Status Epilepticus: An Overview

Author(s): Venkata Ramesh Yasam, Venkatachalam Senthil, Satya Lavanya Jakki, Natarajan Jawahar.

Journal Name:Current Drug Metabolism

Volume 18 , Issue 3 , 2017

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Status epilepticus (SE) is an emergency situation, where immediate and effective treatment is required in least possible time as it is associated with neuronal damage, systemic complications, substantial morbidity and mortality depending on status type, duration, age and etiology. In the past few years, morbidity and mortality rate were improved, probably may be due to aggressive use of anti-epileptic drugs in emergency situations. Present literature gives an overview of the conditions leading to SE and its management guidelines in hospital and out of hospital setting emphasizing on the available drug therapies.

Keywords: Anti-epileptic drugs, delivery systems, management protocols, drug therapy, status epilepticus, drug interactions.

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VOLUME: 18
ISSUE: 3
Year: 2017
Page: [174 - 185]
Pages: 12
DOI: 10.2174/1389200218666170106091705
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