Nonconvulsive seizures: Developing a rational approach to the diagnosis and management in the critically ill population

@article{Jirsch2007NonconvulsiveSD,
  title={Nonconvulsive seizures: Developing a rational approach to the diagnosis and management in the critically ill population},
  author={Jeffrey Jirsch and Lawrence J. Hirsch},
  journal={Clinical Neurophysiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={118},
  pages={1660-1670}
}
Originally described in patients with chronic epilepsy, nonconvulsive seizures (NCSs) are being recognized with increasing frequency, both in ambulatory patients with cognitive change, and even more so in the critically ill. In fact, the majority of seizures that occur in the critically ill are nonconvulsive and can only be diagnosed with EEG monitoring. The semiology of NCSs and the associated EEG findings are quite variable. There are a number of periodic, rhythmic or stimulation-related EEG… CONTINUE READING

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