status epilepticus


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status epilepticus

[′stad·əs ‚ep·ə′lep·tə·kəs]
(medicine)
Occurrence of prolonged, generalized epileptic seizures in rapid succession with brief intervals of coma.
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Treatment of Convulsive Status Epilepticus in Adults and Children: A systematic review and treatment algorithm.
In addition, complex partial status epilepticus has a tendency to recur in a regular pattern, such as every week or every month, [10] as was the case in our patient.
9) Only a few cases of surgery for partial status epilepticus have been reported involving non-lesional MRI.
The KGD was also safe and effective in a study of 10 adults with refractory status epilepticus, Dr.
Delays such as these were concerning given the fact that participants in this study were experiencing complex partial status epilepticus, a phenomenon that can lead to generalized status epilepticus and brain damage.
Shorter duration of action than lorazepam but reaches brain more rap-idly--IV lorazepam is first choice for status epilepticus when available
The most common clinical manifestations were focal weakness (47%), impaired co-ordination (41%) and speech disturbances (12%); cognitive dysfunction and status epilepticus were seen in 1 patient each.
In eight chapters, pediatricians and neurologists from the UK and North America follow the natural history of epilepsy from diagnosis to remission or chronicity when the disease begins in infancy, middle childhood, and adolescence, as well as risks and hazards, status epilepticus, prevention and consequences, and medico-legal aspects.
SAN DIEGO - Neurocardiogenic injury was surprisingly common in a series of patients treated for status epilepticus in a retrospective review conducted by investigators at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
Ten patients were admitted for respiratory failure related to viral pneumonitis, 1 for pulmonary edema with severe chronic coronary insufficiency, 1 for congenital adrenal insufficiency with reversible multiple organ failure, and 1 for status epilepticus.
Neurological complications observed included seizures, febrile seizures, status epilepticus, encephalopathy, encephalitis, myositis, myalgia, aphasia, ataxia, neuropathy, Gullain-Barre syndrome, or other focal neurological complaints.