How is EEG monitoring used in the treatment of status epilepticus?

Look for seizure. Eeg allows detection of seizures, even if there is no clinically evident seizure on examination. Patients in status are often sedated, and the EEG allows detection of ongoing seizure activity when it would be difficult or impossible to see any other way. Only once the seizures are under control can we start pulling back on sedation.
Eeg monitoring. Eeg monitoring follows the spikes of the seizures, so that there can be a monitoring of the status itself and what medications used may reduce the spike activity.

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Can Status epilepticus be pseudo from PTSD? X19hr total loss aware No+EEG during prob to med given for seize Rpd slwng brain wvs 1rst epilepsy event

What was happening. During the status. Were you having tonic clonic movements or were you in a post ictal or other form of unconsciousness? Seizures can result from a number of medical illnesses. Temporal lobe seizures can be hard to find on an EEG but during a seizure there should be something. I am suspicious that something else may have been happening and would welcome further information. Exam and labs.

Why would coma induction be used as a treatment for refractory status epilepticus?

For brain protection. It is thought that repetitive seizures if not controlled can themselves injure the brain. If the seizures are hard to control it is necessary to give drugs which deeply sedate the patient in order to stop the seizures.
Rest the brain. Recurrent or repetitive seizures are considered as status epilepticus. This can be very stressful to the brain. The brain cells are in high state of activity and can be damaged. High levels of nerve calming drugs are necessary that suppress brain activity, produce a state of coma, and allow brain cell recovery. Eeg monitoring can measure the brain cell activity.

Whats is the first line treatment for status epilepticus?

Meds ASAP. Treatment of status epilepticus involves potent sedatives and anti seizure meds in a controlled urgent / emergency room setting. These meds need given intravenously asap.
Status epilepticus. It is an emmergency, call 911, the paramedics will start treatment on spot, preserving breathing by intubation, giving intraventicular seizure medications such as ativan, (lorazepam) then transferring the patient to icu, loading with IV medications and to continue the medical care.

What are the first treatments for status epilepticus?

Status Epilepticus. First choice is valium, others are tegretol, dilantin, lidocaine, barbiturates, general anesthesia, and as last resort ketamine.
Status Epilepticus. First choice is valium, others are tegretol, dilantin, lidocaine, barbiturates, general anesthesia, and as last resort ketamine.

What are the first treatments for status epilepticus?

Status Epilepticus. First choice is valium, others are tegretol, dilantin, lidocaine, barbiturates, general anesthesia, and as last resort ketamine.
Status Epilepticus. First choice is valium, others are tegretol, dilantin, lidocaine, barbiturates, general anesthesia, and as last resort ketamine.