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Early Seizures After Stroke: Neurogical Intensive Care Unit Experience [Turk J Neurol]
Turk J Neurol. Ahead of Print: TJN-72687

Early Seizures After Stroke: Neurogical Intensive Care Unit Experience

Şadiye Gümüşyayla, Gönül Vural
Department of Neurology, Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University, Ankara, Turkey

Objective: To investigate the frequency of early seizures, the factors affecting it, and the prognostic effect of seizures in patients examined at intensive care unit with acute ischemic stroke (AIS), intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and sinus venous thrombosis (SVT).
Materials and Methods: In the neurology intensive care unit, patient records followed up with AIS, ICH and SVT within a defined time period were retrospectively examined.
Results: Early seizures occurred in 48 out of 199 patients who were followed-up with AIS, ICH and SVT in the neurology intensive care unit within the specified time period. The frequency of having early seizures was found to be higher in individuals with left hemisphere lesions, individuals with cortical lesions, and individuals with AIS with haemorrhagic transformation. Lesion volume was found to be higher in individuals with AIS who had early seizures compared to those who had AIS without seizure. Early seizures was observed in all of the patients with SVT who were followed up in the intensive care unit.
Conclusion: Early seizures is a common complication in stroke patients followed up in neurology intensive care unit. Determination of effective factors in early seizures is important for its early diagnosis and treatment.

Keywords: Early Seizure, stroke, neurological intensive care unit

Corresponding Author: Şadiye Gümüşyayla, Türkiye

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