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Electroencephalographic evaluation of gold wire implants inserted in acupuncture points in dogs with epileptic seizures.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18621407     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The purpose of this study was to evaluate both, clinically and with electroencephalographic (EEG) recordings, the effect of gold wire implants in acupuncture points in dogs with uncontrolled idiopathic epileptic seizures. Fifteen dogs with such diagnosis were enrolled in the study. A first EEG recording was performed in all dogs under anaesthesia with xylazine (1mg/kg) and propofol (6 mg/kg) before the treatment protocol, and a second EEG was performed 15 weeks later. Relative frequency power, intrahemispheric coherence available through EEG, number of seizures and seizure severity were compared before and after treatment using a Wilcoxon signed-rank test. There were no significant statistical differences before and after treatment in relative power or in intrahemispheric coherence in the EEG recording. However, there was a significant mean difference in seizure frequency and seizure severity between control and treatment periods. After treatment, nine of the 15 dogs (60%) had at least a 50% reduction in seizures frequency during the 15 weeks established as follow-up of this treatment.
Authors:
G Goiz-Marquez; S Caballero; H Solis; C Rodriguez; H Sumano
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-07-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in veterinary science     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0034-5288     ISO Abbreviation:  Res. Vet. Sci.     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-26     Completed Date:  2009-04-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401300     Medline TA:  Res Vet Sci     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  152-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Departamento de Fisiología y Farmacología, Facultada de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnial, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Avenida Universidad No. 3000, Delegación Coyoacan, Ciudad de México, C.P. 04510, Mexico.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acupuncture Therapy / methods,  standards,  veterinary*
Animals
Dog Diseases / diagnosis,  physiopathology,  therapy*
Dogs
Electroencephalography / veterinary
Epilepsies, Myoclonic / diagnosis,  physiopathology,  therapy,  veterinary*
Female
Gold / therapeutic use*
Male
Seizures / diagnosis,  physiopathology,  therapy,  veterinary*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
7440-57-5/Gold

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