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41 Possible Causes for Apnea, Aspiration Pneumonia, Lip Smacking

  • Generalized Motor Seizure

    Movements of hands, like wringing, playing with buttons or objects in hands, waving Non-purposeful movements, called automatisms, involve the face, arms or legs, such as lip[epilepsytalk.com] But there is mental illness in my family as well as sleep apnea. I took Dilantin, then Phenytoin, then Tegretol for my seizures.[epilepsy.com] Some conditions can make epilepsy worse, eg: Obstructive Sleep Apnea, strokes, head traumas, alcohol and recreational drug use.[epilepsynyc.com]

  • Epilepsy

    […] and stop gradually rather than abruptly Last longer than 10 seconds Are more likely to cause falling May include automatisms such as blinking, eye fluttering, lip smacking[verywell.com] Co-morbid sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, insomnia, restless legs syndrome, and the parasomnias, occur frequently in people with epilepsy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Complications may include: Difficulty learning Breathing in food or saliva into the lungs during a seizure, which can cause aspiration pneumonia Injury from falls, bumps,[medlineplus.gov]

  • Status Epilepticus

    (particularly when this is uncommon for the child) Features include altered mental state, confusion, unresponsiveness, abnormal (often subtle) motor movements, twitches, lip-smacking[dontforgetthebubbles.com] Breathing: Hypoxemia may result from respiratory depression/apnea, aspiration, airway obstruction, and neurogenic pulmonary edema [41]. • All children with SE should have[indianpediatrics.net] pneumonia, and longer time on the ventilator.[emcrit.org]

  • Herpes Simplex Encephalitis

    He also had intermittent lip smacking movements, suggesting seizure activity.[karger.com] Other signs, which can occur singly or in combination, include temperature instability, lethargy, hypotonia, respiratory distress, apnea, and seizures.[msdmanuals.com] . • Focal or generalized seizures, apnea, lethargy or coma. • Can accompanied by pneumonitis,hepatitis or disseminated intravascular coagulopathy. • 60 to 70% have associated[slideshare.net]

  • Stroke

    Those kinds of episodes can be accompanied by behavior that looks intentional but is not (such as lip smacking, picking at clothes, etc.).[urmc.rochester.edu] Jäkälä, Juha Töyräs, Sami Myllymaa, Esa Mervaala, Katja Myllymaa ERJ Open Research 2017 3: P79; DOI: 10.1183/23120541.sleepandbreathing-2017.P79 Abstract Obstructive sleep apnea[openres.ersjournals.com] pneumonia, pressure ulcers, etc.).[radiopaedia.org]

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    During the seizure, blank staring, change of facial expression, and automatisms (such as lip smacking, chewing or swallowing, or repetitive simple actions, such as gestures[ssa.gov] […] function (21 participants), NIV did not prolong survival or improve quality of life, although there was significant improvement in the mean symptoms domain of the Sleep Apnea[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Antisialorrhea agents Sialorrhea, or drooling, is embarrassing and is associated with aspiration pneumonia. The prevalence for patients with ALS is 50%.[emedicine.com]

  • Jacksonian Seizure

    An example of a focal ( partial ) seizure would be rhythmic muscle contractions in one area of the body: lip smacking, mouth movements , drooling, head turning, eye movements[biology-online.org] I have known people who sleep alot during the day to have sleep apnea and develop seizures from lack of oxygen during the night...[healthquestions.medhelp.org] pneumonia permanent brain damage (stroke or other damage) side effects of medications (with or without observable symptoms) complications of surgery women who choose to get[health.am]

  • Focal Motor Seizure

    Patients experiencing a complex focal seizure may stare blankly into space, or experience automatisms (non-purposeful, repetitive movements such as lip smacking, blinking,[hopkinsmedicine.org] In infancy, some other causes of seizure-like spells include: breath-holding spells apnea gastroesophageal reflux (Sandifer’s syndrome) In later childhood: sleep disorders[barrowneuro.org] As consciousness is preserved throughout the ictal event in SPS, these patients are less likely to suffer from seizure-related accidents and aspiration leading to pneumonia[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Meconium Aspiration Syndrome

    smacking” your infant can’t suck or wasn’t able to bottle or breast feed you suffered a third degree vaginal tear your baby needed to be intubated your baby was immediately[atdlaw.com] None of the infants in either group developed apnea, bradycardia or cyanosis during the procedure.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] by hypoxia and often leading to aspiration pneumonia.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Tonic-Clonic Seizure

    smacking, repeated swallowing or chewing A jerking movement that starts in one part of your body – usually your hand or face – and then spreads bit by bit to other parts[epilepsy.org.uk] Some conditions can make epilepsy worse, eg: Obstructive Sleep Apnea, strokes, head traumas, alcohol and recreational drug use.[epilepsynyc.com] pneumonia Neurogenic pulmonary edema Cardiac arrhythmias Sudden death Mortality rates for seizures are low, but, amongst the epilepsies, rates for tonic-clonic seizures are[emedicine.com]

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