Category: "SUDEP"

Software to encourage physician-family conversations about epilepsy

Software to encourage physician-family conversations about epilepsy

Digital Health Solutions’ newest module focuses on sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, or SUDEP Physicians can now be alerted to pediatric patients’ risk of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, or SUDEP, during routine primary care visits by using software developed and commercialized by a researcher-entrepreneur at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Digital Health Solutions LLC, […]

Seizure Detection and SUDEP Prevention

Seizure Detection and SUDEP Prevention

For many of the 3 million adults and 470,000 children in the US (1.2% of the population) living with active epilepsy,1 the unpredictable nature of seizures is unsettling for both patients and caregivers. Seizures can have many immediate negative consequences; the most significant is sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), the most common cause of premature […]

Acid reflux could cause death during epileptic seizures, study finds

Acid reflux could cause death during epileptic seizures, study finds

Pedro Irazoqui had just enjoyed a huge lobster dinner. Then he woke up that night finding he couldn’t breathe. Terrified, Irazoqui sat up and tried to relax. Air suddenly returned to his lungs like nothing had happened. After grabbing his phone and Googling like crazy, Irazoqui, a professor at Purdue University, discovered that what he […]

Sudden death risk in epilepsy can wane over time

Sudden death risk in epilepsy can wane over time

The risk of sudden unexpected death in people with epilepsy can change over time, and it usually changes for the better, a new study reports.   In what the researchers are calling hopeful news, the study found that people who have a medium or high risk of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) often don’t remain at […]

Nocturnal Monitoring May Reduce SUDEP in Severe Epilepsy

Nocturnal Monitoring May Reduce SUDEP in Severe Epilepsy

Monitoring patients with severe epilepsy in residential care facilities during the night was associated with a much lower rate of sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP), a new study found. “Our study was conducted in patients with severe epilepsy and learning difficulties in a residential care institution,” senior author Roland D. Thijs, MD, Stichting Epilepsie […]

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