sudden unexplained death in epilepsy

sudden unexplained death in epilepsy

A diagnosis which requires an autopsy for the death to be so labelled, which is defined as a “…sudden (in minutes to hours), unexpected (i.e., in his or her usual state of health during normal activities), witnessed or unwitnessed, non-traumatic and non-drowning death in a patient with known epilepsy, with or without evidence of seizure and excluding documented status epilepticus, in which post-mortem examination doesn’t reveal an anatomical or toxicologic cause of death.”

By definition, SUDEP is a diagnosis of exclusion and not due to any medical cause of death, respiratory disease (e.g., suffocation, asphyxia, aspiration, apnoea or respiratory failure), neurogenic pulmonary oedema, or cardiac disease (e.g., sympathetic (arrhythmias) or parasympathetic (bradycardia, asystole) activity). Post-mortem examinations in such patients is intended to exclude microscopic causes of death, e.g., myocardial fibrosis, pulmonary oedema, cerebral oedema.
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9]] PGTC seizures also increase the risk of sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP) and are known to lead to atypical absence status epilepticus (ASE),[sup.
Yn ystod yr wythnos hefyd, rhown sylw i sioe ddiweddaraf Bara Caws, Dros y Top, i 90ain Cynhadledd Sefydliad y Merched a gynhelir yn Wrecsam, a byddwn yn cloi'r wythnos yng Nghlwb Rygbi Bangor lle bydd noson arbennig i godi arian ac ymwybyddiaeth i elusen SUDEP - Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy.
Under Warren's leadership, we will also tackle important issues in epilepsy and seizures, such as furthering research and funding for rare epilepsies and Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy or SUDEP.
Stevens said doctors believe Drew died from SUDEP, or sudden unexplained death in epilepsy, but they really aren't sure.
Awareness about the condition is extremely important as sudden unexplained death in epilepsy accounts for 10% of all epilepsy related deaths,' said the neurologist.
As noted by the Autism Tissue Program (ATP) more than a decade ago, sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP) has been identified as a cause of death in individuals with autism.
Moreover, a little-discussed problem is sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP).
SAN ANTONIO - Frequent generalized tonic-clonic seizures, the use of multiple anti-epileptic drugs, a 15-year or longer duration of epilepsy, and an epilepsy diagnosis before age 16 were among the statistically significant risk factors for sudden unexplained death in epilepsy.
Researchers have long suspected that abnormal ion channels in the brains of individuals that cause epilepsy also put them at risk for sudden unexplained death in epilepsy, or SUDEP, perhaps by harming the heart.
Experts say Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy - or Sudep - is a common cause of death for patients with Ohtahara Syndrome.
Richard and Tracy Clarke were devastated at the loss of their only child, 10-year-old Abbie, from sudden unexplained death in epilepsy in December 2006.
9]] Primary generalised tonic-clonic seizures also increase the risk of sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP) and are known to lead to atypical absence status epilepticus (ASE),[sup.
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