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Can syncope cause convulsive seizures in adults?

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Autonomic Research, June 2017
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Title
Can syncope cause convulsive seizures in adults?
Published in
Clinical Autonomic Research, June 2017
DOI 10.1007/s10286-017-0443-5
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Authors

Kelly, Dearbhla M., Costello, Daniel J., Dearbhla M. Kelly, Daniel J. Costello

Abstract

Convulsive epileptic seizures triggered by transient cerebral hypoperfusion 'reflex anoxic seizures' are well-described in children but are not commonly recognized in adults. We report a case series of 12 adults who presented acutely after generalized tonic-clonic seizures with a clear syncopal phase before the convulsion. We describe the aetiology, semiology and natural history of these events. Four patients (33.3%) had relevant risk factors for development of seizures/active epilepsy. Five patients (41.7%) had recurrent events prior to initial review by an epileptologist, but when anti-syncope measures were instituted there were no seizure recurrences over a median follow-up period of 34.5 (interquartile range 29.3-41.8) months. Syncope may be an under-recognized trigger for convulsive acute symptomatic seizures. Avoidance of syncope may be more effective than anti-seizure medications in preventing reflex anoxic seizures.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 22 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 3 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 14%
Researcher 3 14%
Student > Postgraduate 2 9%
Student > Bachelor 2 9%
Other 3 14%
Unknown 6 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 36%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 5%
Psychology 1 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Unknown 9 41%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. 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 14 August 2017.
All research outputs
#2,788,845
of 11,609,687 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Autonomic Research
#76
of 367 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#77,998
of 264,507 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Autonomic Research
#5
of 20 outputs
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