Category: "SUDEP"

U-M scientists develop a new model for understanding sudden death in epilepsy

U-M scientists develop a new model for understanding sudden death in epilepsy

Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a model for studying one type of familial epilepsy, opening the door to understanding—and eventually targeting—the mechanisms that lead to the disorder and its associated fatalities. The research, published in the journal Annals of Neurology, has already revealed important insights into interactions between breathing, heart rate and […]

Sudden Unexpected Death In Epilepsy: Know The 7 Warning Signs Of SUDEP

Sudden Unexpected Death In Epilepsy: Know The 7 Warning Signs Of SUDEP

Epilepsy, a neurological condition affecting millions of Indians, can be a challenging journey. While most people with epilepsy lead fulfilling lives with proper management, there’s an aspect that often goes unnoticed: SUDEP, or Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy. SUDEP is a rare but devastating event where a person with epilepsy dies suddenly, without warning. We […]

Super-Refractory Status Epilepticus Linked With Unknown Etiologies, High Mortality Rates

Super-Refractory Status Epilepticus Linked With Unknown Etiologies, High Mortality Rates

In a meta-analysis understanding the differences of super-refractory status epilepticus (SRSE), findings showed that patients with SRSE had more often acute or unknown etiologies, and that established prognostic factors for first-time overall SE did not reliably predict in-hospital mortality in patients with SRSE. While treatment was successful in stopping seizures for most patients, the risk […]

What is sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, and what causes it?

What is sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, and what causes it?

When 20-year-old Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce died of “sudden unexpected death in epilepsy” (known as SUDEP) in 2019, his parents had not even heard of the condition. “We didn’t know about SUDEP. We have family members who are doctors who never heard of SUDEP,” Cameron’s father Victor said in an interview. We were clueless, completely clueless. […]

Neurologists develop armband that warns of epileptic seizures

Neurologists develop armband that warns of epileptic seizures

Dutch neurologists have conceived an innovation that aims to warn caregivers remotely of possible dangerous epileptic seizures being experienced by people with epilepsy during sleep including tonic and tonic-clonic seizures. It aims to prevent the sudden and unexplained death of a person with epilepsy who was otherwise healthy (SUDEP). NightWatch, a wireless armband developed by […]

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