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1,182 Possible Causes for Aspiration Pneumonia, Seizure

  • Chronic Alcoholism

    Abstract Report of a case of SESA syndrome: a rare CNS complication of chronic alcoholism, known since 1981 and characterized by epileptic seizures, multiple and reversible[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] CV – Hypertension, Dilated cardiomyopathy PULMONARY – none directly, but pts often develop pneumonia including aspiration. Also, suspect Klebsiella as a pathogen.[errolozdalga.com] The first had been admitted with confusion and weight loss, the second with hypotension and sepsis, and the third with confusion and hypoglycaemia-induced seizures.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Stroke

    We report an event in which a seizure and stroke occurred together and consider that the stroke may have been caused by seizure-induced demand ischaemia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] pneumonia, pressure ulcers, etc.).[radiopaedia.org] Swallowing difficulties can result in reduced fluid and food intake, and cause aspiration, which can lead to aspiration pneumonia, undernutrition and dehydration [ 5 ].[patient.info]

  • Epilepsy

    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] […] manifested by focal seizures.[doi.org] Changes over time in overall QOLIE-31 and QOLIE-89 scores were significantly more positive for subjects who achieved seizure freedom (i.e., 100% reduction in seizure frequency[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Status Epilepticus

    , withdrawal seizure, intra-hospital complications, functional outcome at 3 months, and mortality.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Patients with recurrent seizures should undergo head CT scan if they have a change in their seizure pattern (i.e. new type of seizure, increased frequency of seizures), significant[cdemcurriculum.com] CONCLUSION: This study provides evidence that BS is safe and associated with less breakthrough seizures.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Intracerebral Hematoma

    Abstract Three normotensive patients presented with seizures and CT showed an intracerebral hematoma.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Aspiration pneumonia is a risk and can occur even with endotracheal intubation. Elevate the head of the bed at 30 degrees to help prevent this complication.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] The presenting symptoms include headache, seizures and focal neurological deficit, which are due to a parasitic granulomatous space-occupying lesion.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Generalized Motor Seizure

    If the whole brain is involved, the electrical disturbance is called a generalized seizure. This type of seizure used to be called a grand mal seizure.[health.harvard.edu] Focal seizures without dyscognitive features Focal seizures with dyscognitive features Primary generalized seizures Classic tonic‑clonic seizur es (see grand mal seizure[amboss.com] What is a tonic-clonic seizure? This type of seizure (also called a convulsion) is what most people think of when they hear the word "seizure."[epilepsy.com]

  • Subdural Hematoma

    Seizures often occur at the time the hematoma forms, or up to months or years after treatment. But medicines can help control the seizures.[nlm.nih.gov] Exclusion criteria History of pre‐existing seizures.[doi.org] The latter might then cause unintended skeletal muscle stimulation that might be misinterpreted in seizure-prone patients.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pneumonia

    ., during a seizure or while intoxicated) could vomit and then inhale stomach contents and bacteria into the lungs and develop pneumonia.[vdh.virginia.gov] Aspiration pneumonitis and aspiration pneumonia. N Engl J Med 2001;344:665-71.[doi.org] A depressed gag reflex, such as from alcohol intoxication, overdose, head injury, stroke or seizure increases the risk of aspiration pneumonia [3].[ems1.com]

  • Bacterial Meningitis

    […] evidence-based review examines the risk of bacterial meningitis as diagnosed by lumbar puncture (LP) in children presenting to the emergency department (ED) with a simple febrile seizure[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Impaired consciousness, aspiration pneumonia, and cranial nerve palsy at admission were independently associated with increased mortality.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Immediate treatment included tympanocentesis, with aspirates sent for bacteriologic cultures.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Frontal Lobe Neoplasm

    […] of patients with seizures in general [4].[austinpublishinggroup.com] Full ROM Active when possible Optimal cardiopulm func Eventual independent bed mobility, transfers, ADLs, and ambulation Headaches Vomiting Blurred vision Seizures[quizlet.com] This is called a focal motor seizure.[livestrong.com]

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