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Status Epilepticus - Recent Advances in Diagnosis, Etiology and Treatment

Boulenouar Mesraoua

Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar

An Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College, Qatar, and a Consultant Neurologist at Hamad Medical Corporation at the Neuroscience Department. A member of the American Academy of Neurology, European Academy of Neurology, and American Epilepsy Society.


Epidemiology Cerebrovascular Disorders Brain Injury CNS Infections Convulsive Status Nonconvulsive Status EEG Immunotherapy Etiology Benzodiazepines Refractory Status Super-Refractory Status

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Status epilepticus is a well-known clinical entity, described over 2 millennia ago, in Babylonian times. The search for the causes and treatments of this often fatal medical emergency has slowly evolved to encompass the discovery of modern methods of investigation such as electroencephalography and cerebral imaging thus revolutionising our knowledge of status epilepticus. At the same time, the immense progress made in clinical neurology, in neuroepidemiology and the discovery of new drugs has made it possible to describe several forms of status epilepticus. This also helps to identify their incidence and prevalence and to set up a modern treatment capable of reducing the mortality resulting from this condition when it is administered early to the patient.

This book intends to provide the reader with an easy to follow, comprehensive overview of the current state of research on status epilepticus, in adults and children, focusing on all evidence-based aspects of this neurological emergency.

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Boulenouar Mesraoua

Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar

Dr Boulenouar Mesraoua is the Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar and a Consultant Neurologist at Hamad Medical Corporation at the Neuroscience Department; He graduated as a Medical Doctor from the University of Oran, Algeria; he then moved to Belgium, the City of Liege, for a Residency in Internal Medicine and Neurology at Liege University; after getting the Belgian Board of Neurology (with high marks), he went to the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Queen Square, London, United Kingdom for a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology, under Pr Willison ; Dr Mesraoua had also further training in Epilepsy and Continuous EEG Monitoring for two years (from 2001-2003) in the Neurophysiology department of Zurich University, Switzerland, under late Pr Hans Gregor Wieser ,an internationally known epileptologist expert. Dr B. Mesraoua is the Director of the Neurology Fellowship Program at the Neurology Section and an active member of the newly created Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar; he is also Assistant Director of the Residency Program at the Qatar Medical School. Dr B. Mesraoua's main interests are Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, and Clinical Neurology; He is the Chairman and the Organizer of the well known Qatar Epilepsy Symposium, he is running yearly for the past 14 years and which is considered a landmark in the Gulf region; He has also started last year , together with other epileptologists from Qatar, the region and elsewhere, a yearly International Epilepsy School Course, which was attended by many neurologists from the Area. Internationally, Dr Mesraoua is an active and elected member of the Commission on Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR ) , a regional branch of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), where he represents the Middle East and North Africa(MENA ) and where he holds the position of chief of the Epilepsy Epidemiology Section; Dr Mesraoua is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Europeen Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society. Dr Mesraoua's main objectives are to encourage frequent gathering of the epileptologists/neurologists from the MENA region and the rest of the world, promote Epilepsy Teaching in the MENA Region, and encourage multicenter studies involving neurologists and epileptologists in the MENA region, particularly epilepsy epidemiological studies. Dr. Mesraoua is the recipient of two research Grants, as the Lead Principal Investigator (750.000 USD and 250.000 USD) from the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) and the Hamad Hospital Internal Research Grant (IRGC), on the following topics : “Continuous EEG Monitoring in the ICU “ and on “Alpha-lactoalbumin , proof of concept in the treatment of epilepsy” .Dr Mesraoua is a reviewer for the journal "seizures" (Europeen Epilepsy Journal ) as well as dove journals ; Dr Mesraoua is the author and co-author of many peer reviewed publications and four book chapters in the field of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurology

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