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Nonconvulsive Seizures in Acutely Ill Patients

Daniel Friedman

in Epilepsy

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199743506
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322794 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199743506.003.0003

Series: What Do I Do Now

Nonconvulsive Seizures in Acutely Ill Patients

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Seizures without overt convulsive activity are common in critically ill and acute brain injury patients. Often the only manifestation is altered mental status, and EEG monitoring is required for the diagnosis. Treatment is aimed at controlling seizures to limit secondary neuronal injury while minimizing the adverse effects of therapy.

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Subjects: Neurology

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