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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 143

of 'Convulsive status epilepticus in adults: Treatment and prognosis'

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Predictors of functional disability and mortality after status epilepticus.
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Claassen J, Lokin JK, Fitzsimmons BF, Mendelsohn FA, Mayer SA
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Neurology. 2002;58(1):139.
 
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.
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Department of Neurology, Division of Critical Care Neurology, Neurological Institute, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, USA.
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