Treat the Patient, Not the Test When a Hospitalized Patient in Status Epilepticus Transitions to Comfort-Focused Goals of Care.

@article{Marks2018TreatTP,
  title={Treat the Patient, Not the Test When a Hospitalized Patient in Status Epilepticus Transitions to Comfort-Focused Goals of Care.},
  author={Sean Marks and Alexis Williams and Wendy Larson Peltier and Ann K Helms and Chad Carlson},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  year={2018}
}
Status epilepticus is a common and under-recognized cause of unconsciousness among hospitalized patients. It can clinically mimic delirium and other causes of acute mental status change, especially when clinically relevant seizure activity is not appreciated on physical examination. While the successful treatment of status epilepticus may require anesthetic… CONTINUE READING