A national study of long term outcomes of patients admitted to Scottish intensive care units with epileptic seizures

University of Edinburgh

Past award

Student: Teodora Filipescu : University of Edinburgh

Year Award Started: 2016

Epileptic seizures (‘fits’) are common although most seizures resolve with minimal treatment. However, in some cases seizures do not respond to treatment and patients require admission to intensive care units (ICUs) to allow more advanced treatments to be given, including life support. Little research has been published relating to the long-term consequences of admission to ICU with seizures. Using a ‘big data’ approach, the project will use a large database to describe the long-term outcomes of patients admitted to all Scottish ICUs, and identify those at risk of dying or hospital readmission. This may enable clinicans to better target follow-up care for patients and ultimately improve outcomes.

Research area: Neurological conditions (including stroke)


Dr Nazir Lone
Anaesthesia, Clinical Care & Pain Medicine