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Libo JIA, Ying CAI, Weiwei LI, Xueluan CHEN
Department of Neurology, Xuzhou Children's Hospital, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China
BACKGROUND: To analyze the value of all-around nursing care for infantile febrile convulsion.
METHODS: Ninety-eight cases diagnosed with infantile febrile convulsion from February 2013 to October 2014 were selected to participate in this study. This study was approved by the hospital's ethics committee and received consent from the patients as well as their families. The patients were divided into a control group (n=48 cases) and an observation group (n=50 cases). Patients in both groups were offered anticonvulsants. The control group was offered general nursing care while the observation group was offered all-around nursing care. We compared and analyzed the nursing care in both groups.
RESULTS: The body temperature recovery and convulsion control time in the observation group were lower than the control group. Remarkably, the convulsion control rate was higher than the control group. The hospital stays were lower in the observation group compared to the control group (P<0.05). The patients' serum potassium, serum sodium levels and blood glucose before nursing care were all in the normal range. However, the serum potassium and serum sodium levels in the control group were lower, and the blood glucose level was higher than previous. After nursing care, the serum potassium and serum sodium levels in the observation group were higher than the control group. The blood glucose level was lower than the control group (P<0.05). The nursing satisfaction in the observation group was higher than the control group. The convulsion recurrence rate was lower in the observation group compared to the control group (P<0.05).
CONCLUSIONS: The combination of all-around nursing care and anticonvulsants can improve the occurrence and duration of infantile febrile convulsion.