Refractory Status Epilepticus in Adults Admitted to ITU in Glasgow 1995-2013 A longitudinal Audit Highlighting the Need for Action for Provoked and Unprovoked Status Epilepticus

Status epilepticus (SE) is defined as continuation of seizures for more than 5 minutes [1] and is a medical emergency that requires immediate assessment and treatment [2]. Subdivision of stages of SE have been defined depending on the degree of response to treatment and duration of treatment needed. The ILAE’s classification [1] defines two ‘operational dimensions’, being the intial seizure duration requiring treatment (T1) of five minutes, and the seizure duration associated with neurological sequelae (T2) of 30 minutes.