Autoinjectors offer way to treat prolonged seizures – 5
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. The standard treatment for seizures has been drugs which are typically given through an IV. Dr. Walter Koroshetz at the NIH says a recent study has found a better way: autoinjectors.
Koroshetz: Should there ever be an emergency where hundreds of people are exposed to a nerve agent that causes seizures, the people who respond to take care of those affected individuals are never going to be able to start a hundred IV lines in the timeframe necessary, but they could come in with hundreds of these autoinjectors and just go around and just inject into the muscle of people who are seizing.
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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