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Appendix-f-protocols-for-treating-convulsive-status-epilepticus - Nice

10/19/2014
04:04 | Author: Allison King

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Appendix-f-protocols-for-treating-convulsive-status-epilepticus - Nice

Treating convulsive status epilepticus in adults (published in 2004); Guidelines for treating convulsive status epilepticus in children (published in 2011).

maintenance or reinstatement of usual oral AED therapy.

Start to prepare phenytoin for 4th step.

Treat acidosis if severe.

Lorazepam (intravenous) 0.1 mg/kg (usually a 4 mg bolus, repeated once after 10−20 minutes; rate not critical).

Alert anaesthetist and ITU.

Diazepam 10−20 mg given rectally, repeated once 15 minutes later if status continues to threaten, or midazolam 10 mg given buccally.

Phenytoin 20 mg/kg by intravenous infusion over 20 mins.

propofol (1–2 mg/kg bolus, then 2–10 mg/kg/hour) titrated to effect.

referral for specialist advice and/or EEG monitoring.

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Status Epilepticus Management Doctor

8/18/2014
02:32 | Author: Jeremy Rodriguez

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Status Epilepticus Management Doctor

Administer intravenous midazolam, propofol or thiopental sodium to treat adults with refractory convulsive status epilepticus. Administer.

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Convulsive status epilepticus is an emergency and requires immediate medical attention. Convulsive status epilepticus is defined as a convulsive seizure which continues for a prolonged period (longer than five minutes), or when convulsive seizures occur one after the other with no recovery between. Non-convulsive status epilepticus is uncommon and management is less urgent.

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The diagnosis of tonic-clonic status is usually clear, although it needs to be distinguished from pseudo-status epilepticus which is non-epileptic attacks with a psychological basis. This would be the same as any convulsion, but unremitting.

Non-epileptic status should be considered. See separate article Non-epileptic Seizures.

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Common Drugs and Medications to Treat Status Epilepticus - WebMD

6/17/2014
12:52 | Author: Chloe Allen

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Common Drugs and Medications to Treat Status Epilepticus - WebMD

WebMD provides a list of common medications used to treat Status Epilepticus.

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Guideline for the management of convulsive status epilepticus in

4/16/2014
02:56 | Author: Chloe Allen

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ABSTRACT: Convulsive status epilepticus is a medical emergency requiring early and effective treatment. Airway, respiratory, and circulatory support should be.

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Status Epilepticus - Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago

2/15/2014
04:20 | Author: Jeremy Rodriguez

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Status Epilepticus - Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago

The experts who comprise the Foundation's Working Group on Status Epilepticus have recommended that emergency room physicians treat as status.

Rectal diazepam gel (Diastat) may be prescribed for at-home or non-hospital use to stop bouts of prolonged seizures or clusters of acute repetitive seizures in people with a history of this type of seizure.

Status epilepticus is usually defined as 30 minutes of uninterrupted seizure activity. However, the Epilepsy Foundation advises parents and the public to call for emergency assistance when a convulsion continues for more than 5 minutes without signs of stopping. The experts who comprise the Foundation’s Working Group on Status Epilepticus have recommended that emergency room physicians treat as status epilepticus if seizure activity has continued for more than 10 minutes.

While not generally viewed as being as damaging as convulsive status, nonconvulsive status involves repeated excessive electrical discharges in the brain and should also receive prompt treatment.

After an hour it increases slightly in children but jumps dramatically to close to 38% in adults.

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