Status epilepticus: a modern approach to management.

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Status epilepticus: a modern approach to management.

Eur J Emerg Med. 2008 Aug;15(4):187-95

Authors: Kinirons P, Doherty CP

Status epilepticus (SE) is a common medical emergency. Two problems continue to militate against improved outcome in SE, namely, failure to recognize the wide spectrum of clinical presentation and failure to treat in an appropriately aggressive and timely manner. In this study, we aim to provide a clear understanding of the clinical presentation of SE, as well as providing an evidence-based review of the pathophysiological consequences of prolonged seizures, enabling the reader to adopt a rational approach to its management. We discuss current best practice for the management of SE as well as discussing alternative strategies, and briefly explore possible future therapeutic interventions.

PMID: 19078813 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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