Sunday, October 22, 2017

Q: Therapeutically induced hypothermia should be considered in refractory convulsive status epilepticus along with intravenous infusion of other medications?

A) True
B) False

Answer: B

Once theoretically considered to be a good option of treatment, induced hypothermia failed to show any benefit in a recent clinical study (2016), when added to standard therapies for the initial treatment of convulsive status epilepticus.


Legriel S, Lemiale V, Schenck M, et al. Hypothermia for Neuroprotection in Convulsive Status Epilepticus. N Engl J Med 2016; 375:2457.

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