Translated title of the contribution: Treatment of convulsive status epilepticus

W. E. Dodson, R. J. DeLorenzo, T. A. Pedley, S. Shinnar, D. M. Treimann, B. B. Wannamaker

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Convulsive status epilepticus is an emergency that is associated with high morbidity and mortality. The outcome largely depends on etiology, but prompt and appropriate pharmacological therapy can reduce morbidity and mortality. Etiology varies in children and adults and reflects the distribution of disease in these age groups. Antiepileptic drug administration should be initiated whenever a seizure has lasted 10 minutes. Immediate concerns include supporting respiration, maintaning blood pressure, gaining intravenous access, and identifying and treating the underlying cause. Initial therapeutic and diagnostic measures are conducted simultaneously. The goal of therapy is rapid termination of clinical and electrical seizure activity; the longer a seizure continues, the greater the likelihood of an adverse outcome. To optimite the therapy the Epilepsy Foundation of America has composed actual recommendations.

Translated title of the contributionTreatment of convulsive status epilepticus
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)87-89
Number of pages3
JournalSozialpadiatrie und Kinderarztliche Praxis
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • convulsive status epilepticus
  • diagnostics
  • emergency treatment
  • longterm therapy
  • pharmacological therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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