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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Operational definition of status epilepticus used in this study was that a seizure continuous in character for more than five minutes or multiple seizures occurring consecutively during which patients were unable to regain consciousness over a time period of 30 minutes.
Many a time, patients have to be intubated and mechanically ventilated to terminate status epilepticus and it is associated with bad prognosis.
Cessation of seizures was defined as the disappearance of EEG seizure activity (all patients with a diagnosis of nonconvulsive status epilepticus underwent continuous EEG monitoring) or the disappearance of previous ictal symptoms without any suspicion of ongoing subclinical seizure.
SE without prominent motor symptoms is termed "nonconvulsive status epilepticus" either with or without coma.
(i) Figure S1 is a conventional electroencephalogram recorded at the admission of the patient which confirmed the nonconvulsive status epilepticus. (ii) Figure S2 is as the figure S2, a conventional electroencephalogram recorded few hours later, which confirmed that the nonconvulsive status epilepticus was well treated.
Mazinanian, "Status epilepticus after myelography with iohexol (Omnipaque)," The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, vol.
Clinical outcomes following prolonged refractory status epilepticus (PRSE).
Use of ketamine for the management of refractory status epilepticus in a dog.
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.
Status epilepticus (SE), which is a critical condition that must be intervened urgently, is characterized by seizures lasting for 5 minutes or longer on a continuous basis or two or more seizures without any improvement in consciousness (1).