Category: "SUDEP"

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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