Tag: status epilepticus

Convulsive status epilepticus (SE) is the most common life-threatening neurological emergency in pediatrics. It is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, with 22% of patients ultimately requiring intubation and intensive care unit admission. Benzodiazepines are used first-line in terminating seizure activity. However, when this fails, phenytoin is the current...
Screening for breech presentation using universal late-pregnancy ultrasonography: A prospective cohort study and cost effectiveness analysis Fetal presentation has long been determined by way of clinical examination only, despite the relative ease with which breech presentation can be identified through ultrasound screening. As such, many women continue to present in...
1. Absence of functional impairment 90 days after status epilepticus (SE) was, non-significantly, higher in patients that received standard care compared to patients in the induced hypothermia (IH) group. 2. Adverse outcomes were more frequent in the IH group compared to the control group. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: SE...
Image: PD 1. Lorazepam did not significantly improve odds of status epilepticus cessation compared to diazepam.  2. Diazepam and lorazepam groups demonstrated similar rates of required assisted ventilation.     Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)  Study Rundown: Diazepam is one of the mainstays of treatment for status epilepticus in the pediatric population. However, a...