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Author Sanders, Sean

Title Seizures in Dogs and Cats
Published Hoboken : Wiley, 2015


Description 1 online resource (344 pages)
Contents Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; About the companion website; Chapter 1 Historical perspectives; Prehistoric and ancient observation; Early civilization; The Middle Ages; The Renaissance; The Enlightenment; The modern era; The 20th century; Six thousand years later; References; Chapter 2 The biology of seizures; Introduction; The neuron; Electricity 101; How a neuron "fires"; The action potential; The paroxysmal depolarization shift; Neurotransmitters; Connections; The neuronal environment; The wiring of the brain (neural networks); Glia
Organization of brain connectionsNeocortical connections; Subcortical connections; Connections between hemispheres; Brainstem connections; Limbic connections; Nonbrain influences of epileptic seizures; References; Chapter 3 Epileptic seizure classification and syndromes; Introduction; Terminology; Seizure; Epileptic seizure; Epilepsy; Epileptic syndrome; Elements of an epileptic seizure; Status epilepticus; Cluster seizures; Classification; Historical and current perspectives; Patient assessment; The approach to classification; Phenomenological seizure types; Focal seizures
Generalized seizuresUnknown or unclassified "seizures"; Epileptic syndromes; Summary; References; Chapter 4 Client communication; Introduction; Communication models and styles; Exam introduction and history; Seizure diary; Examination and discussion; Antiseizure medications; Summary; References; Chapter 5 Diagnosis; Introduction; History; Seizure log; Aura or prodrome; The ictus; The postictal period; Progression of clinical signs; Antiseizure medication history; Physical and neurological exam; Minimal database; CBC; Biochemical profile; Urinalysis; Fecal analysis
Special blood and urine testsTherapeutic drug levels; Radiographs; Abdominal ultrasound; Advanced diagnostics (invasive or requiring anesthesia); Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); Computed tomography (CT scan); Cerebral spinal fluid analysis; Electroencephalography (EEG); Research and future diagnostic modalities; Transcranial magnetic stimulation; Magnetoencephalography; Functional neuroimaging; Functional MRI (fMRI); Positron emission tomography (PET); Single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT); Magnetic resonance spectroscopy; Epilepsy biomarkers; References
Chapter 6 Medical management of seizuresIntroduction; Why treat epileptic seizures; When to treat; Dosing; Pharmacological principles; Routes of administration; Absorption; Protein binding; Distribution; Metabolism; Elimination; Pharmacokinetics; Choosing a medication; Treatment strategies; Prophylactic or chronic therapy; Bridge therapy; Pulse therapy; Drug monitoring; Discontinuation of medication; Conclusion; References; Chapter 7 Antiseizure medications; Introduction; Standard common drugs; Clonazepam (CLN) (kloe-na-zuh-pam); Clorazepate (CZP) (klor-az-ah-pate)
Summary Seizures in Dogs and Cats offers a practical, complete resource for the veterinary management of seizures in dog and cat patients. The book is carefully designed for ease of use in the clinical setting, presenting clinically oriented information on the etiology, diagnosis, and management of seizures. Each chapter begins with key points, then presents greater detail, making the book equally useful for fast access during the exam and for further reference. The book begins with chapters on the history, biology, and classification of seizures, then covers diagnosis, medical and surgical treatm
Notes Diazepam (DZP) (dye-ahz-ah-pam)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Veterinary neurology.
Dogs -- Diseases.
Cats -- Diseases.
Dog Diseases -- therapy
Seizures -- veterinary
Dog Diseases
Cat Diseases
Cat Diseases -- therapy
Cats -- Diseases
Dogs -- Diseases
Veterinary neurology
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781118689707