Abstract. CASTELLANOS, Rafael Gustavo; BARRIOS PERALTA, Elkin; SUAREZ, Jorge and NARINO, Daniel. Focus on adult status epilepticus: Considerations. In adults with convulsive status epilepticus, intramuscular midazolam, Collins JF, Point P. Treatment of status epilepticus if first drug fails. Epilepsia. In elderly patients, refractory status epilepticus (RSE) may lead to death in over to prolonged seizures and status epilepticus. Epilepsia. ;S59–

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There is no difference in the treatment-emergent adverse-event profiles between lorazepam and diazepam in the three adult class I and class II status epielptico studies 2223 No dose reduction is required in patients with hepatic or renal disease Concomitant IV benzodiazepines allows use of a lower and safer dose of propofol, i.

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The guideline’s treatment algorithm is not age specific since 1 the disease pathophysiology of prolonged seizures and status epilepticus and 2 anticonvulsant drug effects on neuronal receptors are the same from infants through adults, permitting a unified approach for all patients older than neonates. Therefore, it is essential that an urgent EEG be performed in patients with unexplained coma.

J Neurophysiol ; There is no clear evidence that any one of these options is better than the others.

High-dose barbiturate therapy is a treatment option in RSE. Pharmacokinetic parameters of commonly used drugs for status epilepticus[ 34 ]. The mortality rate was 46 times greater than expected and was associated with preexisting clinically significant neurological impairments; however, children without prior neurological impairment were not at a significantly increased risk of death during follow-up.


Please disable your ad-blocker to continue using FileHippo. It has been estimated that up tocases of SE occur annually in the US, with 55, associated deaths. More than half of SE episodes occur in patients without a history of prior seizures.


As a result of such uncertainty, whether or not children who experience prolonged seizures receive their rescue medication during school hours depends mostly on the resources and training available in each school. It is important to ensure that adequate maintenance therapy is instituted simultaneously with the emergent treatment to prevent relapse of SE.

Adult Studies Three class I studies 22—24 and one class II study 25 present the best evidence about treatment-emergent adverse events associated with IV lorazepam and diazepam therapy.

Because of adverse events, IV phenobarbital is a reasonable second-therapy alternative level B, one class II study if none of the three recommended therapies are available.

In vitro status epilepticus causes sustained elevation of intracellular calcium levels in hippocampal neurons. Due to these side effects, high-dose barbiturate therapy is reserved for those patients who do not respond to midazolam or propofol infusion.

It is useful to regularly check blood levels of phenytoin or other AEDs to ensure that adequate levels are maintained throughout the therapy. This guideline follows this convention and, for purposes of treatment, uses the term status epilepticus to represent studies involving both prolonged seizures and traditionally defined status epilepticus.

This subgroup of patients has higher risk of complications and extended hospital stay and mortality. Definitions Status epilepticus A landmark meeting in Marseilles in was the first scientific meeting to be devoted to the topic of SE, and the published proceedings is the first monograph on SE.



No sexual predilection or age variation is recognized. Tolerability extatus not differ between the two groups. Isoflurane undergoes significantly less metabolism in the liver than halothane. A prospective, randomized study comparing intramuscular midazolam with intravenous diazepam for the treatment of seizures in children.

In some situations, an anesthetic induction dose of propofol or midazolam may terminate the seizure activity and facilitate intubation.

The longer an episode of SE continues, the more refractory to treatment it becomes and the greater is the likelihood of complications.

Revisión del estado epiléptico convulsivo pediátrico y su manejo antiepiléptico

Further, there is evidence that seizures may become refractory and difficult to control if treatment is delayed. No existen datos suficientes que justifiquen su uso antes que FNT. The drug undergoes hepatic transformation into an active metabolite that is cleared by the kidneys.

It is quickly epilepticp to phenytoin when given IM or IV. The evolution of a single seizure to SE depends on several factors. Those patients who have failed to respond to two of the first-line drugs lorazepam and fosphenytoin in most instances need to be managed as RSE.

Diagnostic assessment of the child with status epilepticus an evidence-based review: This guideline should not be epkleptico as rigid. No statistical difference in efficacy was found between the IM midazolam

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