Treatment of convulsive status epilepticus.

@article{Treiman2007TreatmentOC,
  title={Treatment of convulsive status epilepticus.},
  author={David M Treiman},
  journal={International review of neurobiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={81},
  pages={
          273-85
        }
}
  • D. Treiman
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • International review of neurobiology

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Antiseizure Drugs

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General advice and guidelines for the management of seizures and of status epilepticus in emergency departments is reviewed.

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