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Seizures in 204 comatose children: incidence and outcome.

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PURPOSE: Seizures are common in comatose children, but may be clinically subtle or only manifest on continuous electroencephalographic monitoring (cEEG); any association with outcome remains uncertain. METHODS: cEEG (one to three channels) was performed for a median 42 h (range 2-630 h) in 204 unventilated and ventilated children aged ≤15 years (18 neonates, 61 infants) in coma with different aetiologies. Outcome at 1 month was independently determined and dichotomized for survivors into favo...

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10.1007/s00134-012-2529-9

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Kirkham, FJ More by this author
McElduff, F More by this author
Tasker, RC More by this author
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Journal:
Intensive care medicine
Volume:
38
Issue:
5
Pages:
853-862
Publication date:
2012-05-05
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EISSN:
1432-1238
ISSN:
0342-4642
URN:
uuid:4e178942-28ac-4245-ba0e-1323ee0c3e84
Source identifiers:
333728
Local pid:
pubs:333728

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