Status epilepticus mimicking stroke recurrence.

Status epilepticus mimicking stroke recurrence. Epilepsy Behav. 2019 Oct 16;:106509 Authors: Pauletto G, Bax F, Gigli GL, Lorenzut S, Verriello L, Corazza E, Valente M Abstract AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of the study was to evaluate the clinical characteristics of patients with previous stroke (either ischemic or hemorrhagic), who developed status epilepticus (SE) mimicking a stroke relapse. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of patients brought to hospital by the emergency service between December 2016 and January 2018 with a stroke code as possible candidates for intravenous thrombolysis and who had already have a previous stroke. Among them, patients admitted for negative symptoms and finally discharged with a diagnosis of SE mimicking stroke were selected and their clinical characteristics collected. All patients underwent routine blood sample analysis, head computed tomography (CT) scan and, when indicated, CT angiography and CT-perfusion imaging of the head. After admission in our stroke unit, an Electroencephalogram (EEG) was performed within 3 h in patients suspected with SE, then classified according to International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) classification (2015). Outcome measures were SE duration, antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) administered, mortality at 12 months, Engel scale, and modified Rankin scale (m-RS) at 6 months. A second cohort included those consecutive patients discharged with a true stroke...
Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Epilepsy Behav Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Higher NCAM and lower TNF-R1 levels may help predict the occurrence of early seizures. The combined use of these biomarkers and clinical variables could be useful for identifying patients at risk of seizures. "This article is part of the Special Issue "Seizures &Stroke". PMID: 31677998 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Epilepsy Behav Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 October 2019Source: Epilepsy &BehaviorAuthor(s): Giada Pauletto, Francesco Bax, Gian Luigi Gigli, Simone Lorenzut, Lorenzo Verriello, Elisa Corazza, Mariarosaria ValenteAbstractAim of the studyThe aim of the study was to evaluate the clinical characteristics of patients with previous stroke (either ischemic or hemorrhagic), who developed status epilepticus (SE) mimicking a stroke relapse.Materials and methodsWe performed a retrospective cohort study of patients brought to hospital by the emergency service between December 2016 and January 2018 with a stroke code as possible candida...
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This article is part of the Special Issue "Seizure &Stroke
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This article is part of the Special Issue "Seizure &Stroke. PMID: 31477534 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Epilepsy Behav Source Type: research
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