Resident training and interrater agreements using the ACNS critical care EEG terminology


Nonconvulsive status epilepticus is an important diagnosis to consider when patients present with altered level of consciousness. NCSE has been documented in approximately 8% of comatose patients admitted to ICU without clinical signs of seizure activity [1]. Delay in the diagnosis of NCSE > 24 hours results in increased mortality from 39% to 75% [2]. An EEG is essential for the diagnosis of NCSE.


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