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Estimated prevalence of canine idiopathic epilepsy is 0.6 per cent in the first-opinion canine population in the UK. Phenobarbital monotherapy has been reported to reduce/eradicate seizure activity in 60-93 per cent of idiopathic epileptic dogs (IEDs). The objective of this study was to evaluate...

Author(s)
Stabile, F.; Barnett, C. R.; Risio, L. de
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2017, 180, 7, pp 178
Abstract

Background: Medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) enriched diet has a positive effect on seizure control and behavior in some dogs with idiopathic epilepsy (IE). Objective: To evaluate the short-term efficacy of MCTs administered as an add-on dietary supplement (DS) to a variable base diet to assess ...

Author(s)
Berk, B. A.; Law, T. H.; Packer, R. M. A.; Wessmann, A.; Bathen-Nöthen, A.; Jokinen, T. S.; Knebel, A.; Tipold, A.; Pelligand, L.; Meads, Z.; Volk, H. A.
Publisher
Wiley, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2020, 34, 3, pp 1248-1259
Abstract

Epilepsy is a common, complex and often challenging neurological disorder to treat in the dog, with 20-30% of dogs resistant to conventional medical therapies, and associated with cognitive and behavioral comorbidities and early death. Behavioral interventions are an emerging area of focus in the...

Author(s)
Packer, R. M. A.; Hobbs, S. L.; Blackwell, E. J.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2019, 6, January, pp 3
Abstract

Quality of life (QoL) plays a significant role in the treatment of dogs with idiopathic epilepsy (IE), yet is so far understudied. This study describes the outcome evaluation of an online questionnaire based on the carer's perception focusing on 62 QoL questions in 159 dogs with IE. Results showed...

Author(s)
Wessmann, A.; Volk, H. A.; Packer, R. M. A.; Ortega, M.; Anderson, T. J.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2016, 179, 9, pp 229
Abstract

Background: Seizures triggered by eating (STE) behavior are very rare in humans and have not been documented previously in dogs. Objectives: To document the occurrence of STE in dogs and describe their clinical features. Animals: Ten client-owned dogs with STE diagnosed at 5 European referral...

Author(s)
Brocal, J.; Lowrie, M.; Wamsley, G.; Cauduro, A.; Mandigers, P.; Gutierrez-Quintana, R.; Stalin, C.
Publisher
Wiley, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2020, 34, 3, pp 1231-1238
Abstract

Background: Idiopathic epilepsy is a common neurological condition in dogs. Previous research has focused on clinical aspects of seizure management in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy with little attention given to the emotional and logistical challenges for their owners. The current study aimed to...

Author(s)
Pergande, A. E.; Belshaw, Z.; Volk, H. A.; Packer, R. M. A.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Veterinary Research, 2020, 16, 443, pp (13 November 2020)
Abstract

Background: Intranasal administration of benzodiazepines has shown superiority over rectal administration for terminating emergency epileptic seizures in human trials. No such clinical trials have been performed in dogs. Objective: To evaluate the clinical efficacy of intranasal midazolam (IN-MDZ), ...

Author(s)
Charalambous, M.; Bhatti, S. F. M.; Ham, L. van; Platt, S.; Jeffery, N. D.; Tipold, A.; Siedenburg, J.; Volk, H. A.; Hasegawa, D.; Gallucci, A.; Gandini, G.; Musteata, M.; Ives, E.; Vanhaesebrouck, A. E.
Publisher
Wiley, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2017, 31, 4, pp 1149-1158
Abstract

Imepitoin has recently been approved in Europe for the management of dogs with idiopathic epilepsy. Currently, there is no evidence-based information available on the efficacy of antiepileptic drugs used as additions to the therapeutic regimen in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy that are not well...

Author(s)
Royaux, E.; Ham, L. van; Broeckx, B. J. G.; Soens, I. van; Gielen, I.; Deforce, D.; Bhatti, S. F. M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Journal, 2017, 220, pp 51-54
Abstract

Practical relevance: Seizures are one of the most common neurologic problems recognized in cats, affecting approximately 1-3% of the general population. Treatment options and prognosis are closely related to the underlying cause, so it is important that veterinarians are familiar with the...

Author(s)
Hazenfratz, M.; Taylor, S. M.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2018, 20, 9, pp 811-823
Abstract

A device capable of detecting seizures and alerting caregivers would be a major advance for epilepsy management, and could be used to guide early intervention and prevent seizure-related injuries. The objective of this work was to evaluate a seizure advisory system (SAS) that alerts caregivers of ...

Author(s)
Coles, L. D.; Patterson, E. E.; Sheffield, W. D.; Mavoori, J.; Higgins, J.; Michael, B.; Leyde, K.; Cloyd, J. C.; Litt, B.; Vite, C.; Worrell, G. A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Epilepsy Research, 2013, 106, 3, pp 456-460

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