont use phenytoin or fosphenytoin to treat seizures caused by drug toxicity or drug withdrawal.[2] ... Alcohol withdrawal. Southern Medical Journal. 2012; 105(11):607-612. *↑ Choosing Wisely. American College of Medical Toxicology ... Phenobarbital for acute alcohol withdrawal: a prospective randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study. J Emerg Med. 2013; ...
Pages 3-36 Hughes JR (June 2009). "Alcohol withdrawal seizures". Epilepsy & Behavior. 15 (2): 92-97. doi:10.1016/j.yebeh. ... alcohol withdrawal or hyperammonemia and especially over-rapid benzodiazepine withdrawal, and also Huntingtons disease. Other ... Fujikawa DG (December 2005). "Prolonged seizures and cellular injury: understanding the connection". Epilepsy & Behavior. 7 ... a Japanese scientist who stated that direct application of glutamate caused seizure activity, though this report went unnoticed ...
Clinical diagnosis of epilepsy lacking (e.g., alcohol withdrawal seizures). Pathology related to underlying condition may be ... Clinical diagnosis of epilepsy lacking (e.g., alcohol withdrawal seizures). Pathology related to underlying condition may be ... Generalized seizures, lower age of seizure onset, duration of seizure disorder longer than 10 years, total higher number of ... The importance of avoiding alcohol, drugs, seizure-provoking situations, and high-risk situations (eg, driving, swimming) needs ...
Benefits: Seizure, alcohol withdrawal, agitation due to toxic overdoses. Push doses are useful because doses can stack. Longer ... What are the signs that this complication has occurred? Perioral tingling Stupor Coma Seizures What can that cause? ... seizures, gastrointestinal disease, appendectomy, and sickle cell crisis. References 1. Cavallaro SC, Michelson KA, DAmbrosi G ...
Allelic association of a dopamine transporter gene polymorphism in alcohol dependence with withdrawal seizures or delirium. ... Schmidt LG, Harms H, Kuhn S, Rommelspacher H, Sander T. Modification of alcohol withdrawal by the A9 allele of the dopamine ... For example, the ∗9R allele has been linked with some phenomena-cocaine-induced paranoia (5), severity of alcohol withdrawal ... severity of alcohol withdrawal symptoms in some (6,7) but not all (8) studies, and a reduced risk of tobacco smoking (9,10). ...
Caution is advised in patients suffering from epilepsy and in conditions predisposing to seizures (e.g. alcohol withdrawal and ... after abrupt withdrawal of high doses of antipsychotics. Gradual withdrawal is advisable as a precautionary measure. ... After withdrawal of the CYP3A4 inducer, the concentration of haloperidol may gradually increase and therefore it may be ... Haloperidol can increase the CNS depression produced by alcohol or CNS-depressant medicinal products, including hypnotics, ...
... withdrawal seizures, and monoamine transmission in rats treated with phentermine and 5-hydroxy-L-tryptophan. Synapse 2006;59: ... L-glutamine and L-5-hydroxytriptophan in the alleviation of alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Coll Antropol 2011;35:1225-30. View ... Halladay, A. K., Wagner, G. C., Sekowski, A., Rothman, R. B., Baumann, M. H., and Fisher, H. Alterations in alcohol consumption ... This might cause serious side effects including heart problems, seizures, and vomiting.. ...
It got to a point where I had a grand mal seizure from alcohol withdrawal. I didnt know that that could happen. I was ... It just got to the point where I couldnt sleep without alcohol, I couldnt wake up in the morning without alcohol, I was ... Because it didnt apply to me so I had a very severe depression and my solution to that was to self-medicate with alcohol, see ... I had run out of alcohol. I couldnt sleep my mind was racing. I was having anxiety and I was looking at all the anti- ...
... of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations which prohibits an individual with epilepsy or a seizure disorder from ... and by alcohol or illicit drug withdrawal.. *Examples of moderate-to-high-risk factors for recurrence include seizures caused ... Single provoked seizure. If there is a single provoked seizure (i.e., there is a known reason for the seizure), the Agency will ... Single unprovoked seizure. If there is a single unprovoked seizure (i.e., there is no known trigger for the seizure), the ...
On the other hand, sudden withdrawal from alcohol following regular or chronic use can also increase your risk of seizures ... You may be more likely to experience seizures with these medications if you are elderly, undergoing alcohol or drug withdrawal ... Using buPROPion with alcohol may increase the risk of uncommon side effects such as seizures, hallucinations, delusions, ... If you are prone to frequent or excessive alcohol use, talk to your doctor before starting buPROPion. In general, you should ...
Drug Treatment of Seizures - Explore from the MSD Manuals - Medical Professional Version. ... For seizures due to alcohol withdrawal, antiseizure drugs are not recommended. Instead, treating the withdrawal syndrome tends ... Absence seizures (typical and atypical), focal-onset seizures, tonic-clonic seizures, myoclonic seizures, juvenile myoclonic ... The drugs preferred vary according to type of seizure (see table Choice of Drugs for Seizures Choice of Drugs for Seizures ). ...
Seizure disorder other than 1) febrile seizures, 2) seizures secondary to alcohol withdrawal more than 3 years ago, or 3) ... seizures that have not required treatment within the last 3 years. 22. Asplenia, functional asplenia or any condition resulting ... drug or alcohol abuse, autoimmune diseases, psychiatric disorders, or heart disease.. --Back to Top-- ...
Seizures. Delirium tremens. Alcohol Withdrawal Timeline The timeline for alcohol withdrawal varies, but usually, most people ... the first step in recovery from alcohol use disorder.2 What Is Alcohol Withdrawal? Alcohol withdrawal is a condition that ... Causes of Alcohol Withdrawal Chronic alcohol use can lead to significant alcohol dependence, which builds as a result of ... of medication for alcohol withdrawal is benzodiazepines.2 Benzodiazepines help to control seizures during alcohol withdrawal. 2 ...
... and one of the most dangerous is alcohol withdrawal. When someone abruptly stops drinking, their brain... ... Understanding the Causes of Alcohol Withdrawal Seizures. George Mcnellie4 minutes read. Alcohol or drug abuse problems can ... Alcohol Detoxification: How It Works and What to Expect. * Can Alcohol Withdrawal Kill You? - The Dangers of Abruptly Quitting ... Alcohol dependence occurs when a person experiences cravings for alcohol or withdrawal symptoms when they stop drinking. It is ...
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Its no secret that detoxing from drugs or alcohol can be challenging. But for many people, the thought of doing so in the ... They can occur when someone stops using alcohol or certain drugs, such as benzodiazepines. Withdrawal-related seizures can be ... Why Alcohol Withdrawal Can Be Dangerous. Alcohol withdrawal can be physically and mentally challenging. Without proper medical ... Some of the most common and dangerous withdrawal symptoms include:. Seizures. Seizures are one of the most serious and ...
But many people may not be aware that alcohol use can increase their cancer risk. ... Most people know that heavy alcohol use can cause health problems. ... Heavy drinkers who suddenly stop drinking can have physical withdrawal symptoms such as tremors, confusion, hallucinations, ... seizures, and other serious problems over the next few days. In some people these can be life-threatening. This doesnt mean ...
There can be many causes of seizures. They can be triggered by alcohol withdrawal, high fevers and head injuries, to name a few ... Estrogen can cause seizures, and progesterone can work against them. When the seizures are related to menstruation, this is ... Having a grand mal seizure while pregnant can be harmful to both mother and baby, but the medications to prevent the seizures, ... Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes seizures. It affects more than 3 million people in the United States. Seizures can ...
Seroquel and alcohol: Understand the risks of combining these two substances and how it can negatively impact your mental ... Tremors and Seizures: In severe cases, withdrawal from alcohol or Seroquel can lead to tremors or even seizures.. ... Seroquel and Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms from Seroquel and alcohol can vary in severity and duration, ... Alcohol is metabolized in the liver, and chronic alcohol consumption can lead to liver damage or disease. Combining alcohol ...
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  • The Department of Transportation DOT Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has received your request for an exemption from Section 391.41(b)(8) of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations which prohibits an individual with epilepsy or a seizure disorder from operating a commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce. (dot.gov)
  • If there is a seizure disorder/epilepsy diagnosis, the applicant should be seizure-free for 8 years, on or off medication . (dot.gov)
  • If seizures are intractable (refractory to an adequate trial of ≥ 2 drugs), patients should be referred to an epilepsy center to determine whether they are candidates for surgery. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes seizures. (healthywomen.org)
  • But epilepsy seizures have no known cause. (healthywomen.org)
  • According to Alison M. Pack, M.D. , a professor of neurology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, an epilepsy diagnosis can be made after someone has two unprovoked seizures. (healthywomen.org)
  • Another is photosensitive epilepsy , where seizures are triggered by flashing or flickering lights. (healthywomen.org)
  • When the seizures are related to menstruation, this is called catamenial epilepsy . (healthywomen.org)
  • It's not unusual for teen girls to start having epilepsy seizures around the time they start menstruating , she added. (healthywomen.org)
  • Epilepsy is defined as a brain disorder characterized by an enduring predisposition to generate epileptic seizures and by the neurobiologic, cognitive, psychological, and social consequences of this condition. (medscape.com)
  • Notably, evidence of a recent seizure does not exclude the diagnosis of SUDEP as long as death did not occur during the seizure. (medscape.com)
  • Seizures, when they occur, usually begin within 8 to 24 hours after the last drink. (withdrawal.net)
  • They can occur when someone stops using alcohol or certain drugs, such as benzodiazepines. (thefreemanonline.org)
  • Other withdrawal symptoms can occur such as high blood pressure and chest pain, can also be dangerous for people with heart conditions. (thefreemanonline.org)
  • They can also occur during withdrawal from other drugs, such as opiates. (thefreemanonline.org)
  • Profuse sweating and low-grade fever may occur as the body detoxifies from Seroquel and alcohol. (allamericandetox.com)
  • Other manifestations that occur with more significant toxicity include seizures, respiratory depression, and coma, which have been observed at serum levels of greater than 40 mg/L. One cardiac manifestation of overdose is sinus tachycardia. (medscape.com)
  • Physical examination helps in the diagnosis of specific epileptic syndromes that cause abnormal findings, such as dermatologic abnormalities (eg, patients with intractable generalized tonic-clonic seizures for years are likely to have injuries requiring stitches). (medscape.com)
  • Delirium tremens, the most severe and potentially life-threatening manifestation of alcohol withdrawal, generally appear 72 to 96 hours after the last drink. (withdrawal.net)
  • Delirium tremens is a life-threatening symptom that is most commonly associated with long-term alcohol use disorders. (alcoholdetoxguide.com)
  • This Rational Clinical Examination systematic overview summarizes the accuracy of danger components, symptoms and indicators, and survey instruments for predicting delirium tremens, withdrawal seizures, and scientific extreme alcohol withdrawal in hospitalized patients with a historical past of alcohol use. (absurdtosublime.net)
  • Assessment of severe alcohol withdrawal complications should include clinical parameters such as past seizures or delirium tremens and the Prediction of Alcohol Withdrawal Severity Scale, with treatment including nonbenzodiazepine medications for low-risk patients and a short-term benzodiazepine prescription for high-risk patients, ideally in an inpatient setting. (medscape.com)
  • Evaluation of adjunctive ketamine to benzodiazepines for management of alcohol withdrawal syndrome. (wikem.org)
  • Benzodiazepines can cause uncomfortable or dangerous withdrawal symptoms , so a medical detox can be an important step in treatment. (columbusrecoverycenter.com)
  • A single drug, usually the first or second one tried, controls epileptic seizures in about 60% of patients. (msdmanuals.com)
  • A key feature of epileptic seizures is their stereotypic nature. (medscape.com)
  • The diagnosis of epileptic seizures is made by analyzing the patient's detailed clinical history and by performing ancillary tests for confirmation. (medscape.com)
  • Research in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) has determined that anyone who meets 2 of the following 11 criteria within a 12-month period can be diagnosed with alcoholism or an alcohol use disorder. (alcoholdetoxguide.com)
  • However, alcohol can exacerbate symptoms of these disorders and interfere with the effectiveness of the medication. (allamericandetox.com)
  • Risk assessment was based on Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test-Consumption scores. (medscape.com)
  • A rehab program can help treat Valium addiction, withdrawal symptoms, co-occurring disorders and more. (columbusrecoverycenter.com)
  • Carbamazepine (Tegretol) is an iminostilbene that has been used as a first-line medication for both generalized and partial complex seizure disorders. (medscape.com)
  • In addition, carbamazepine has been used as treatment in patients who have previously abused stimulants, as well as patients with alcohol withdrawal, bipolar disorder (after lithium has been tried), panic attacks, neuropathic pain, trigeminal neuralgia, resistant depression, and certain behavioral disorders. (medscape.com)
  • Rarely, an antiseizure drug that is effective for one seizure type may aggravate another seizure type. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Or, if after one seizure, brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or electroencephalogram (EEG) testing shows there is a six in 10 or higher chance that you will have another seizure. (healthywomen.org)
  • Phenobarbital for acute alcohol withdrawal: a prospective randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study. (wikem.org)
  • Over time, after the brain has made these adaptations to the regular presence of alcohol, should one slow or stop their use of alcohol abruptly, the balance of certain types of brain cell signaling tips towards a hyper-excitable state.6 With this abnormally elevated excitatory tone in the brain, a person may be at increased risk of seizures and certain other acute alcohol withdrawal symptoms. (withdrawal.net)
  • Dexmedetomidine as adjunct treatment for severe alcohol withdrawal in the ICU. (wikem.org)
  • Life-threatening symptoms indicate severe alcohol withdrawal, which can include the following symptoms:1, 8 Hyperthermia. (withdrawal.net)
  • Around 50% of people with an alcohol use disorder (AUD) will develop some symptoms of alcohol withdrawal.5 However, it is difficult to predict who will have alcohol withdrawal symptoms and who will not. (withdrawal.net)
  • A diagnosis of alcoholism or alcohol use disorder may be given to a person whose drinking patterns begin to adversely affect every aspect of their life. (alcoholdetoxguide.com)
  • Excessive alcohol use or alcohol misuse can increase a person's risk of developing an alcohol use disorder, more commonly known as "alcoholism" or "alcohol addiction. (alcoholdetoxguide.com)
  • New Canadian guidelines for the management of high-risk drinking and alcohol use disorder (AUD) include 15 recommendations on screening, diagnosis, withdrawal management, and ongoing treatment including psychosocial interventions, drug therapies, and community-based programs. (medscape.com)
  • Alcohol addiction or alcohol use disorder is characterized by one's inability to stop or control the consumption of alcohol and the presence of an alcohol-focused mindset. (rockymountaindetox.com)
  • Still, it is associated with other serious health concerns and can put patients at increased risk of developing an alcohol use disorder. (rockymountaindetox.com)
  • If you or a loved one are experiencing any or all these symptoms of an Alcohol Use Disorder, seek treatment immediately and take back control of your life. (rockymountaindetox.com)
  • To put things simply, alcohol withdrawal symptoms are a result of characteristic, but maladaptive changes in brain chemistry.6 Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can vary from person to person, both in terms of what symptoms one experiences and how severe they are.2 Mild to moderate alcohol withdrawal symptoms may include:1,8 Anxiety. (withdrawal.net)
  • Discontinuing Seroquel and alcohol can lead to heightened anxiety levels and feelings of agitation. (allamericandetox.com)
  • Diazepam is used to treat anxiety, alcohol withdrawal, and seizures. (graph.org)
  • Diazepam is prescribed to treat anxiety, panic attacks and symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, as well as to control seizures. (columbusrecoverycenter.com)
  • Physicians use this medication to treat alcohol withdrawal symptoms, anxiety, and seizures. (postarticlenow.com)
  • The ∗9R allele has been associated with a history of cocaine-induced paranoia among cocaine-dependent European Americans ( 5 ), severity of alcohol withdrawal symptoms in some ( 6 , 7 ) but not all ( 8 ) studies, and a reduced risk of tobacco smoking ( 9 , 10 ). (snmjournals.org)
  • The severity of symptoms in future withdrawal episodes often masks Withdrawal is relatively rare in individuals younger than 30 years old, with risk and severity increasing as age increases. (withdrawal.net)
  • Withdrawal symptoms from Seroquel and alcohol can vary in severity and duration, depending on factors such as dosage, duration of use, and individual physiology. (allamericandetox.com)
  • The definition of AUD was based on patients experiencing "clinically significant impairment or distress" from their alcohol use, with severity being mild, moderate, or severe. (medscape.com)
  • Those suffering from alcoholism would display a continual need, urge, or craving to consume or obtain alcohol or suffer from uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms when they go too long without it. (rockymountaindetox.com)
  • The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has the data to prove we're in a near epidemic. (rockymountaindetox.com)
  • Physician Statement on letterhead, that includes: your diagnosis, the date(s) of your last seizure, the anti-seizure medication you take, the date of the last change in anti-seizure medication, and a sentence of support for your driving commercially. (dot.gov)
  • Video-EEG monitoring is the standard test for classifying the type of seizure or syndrome or to diagnose pseudoseizures (ie, to establish a definitive diagnosis of spells with impairment of consciousness). (medscape.com)
  • This technique is also used to characterize the type of seizure and epileptic syndrome to optimize pharmacologic treatment and for presurgical workup. (medscape.com)
  • This study aimed to analyze evidence concerning the effectiveness of training strategies for nursing assistance teams related to alcohol withdrawal syndrome. (bvsalud.org)
  • It is concluded that nursing professionals who work with the alcoholic withdrawal syndrome must receive training and updates on the topic. (bvsalud.org)
  • Alcohol and drug use can cause dehydration, which can, in turn, lead to other health complications. (thefreemanonline.org)
  • Even if you can make it through the withdrawal process without significant complications, there's no guarantee that you'll succeed in your detox. (thefreemanonline.org)
  • Detoxing at home seems comfortable and inexpensive, but alcohol withdrawal is a serious medical process with common complications. (havendetoxnow.com)
  • Nausea and vomiting are typical withdrawal symptoms that can lead to dehydration. (thefreemanonline.org)
  • Emotional instability, mood swings, and irritability are typical withdrawal symptoms. (allamericandetox.com)
  • Alcohol or drug abuse problems can cause severe symptoms including life-threatening withdrawal seizures known as rum attacks. (alcoholdetoxguide.com)
  • Seizures are one of the most serious and potentially life-threatening withdrawal symptoms. (thefreemanonline.org)
  • If the individual is taking anti-seizure medication(s), the plan for medication should be stable for 2 years . (dot.gov)
  • If there is a single unprovoked seizure (i.e., there is no known trigger for the seizure), the individual should be seizure-free for 4 years, on or off medication . (dot.gov)
  • For readers, at the beginning of the substance abuse recovery journey, medical detox & medication management are the safest options for managing withdrawal symptoms. (thefreemanonline.org)
  • Combining Seroquel, a potent antipsychotic medication, with alcohol can lead to severe consequences. (allamericandetox.com)
  • Don't use phenytoin or fosphenytoin to treat seizures caused by drug toxicity or drug withdrawal. (wikem.org)
  • If toxicity develops before seizures are controlled, the dose is reduced to the pretoxicity dose. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Pregnancy isn't ruled out but should be planned so mothers-to-be can take medications that control their seizures but are still safe for the baby. (healthywomen.org)
  • Combining alcohol with Seroquel can put additional strain on the liver, increasing the risk of liver damage and interfering with the body's ability to metabolize medications effectively. (allamericandetox.com)
  • Once a full assessment is over, the patient begins their actual detoxification process, which may include withdrawal management medications and a quiet, safe and comfortable environment. (columbusrecoverycenter.com)
  • Alcohol withdrawal is a condition that results from the abrupt cessation or reduction of alcohol use, especially after prolonged and heavy drinking.1 Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can range from mildly uncomfortable to severe and potentially life-threatening. (withdrawal.net)
  • Ethanol is the type of alcohol found in alcoholic drinks, whether they are beers, wines, liquors (distilled spirits), or other drinks. (cancer.org)
  • The appropriate dose of any drug is the lowest dose that stops all seizures and has the fewest adverse effects, regardless of blood drug level. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Determine the drug dose using clinical criteria (the lowest dose that stops seizures and has the fewest adverse effects), regardless of blood levels. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Both Seroquel and alcohol can have adverse effects on the cardiovascular system. (allamericandetox.com)
  • The goal of treatment is to achieve a seizure-free status without adverse effects. (medscape.com)
  • Withdrawal symptoms can range from mild to severe and can last up to several weeks. (alcoholdetoxguide.com)
  • Those recovering from alcohol abstinence do not have to take this responsibility on their own if they choose to detox in a medical facility. (alcoholdetoxguide.com)
  • No committee members disclosed direct monetary or nonmonetary support from alcohol or pharmaceutical industry sources within the past 5 years, or that their clinical revenue would be influenced by the guideline recommendations. (medscape.com)
  • The clinical signs and symptoms of seizures depend on the location of the epileptic discharges in the cerebral cortex and the extent and pattern of the propagation of the epileptic discharge in the brain. (medscape.com)
  • The most frequently used are the scale Assessment Clinical Institute Withdrawal for Alcohol, Revised and the CAGE questionnaire. (bvsalud.org)
  • Todos os estudos incluíram em seus treinamentos escalas como forma de avaliar os pacientes, sendo a escala Assessment Clinical Institute Withdrawal for Alcohol, Revised e o questionário CAGE os mais utilizados. (bvsalud.org)
  • Todos los estudios incluyeron en sus entrenamientos escalas como manera de evaluar los pacientes, siendo la escala Assessment Clinical Institute Withdrawal for Alcohol, Revised y el cuestionario CAGE los más utilizados. (bvsalud.org)
  • Alcohol is metabolized in the liver, and chronic alcohol consumption can lead to liver damage or disease. (allamericandetox.com)
  • Alcohol can raise estrogen levels in the body, which may explain some of the increased risk. (cancer.org)
  • Estrogen can cause seizures, and progesterone can work against them. (healthywomen.org)
  • Sometimes symptoms appear as early as 4-6 hours, before the body's blood alcohol level has returned to zero. (withdrawal.net)
  • Learn more about how Alcohol affects your body's detoxification process. (alcoholdetoxguide.com)
  • Alcohol dependence occurs when a person experiences cravings for alcohol or withdrawal symptoms when they stop drinking. (alcoholdetoxguide.com)
  • Binge drinking may not indicate a genuine dependence on alcohol. (rockymountaindetox.com)
  • As a premier detox center for alcohol rehab in Colorado, Rocky Mountain offers medically assisted treatment and evidence-based therapies to help you or your loved one overcome alcohol dependence. (rockymountaindetox.com)
  • Our highly qualified staff will work with each patient as they navigate physical symptoms and support them as they begin to work through the psychological effects of alcohol dependence. (rockymountaindetox.com)
  • No single drug controls all types of seizures, and different patients require different drugs. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Then, another drug is added at a low dose, which is gradually increased until seizures are controlled. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Once seizures are controlled, the drug should be continued without interruption until patients have been seizure-free for at least 2 years. (msdmanuals.com)
  • The discomfort and pain that can be associated with alcohol and drug withdrawal can make it crucial for those undergoing detoxification to undergo medical intervention that combines their emotional and medical needs. (alcoholdetoxguide.com)
  • We didn't see that there was any effect on seizures or on drug levels in that study," she said. (healthywomen.org)
  • Getting a remarkable drug and alcohol detox in South El Monte is a must for most of us. (transformationscare.com)
  • Still, you would be surprised by just how many people attempt a drug and alcohol detox at home. (transformationscare.com)
  • Even when they know better and have health insurance or financial means and support to get a proper, medical drug and alcohol detox. (transformationscare.com)
  • Torturing yourself with another drug and alcohol detox at home to keep the "secret" isn't smart or practical. (transformationscare.com)
  • Home drug and alcohol detox doesn't work. (transformationscare.com)
  • That's as true when it comes to drug and alcohol detox in South El Monte as it is for anything. (transformationscare.com)
  • Medical health insurance will almost always cover some form of drug and alcohol detox in South El Monte. (transformationscare.com)
  • Checking your insurance doesn't commit you to drug and alcohol detox in South El Monte or any other treatment at Transformations Care. (transformationscare.com)
  • That's why Transformations Care has a top-notch drug and alcohol detox in South El Monte of our own set up in a quiet, comfortable residential area in the L.A. suburbs. (transformationscare.com)
  • Nurses who receive training to work with drug addicts, a bigger workload during graduation in According to the World Health Organization, disciplines that address alcohol and other drugs and 5.9% of all deaths worldwide are caused by alcohol, graduate regardless of the area, demonstrate more and the unbridled consumption of the drink can not positive attitudes to the alcohol user(9). (bvsalud.org)
  • What alcohol withdrawal symptoms were present during the person's last withdrawal. (withdrawal.net)
  • Overall, the amount of alcohol someone drinks over time, not the type of alcoholic beverage, seems to be the most important factor in raising cancer risk. (cancer.org)
  • In a medical detox program, which is often the first step in a long-term treatment plan, you register with a specialized center where you will be closely monitored under the supervision of health professionals to keep you as safe and comfortable as possible while managing your alcohol withdrawal. (alcoholdetoxguide.com)
  • During medical detox, a person can receive treatment and care while drugs and alcohol leave their system. (columbusrecoverycenter.com)
  • Malnutrition is possible when a person undergoes alcohol detoxification because he may lose his appetite. (alcoholdetoxguide.com)
  • Alcohol rehabilitation or treatment programs are designed to take care of the mind and body during detoxification. (alcoholdetoxguide.com)
  • But for some types of cancer, most notably breast cancer, consuming even small amounts of alcohol can increase risk. (cancer.org)
  • Because it didn't apply to me so I had a very severe depression and my solution to that was to self-medicate with alcohol, see some psychiatry who prescribed antidepressants while I was drinking because of course I wasn't honest with them about how much I was drinking. (foundationsrecoverynetwork.com)
  • Heavy drinking can lead to serious health risks, and one of the most dangerous is alcohol withdrawal. (alcoholdetoxguide.com)
  • A new study suggests that drinking small amounts of Alcohol could help cleanse toxins from your brain. (alcoholdetoxguide.com)
  • Learn more about the dangers of abruptly quitting drinking and how to safely detox from alcohol. (alcoholdetoxguide.com)
  • Drinking even small amounts of alcohol is linked with an increased risk of breast cancer in women. (cancer.org)
  • More than 85% of people over 18 years of age reported drinking alcohol at one point or another. (rockymountaindetox.com)
  • Drinking alcohol at more than twice the binge drinking parameters is considered high-intensity drinking, and those who engage in it are 70 times more likely to require emergency medical treatment. (rockymountaindetox.com)
  • Drinking alcohol whilst taking Vendal retard may make you feel more sleepy or increase the risk of serious side effects such as shal ow breathing with a risk of stopping breathing, and loss of consciousness. (who.int)
  • if you suffer from seizures or if you have a head injury . (who.int)
  • 80% of these patients had a seizure immediately before death. (medscape.com)
  • If seizures are difficult to control from the outset (in 30 to 40% of patients), ≥ 2 drugs may eventually be required. (msdmanuals.com)
  • All adult and youth patients at moderate or high risk for AUD should be screened annually for alcohol use, and those screening positive should receive a diagnostic interview for AUD and an individualized treatment plan. (medscape.com)
  • Kloster reported evidence of recent seizures (ie, witnessed, oral trauma, cyanosis) in 67% of victims. (medscape.com)
  • Withdrawal may trigger headaches or migraines as the body adjusts to the absence of Seroquel and alcohol. (allamericandetox.com)
  • Alcohol probably also increases the risk of cancer of the stomach , and might affect the risk of some other cancers as well. (cancer.org)
  • Mixing Seroquel and alcohol significantly increases the risk of overdose. (allamericandetox.com)
  • It is possible to die from alcohol withdrawal, as the brain can become so accustomed to the presence of alcohol that it can't function without it. (alcoholdetoxguide.com)
  • The harmful effects of glutamate on the central nervous system were first observed in 1954 by T. Hayashi, a Japanese scientist who stated that direct application of glutamate caused seizure activity, though this report went unnoticed for several years. (wikipedia.org)
  • Recertification for drivers with a single unprovoked seizure should be performed every 2 years. (dot.gov)
  • Dawn Gosselin was 16 years old when she had her first seizure . (healthywomen.org)
  • The U.S. has seen alarming rates of alcohol use and abuse over the last few years. (rockymountaindetox.com)
  • It's no secret that detoxing from drugs or alcohol can be challenging. (thefreemanonline.org)
  • Withdrawal symptoms from drugs and alcohol can be both physically and mentally challenging. (thefreemanonline.org)
  • Detoxing from drugs and/or alcohol is a very isolating experience, and without the support of family and friends, it can be even more so. (thefreemanonline.org)
  • One-fourth reported smoking, 57.7% using alcohol and 46.8% using drugs. (who.int)
  • [ 11 ] reported 38% of witnessed deaths to be an immediate consequence of a seizure attack. (medscape.com)
  • Alcohol use accounts for about 6% of all cancers and 4% of all cancer deaths in the United States. (cancer.org)
  • One, absence seizures , cause brief losses of consciousness that look like vacant stares. (healthywomen.org)
  • If seizures continue, the daily dose is increased by small increments. (msdmanuals.com)
  • It is believed that alcohol withdrawal arises based on various changes in brain activity caused by prolonged and excessive consumption of alcohol. (alcoholdetoxguide.com)
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea and vomiting are common during withdrawal from both substances. (allamericandetox.com)