9. The Emergency Treatment of Epilepsy

  1. Simon Shorvon MA, MB BChir, MD, FRCP Professor of Neurology Clinical Subdean Consultant Neurologist1,2

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444325201.ch9

Handbook of Epilepsy Treatment, Third Edition

Handbook of Epilepsy Treatment, Third Edition

How to Cite

Shorvon, S. (2010) The Emergency Treatment of Epilepsy, in Handbook of Epilepsy Treatment, Third Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444325201.ch9

Author Information

  1. 1

    UCL Institute of Neurology, University College London, UK

  2. 2

    National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 21 NOV 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405198189

Online ISBN: 9781444325201

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Keywords:

  • The Emergency Treatment of Epilepsy;
  • cerebrospinal fluid (CSF);
  • How to deal with a seizure;
  • central nervous system (CNS);
  • low-density lipoprotein (LDL);
  • ‘downregulation of the GABA A receptor’;
  • Antiepileptic drugs used in status epilepticus (UDPGT);
  • area under the curve (AUC);
  • uridine diphosphate glucuronosyl transferase;
  • N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • How to deal with a seizure

  • Status epilepticus

  • Antiepileptic drugs used in status epilepticus