A clinical score for prognosis of status epilepticus in adults

Neurology. 2006 Jun 13;66(11):1736-8. doi: 10.1212/01.wnl.0000223352.71621.97.


The authors derived a clinical score to predict mortality in status epilepticus (SE) from analysis of a retrospective SE cohort, using four variables available at presentation: history of seizures, age, seizure type, and consciousness impairment. Validation on a small prospective SE series (34 patients) resulted in sensitivity, 1.000; specificity, 0.643; negative predictive value, 1.000; and unweighted accuracy, 0.822. This simple clinical score may reliably identify patients surviving after SE.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Epilepsy / classification
  • Epilepsy / diagnosis*
  • Epilepsy / epidemiology*
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care / methods*
  • Prognosis
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Risk Assessment / methods*
  • Severity of Illness Index*
  • Survival Analysis*
  • Survival Rate