Treatment of Refractory Status Epilepticus: Literature Review and a Proposed Protocol. Nicholas S. Abend, MD*. † and Dennis J. Dlugos, MD, MSCE*.
Status Epilepticus Treatment & Management. Updated: Feb 19, 2016.
The treatment of status epilepticus involves the use of potent intravenous medications that may have serious adverse effects.
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.
Absence status epilepticus can be divided into childhood absence status epilepticus (those usually already receiving treatment)...
If seizures continue despite this treatment for up to 2 h, the patient is said to be in Stage 3 (refractory status epilepticus) and general anaesthesia is usually recommended...
This paper detailed the subtypes of status epilepticus, emphasized the high mortality rates of this condition, and summarized the best medical evidence for treatment.
These numbers show that available treatments for status epilepticus are not effective enough; identication of optimum treatments is a substantial challenge for neurologists and scientists.
Emergency Neurological Life Support Status Epilepticus Protocol. Version: 2.0 Last Updated: 19-Mar-2016.
Seizures lasting for more than 5 minutes need treating before they turn into status epilepticus.