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Comment & Response
September 3, 2014

Treatments for Pediatric Status Epilepticus—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 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

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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