First line management of prolonged convulsive seizures in children and adults: good practice points

@article{deWaele2013FirstLM,
  title={First line management of prolonged convulsive seizures in children and adults: good practice points},
  author={Liesbeth de Waele and Paul Boon and Berten Ceulemans and Bernard Dan and Anna C. Jansen and Benjamin Legros and Patricia Leroy and Françoise Delmelle and Michel Ossemann and Sylvie De Raedt and Katrien Smets and Patrick van de Voorde and Helene Verhelst and Lieven Lagae},
  journal={Acta Neurologica Belgica},
  year={2013},
  volume={113},
  pages={375-380}
}
Over the past decades, it has become clear that the most efficient way to prevent status epilepticus is to stop the seizure as fast as possible, and early treatment of prolonged convulsive seizures has become an integral part of the overall treatment strategy in epilepsy. Benzodiazepines are the first choice drugs to be used as emergency medication. This treatment in the early phases of a seizure often implies a ‘pre-medical’ setting before intervention of medically trained persons. In this… Expand
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