Journal article

An update in the initial management of paediatric status epilepticus

Ben Lawton, Tessa Davis, Henry Goldstein, Andrew Tagg

CURRENT OPINION IN PEDIATRICS | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2018

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Over the last 2 years, algorithms for the optimal management of status epilepticus have changed, as the medical community has recognized the need to terminate seizures in status in a timely manner. Recent research has evaluated the different choices of benzodiazepine and has given consideration to second-line treatment options. RECENT FINDINGS: There has been a move to examine alternatives to phenytoin (such as levetiracetam and lacosamide) as second-line agents. Valproate should be used cautiously in view of the potential side effects. Three ongoing trials [Established Staus Epilepticus Treatment Trial (ESETT), Convulsive Status Epilepticus Paediatric Trial (ConSEPT), and..

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