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Ideggyogy Sz. 2013 Nov 30;66(11-12):372-82.

[Status epilepticus and its treatment--update 2013].

[Article in Hungarian]

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  • 1Pécsi Tudományegyetem, Klinikai Központ, Neurológiai Klinika, Pécs. csilla.gyimesi@gmail.com
  • 2Epihope Kft., Budapest.
  • 3Pécsi Tudományegyetem, Klinikai Központ, Neurológiai Klinika, Pécs.
  • 4Magyarországi Református Egyház Bethesda Gyermekkórháza, Neurológiai Osztály, Budapest.


Our study provides an overview of the results and guidelines published on the treatment of status epilepticus in the last five years. In recent years, as a result of scientific observations and collected data, the definition of and treatment approach to status epilepticus have been refined and novel therapeutic methods have been developed. The updated guidelines provide guidance in everyday medical practice. However, only a relatively small number of randomized studies are available on status epilepticus, especially in second-line treatment and third-line treatment, thus it is difficult to transfer the newest methods into clinical practice and into updates to treatment protocols. Due to the nature and epidemiology of the disease, the treatment of status epilepticus remains a daily challenge for healthcare providers. The key points of an effective treatment are: expeditiously initiating appropriate therapy, concurrent causal treatment and anticonvulsant therapy, early detection of nonconvulsive status epilepticus, as well as avoiding "overtreatment" and side effects.

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