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Posts Tagged ‘convulsive status epilepticus’

Phenytoin and Levetiracetam: EcLIPSE and ConSEPT trials

Phenytoin and Levetiracetam: EcLIPSE and ConSEPT

There has been a longstanding discussion over which is the best second-line agent to use in paediatric seizures and more specifically in convulsive status epilepticus. We now have two trials that have tried to answer this question by comparing Phenytoin and Levetiracetam: The EcLIPSE(1) and ConSEPT(2) trials. Phenytoin and Levetiracetam: EcLIPSE and ConSEPT-The Bottom Line…

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Status Epilepticus

Convulsive Status Epilepticus accounts for up to 75% of all status epilepticus(1). We recognise it in patients where they have a depressed conscious state accompanied by tonic clonic movements of the extremities. The length of status epilepticus is important in terms of patient survival. About 5% of adults and up to 25% of children with epilepsy…

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