Patients who died from suspected SUDEP had extensive damage to areas of the mid-brain and brainstem that control autonomic function.
Compared with previous research, the current study found little risk for SUDEP in children without cognitive deficit.
Cynthia Harden, MD, lead author of the new SUDEP guidelines, discusses the development process and what she hopes clinicians will take away from the guidance. Scroll to below the video for a full text transcript of Dr Harden's interview.
A newly published guideline shines light on sudden unexpected death in epilepsy and how clinicians can help prevent it.
The lack of clear mortality measures severely underestimates deaths related to epilepsy.
Cardiac dysrhythmia may contribute to pathophysiology in a proportion of SUDEP cases.
Researchers suggest that there may be a common mechanism between SUDEP and SIDS.
The NIH hopes the collaborative, multi-specialty effort will help advance research.
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