status epilepticus


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status epilepticus

(ˌɛpɪˈlɛptɪkəs)
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(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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This study examines the effect of perampanel on neuroprotection one week after the occurrence of status epilepticus.
Incidence, cause, and short-term outcome of convulsive status epilepticus in childhood: prospective population-based study.
He experienced status epilepticus after admission to a general medical floor and was emergently intubated, placed on controlled ventilation, and transferred to the ICU for further management.
Multiple authors have noted outcome of status epilepticus and prolonged or recurrent seizures are dependent upon age, etiology and duration of events.
This paper reports a case of status epilepticus presenting as dissociative fugue.
In 28% (22 patients), HIV testing had not been performed, and stroke was the most common cause of death (55%); 4 (14%) died of status epilepticus complications.
In animal studies, inducing status epilepticus in an otherwise healthy animal can cause them to become epileptic.
Status epilepticus is an underrecognized emergency situation with substantial morbidity and mortality that requires immediate and effective treatment.
1) Seizures emanating from the central area are frequently intractable and status epilepticus may result.
The presence of absence status epilepticus is an indicator of poor prognosis for absence seizures (4).
Focal status epilepticus as the first manifestation of paracoccidioidomycosis.
These make up 30% of all febrile convulsions and have been known to develop into febrile status epilepticus if lasting >20 minutes.