Refractory status epilepticus: new insights in presentation, treatment, and outcome.

@article{Hocker2013RefractorySE,
  title={Refractory status epilepticus: new insights in presentation, treatment, and outcome.},
  author={Sara E. Hocker and Eelco F. M. Wijdicks and Alejandro A Rabinstein},
  journal={Neurological research},
  year={2013},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={163-8}
}
Refractory status epilepticus (RSE), defined as status epilepticus that fails to respond to the acute administration of two antiepileptic medications, occurs in approximately a third of patients with status epilepticus, and is associated with increased hospital length of stay, mortality, and functional disability. Common presentations include: (1) generalized convulsive status epilepticus or complex partial status epilepticus that continue despite initial therapies; (2) stupor or coma following… CONTINUE READING

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