Risk factors and effect of oxygen therapy on hypoxemia after generalized convulsive seizures


  • Administration of oxygen has a strong preventative effect on postictal hypoxemia in the immediate aftermath of generalized convulsive seizure (GCS).

Why this matters

  • Determination of clinical risk factors of GCS-related hypoxemia may lead to better understanding of the relationship between postictal hypoxemia and the risk of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP).