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Febrile Seizures

Don't Forget the Bubbles

Most febrile seizures are generalized tonic clonic seizures, lasting for a few minutes (less than 10 mins) and are conventionally classified as being simple (70%) and complex (30%). Simple febrile seizures are generalized (i.e. Any febrile seizure lasting for > 30 mins is considered febrile status epilepticus.

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Talking to families about why we don’t need tests after febrile seizures or first-time seizures

PEMBlog

Did you know that lab tests and CT scans are not recommended for most children who fully recover after a simple febrile seizure or a first-time, unprovoked generalized seizure? This video features Dr. Archit Sahai who conducts a simulated discussion with a parent of a child following a seizure.

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A first seizure episode

Emergency Medicine Journal

Clinical introduction A middle-aged man is brought to your ED following a self-limiting generalised tonic–clonic seizure. He is a smoker, with a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and peripheral vascular disease, but no previous seizures. He is on aspirin and clopidogrel.

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First Time Seizure in the ED

Emergency Medicine Education

This is an observational study among patients presenting to 3 EDs with Seizure and they found approximately 12 % of patients had some neuroimaging findings! Link to the article

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You don’t need labs or CT scans in children who have recovered after a simple febrile or first time seizure

PEMBlog

Team members and families eagerly await your intervention to halt the seizure and understand its underlying cause. The lack of utility of laboratory testing in children with an unprovoked generalized seizure, or a simple febrile seizure is supported by several observational studies.

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Cannabidiol in refractory status epilepticus

Don't Forget the Bubbles

A UK-based study found that 4% of admissions to a tertiary paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) over a 10-year period were due to refractory status epilepticus (RSE) – seizures which fail to terminate despite appropriate first and second-line treatments. Despite this, the CFAM still showed ongoing electrical seizure activity.

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Leading Change | IN Midazolam Seizure | Hypothermia Infant Sepsis | VICTAS RCT | GHB Dx

JournalFeed

We cover leadership through change, IN midazolam for pediatric seizure, hypothermia and young infant sepsis risk, VICTAS RCT, and clinically diagnosing GHB intoxication. It’s the JournalFeed Podcast for the week of Apr 19-23, 2021.