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Treatment of status epileticus

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Thomas J Worrall MBChB, Michael Vassallo PhD FRCP
Foundation Years Journal, volume 2, issue 1, p.37 (123Doc Education, London, January 2008)


A 17-year-old man is brought into A&E by ambulance having been fitting for 10 minutes. He does not appear to have a past history of epilepsy. You are a SHO with no senior support immediately to hand. He has already received rectal diazepam (given by the paramedics), and his pulse and blood pressure are currently stable, as is his oxygen saturation.

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Thomas J Worrall MBChB (Corresponding author)

House Offier
Royal Bournemouth Hospital
Royal Bournemouth Hospital
Castle Lane East

Michael Vassallo PhD FRCP

Consultant Physician and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer
Royal Bournemouth Hospital


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