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Acta Neurol Belg. 2013 Dec;113(4):375-80. doi: 10.1007/s13760-013-0247-x. Epub 2013 Sep 10.

First line management of prolonged convulsive seizures in children and adults: good practice points.

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Department of Paediatric Neurology, University Hospitals Leuven, 49 Herestraat, 3000, Leuven, Belgium, liesbeth.dewaele@uzleuven.be.

Abstract

Over the past decades, it has become clear that the most efficient way to prevent status epilepticus is to stop the seizure as fast as possible, and early treatment of prolonged convulsive seizures has become an integral part of the overall treatment strategy in epilepsy. Benzodiazepines are the first choice drugs to be used as emergency medication. This treatment in the early phases of a seizure often implies a 'pre-medical' setting before intervention of medically trained persons. In this paper, we propose "good practice points" for first line management of prolonged convulsive seizures in children and adults in a 'pre-medical' setting.

PMID:
24019121
DOI:
10.1007/s13760-013-0247-x
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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