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Previous studies on status epilepticus (SE) in the elderly were conducted in tertiary centers. We aimed to delineate the features and outcomes of elderly SE patients by comparing them to those of younger patients in a comprehensive community hospital providing primary to tertiary care.
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Our primary objective was to determine incidence of status epilepticus in adults admitted to 5 ITU settings in Glasgow over 18 years. We wanted to investigate if there are any change in causes and out...
Few outcome data are available about morbidity associated with endotracheal intubation modalities in critically ill patients with convulsive status epilepticus. We compared etomidate versus sodium thi...
Status Epilepticus can be a serious life threatening event in epileptic patients. The definition of refractory or super-refractory Status Epilepticus was based on the therapeutic response to anti-epil...
In various medical and surgical conditions, research has found that centers with higher patient volumes have better outcomes. This relationship has not previously been explored for status epilepticus....
To investigate the initial termination rate of status epilepticus (SE) in a large observational study, and to explore associated variables.
The purpose of this study is to determine whether propofol or barbiturates should be preferred in the treatment of status epilepticus (continuous seizure activity) refractory to 2 standard...
The purpose of this study is to determine whether levetiracetam is safe and well tolerated by patients while suffering a status epilepticus. Levetiracetam is added to the standard treatmen...
Non convulsive status epilepticus is a persistent change in behavioural and or mental process from baseline associated with continuous epileptiform activity in electroencephalograph,it occ...
Phase 1: The first part of study is a multi-center, retrospect study involving 38 hospitals. The program is a national epidemiological study on status epilepticus in Chinese children.The a...
To evaluate the efficacy of intravenous administration of ketamine in the treatment of refractory convulsive status epilepticus in children compared to administration of midazolam at high ...
A prolonged seizure or seizures repeated frequently enough to prevent recovery between episodes occurring over a period of 20-30 minutes. The most common subtype is generalized tonic-clonic status epilepticus, a potentially fatal condition associated with neuronal injury and respiratory and metabolic dysfunction. Nonconvulsive forms include petit mal status and complex partial status, which may manifest as behavioral disturbances. Simple partial status epilepticus consists of persistent motor, sensory, or autonomic seizures that do not impair cognition (see also EPILEPSIA PARTIALIS CONTINUA). Subclinical status epilepticus generally refers to seizures occurring in an unresponsive or comatose individual in the absence of overt signs of seizure activity. (From N Engl J Med 1998 Apr 2;338(14):970-6; Neurologia 1997 Dec;12 Suppl 6:25-30)
Comparison of various psychological, sociological, or cultural factors in order to assess the similarities or diversities occurring in two or more different cultures or societies.
A hypnotic and sedative with anticonvulsant effects. However, because of the hazards associated with its administration, its tendency to react with plastic, and the risks associated with its deterioration, it has largely been superseded by other agents. It is still occasionally used to control status epilepticus resistant to conventional treatment. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p608-9)
Older adults or aged individuals who are lacking in general strength and are unusually susceptible to disease or to other infirmity.
A condition where seizures occur in association with ethanol abuse (ALCOHOLISM) without other identifiable causes. Seizures usually occur within the first 6-48 hours after the cessation of alcohol intake, but may occur during periods of alcohol intoxication. Single generalized tonic-clonic motor seizures are the most common subtype, however, STATUS EPILEPTICUS may occur. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1174)