Impact of prolonged periodic epileptiform discharges on coma prognosis.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Periodic epileptiform discharges (PEDs) are a frequent finding in comatose patients undergoing continuous EEG (cEEG) monitoring, but their clinical significance is unclear. PET and SPECT studies indicate that PEDs can be associated with focal hypermetabolism and hyperemia, suggesting that in some cases this pattern may be ictal and potentially… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12028-012-9728-7

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