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Early myoclonic status and outcome after cardiorespiratory arrest.

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It has been suggested that early myoclonic status after cardiorespiratory arrest is an agonal event. Here we describe three cases who developed early myoclonic status during a coma after cardiorespiratory arrest due to acute asthma. As consciousness improved, each patient developed Lance-Adams type multifocal myoclonus, but the eventual outcome was satisfactory. Only one patient needed assistance to walk, and all three were self caring. One patient had persistent dyscalculia. Early myoclonic ...

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10.1136/jnnp.64.2.267

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience, Biomedical Research Centre
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Author
Journal:
Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry
Volume:
64
Issue:
2
Pages:
267-268
Publication date:
1998-02-05
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EISSN:
1468-330X
ISSN:
0022-3050
URN:
uuid:72945229-816e-4003-9a67-f39672885f5e
Source identifiers:
368969
Local pid:
pubs:368969

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