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Seizure prophylaxis in the neuroscience intensive care unit

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Intensive Care, March 2018
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Title
Seizure prophylaxis in the neuroscience intensive care unit
Published in
Journal of Intensive Care, March 2018
DOI 10.1186/s40560-018-0288-6
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Sushma Yerram, Nakul Katyal, Keerthivaas Premkumar, Premkumar Nattanmai, Christopher R. Newey

Abstract

Seizures are a considerable complication in critically ill patients. Their incidence is significantly high in neurosciences intensive care unit patients. Seizure prophylaxis with anti-epileptic drugs is a common practice in neurosciences intensive care unit. However, its utility in patients without clinical seizure, with an underlying neurological injury, is somewhat controversial. In this article, we have reviewed the evidence for seizure prophylaxis in commonly encountered neurological conditions in neurosciences intensive care unit and discussed the possible prognostic role of continuous electroencephalography monitoring in detecting early seizures in critically ill patients. Based on the current evidence and guidelines, we have proposed a presumptive protocol for seizure prophylaxis in neurosciences intensive care unit. Patients with severe traumatic brain injury and possible subarachnoid hemorrhage seem to benefit with a short course of anti-epileptic drug. In patients with other neurological illnesses, the use of continuous electroencephalography would make sense rather than indiscriminately administering anti-epileptic drug.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 118 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 20 17%
Researcher 17 14%
Student > Bachelor 15 13%
Student > Postgraduate 14 12%
Student > Master 10 8%
Other 22 19%
Unknown 20 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 52 44%
Neuroscience 14 12%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 10 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 2%
Other 8 7%
Unknown 27 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 December 2020.
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#1,957,023
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#93
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#43,991
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Intensive Care
#1
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