Clinical factors influencing neuroimaging yield in nonindex seizures identified
from Neurology Advisor
Patients with acute head trauma, prolonged alteration of consciousness, and a focal neurologic examination at presentation to the emergency department represent important clinical factors that drive the choice for neuroimaging, according to a study published in Epilepsia. A total of 822 consecutive emergency department visits for nonindex seizures were retrospectively reviewed. Study investigators collected data on patients' clinical presentation, whether or not clinicians obtained neuroimaging information, and neuroimaging results, as well as results of prior neuroimaging tests.
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