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Antiepileptic drugs in critically ill patients

Overview of attention for article published in Critical Care, June 2018
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Title
Antiepileptic drugs in critically ill patients
Published in
Critical Care, June 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13054-018-2066-1
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Authors

Salia Farrokh, Pouya Tahsili-Fahadan, Eva K. Ritzl, John J. Lewin, Marek A. Mirski

Abstract

The incidence of seizures in intensive care units ranges from 3.3% to 34%. It is therefore often necessary to initiate or continue anticonvulsant drugs in this setting. When a new anticonvulsant is initiated, drug factors, such as onset of action and side effects, and patient factors, such as age, renal, and hepatic function, should be taken into account. It is important to note that the altered physiology of critically ill patients as well as pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions such as renal replacement therapy, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and target temperature management may lead to therapeutic failure or toxicity. This may be even more challenging with the availability of newer antiepileptics where the evidence for their use in critically ill patients is limited. This article reviews the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of antiepileptics as well as application of these principles when dosing antiepileptics and monitoring serum levels in critically ill patients. The selection of the most appropriate anticonvulsant to treat seizure and status epileptics as well as the prophylactic use of these agents in this setting are also discussed. Drug-drug interactions and the effect of nonpharmacological interventions such as renal replacement therapy, plasma exchange, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation on anticonvulsant removal are also included. Optimal management of antiepileptic drugs in the intensive care unit is challenging given altered physiology, polypharmacy, and nonpharmacological interventions, and requires a multidisciplinary approach where appropriate and timely assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring plans are in place.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 219 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 25 11%
Researcher 25 11%
Student > Postgraduate 22 10%
Student > Bachelor 22 10%
Student > Master 22 10%
Other 64 29%
Unknown 39 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 113 52%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 23 11%
Neuroscience 12 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 1%
Other 11 5%
Unknown 51 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 97. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 October 2021.
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#322,743
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