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Frequency of non convulsive status epilepticus in patients with impaired level of consciousness.
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PMID:  19438133     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of Non Convulsive Status Epilepticus in patients admitted with impaired consciousness. METHODS: All EEG's in patients with impaired level of consciousness over four years from 2002- 2006 were reviewed. All EEG's showing continuous epileptiform discharges were included. Findings of all these EEG's were divided into five groups; generalized spikes and wave, generalized sharp and wave, focal spike and wave, focal sharp and wave and periodic lateralized epileptiform discharges. RESULTS: There were 785 EEG's recorded in patients with impaired level of consciousness. Only 12 (1.5%) patients were identified with NCSE on EEG. The commonest EEG findings in our patients with NCSE were: Continuous focal spike and wave seen in 4(33%), Continuous generalized spike and wave 3 (25%), Continuous generalized sharp and wave 3 (25%), Continuous focal sharp and wave 1 (8.3) and Continuous periodic lateralized epileptiform discharges (PLEDs) in 1 (8.3%) patient. CONCLUSION: NCSE is an important treatable entity which can be easily recognized by doing an EEG.
Maimoona Siddiqui; Nazish Jamil; Abdul Malik; Asia Bano; Farrukh Shohab Khan; Khurram Siddiqui
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0030-9982     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pak Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-14     Completed Date:  2009-11-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501162     Medline TA:  J Pak Med Assoc     Country:  Pakistan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  296-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Neurophysiology & Neurology, Liaquat National Hospital, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Studies, Karachi, Pakistan.
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MeSH Terms
Cohort Studies
Consciousness Disorders / complications*
Middle Aged
Pakistan / epidemiology
Retrospective Studies
Status Epilepticus / diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  physiopathology
Young Adult

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