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The standing, state, or condition of an individual; the rights, obligations, capacities, and incapacities that assign an individual to a given class.

For example, the term status is used in reference to the legal state of being an infant, a ward, or a prisoner, as well as in reference to a person's social standing in the community.


noun caliber, caste, circumstance, class, dignity, elevation, eminence, esteem, footing, grade, importance, notability, place, position, posture, prestige, prominence, quality, rank, rating, situation, state, station, superiority
Associated concepts: proof of status, status of purchaser, staaus of trustee
See also: aspect, caliber, case, character, class, condition, credit, degree, honor, phase, position, posture, precedence, prestige, quality, rating, recognition, reputation, situation, state, title

STATUS. The condition of persons. It also means estate, because it signifies the condition or circumstances in which the owner stands with regard to his property. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1689.

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Ketamine is an NMDA antagonist and it can potentially be used for the management of refractory status epilepticus (RSE).
Lee, "A randomized trial for the treatment of refractory status epilepticus," Neurocritical Care, vol.
En esta paciente, quien presento el cuadro sintomatico tipico, la evolucion fue torpida debido a que presento status epilepticus super-refractario que amerito politerapia para su control y no esta claro si el control de las crisis esta en relacion con la medicacion o con el tiempo de evolucion del cuadro que fue mejorando progresivamente tanto desde el punto de vista clinico como paraclinico, en relacion con la resolucion del cuadro viral.
Few studies have been published on the CNS-specific acute illness like Status Epilepticus CNS-infections Stroke Nontraumatic coma and Traumatic Brain Injuries in children from Pakistan.
They highlight current guidelines recommending immediate treatment of children to prevent progression to status epilepticus and emphasize that a more systematic response is needed to ensure that children receive rescue medication regardless of where their seizure occurs.
Baren and her colleagues in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network to conduct their randomized, double-blind, controlled clinical trial involving 273 children and adolescents who presented with convulsive status epilepticus at 14 U.
Status epilepticus, a life-threatening medical emergency, must be recognized immediately and treated properly.
This paper reports a case of status epilepticus presenting as dissociative fugue.
In 28% (22 patients), HIV testing had not been performed, and stroke was the most common cause of death (55%); 4 (14%) died of status epilepticus complications.
Status epilepticus is often followed by a period of seizure-free recovery before people start to experience recurring temporal lobe seizures.
Status epilepticus does not modify working memory in twenty one days old rats: A preliminary study
v) Status epilepticus Dermatologists encounter patients whose cutaneous disease has potential epileptic manifestations such as tuberous sclerosis, neurofibromatosis, Sturge-Weber syndrome, lupus erythematosus.