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Withdrawal of parenteral phenobarbitone--implications for resource-poor countries.

Abstract:

Parenteral phenobarbitone is an integral part of the management of status epilepticus, especially in the context of resource-poor countries. It is highly effective at controlling seizures. It is safe, cheap, can be given by rapid intravenous push or intramuscular route, boluses can be repeated, and it is recommended as part of the Advanced Paediatric Life Support guidelines. The proposed alternatives lack efficacy, practicality and/or place the child in status epilepticus at risk of respirato...

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Journal:
South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde
Volume:
95
Issue:
6
Pages:
422-423
Publication date:
2005-06-05
EISSN:
2078-5135
ISSN:
0256-9574
URN:
uuid:870ecbef-730d-40c1-b28f-f8aff972017b
Source identifiers:
185722
Local pid:
pubs:185722

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