Epilepsy

Man Amanat, Roland Thijs, Mona Salehi, Josemir W. Sander December 6, 2018

Epilepsy is a common neurological condition with marked psychiatric and systemic comorbidity. Recent evidence suggests that systemic auto-immune disorders are often co-morbid with epilepsy [1]. A meta-analysis reported an almost 3-fold increased risk of epilepsy [odds ratio (OR): 2.66, 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.88-3.76] in people with such disorders [2].… Read More...

Man Amanat, Roland Thijs, Mona Salehi, Josemir W. Sander December 6, 2018

Epilepsy is a common neurological condition with marked psychiatric and systemic comorbidity. Recent evidence suggests that systemic auto-immune disorders are often co-morbid with epilepsy [1]. A meta-analysis reported an almost 3-fold increased risk of epilepsy [odds ratio (OR): 2.66, 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.88-3.76] in people with such disorders [2].… Read More...

Alvin S. Das, Jong Woo Lee, Saef Izzy, Henrikas Vaitkevicius December 6, 2018

Based on criteria from the Neurocritical Care Society Status Epilepticus Guideline Writing Committee, status epilepticus (SE) is defined as five or more minutes of continuous seizure activity or recurrent seizure activity without returning to baseline. Patients who fail standard antiepileptic drug (AED) regimens for SE (initial benzodiazepine plus second antiepileptic drug) are considered to be in refractory status epilepticus (RSE).… Read More...

Alvin S. Das, Jong Woo Lee, Saef Izzy, Henrikas Vaitkevicius December 6, 2018

Based on criteria from the Neurocritical Care Society Status Epilepticus Guideline Writing Committee, status epilepticus (SE) is defined as five or more minutes of continuous seizure activity or recurrent seizure activity without returning to baseline. Patients who fail standard antiepileptic drug (AED) regimens for SE (initial benzodiazepine plus second antiepileptic drug) are considered to be in refractory status epilepticus (RSE).… Read More...

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