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Investigating the Causes of the First Generalized Seizure in Adult Patients Referred to the Emergency Department of Imam Khomeini Hospital in Urmia
Neda Mohammadi, Lida Starnejad, Omid Garkaz, Zeinab Abbasfam, Sorena Nazarbaghi, Hamid Reza Mehryar
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Introduction: Seizure is a common disorder and is also one of the most important reasons for referring to emergency departments of hospitals which has multiple causes. It is believed that early diagnosis of this disorder is extremely important. This study aimed to investigate the causes of the first generalized seizure of adult patients referring to the Emergency Department of Imam Khomeini of Urmia during the second half of 2018.
 
Materials: This study was a cross-sectional descriptive study conducted in the second half of 2017 on all patients suffering with seizure over 18 years of age who had referred to the emergency department of Imam Khomeini Hospital in Urmia by census method. Data were gathered using a checklist which included different variables (age, gender, marriage, and place of residence, education, diagnostic tools, and the ultimate cause of seizures).
 
Results: The results showed that among the total 120 studied patients, 55 were males (45.8%) and 65 patients were females (54.2%). The average age of the participants was52.50 ±20.42 years and most of the participants were married 86(71.5%) and in the age group over 60 (34.4%) were 52, The procedure of diagnostic tests CBD diff / Na / K / Ca / Bs and ESR / CRP in most cases, diagnosis of the causes seizures and CT scan imaging technique (74.5%) of 89 cases necessary that ultimately the most common cause of seizure disorders The cerebral arteries (28.3%) were 34.
 
Conclusion: In this study, the most common cause of seizures is cerebrovascular injury, but due to the high prevalence of seizures following trauma, drug deprivation, elimination of underlying factors and social anomalies will be an important step in preventing seizures.
Keywords: Generalized Seizures, Emergency Department, Adult
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2020/04/10 | Accepted: 2020/04/21 | Published: 2020/04/21
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Mohammadi N, Starnejad L, Garkaz O, Abbasfam Z, Nazarbaghi S, Mehryar H R. Investigating the Causes of the First Generalized Seizure in Adult Patients Referred to the Emergency Department of Imam Khomeini Hospital in Urmia. 3. 2020; 13 (1) :38-32
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