status epilepticus


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status epilepticus

(ˌɛpɪˈlɛptɪkəs)
n
(Pathology) a condition in which repeated epileptic seizures occur without the patient gaining consciousness between them. If untreated for a prolonged period it can lead to long-term disability or death
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Noun1.status epilepticus - a condition in which there are continuing attacks of epilepsy without intervals of consciousness; can lead to brain damage and death
epilepsy - a disorder of the central nervous system characterized by loss of consciousness and convulsions
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Material and Methods: All the patients with status epilepticus, from Jan 2014 to Dec 2014 were treated with ketamine in addition to benzodiazepines, phenytoin and levitricetam.
Persistent nonconvulsive status epilepticus after the control of convulsive status epilepticus.
We aimed to examine the frequency of some electroencephalographic patterns including periodic discharges (PD), repetitive spike waves (RSW), rhythmic delta activities (RDA), nonconvulsive seizures (NCS), and nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) recorded by cEEG in critically ill patients with a change of consciousness.
Symptoms include agitation, apprehension of fear, ability to easily startled, opisthotonus, lock jaw, convulsions, and status epilepticus.
She arrived at the hospital in status epilepticus, her seizures were refractory to clonazepam and a phenytoin loading dose infusion, but her convulsions decreased during a propofol infusion in the ICU.
Arslankoylu AE, Kutuk MO, Okuyaz C, Toros E Neuroleptic malignant syndrome due to risperidone misdiagnosed as status epilepticus.
Murphy, "Hashimoto's encephalopathy; an unusual cause of status epilepticus," Irish Medical Journal, vol.
The patients were recruited based on the discharge database of the patients who had been hospitalized as status epilepticus and EEG monitoring was performed at the intensive care unit in Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital from July 2012 to June 2015.
It also reviews key players involved in the therapeutic development for Status Epilepticus and special features on late-stage and discontinued projects.
Neurological complications caused by virus chikungunya: report of a case with refractory status epilepticus
CNS infection (26% n=60) in structural cause and status epilepticus (10% n=23) were the most common cause of structural and metabolic type of NTC respectively.