Early intervention key to improving outcomes in status epilepticus
Early and aggressive treatment is crucial for the effective and efficient treatment of patients presenting with status epilepticus. This message was emphasised by presenters * at the American Society for Health-System Pharmacists’ Annual Meeting [ Minneapolis, US; June 1997 ]. The presenters believe that in order to improve both clinical and economic outcomes in status epilepticus, healthcare providers need to follow a predefined treatment protocol. They also believe that fosphenytoin can play a central role in the treatment algorithm.