Diagnostic Assessment of the Child with Status Epilepticus
The review looks into the evidence that has been produced by other studies regarding the diagnostic assessment of children with status epilepticus condition. The task of the study is to determine how accurate the incidences of children living with status epilepticus are diagnosed and classified in prior researches that have been carried out in this field. The review also seeks to develop and provide comprehensive, scientific, and clinically relevant Practice Parameters in the field of status epilepticus among children.
The review thus looks into the strategies applicable to clinical diagnostic assessment for children with status epilepticus. Through the systematic analysis of evidence based on other status epilepticus studies, the review provides recommendations as to how the diagnosis of status epilepticus in children can be assessed.The main issue being investigated in the analysis is the classification of evidence on physical assessment and diagnosis practices. The classification is used to determine specific recommendations as to how status epilepticus incidences in children can be diagnosed. The physical assessment parameters for the review are based on laboratory studies, metabolic and genetic testing, electroencephalography, and neuroimaging.
By reviewing critical studies published in each of these fields, the study determines the suitability of use of these assessment practices and provides recommendations for the best practice parameters in each diagnostic assessment. Every physical assessment method has been specially recommended to diagnose particular type(s) of status epilepticus, depending on the evidence of the suitability of such methods in diagnosing the specific status epilepticus incidences. While the review looks into evidence supporting the diagnostic assessment of status epilepticus, it goes further to resolve suitable practice parameters of diagnosis for children with status epilepticus conditions.The elements of this review are clearly expressed in different domains. The review has a clear search strategy with the studies used being obtained from University of Minnesota Libraries and MEDLINE platform.
The articles published in the English language from 1970 to 2005 with the terms status epilepticus, and children, and related diagnostic terms were obtained for analysis. The inclusion criterion was based on studies aiming children of age 19 years or below and with study samples of more than 20 patients. The excluded articles included those with single patient reports and those specific to febrile or refractory status epilepticus since they contain selected population. In each physical assessment appraisal, precise study questions are presented, and relevant data is extracted from relevant researches. Thorough synthesis of information is then done to analyze the suitability of such approach clinical diagnosis of status epilepticus. The quality and validity of studies were also critically scrutinized. The results of the selected studies were discussed after a systematic analysis of the evidence presented.
The review was sponsored by the American Academy of Neurology and was carried out by its subsidiary, the Quality Standards Subcommittee.The final results of the review are summarized in each physical assessment and diagnosis criterion. The laboratory studies included an investigation into blood culture, lumbar puncture, antiepileptic …