Clinical assessment of children with first-attack seizures admitted to the ED.

@article{Chen2012ClinicalAO,
  title={Clinical assessment of children with first-attack seizures admitted to the ED.},
  author={Chun-yu Chen and Wen-Chieh Yang and Kang-Hsi Wu and Han-Ping Wu},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={30 7},
  pages={1080-8}
}
PURPOSE This study aims to evaluate clinical values and determine the function of a pediatric observation unit (POU) as an alternative to inpatient unit admission for children with newly onset seizures. BASIC PROCEDURES Pediatric patients who were sent to the emergency department (ED) with new-onset seizure were retrospectively analyzed in a 6-year study period. All patients were divided into 3 groups: POU-discharged, unplanned inpatient admission, and required admission. Basic demographics… CONTINUE READING

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