Analyzing risk factors for late posttraumatic seizures: A prospective, multicenter investigation

Short Title:
Analyzing risk factors for late posttraumatic seizures: A prospective, multicenter investigation
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J45046.
Journal:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2003, vol. 84, issue 3, pp 365-373
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Article describes the natural history of patients with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) and stratifies the risk for developing late posttraumatic seizures. Individuals admitted to 4 trauma centers were followed for up to 24 months, until death or their first late posttraumatic seizures. Data collected included: demographic factors, etiology of injury, initial Glasgow Coma Scale scores, early posttraumatic seizures, time post-TBI, types of intracerebral lesion by computed tomography (CT) scan, and the number and types of intracranial procedures. Stratification by CT scan results and neurosurgical procedures performed were found to be the most useful in defining individuals at highest risk for late posttraumatic seizures.
Author(s):
Englander, Jeffrey; Bushnik, Tamara; Duong, Thao T.; Cifu, David X.; Zafonte, Ross; Wright, Jerry; Hughes, Richard; Bergman, William
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