Month: July 2017

New Insights into Sudden Death in Epilepsy

A practice guideline, prepared by the American Academy of Neurology, was published recently in Neurology. SUDEP stands for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy. This has been recognized for many years but the specific risk has not been consistently established. People with epilepsy can die during a seizure, presumably from post- ictal respiratory depression. SUDEP, according… Read more »