New score may help predict survival in status epilepticus

Researchers say it complements available scores for estimating in-hospital mortality and orienting early treatment strategies
Reuters Health

A new three-factor scoring system can help predict long-term survival in patients whose status epilepticus did not have brain-damaging causes, a study suggests.

European researchers say the ACD score — representing Age at onset, level of Consciousness and Duration of status epilepticus — is “reliable” and can aid decision-making.