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Seizures associated with spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage.
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PMID:  3742338     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We analysed the charts of 131 consecutive cases of spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage--without arteriovenous malformations--for seizures. Convulsions occurred in 31 patients (24%) and most often within 24 hours of bleeding. Motor manifestations of partial seizures were of no lateralizing value to aneurysm site. Early mortality, rebleeding and intracerebral hematoma were similar in both seizure and non-seizure groups. Late seizures were infrequent in survivors who had suffered seizures in the acute stage--thus questioning the necessity for routine, long term prophylactic anticonvulsants in these patients.
M B Sundaram; F Chow
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0317-1671     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Neurol Sci     Publication Date:  1986 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-10-16     Completed Date:  1986-10-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0415227     Medline TA:  Can J Neurol Sci     Country:  CANADA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  229-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anticonvulsants / therapeutic use
Middle Aged
Seizures / drug therapy,  etiology*
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / complications*
Time Factors
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