Most children with an episode of SE should be admitted for inpatient observation, evaluation, and treatment. Any child with persistent altered mental status (despite cessation of seizure activity) or with prolonged status epilepticus should be admitted to a pediatric critical care unit.
Here, we review the treatment options for pediatric refractory status epilepticus, provide an example of a protocol based on our experience and the limited available data, and highlight key issues that future investigations must confront.
Here we describe the use of allopregnanolone in 2 pediatric patients with super-refractory status epilepticus. This treatment allowed the general anesthetic infusions to be weaned with resolu-tion of status epilepticus. This is the first report of...
Article history: Received 7 January 2012 Accepted 20 March 2012. abstract. We investigated the etiology, treatment, and prognosis of patients treated for status epilepticus at a pediatric intensive care unit.
demonstrated in the treatment of status epilepticus resis-tant to diazepam, where valproate was found to be more effective than intravenous phenytoin in the pediatric popu-lation, with a better tolerability profile.