(One of the best quotes in Hornfischer's book comes from a marine who commented, "What saved Guadalcanal was the loss of so many carriers.") Throughout, Hornfischer shows just how close the battle was and how the Americans' early seizure
of the island's airfield proved the single most decisive factor in victory.
For early seizure
detection after TBI, based on the findings from the epidemiological studies, these patients should optimally receive EEG screening during the first 2 years.
Discriminating "high risk" factors and early seizure
signs, so as to predict, is done using seizure dairies, seizure behavior observations, and if possible using EEG video recordings.
In this study, we investigated the frequency of early seizure
development and factors affecting seizure development, the effect of seizure on disease prognosis, and its response to antiepileptic treatment in patients followed up with AIS, ICH, and SVT in the neurology intensive care unit (ICU).
detection is important for contingent stimulation, and potentially abnormal tissue or aberrantly organized circuits would be left intact," he noted.
Of 50 patients, 24 (8%) had early seizures
(within 15 days following stroke), 38 (12.7%) had late seizures, and 12 had both early and late seizures.
(12) Initiation of AED's may also be reasonable for all patients who present with seizure, as they have a higher risk of recurrent early seizures
. Hydrocephalus can be communicating, secondary to decreased CSF outflow, or non-communicating, from hemorrhage into the ventricular system.
(i.e., within one to two weeks after injury) are acute seizures that occur as a result of the physical effects of the trauma.
In 10 (19.2%) patients seizures developed during first 7 days after ICBC development as early seizures
, in 28 (53.8%) seizures were late, with this in a group of patients with development of epilepsy during restorative period of insult, partial seizures with repeated generalization predominated.
Metabolic screening also can yield some information about mental disorders, but is really worthwhile only in patients with clear signs of metabolic disorder, such as a history of lethargy, cyclic vomiting, early seizures
, dysmorphisms, mental retardation, or regression.
Kieran's early seizures
were a sign of a more complicated neurological problem.