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Status epilepticus is the most common neurological emergency in paediatrics, responsible for 16.1% of the paediatric intensive care (PIC) admissions between 2005 and 2007.1 Treatment guidelines culminating in rapid sequence induction of anaesthesia were produced based on recommendations from the status epilepticus working party.2 Once intubated, transfer to a PIC unit (PICU) is recommended.3 ,4 In Yorkshire PICU often recommend that the local District General Hospital (DGH) attempt extubation, providing that there are no contraindications. If it is possible …
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