Ketamine, septic shock, super-refractory status epilepticus
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Shrestha GS, Joshi P, Chhetri S, Karn R, Acharya S. Intravenous ketamine for treatment of super-refractory convulsive status epilepticus with septic shock: A report of two cases. Indian J Crit Care Med 2015; 19 (5):283-285.
Refractory and super-refractory status epilepticus is a life-threatening neurological emergency, associated with high morbidity and mortality. Treatment should be aimed to stop seizure and to avoid cerebral damage and another morbidity. Published data about effectiveness, safety and outcome of various therapies and treatment approaches are sparse and are mainly based on small case series and retrospective data. Here we report successful management of two cases of super-refractory status epilepticus refractory to anesthetic therapy with midazolam and complicated by septic shock, managed successfully with ketamine infusion.
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