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Use of ketamine in a newborn with refractory status epilepticus: a case report.
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PMID:  24938144     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Brain malformations represent a major cause of refractory seizures. Standardized protocols to treat status epilepticus of newborn are not available in the literature.
PATIENT: We present a case report of use of ketamine administered to a late preterm with Pierre Robin sequence, lissencephaly, polymicrogyria, and severe epilepsy.
RESULTS: The infusion of ketamine permitted resolution of status epilepticus, cardiorespiratory stabilization, and improved parental care for 15 days. No significant side effects were noted.
CONCLUSION: In the literature there are few studies regarding the use of ketamine for refractory status epilepticus, and only in nine of these described the use of, ketamine in children (2 months-18 years). This is the first report to document the effective use of ketamine in the newborn with status epilepticus.
Authors:
Anna Tarocco; Elisa Ballardini; Giampaolo Garani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-03-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neurology     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1873-5150     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Neurol.     Publication Date:  2014 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-06-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508183     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  154-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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