Which benzodiazepine is most effective for the treatment of status epilepticus in children?

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Childhood seizures are common in the emergency department (ED), and emergency physicians are routinely faced with decisions regarding abortive therapy if the seizure persists for 5+ minutes. This study compared intravenous (IV) and non-IV options for this scenario, which is key, as rapid IV access is not always possible in children.

Which, if any, threats to validity are most likely to have an impact on the results and how?

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