Swiss study reveals shorter duration of intensive care unit and hospital stays with direct and early induction of artificial coma in status epilepticus

2560 1709 Maggie Ford, MD

Status epilepticus (SE) is a lethal, life-threatening neurologic emergency associated with high levels of morbidity and mortality.1-3 International treatment guidelines recommend the use of benzodiazepines as first-line treatment followed by…

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Journal watch: Can seizure risk in focal epilepsy be forecasted?

1500 1000 Anna Stelling, PhD

The Background The unpredictability of spontaneous seizures is a major burden for epilepsy patients, affecting their independence, safety and psychological wellbeing. In recent years, several studies utilised continuous electroencephalogram (cEEG)…

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