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Refractory nonconvulsive status epilepticus in coma: analysis of the evolution of ictal patterns.
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PMID:  22836455     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: Nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) is currently considered as one of the most frequent types of status epilepticus (SE). The objective of the present study was to identify the natural history of the electrographical evolution of refractory NCSE and to establish the relationship between ictal patterns and prognosis.
METHODS: We analyzed, retrospectively, 14 patients with loss of consciousness and NCSE. The ictal patterns were classified as discrete seizures (DS), merging seizures (MS), continuous ictal discharges (CID), continuous ictal discharges with flat periods (CID-F), and periodic lateralized epileptiform discharges (PLEDs).
RESULTS: The ictal patterns were DS (n=7; 50.0%), PLEDs (n=3; 1.4%), CID (n=2; 14.3%), MS (n=1; 7.1%), and CID-F (n=1; 7.1%).
CONCLUSIONS: NCSE electrographic findings are heterogeneous and do not follow a stereotyped sequence. PLEDs were related to a higher probability of neurological morbidity and mortality.
Paulo Breno Noronha Liberalesso; Eliana Garzon; Elza Marcia T Yacubian; Américo C Sakamoto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arquivos de neuro-psiquiatria     Volume:  70     ISSN:  1678-4227     ISO Abbreviation:  Arq Neuropsiquiatr     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0125444     Medline TA:  Arq Neuropsiquiatr     Country:  Brazil    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  501-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hospital São Paulo, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Federal University of São Paulo.
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