FREDERICK M. VINCENT, M.D.; TISH VINCENT, B.A.
To the editor: A recent article by Bass (1) on the neurologic complications of cardiopulmonary arrest briefly discussed the problem of post-anoxic seizures. Seizures develop in 30% of the survivors of cardiac arrest, with approximately two thirds of these seizures being myoclonic; such myoclonic seizures are often resistant to treatment and associated with a poor prognosis for survival (Krumholz A, Beanland C, Stern BJ. Myoclonic status epilepticus following cardiopulmonary arrest. Presented at the 1983 annual meeting of the American Electroencephalographic Society). However, Bass recommends the use of diazepam for the initial control of such seizures. We want to describe our
VINCENT FM, VINCENT T. Lorazepam in Myoclonic Seizures After Cardiac Arrest. Ann Intern Med. 1986;104:586. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-104-4-586_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(4):586.
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