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Outcome of status epilepticus in Srinagarind Hospital.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20462083     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Status epilepticus (SE) is one of the common neurological emergencies in adults and for which morbidity and mortality are high and associated with either inappropriate management or underlying diseases. Forty SE patients were included (23 men; 17 women) between 18 and 86 years of age. Generalized convulsive status epilepticus (GCSE) was most common (34 events, 85%) vs. non-convulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) (6 events, 15%). Nineteen patients (47.5%) had previously diagnosed neurological disorders. Antiepileptic drug withdrawal, encephalitis and alcohol-related illness were the common causes of SE. Thirteen patients (32.5%) developed refractory status epilepticus. Improper management was found in 23 events (57.5%). Outcomes of SE included death (14, 35%), complete recovery (14, 35%) and partial recovery (12, 30%). Of the patients who experienced improper management 43.5% died over against the 23.5% who died despite proper management. To improve the outcome of SE, a public information campaign on the management ofSE is needed
Somsak Tiamkao; Panit Suko; Nattakarn Mayurasakorn;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet     Volume:  93     ISSN:  0125-2208     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Assoc Thai     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-13     Completed Date:  2010-07-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507216     Medline TA:  J Med Assoc Thai     Country:  Thailand    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  420-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Cohort Studies
Hospitals, University
Medical Errors / statistics & numerical data*
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Status Epilepticus / diagnosis,  mortality,  therapy*
Treatment Outcome
Young Adult

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