Excessive benzodiazepine doses lead to poor outcomes in status epilepticus

Excessive use of benzodiazepines in children presenting to hospital with status epilepticus (SE) has been identified as a major issue in a NSW study. Almost all children with SE were given multiple doses of benzodiazepines rather than the guideline recommended two doses followed by escalation to second-line therapy, a review of 64 cases managed at ...

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