IM Seizure Medication Effective for Status Epilepticus Full Text
Emergency Medicine News,

Talan J – The study was designed to ensure that antiseizure medicines delivered through an autoinjector were not inferior to the IV approach. The primary outcome was the absence of seizures by the time they arrived at the emergency department. Secondary outcomes included endotracheal intubation, recurrent seizures, and the timing of treatment relative to when the prolonged seizures stopped.

Methods
  • Paramedics throughout the country were trained in the study protocol so they could decide whether a seizing patient was a candidate for the clinical study.
  • Enrollment was so smooth, study investigators said, that they had all of the patients they needed a year earlier than expected.

Results
  • The RAMPART investigators found that 73.4 percent of patients (329 of 448) in the group that received midazolam through the autoinjector were seizure-free by the time they reached the hospital compared with 63.4 percent (282 of 445) of those who were randomized to receive IV lorazepam (p<0.001 for noninferiority and superiority).

Please login or register to follow this author.
► Click here to access Full Text, PubMed, Publisher and related articles...
<< Previous Article | Next Article >>

Your Unread Messages in Neurology

See All >> Messages include industry-sponsored communications and special communications from MDLinx

Most Popular Neurology Articles

1 Zolpidem and the risk of Parkinson's disease: A nationwide population-based study Journal of Psychiatric Research, August 1, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Long-term outcomes after stenting versus endarterectomy for treatment of symptomatic carotid stenosis: the International Carotid Stenting Study (ICSS) randomised trial The Lancet, October 17, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article
Exclusive Author Commentary

3 Safety and efficacy of ceftriaxone for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A multi-stage, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial The Lancet Neurology, October 9, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Recurrent stroke in the warfarin versus aspirin in reduced cardiac ejection fraction (WARCEF) trial Cerebrovascular Diseases, October 16, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Dairy products and the risk of stroke and coronary heart disease: the Rotterdam Study European Journal of Nutrition, October 14, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Hyperhomocysteinemia and risk of cognitive decline: a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies European Neurology, October 17, 2014    Review Article

7 Intracranial hemorrhage risk with the new oral anticoagulants: A systematic review and meta-analysis Journal of Neurology, September 2, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

8 Patent foramen ovale closure versus medical therapy for stroke prevention: meta analysis of randomized trials and review of heterogeneity in meta analyses Canadian Journal of Cardiology, August 7, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article    Clinical Article

9 Consumption of nuts and legumes and risk of stroke: a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases, July 28, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

10 Effects of long-term blood pressure lowering and dual antiplatelet treatment on cognitive function in patients with recent lacunar stroke: a secondary analysis from the SPS3 randomised trial The Lancet Neurology, October 27, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

11 Antiepileptics in migraine prophylaxis: An updated Cochrane review Cephalalgia, August 14, 2014    Clinical Article

12 The durability of endovascular coiling versus neurosurgical clipping of ruptured cerebral aneurysms: 18 year follow-up of the UK cohort of the International Subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial (ISAT) The Lancet, October 30, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

13 Circulating biomarkers of dairy fat and risk of incident stroke in US men and women in 2 large prospective cohorts American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, October 1, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Dabigatran and warfarin for secondary prevention of stroke in atrial fibrillation patients: A nationwide cohort study American Journal of Medicine, September 29, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Antiplatelet strategies for secondary prevention of stroke and TIA Current Atherosclerosis Reports, September 11, 2014    Review Article

16 Management of high-grade gliomas in the elderly Seminars in Radiation Oncology, October 6, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Higher risk of death and stroke in patients with persistent vs. paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: results from the ROCKET-AF Trial European Heart Journal, September 17, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Long-term outcomes after combined revascularization surgery in adult moyamoya disease Stroke, October 8, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

19 Oral anticoagulants for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation Current Problems in Cardiology, September 23, 2014    Review Article

20 Potassium intake and risk of stroke in women with hypertension and nonhypertension in the women’s health initiative Stroke, September 24, 2014    Clinical Article

Indexed Journals in Neurology: Current Opinion in Neurology, Stroke, Seizure, Cephalgia, Brain Injurymore