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48. Mirski MA, Ferrendelli JA. Selective metabolic activation of the mamillary bodies and their connections during ethosuximide-induced suppression of pentylenetetrazol seizures. Epilepsia 1985;51:194–203. 49. Mirski MA, Ferrendelli JA. Interruption of the mammillothalamic tracts prevents seizures in guinea pigs. Science 1984;226:72–74. 50. Mirski MA, Varelos P. Seizures in the ICU. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol 2001;13:163–175. 51. Kuijlen JM, Teernstra OP, Kessels AG, Herpers MJ, Beuls EA. Effectiveness of antiepileptic prophylaxis used with supratentorial craniotomies: a meta-analysis.

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Epileptiform abnormalities on EEG performed within the first 24 h (“unless the patient was critically ill”) were found in 14% of patients with peristroke seizures in a large recent prospective study (42). The specificity of the test is poor, because similar findings are not uncommon in patients with stroke without seizures (12). The frequency of irritative abnormalities can be influenced by the timing and the repetition rate of the test. 6%) patients with supratentorial strokes (23). EEGs were obtained in all patients within the first week after the stroke and repeated at 3 and 6 mo.

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