In some children with status epilepticus, seizures persist despite treatment with adequate doses of an initial two or three anticonvulsant medications, and this condition con-stitutes refractory status epilepticus.
Causes of status epilepticus in children It is important to consider the under-lying cause of status epilepticus. The cause will guide the investigations, may require immediate treatment, and has a major influence on the progno-sis.
Emergent Treatment of Status Epilepticus in Children. Stephanie L. Conway, PharmD, RPh Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice MCPHS University School of Pharmacy–Worcester/Manchester Worcester, Massachusetts.
Status Epilepticus in Children Singh and Gaillard 139. 30 minutes without improvement in clinical state or return to a preictal EEG pattern between seizures.
Summary: Status epilepticus (SE) is one of the most com-mon neurologic emergencies in children, adolescents, and.
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Treatment of community-onset, childhood convulsive status epilepticus: a prospective, population-based study. Lancet Neurol 2008, 7: 696–703. The authors prospectively collected information on 240 episodes of convulsive SE in 182 children and found that only 22% of episodes were terminated...
12. Singh RK, Gaillard WD: Status epilepticus in children. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep 9:137-144, 2009. 13. Chin RF, Neville BG, Peckham C, et al: Treatment of community-onset, childhood convulsive status epilepticus: a prospective, population-based study.
Management of childhood convulsive status epilepticus. especially to exclude the need for neurosurgical intervention in children with new-onset SE without a prior history of epilepsy, or in those with persistent SE despite appropriate treatment.
The committee made special mention of the treatment of status epilepticus in children. They noted that drug efficacy is similar in adults and children, but that children may tolerate more rapid intravenous administration than older patients.