Category: "status epilepticus"

Social Events May Raise Risk of Status Epilepticus

Social Events May Raise Risk of Status Epilepticus

Birthdays. Christmas. New Year’s Eve. All can be times for celebration, but researchers have discovered that such occasions might bring increased risks for patients with epilepsy. These special days and other social events can precede status epilepticus (SE), seizures that last more than 5 minutes or occur in a series without a patient’s complete recovery […]

What is Status Epilepticus?

What is Status Epilepticus?

Status epilepticus (SE) is an extremely serious and often fatal medical emergency. It may be defined as a continuous seizure which lasts for 30 minutes or more, or as 2 or more seizure episodes without the patient recovering full consciousness in between any 2 episodes.   It is thought to be due to the lack […]

Status Epilepticus Risk Factors and Complications

Status Epilepticus Risk Factors and Complications

Status epilepticus (SE) is a condition in which seizure activity in the brain persists for prolonged periods of time. It is associated with significant mortality of 15-22% in adults and has a high complication rate. The potential complications are multi-organ in range and may occur at any stage of SE. The early detection and treatment […]

What is Status Epilepticus?

What is Status Epilepticus?

Status epilepticus (SE) is an extremely serious and often fatal medical emergency. It may be defined as a continuous seizure which lasts for 30 minutes or more, or as 2 or more seizure episodes without the patient recovering full consciousness in between any 2 episodes.   It is thought to be due to the lack […]

UC granted $1.75 million to develop potential cures for acquired epilepsy

UC granted $1.75 million to develop potential cures for acquired epilepsy

University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center Research scientist Jianxiong Jiang, PhD, doesn’t just want to treat acquired epilepsy…he hopes to prevent it. “Epilepsy is a common neurological condition that afflicts nearly three million Americans and 50 to 60 million people globally. The disease is featured by epileptic seizures due to unusual hypersynchronization and hyperexcitability of […]

Population-Based Study Helps Predict Outcomes in Status Epilepticus

Population-Based Study Helps Predict Outcomes in Status Epilepticus

Convulsive status epilepticus (CSE) in children without prior neurologic abnormalities is not associated with long-term cognitive or other neurologic deficits, according to a large new population-based study published online December 5, 2017 in The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health.   Previous smaller, hospital-based studies had reached similar conclusions, but independent experts told Neurology Today that […]

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