Status epilepticus

An update

Panayiotis N. Varelas, Marianna V. Spanaki, Marek A Mirski

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Abstract

Status epilepticus (SE) still results in significant mortality and morbidity. Whereas mortality depends mainly on the age of the patient as well as the cause, morbidity is often due to the myriad of complications that occur during prolonged admission to an intensive care environment. Although SE is a clinical diagnosis in most cases (convulsant), its treatment requires support by continuous electroencephalographic recording to ensure cessation of potential nonconvulsive elements of SE. Treatment has recently changed to incorporate four stages and must be initiated at the earliest possible time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number357
JournalCurrent Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
Volume13
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

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Status Epilepticus
Morbidity
Convulsants
Mortality
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Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Antiepileptic drugs
  • Definition
  • Seizures
  • Status epilepticus
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Status epilepticus : An update. / Varelas, Panayiotis N.; Spanaki, Marianna V.; Mirski, Marek A.

In: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports, Vol. 13, No. 7, 357, 2013.

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Varelas, Panayiotis N. ; Spanaki, Marianna V. ; Mirski, Marek A. / Status epilepticus : An update. In: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports. 2013 ; Vol. 13, No. 7.
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