Treatment of convulsive status epilepticus in the UMCG: A retrospective, observational study



    Objectives: Little is known about clinical practice with respect to the application of guidelines in the treatment of Convulsive Status Epilepticus (CSE). This retrospective, observational study evaluated treatment of episodes of CSE in children at the University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG). Material and methods: Episodes of CSE were derived from the UMCG database of children with epilepsy aged 1 month. Treatments used in the UMCG were compared with recommendations from two most recent Dutch treatment guidelines for CSE in children aged >1 month. Results: 269 episodes of CSE occurring in 69 children (53.6% male, median age 4.3 years; range 0.1-16.3 years) were included; 219 (81.4%) of the episodes started outside the hospital, 118 (43.9%) had remote symptomatic aetiology, 96 (35.7%) were accompanied by fever. Half of the CSE episodes lasted
    Originele taal-2English
    Pagina's (van-tot)67
    Aantal pagina's1
    TijdschriftEuropean Journal of Paediatric Neurology
    StatusPublished - 1-sep-2013

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