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of 'Convulsive status epilepticus in adults: Treatment and prognosis'
Predictors of functional disability and mortality after status epilepticus.
Claassen J, Lokin JK, Fitzsimmons BF, Mendelsohn FA, Mayer SA
The authors identified predictors of functional disability and mortality after status epilepticus in a multivariate analysis of 83 episodes in 74 patients. Twenty-one percent (14/85) of episodes were fatal. Increased age (OR = 1.1; 95% CI, 1.0 to 1.1) and acute symptomatic seizures (OR = 6.0; 95% CI, 1.2 to 30.3) were predictors of mortality. Functional outcome at discharge deteriorated in 23% (16/69) of nonfatal episodes. Increased length of hospitalization (OR = 1.04; 95% CI, 1.0 to 1.1) and acute symptomatic seizures (OR = 3.9; 95% CI, 1.0 to 14.7) were predictors of functional disability.
Department of Neurology, Division of Critical Care Neurology, Neurological Institute, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, USA.