Stroke is the most common cause of seizures in elderly persons and seizures are among the most common neurologic sequelae of stroke. This is a dynamic and critically important area in acute neurologic care and Silverman and colleagues provide a timely review, discussing the current understanding of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, and management issues.
Mayer and colleagues describe their experience with refractory status epilepticus. The clinical issues, treatment regimens, and outcomes analysis of their series of patients are described. Editorial perspective is provided by Thomas P. Bleck, MD.
This Month in The Archives of Neurology. Arch Neurol. 2002;59(2):186–187. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Neurol.-ISSN-0003-9942-59-2-ntm0202