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

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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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