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10 Possible Causes for Agitation, Early Repolarization, Myoclonic Jerking

  • Cocaine Abuse

    Agitation: IV or IM benzodiazepines, usually lorazepam, are first-line drugs for control of agitation.[] Symptoms of long-term cocaine abuse can include depression, agitation, nervousness, tiredness but unable to sleep.[] Benzodiazepines: Lorazepam 1 to 2 mg IV or IM every 5-15 min titrated to control of agitation; midazolam 5 mg IM for control of agitation.[]

  • Syncope

    jerking is common in syncope.[] Why is ‘Benign’ early repolarization not a benign condition in patients with syncope? Which children with syncope should be admitted? and many more….[] Cardiac causes of syncope can be accompanied by upward gaze deviation, asynchronous myoclonic jerks, and brief automatisms that result from global cerebral hypoperfusion and[]

  • Phencyclidine Intoxication

    jerks.[] The prevalent clinical signs and symptoms were the following: retrograde amnesia, nystagmus, hypertension, and psychomotor agitation.[] repolarization among patients presenting with cocaine-associated chest pain ( 44, 45 ).[]

  • Wilson Disease

    jerking similar to that seen in progressive myoclonic syndrome.[] Yener Unhelkar, Karen Murrell and Christopher Bryant, 13 Emergency Treatment of Agitation in Delirious and Demented Patients, Big Book of Emergency Department Psychiatry,[] […] lesions Abdominal imaging findings are neither sensitive nor specific Resting ECG abnormalities include left ventricular or biventricular hypertrophy, early repolarization[]

  • Sick Sinus Syndrome

    They also may seem drowsy, have problems with balance or movement, or appear anxious or agitated. Palpitations describe an unusual awareness of the beating of the heart.[] The simultaneous occurrence of V596M and R16472H may increase the severity of early repolarization.[] Syncope may be accompanied by myoclonic jerks (convulsive syncope), but postictal confusion is absent.[]

  • Torsades De Pointes

    […] preliminary ECG, to dose based on CrCl, and to monitor by ECG for any QTc prolongation. 22 Antipsychotics First Generation: Haloperidol is used to treat schizophrenia and severe agitation[] Therefore, in this context long or short QT syndrome, Brugada syndrome or early repolarization syndrome were unlikely. 6 Analysis of periods of torsade de pointes in our patient[] The following day, nursing staff observed repetitive, short-lived episodes of generalized mild myoclonic jerks. The patient remained conscious during these episodes.[]

  • Sudden Cardiac Death

    The following points need to be considered: Prompt recognition and diagnosis (brief seizure-like activity or involuntary myoclonic jerks have been reported in approximately[] Behavioural grief reactions – agitation, fatigue, crying and social withdrawal.[] Patients having major clinical events showed more frequent Brugada type patterns, early repolarization, and more diffuse multivessel coronary vasospasms.[]

  • SHORT Syndrome

    A cautious approach is indicated for the use of SSRIs in patients with CdLS because of possible behavioural activation and worsening agitation.[] High prevalence of early repolarization in short QT syndrome. Heart Rhythm 2010;7:647-52.[] Myoclonic seizures (brief shock-like jerks of a muscle or group of muscles) appear between 1 and 5 years in 85% of children with Dravet syndrome.[]

  • Degenerative Disorder

    Initial signs include: delayed development, myoclonic jerks, and/or seizures.[] Gehrig’s disease Parkinson’s disease all forms of dementia Some of the more common symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases include: memory loss forgetfulness apathy anxiety agitation[] The disinhibited behaviors include agitation, socially inappropriate behavior or impulsivity.[]

  • Enamel Hypoplasia Cataracts and Aqueductal Stenosis

    […] ocular jerks; pendular nystagmus.[] Abnormality of the kidney Sensory impairment Neurological speech impairment Hyperhidrosis Visual loss Glaucoma Biliary tract abnormality Spastic paraparesis Paraparesis Agitation[] Repolarization Associated with Ventricular Fibrillation OMIM:605105 Early Response to Neural Induction Gene OMIM:128600 Ear Malformation OMIM:128710 Ear Pits, Posterior Helical[]

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