Review: lorazepam provides the best control for status epilepticus

  title={Review: lorazepam provides the best control for status epilepticus},
  author={J. Craig Henry and Robert G. Holloway},
  journal={Evidence Based Medicine},
  pages={54 - 54}
Source Citation Prasad K, Al-Roomi K, Krishnan P, Sequeira R. Anticonvulsant therapy for status epilepticus. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2005;(4):CD003723. 16235337 
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