Summary. Super-refractory status epilepticus is defined as status epilepticus that continues or recurs 24 h or more after the onset of anaesthetic
The article summarises the causes, effects, pathophysiology and treatment protocols for refractory status epilepticus.The concept of super refractory status and newer etiologies and therapeutic options are also discussed. INTRODUCTION.
This article reviews the approach to refractory status epilepticus and super-refractory status epilepticus, including management as well as common pathophysiological causes of these entities.
Refractory status epilepticus most commonly complicates an acute brain injury (stroke, trauma, infection, etc.) or a serious medical illness. It may also occur in people with a chronic seizure disorder. In a significant minority of cases, however, refractory SE strikes out of the blue and no cause can be...
SUPER REFRACTORY STATUS EPILEPTICUS BY Dr. Tarek Sabry ) INTENSIVIST ( Fujairah Hospital.
Conclusions: Autoimmune encephalitis is the most commonly identified cause of new-onset refractory status epilepticus, but half remain cryptogenic.
Super-refractory status epilepticus is a medical emergency in which patients experience continuous seizures (seizures that have little or no break between them) that do not stop even after standard
Studies have clearly shown that the greatest influence on the outcome of super-refractory status epilepticus is the underlying cause.[1,2,30,31] A favourable outcome is likely with accurate and prompt diagnosis, identification and ad-equate treatment of the underlying cause.[1–3,30]...
Brain 2012. Definition. ►Super-refractory status epilepticus.
About 15% of all status epilepticus progress to super-refractory status epilepticus. The causes postulated include excitotoxicity, inhibitory neurotransmitter dysfunction, energy failure, inflammatory processes and network reorganization.