Status epilepticus (SE) is an epileptic seizure of greater than five minutes or more than one seizure within a five-minute period without the person returning to normal between them. Previous definitions used a 30-minute time limit.
Status epilepticus is said to occur when a seizure lasts too long or when seizures occur close together and the person doesn't recover between seizures.
Status epilepticus (SE) is a common, life-threatening neurologic disorder that is essentially an acute, prolonged epileptic crisis (see the image below).
Treatment of Refractory Status Epilepticus: Literature Review and a Proposed Protocol. Nicholas S. Abend, MD*. † and Dennis J. Dlugos, MD, MSCE*.
Although non-convulsive status epilepticus includes a number of very different conditions, these forms of status epilepticus share two important qualities: difficulty in making the diagnosis...
Etiologies of Status Epilepticus ETIOLOGIES Fever Medication change Other – trauma, vascular, infection, tumor, drugs Unknown Metabolic Congenital Anoxic injury.
Status epilepticus is an increasingly recognized public health problem in the United States. Status epilepticus is associated with a high mortality rate that is largely contingent on the duration of the...
Management of status epilepticus. Elizabeth Macri, MS, MD. Definition.
Eventual etiology of new-onset refractory status epilepticus after extensive evaluation. Etiology Cryptogenic Nonparaneoplastic autoimmune.
Initial management of status epilepticus. On initial presentation of a patient in SE, it is prudent to examine the skull and spine for any evidence of recent trauma.