Strategie terapeutiche e ruolo dell'EEG in emergenza nella gestione dello stato epilettico

Translated title of the contribution: Therapeutic strategies and role of emergent electroencephalography in status epilepticus management

F. Randi, A. Nardella, S. Pro, P. Pulitano, A. Zarabla, M. Falla, P. Li Voti, S. Dispenza, N. Accornero, O. Mecarelli

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Abstract

Status epilepticus (SE) is a medical emergency which can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. The results of many studies shows the importance of the Emergent EEG (Em/EEG) in diagnosis and management of the SE.Aim of our study is to analyse SE therapeutic management in that patients for wich a Em/EEG was required. In 56% of those patients a therapeutic management in accord with Guidelines of the Italian League Against Epilepsy was applied. Em/EEG was performed before to start an anti-epileptic therapy in 58%; in 13 of 52 patients SE diagnosis was denied nevertheless in 42% of those patients a anti epileptic drug was already begun. Our study confirm Em/EEG role in diagnosis of SE (particulary in Non Convulsive SE) and its value in a correct terapeutic management.

Translated title of the contributionTherapeutic strategies and role of emergent electroencephalography in status epilepticus management
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)213-214
Number of pages2
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number138
Publication statusPublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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