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Delay in EEG monitoring associated with increased seizure duration in pediatric refractory status epilepticus

Key clinical point: Initiation of continuous EEG is delayed in children with refractory status epilepticus.

Major finding: The 24-hour cumulative probability of seizure resolution was 56% among patients who did not have continuous EEG initiated within 5 hours and 70% among those who did.

Study details: A retrospective analysis of data for 121 patients with refractory pediatric status epilepticus.

Disclosures: The study was not supported by external funding. Dr. Tchapyjnikov had no relevant disclosures.