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      New understanding of nonconvulsive status epilepticus in adults: treatments and challenges.

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          Nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) in adults represents a constellation of conditions producing ongoing ictal impairment with myriad clinical presentations. These may vary from minimal obtundation, to psychosis to coma for which electroencephalography is essential to diagnosis. Treatment is highly variable and is tailored to the level of consciousness, probable outcome and underlying etiology. There is a new and emerging understanding of the nature of NCSE, its classification and the challenges in treatment. The aim of this article is to review the classic and most recent literature on NCSE in adults focusing attention on the clinical settings in which NCSE frequently occurs, in order to improve awareness of the issues involved in electroclinical diagnosis, treatment and prognostication.

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          Journal
          Expert Rev Neurother
          Expert review of neurotherapeutics
          Informa UK Limited
          1744-8360
          1473-7175
          2015
          : 15
          : 12
          Affiliations
          [1 ] a Department of Physiology and Pharmacology , University of Cantabria (UNICAN) , Santander , Cantabria , Spain.
          [2 ] b Biomedical Research Institute (IDIVAL) , Santander , Spain.
          [3 ] c Department of Neurology , Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center , Baltimore , MD , USA.
          [4 ] d Department of Intensive Medicine , Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital , Santander , Cantabria , Spain.
          Article
          10.1586/14737175.2015.1115719
          26559043
          c2f8e0a8-0b21-450a-9dc6-e5652d9fbd45
          History

          Nonconvulsive status epilepticus,absence status epilepticus,complex partial status epilepticus,critically ill patients,electroencephalogram,subtle status epilepticus,super-refractory status epilepticus

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