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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of the study cases

From: Clinical significance of treatment delay in status epilepticus

  Total Percent
Brain trauma   
 New 6 5.5
 Old 10 9.2
Seizure etiology   
 Acute symptomatic 39 35.8
 Remote symptomatic 54 49.5
 Probably symptomatic or idiopathic 16 14.7
Type of seizure   
 Unclassified GSE 19 17.4
 SGSE 54 49.5
 SPSE 2 1.8
 CPSE 31 28.4
 MSE 1 0.9
 Not known 2 1.8
The beginning of the SE   
 Observed 23 21.1
 Found 38 34.9
 Unknown 48 44.0
EEG   
 Generalized epileptiform activity 11 10.0
 Focal epileptiform activity 22 20.2
 General slowing 18 16.5
 Focal slowing 14 12.8
 Normal 4 3.7
 Not performed 40 36.7
Discharge condition   
 Normal 21 19.2
 Minor disability 29 26.6
 Moderate disability 33 30.3
 Severe disability 18 16.5
 Deceased 6 5.5
 Unknown 2 1.8
 Total 109 100
Time in hospital (days, mean/range) 8.06/range 2–31  
 Intubation 23 21
Late recurrence   
 Same period 1 0.9
 Later 31 28
  1. GSE, generalized status epilepticus; SGSE, secondarily generalized status epilepticus; SPSE, simple partial status epilepticus; CPSE, complex partial status epilepticus; MSE, myoclonic status epilepticus; EEG, electroencephalograph. Acute symptomatic etiology of seizure means condition with acute cerebral insult with seizures.