Category: "SUDEP"

Stomach sleepers with epilepsy are at a higher risk of sudden death

Stomach sleepers with epilepsy are at a higher risk of sudden death

Epileptics who sleep on their stomachs may be at a higher risk of an unexpected, sudden death, says the American Academy of Neurology. Epilepsy is a brain disorder characterized by seizures. People with epilepsy who experience tonic clonic seizures (formally called grand mal seizures) that affect the whole brain are more likely to die suddenly […]

RADAR-CNS paves way for remote measurement technology to manage depression, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy

RADAR-CNS paves way for remote measurement technology to manage depression, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy

The RADAR-CNS project has collected data from smartphones and wearables to assess how remote measurement technology could help manage depression, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. The results of a six-year project involving 22 organizations across Europe and the United States have provided landmark insights into how technology in the form of wearables and smartphones could transform […]

Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy: 5 things to know according to CDC

Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy: 5 things to know according to CDC

5 Things You Should Know about SUDEP 1. SUDEP is not well understood. SUDEP stands for “Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy”. It refers to deaths in people with epilepsy that are not from injury, drowning, or other known causes. Most, but not all, cases of SUDEP happen during or right after a seizure. Researchers do […]

New treatment option available for Dravet syndrome

New treatment option available for Dravet syndrome

Global biopharma company UCB says the UK’s National Institute for Healthcare Excellence (NICE) has issued a positive Final Appraisal Determination (FAD) for its FINTEPLA (fenfluramine) oral solution. FINTEPLA is used for the treatment of seizures associated with Dravet syndrome as an add-on therapy to other anti-epileptic medicines for patients two years of age and older. […]

Annual reviews, ketogenic diet and urgent referral for breakthrough seizures among changes to epilepsy guidelines

Annual reviews, ketogenic diet and urgent referral for breakthrough seizures among changes to epilepsy guidelines

People with well controlled epilepsy may not be offered an annual review, according to the updated guidelines for epilepsy healthcare professionals from The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). NICE now recommends that regular reviews (at least once a year) a should be offered to certain groups of people with epilepsy, according to […]

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