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Treatments for Pediatric Status Epilepticus—Reply

James M. Chamberlain, MD1; Traci Clemons, PhD2
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1Division of Emergency Medicine, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC
2Emmes Corporation, Rockville, Maryland
JAMA. 2014;312(9):963. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.8755.
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In Reply We performed the analyses requested by Dr Poulton and colleagues, selecting a different age cutoff to better reflect differences in etiology for pediatric seizures. When we compared the younger age group (<2 years) with the older age group (≥2 years), both treatments were less effective in the older children (P = .03), but there were no differences between lorazepam and diazepam (Table).


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September 3, 2014
Alison Poulton, MD, MBBChir, MA; Deepak Kumar Rai, MD, DCh; Kate Venter, MBBS, BMedSci
1Sydney Medical School Nepean, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
2Department of Paediatrics, Nepean Hospital, Sydney, Australia
JAMA. 2014;312(9):962. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.8745.
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