The goal of this current guideline is to provide evidence-based answers to efficacy, safety, and tolerability questions regarding the treatment of convulsive status epilepticus and to synthesize these answers into a treatment algorithm. This guideline focuses on convulsive status epilepticus because it is both the most common type of status epilepticus and is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality.
Individual studies were rated using predefined criteria and these results were used to form recommendations, conclusions, and an evidence-based treatment algorithm. : A total of 38 randomized controlled trials were identified, rated and contributed to the assessment. Only four trials were considered to have class I evidence of efficacy. Two studies were rated as class II and the remaining 32 were judged to have class III evidence.
Epilepsy is a brain disorder characterized by a predisposition to generate. . . .
What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy is a chronic disorder. It is the. . . .
What Causes Epilepsy? In most of the epilepsy cases, a cause cannot be. . . .
How to prevent seizures? The cause of epilepsy is often not known, therefore. . . .
Seizure Seizures are symptoms of a brain problem. A seizure is a sudden. . . .
Treating Epilepsy Treatment of epilepsy is usually focused on controlling. . . .