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Super-Refractory Status Epilepticus: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature.
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PMID:  25258428     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Super-refractory status epilepticus (SE; ie, SE continuing or recurring despite 24 hours of general anesthesia) is a severe condition with high percentage of mortality and morbidity. Usually, this condition occurs because of serious brain damage; nevertheless, some patients develop super-refractory SE without identifiable etiology. Although not uncommonly encountered in neurointensive care, scientific data on this condition are still lacking in terms of treatment and prognosis. Herein, we report a case of super-refractory SE with recovery after 50 days, despite electroencephalographic (EEG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) signs traditionally related to poor prognosis. A review of the literature on super-refractory SE is also presented.
Leonardo Lapenta; Giovanni Frisullo; Catello Vollono; Valerio Brunetti; Nadia Mariagrazia Giannantoni; Claudio Sandroni; Giuseppe Di Lella; Giacomo Della Marca
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-9-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical EEG and neuroscience     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1550-0594     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin EEG Neurosci     Publication Date:  2014 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-9-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-9-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101213033     Medline TA:  Clin EEG Neurosci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ECNS) 2014.
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