Discovery of recurrent multiple brain states in non-convulsive status epilepticus

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Objective We study burst-like patterns of epileptiform discharges in non-convulsive status epilepticus (SE). Methods Epileptiform burst-like transients were identified by estimating the amplitude envelope of the EEG signal, and recurrence and similarities were identified by pairwise matching in the time-domain. Results We identified similarities in the onset of a significant fraction of the epileptiform bursts, and a bimodal distribution of the burst durations. Conclusions Bursts of epileptiform discharges during a non-convulsive SE are manifestations of multiple patterns of recurring brain states. Significance Quantitative description of ictal phenomena in epilepsy and status epilepticus adds to the knowledge of abnormal brain behavior and may assist in improved patient care.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)2798-2804
Number of pages7
JournalClinical neurophysiology
Issue number7/12
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sep 2007


  • METIS-245814
  • Bursts
  • IR-62032
  • Self-similarity
  • Non-convulsive status epilepticus
  • BSS-Neurotechnology and cellular engineering
  • EWI-11480
  • Non-linear
  • Seizures

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