Can seizure duration be predicted by analyzing seizure onset features?

Takeaway

  • Using machine learning to analyze long-term intracranial electroencephalography (iEEG) recordings, seizure duration could be predicted from onset features in some patients.

Why this matters

  • There are no methods currently available to predict seizure duration, and seizures of long and short duration are thought to have similar onset mechanisms, making it difficult to distinguish between them.  

  • Being able to determine seizure duration based on onset would help mitigate risks associated with seizures of longer duration, by informing appropriate interventions.