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Lorazepam for Generalized Status Epilepticus 

Lorazepam for Generalized Status Epilepticus
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Lorazepam for Generalized Status Epilepticus
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Pue Farooque

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199377527.003.0003
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date: 19 September 2019

This chapter provides a summary of a landmark study in epilepsy. What is the best initial drug treatment for generalized status epilepticus? Starting with that question, it describes the basics of the study, including funding, study location, who was studied, how many patients, study design, study intervention, follow-up, endpoints, results, and criticism and limitations. Lorazepam was shown to be either equally or more efficacious in the treatment of status epilepticus versus other medications. Given its easier use, the researchers preferred it as the first-line treatment for status epilepticus. The chapter briefly reviews other relevant studies and information, discusses implications, and concludes with a relevant clinical case.

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