Autoinjectors offer way to treat prolonged seizures – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. An NIH study has found a safe and effective way for paramedics to treat prolonged seizures.
Koroshetz: It's been known for a long time that midazolam is effective at controlling seizures. It's easier to give.
Narrator: Dr. Walter Koroshetz at the NIH says paramedics have been administering midazolam with an autoinjector, much like the EpiPen used to treat serious allergic reactions.
Koroshetz: The problem was there was no evidence before to indicate that the dose was right, that it was equivalent to what had previously been defined as the standard of care, which was the lorazepam dose.
Narrator: For study details, visit www.ninds.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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