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Open Access Research article

Prediction of seizure control in non-ketotic hyperglycemic induced seizures

Somsak Tiamkao*, Chitranon Janon, Kittisak Sawanyawisuth, Thongchai Pratipanawatr and Suthipun Jitpimolmard

Author Affiliations

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, 40002, Thailand

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BMC Neurology 2009, 9:61  doi:10.1186/1471-2377-9-61

Published: 14 December 2009

Abstract

Background

To study the factors predictive for seizure control in non-ketotic hyperglycemic induced seizures (NKHS).

Methods

We studied 21 patients who were clinically diagnosed as NKHS at Khon Kaen University hospital, Thailand. Multiple linear regression analysis was used to identify the factors predictive for seizure control.

Results

Most patients had no previous history of diabetes and presented with repetitive partial seizures. The mean number of seizure attacks was 45 times prior to admission. The average duration to terminate seizure was 36 hours and significantly predicted by frequency of seizures (estimate 0.9, p value 0.013).

Conclusion

Frequency of seizures is the only predictive factor for the success of seizure control in NKHS.