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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Pathologist Dr Maureen O'Sullivan gave cause of death as sudden unexplained death in epilepsy.
Coroners' autopsy reporting of sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP) in the UK.
Senior Birmingham Coroner Louise Hunt recorded a narrative conclusion that Laura had died from sudden unexplained death in epilepsy combined with anorexia.
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.
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.
It's long been debated whether to tell parents of the risk of sudden unexplained death in epilepsy
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.
Sudden unexplained death in epilepsy is the death in epilepsy patient of unknown aetiology.
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.
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