Benzodiazepines were as safe as and more effective than placebo for out-of-hospital status epilepticus.

Abstract

Patients 205 patients (258 enrollments) who were >18 years of age (mean age 51 y, 63% men, 50% white) and had an out-of-hospital diagnosis of status epilepticus. Exclusion criteria included pulse < 60 beats/minute, systolic blood pressure < 100 mm Hg, and a history of long-term use of or sensitivity to benzodiazepines. Only data from the first enrollment of each patient was reported. {Follow-up was 100%.}†

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@article{Wiebe2002BenzodiazepinesWA, title={Benzodiazepines were as safe as and more effective than placebo for out-of-hospital status epilepticus.}, author={Samuel Wiebe}, journal={ACP journal club}, year={2002}, volume={136 3}, pages={86} }