Termination of seizure clusters is related to the duration of focal seizures

Victor Ferastraoaru, Andreas Schulze-Bonhage, Richard B. Lipton, Matthias Dümpelmann, Alan D. Legatt, Julie Blumberg, Sheryl R. Haut

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Abstract

Summary: Objective: Clustered seizures are characterized by shorter than usual interseizure intervals and pose increased morbidity risk. This study examines the characteristics of seizures that cluster, with special attention to the final seizure in a cluster. Methods: This is a retrospective analysis of long-term inpatient monitoring data from the EPILEPSIAE project. Patients underwent presurgical evaluation from 2002 to 2009. Seizure clusters were defined by the occurrence of at least two consecutive seizures with interseizure intervals of

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalEpilepsia
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2016

Keywords

  • Clustering effect
  • Repetitive seizures
  • Seizure cluster
  • Seizure duration
  • Seizure localization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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