From Medical XPress:
For status epilepticus patients who experience seizures outside of the hospital, treatment administered on an ambulance is an important component of their overall care.
And, according to a new study, this care is improving thanks in part to increased knowledge around—and availability of—midazolam, a benzodiazepine.
“When people experience seizures we frequently call an ambulance, and they’re treated with a benzodiazepine if they’re still having a seizure when the ambulance arrives,” says William Meurer, M.D., associate professor of emergency medicine at Michigan Medicine and a member of the Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care and the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation. “There are a few type of benzodiazepines that can be used, one of which is midazolam.”
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