Category: "SUDEP"

Sudden Death in Epilepsy May Be More Common in Children

Sudden Death in Epilepsy May Be More Common in Children

Registry data show higher mortality rates than previously thought Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) may be more common than thought in infants and children, a population-based study suggested. SUDEP mortality was 0.26/100,000 infants and children in the NIH/CDC Sudden Death in the Young (SDY) Case Registry, a rate up to 63% higher than previously reported, said […]

Sudden Death in Epilepsy May Be More Common in Children

Polytherapy, improved medication adherence reduce risk for SUDEP in Swedish cohort

Polytherapy, especially the use of three or more antiepileptic drugs, correlated with a substantially decreased risk for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, according to findings from a nationwide case-control study conducted in Sweden. The findings, which were published in Neurology, also demonstrated a link between statin use and a decreased risk for sudden unexpected death in […]

WEARABLE DEVICE FOR PREVENTING SUDEP (SUDDEN UNEXPECTED DEATH IN EPILEPSY)

WEARABLE DEVICE FOR PREVENTING SUDEP (SUDDEN UNEXPECTED DEATH IN EPILEPSY)

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by the occurrence of seizures. Epilepsy can often prevent patients from living a normal life since it’s nearly impossible to predict when a seizure will occur. The unpredictability of the seizures makes performing tasks such as driving extremely dangerous. One of the challenges in treating epilepsy is the condition […]

Why Rates of Sudden Death Due to Epilepsy Are Much Higher for Poorer Patients

Why Rates of Sudden Death Due to Epilepsy Are Much Higher for Poorer Patients

Lower socioeconomic status was associated with higher rates of sudden death due to epilepsy, reflecting disparities in care that deserve attention, experts say.ADVERTISEMENT Epilepsy patients in the poorest communities are more than twice as likely to suffer sudden unexplained death due to epilepsy (SUDEP) than their counterparts at the highest end of the socioeconomic ladder, […]

Why Rates of Sudden Death Due to Epilepsy Are Much Higher for Poorer Patients

Most Adult Epilepsy-Related Deaths Could Be Avoided

Almost 80% of epilepsy deaths among adults are potentially avoidable, results of a new study from Scotland suggest. The research shows that such avoidable deaths “remain common and have not declined over time, despite advances in treatment,” Gashirai Mbizvo, MBChB, PhD, clinical research fellow, Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Center, the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, told a press […]

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