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J. Clin. Med. 2016, 5(9), 74; doi:10.3390/jcm5090074

Adult Status Epilepticus: A Review of the Prehospital and Emergency Department Management

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Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA 02114, USA
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Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
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Academic Editors: Gretchen M. Brophy and Paul M. Vespa
Received: 28 March 2016 / Revised: 9 August 2016 / Accepted: 17 August 2016 / Published: 23 August 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Understanding and Treatment of Status Epilepticus)
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Seizures are a common presentation in the prehospital and emergency department setting and status epilepticus represents an emergency neurologic condition. The classification and various types of seizures are numerous. The objectives of this narrative literature review focuses on adult patients with a presentation of status epilepticus in the prehospital and emergency department setting. In summary, benzodiazepines remain the primary first line therapeutic agent in the management of status epilepticus, however, there are new agents that may be appropriate for the management of status epilepticus as second- and third-line pharmacological agents. View Full-Text
Keywords: epilepsy; Status Epilepticus (SE); generalized convulsive status epilepticus (GCSE); Anti-Epileptic Drugs (AEDs); benzodiazepines epilepsy; Status Epilepticus (SE); generalized convulsive status epilepticus (GCSE); Anti-Epileptic Drugs (AEDs); benzodiazepines
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Billington, M.; Kandalaft, O.R.; Aisiku, I.P. Adult Status Epilepticus: A Review of the Prehospital and Emergency Department Management. J. Clin. Med. 2016, 5, 74.

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