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Early Seizures after Severe Closed Head Injury
Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences
ABSTRACT:Background:We studied the incidence and clinical significance of early post-traumatic seizures after severe closed head injury.Methods:This prospective study is based on clinical observation of 3340 adult patients with severe closed head injuries, each of them having a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) 3 to 8 after trauma. Anticonvulsant agents were not given to these patients unless there was evidence of seizure.Results:One hundred and twenty-one patients (3.6%) experienced seizures within 1doi:10.1017/s0317167100021077 fatcat:anltlrsitzbwvigxfu6zrcefi4