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Nonconvulsive status epilepticus: high incidence in dialysis-dependent patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17922733     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nonconvulsive status epilepticus is defined as a mental status change from baseline of at least a 30-min duration associated with constant or near-continuous ictal discharges on an electroencephalogram (EEG). Nonconvulsive status epilepticus is an often-overlooked diagnosis as a cause of acute confusional state. There are few case reports in dialysis patients. We are reporting 5 patients on chronic dialysis treatment who presented with an acute confusional state. Nonconvulsive status epilepticus was diagnosed by EEG and response to intravenous benzodiazepines. We recommend early EEG to be considered in the evaluation of dialysis patients with an acute confusional state.
Sheikh Iftikhar; Said Dahbour; Siddiqi Nauman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hemodialysis international. International Symposium on Home Hemodialysis     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1492-7535     ISO Abbreviation:  Hemodial Int     Publication Date:  2007 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-09     Completed Date:  2007-12-12     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101093910     Medline TA:  Hemodial Int     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  392-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Nephrology, King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Benzodiazepines / administration & dosage
Follow-Up Studies
Injections, Intravenous
Middle Aged
Renal Dialysis / adverse effects*
Risk Factors
Status Epilepticus / diagnosis*,  physiopathology*,  therapy
Treatment Outcome
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