Journal article

Preliminary results of the global audit of treatment of refractory status epilepticus

M Ferlisi, S Hocker, M Grade, E Trinka, S Shorvon

Epilepsy & Behavior | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2015

Abstract

The treatment of refractory and super refractory status epilepticus is a "terra incognita" from the point of view of evidence-based medicine. As randomized or controlled studies that are sufficiently powered are not feasible in relation to the many therapies and treatment approaches available, we carried out an online multinational audit (registry) in which neurologists or intensivists caring for patients with status epilepticus may prospectively enter patients who required general anesthesia to control the status epilepticus (SE). To date, 488 cases from 44 different countries have been collected. Most of the patients had no history of epilepsy and had a cryptogenic etiology. First-line tre..

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