post ictal

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post ictal

a. post ictal, después de un ataque.
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Most common post ictal symptom was drowsiness (61.4%), followed by altered sensorium (31.6%), and lethargy (7%).
The auditor wrote that the patient with the known seizure disorder with subtherapeutic drug levels, not requiring a change in seizure medication or those and with no post ictal or neurological findings could be managed in the outpatient setting under observation status.
When placed or "swiped" over the area of the chest where the VNS generator is implanted, the magnet activates the system to deliver an additional pulse to the vagus nerve, which can either stop or shorten a seizure, and reduce the time it takes to recover afterward--the "post ictal" stage.
Steps should be taken to manage any patient prone to pulling off scalp electrodes during seizures or the post ictal period.
(Post ictal automatism tends to be consistent for the individual, but there has to be a first time and, in any case, there may be no available history.) When the hysterical process comes to an end and the individual comes 'to himself', there is usually some reluctance to accept it and his resistance to accepting reality is unfortunately often referred to as 'hysterical prolongation'.