Simple partial status epilepticus in Chinese adults.
ABSTRACT Simple partial status epilepticus (SPSE) is uncommon compared with generalized tonic-clonic status epilepticus. We evaluated the clinical profile and predictors of poor outcome in a group of Chinese patients with this condition. We identified 32 patients above the age of 14 years with SPSE from a large urban hospital over an eleven-year period. Factors for poor outcome, defined as death or morbidity, were analyzed. The most common underlying causes were due to cerebrovascular disease (46.9%), CNS infection (15.6%), metabolic derangement (12.5%) and tumor (12.5%). At 30 days from the onset of seizures, 13(40.5%) patients had recovered fully and seven (21.9%) had died. Poor outcome was associated with the presence of an acute symptomatic injury.
Article: Update on status epilepticus.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Status epilepticus is a medical emergency and is secondary to a range of insults to the central nervous system. The authors reviewed the current management of this disorder in light of the latest developments from recent trials and guidelines. Important principles in management include early recognition of status epilepticus, identification of the underlying cause and prompt treatment to terminate seizures and reduce complications. The role of electroencephalographic monitoring and different treatment regimens are examined.Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet 04/2007; 90(3):599-605.