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Occurrence of seizure clusters and status epilepticus during inpatient video-EEG monitoring.

Authors
  • Rose, A B
  • McCabe, P H
  • Gilliam, F G
  • Smith, B J
  • Boggs, J G
  • Ficker, D M
  • Moore, J L
  • Passaro, E A
  • Bazil, C W
Type
Published Article
Journal
Neurology
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - American Academy of Neurology
Publication Date
Mar 25, 2003
Volume
60
Issue
6
Pages
975–978
Identifiers
PMID: 12654962
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Although status epilepticus is uncommon at epilepsy monitoring units, clusters of seizures are common. Intensive monitoring with drug withdrawal must be performed in a highly supervised, hospitalized setting. Inpatient video-EEG monitoring is efficient, with recording of the first epileptic or nonepileptic events in 2 days or less.

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