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Table 2 Basic demographics and clinical features (n = 160)

From: Acute phase proteins and white blood cell levels for prediction of infectious complications in status epilepticus

Sociodemographic
Gender n %
Female 88 55.0
Male 72 45.0
Age years SD or range
Mean 62.8 ±16.9
Median 65.0 17 - 91
Clinical features
SE types n %
CSE 42 26.3
SSE 46 28.7
NCSE 72 45.0
Comorbidities n %
Cardiopathy 55 34.4
Metabolic disorder 46 28.8
Known epilepsy 29 18.1
Tumor (in the CNS) 20 12.5
Tumor (outside the CNS) 17 10.6
Neurodegenerative disease 11 6.9
Acute stroke 9 5.6
Traumatic brain injury 8 5.0
Autoimmune disease 8 5.0
Intracerebral hemorrhage 5 3.1
Subdural hemorrhage 4 2.5
Subarachnoideal hemorrhage 3 1.9
Arteriovenous malformation 2 1.3
Infections of all SE patients n %
Patients with infections in total 57 35.6
Patients with infections before SE 21 13.1
Patients with infections during SE 36 22.5
Course days SD or range
Length of SE mean 3.0 ±5.3
  median 1.0 0 - 43
Length of ICU stay mean 7.9 ±9.1
  median 4.0 0 - 57
Length of hospital stay mean 20.5 ±16.7
  median 17.0 1 - 102
Length of intubation mean 7.6 ±10.1
  median 4.0 0 - 65
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation n, % 25 15.6
RSE n, % 52 32.5
Outcome n %
Back home 29 18.1
Rehabilitation 47 29.4
Other hospital 32 20.0
Nursing home 10 6.3
Death 41 25.6
Missing data 1 0.6
  1. SD = standard deviation; SE = status epilepticus; CSE = convulsive status epilepticus; SSE = subtle
  2. status epilepticus; NCSE = nonconvulsive status epilepticus; RSE = refractory status epilepticus;
  3. CPR = cardiopulmonary resuscitation; CNS = central nervous system; CRP = C-reactive protein; WBC
  4. = white blood cells; ICU = intensive care unit