Towne et al identified risk factors aasociated with mortality for a patient with status epilepticus (SE). This can help to identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from Medical College of Virginia of Virginia Commonwealth University.


Patient selection: status epilepticus


Risk factors for mortality:

(1) seizure duration >= 1 hour (in the implementation >= 60 minutes used in case the user tries to round up the duration)

(2) older age

(3) anoxia as the etiology for the SE


According to Figure 5 mortality increases from:

(1) 25% for 60 to 69 years

(2) 38% for 70 to 79 years

(3) 64% for >= 80 years


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