The management of status epilepticus.

@article{Marik2004TheMO,
  title={The management of status epilepticus.},
  author={Paul Ellis Marik and Joseph Varon},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2004},
  volume={126 2},
  pages={
          582-91
        }
}
Status epilepticus is a major medical emergency associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Status epilepticus is best defined as a continuous, generalized, convulsive seizure lasting > 5 min, or two or more seizures during which the patient does not return to baseline consciousness. Lorazepam in a dose of 0.1 mg/kg is the drug of first choice for terminating status epilepticus. Patients who continue to have clinical or EEG evidence of seizure activity after treatment with lorazepam… Expand
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