Edinburgh Research Explorer

Early management of adults with an uncomplicated first generalised seizure

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-42
Number of pages6
JournalEmergency Medicine Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2005


A literature review of first seizures in adults was performed and a management algorithm was constructed. This review highlights the importance of a thorough history and examination, routine biochemistry and haematology, an electrocardiogram, selected neuroimaging, discharge planning with driving and lifestyle advice, and follow-up in a specialist clinic.

    Research areas

  • Adult, Anticonvulsants/therapeutic use, Automobile Driving, Diagnosis, Differential, Electroencephalography/methods, Emergencies, Hematologic Tests, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging/methods, Seizures/diagnosis, Tomography, X-Ray Computed/methods

ID: 147066596