Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology

ISSN - 2155-9562

Roy G Beran

Roy G Beran
Liverpool Hospital,
Suite 5, Level 6, 12 Thomas Street, Chatswood NSW 2067

  • Research Article
    The Use of Drug Levels to Treat Cluster Seizures in Epilepsy Management
    Author(s): Roy G BeranRoy G Beran

    Introduction: Current attitude to epilepsy management avoids use of blood level determination, a position which may be appropriate in stable situations. Despite this, use of blood levels may have a definite role in managing cluster seizures. Background: Cluster seizures are a medical emergency treated with short acting benzodiazepines (BDZ) and longer acting anti-epileptic medications (AEM). Blood levels of the longer acting AEM may assist management decisions. Discussion: In an age of individualized patient care, it seems counterintuitive to treat cluster seizures, a medical emergency, with standard dosages and no laboratory evaluation. AEM blood levels allow confirmation of adequate dosage and repeated treatment if the levels are sub-therapeutic. It affords the patient and clinician added insight to improve patient care... Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9562.S2-001

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