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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888514/the-burden-of-premature-mortality-of-epilepsy-in-high-income-countries-a-systematic-review-from-the-mortality-task-force-of-the-international-league-against-epilepsy
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REVIEW
David J Thurman, Giancarlo Logroscino, Ettore Beghi, W Allen Hauser, Dale C Hesdorffer, Charles R Newton, Fulvio Alexandre Scorza, Josemir W Sander, Torbjörn Tomson
Since previous reviews of epidemiologic studies of premature mortality among people with epilepsy were completed several years ago, a large body of new evidence about this subject has been published. We aim to update prior reviews of mortality in epilepsy and to reevaluate and quantify the risks, potential risk factors, and causes of these deaths. We systematically searched the Medline and Embase databases to identify published reports describing mortality risks in cohorts and populations of people with epilepsy...
November 26, 2016: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886630/the-role-of-antiepileptic-drugs-in-sudden-unexpected-death-in-epilepsy
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REVIEW
Dag Aurlien, Leif Gjerstad, Erik Taubøll
Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) primarily affects young adults and is the leading cause of death related directly to seizures. High frequency of generalized tonic-clonic seizures is the most important risk factor, and effective seizure protection is probably the most important measure to prevent these tragic deaths. For several years a potential role of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) has been discussed, but at present there is wide agreement that choice of AED therapy does not influence the risk. However, although it is well known that the efficacy and safety profiles of AEDs may differ significantly when used in the treatment of genetic epilepsy compared to symptomatic or cryptogenic epilepsy, this has generally been overlooked in epidemiologic studies of possible relationships between AEDs and SUDEP...
November 14, 2016: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869560/syncope-seizure-or-both
#3
Paraskevi Koutrolou-Sotiropoulou, Abhijeet Singh, Mason Leeman-Markowski, Eric J Rashba
Ictal asystole (IA) is a rare phenomenon in patients with seizures with an incidence of 0.27-0.4% and has been proposed as a possible mechanism of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy patients (SUDEP). We present a case of a 53-year-old woman who initially presented with episodes of expressive aphasia and was treated with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). While on therapy she experienced episodes of syncope. During her hospitalization for tapering of AEDs and 24-hour EEG monitoring, the patient developed a seizure followed by sinus bradycardia and an 18-second sinus pause, resulting in loss of consciousness and slowing of cerebral activity...
November 21, 2016: Acute Cardiac Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864903/long-term-monitoring-of-cardiorespiratory-patterns-in-drug-resistant-epilepsy
#4
Daniel M Goldenholz, Amanda Kuhn, Alison Austermuehle, Martin Bachler, Christopher Mayer, Siegfried Wassertheurer, Sara K Inati, William H Theodore
OBJECTIVE: Sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP) during inpatient electroencephalography (EEG) monitoring has been a rare but potentially preventable event, with associated cardiopulmonary markers. To date, no systematic evaluation of alarm settings for a continuous pulse oximeter (SpO2 ) has been performed. In addition, evaluation of the interrelationship between the ictal and interictal states for cardiopulmonary measures has not been reported. METHODS: Patients with epilepsy were monitored using video-EEG, SpO2 , and electrocardiography (ECG)...
November 16, 2016: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858372/severe-respiratory-acidosis-in-status-epilepticus-as-a-possible-etiology-of-sudden-death-in-lesch-nyhan-disease-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#5
Alison Christy, William Nyhan, Jenny Wilson
INTRODUCTION: Lesch-Nyhan disease (LND) is an X-linked disorder of purine metabolism, associated with self-mutilation, dystonia, and chorea. Seizures are uncommon in LND. Patients with LND are at risk for sudden and unexpected death. The etiology of this is unknown, but appears to occur from a respiratory process. We propose that respiratory failure secondary to subclinical seizure may lead to sudden death in these patients. CASE: We report a case of an 11-year-old boy with LND who had two episodes of nocturnal gasping...
November 18, 2016: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857627/a-clue-to-seizure-induced-sudep-risk-loss-of-brainstem-serotonergic-control-of-cardiorespiratory-function
#6
Heidi L Grabenstatter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Epilepsy Currents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817982/from-genotype-to-phenotype-in-dravet-disease
#7
Svetlana Gataullina, Olivier Dulac
Dravet syndrome combines clonic generalized, focal or unilateral seizures, beginning within the first year of life, often triggered by hyperthermia whatever its cause, including pertussis vaccination. Long-lasting febrile seizures are frequent in infancy and repeat status epilepticus (SE) has negative prognostic value. Massive myoclonus, rare absences, complex partial seizures and generalized spikes may appear several years later. Myoclonic status may occur in childhood, but acute encephalopathy with febrile SE followed by ischemic lesions and psychomotor impairment, the most severe condition, occurs mainly within the first five years of life...
October 21, 2016: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810515/mortality-in-dravet-syndrome
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Monica S Cooper, Anne Mcintosh, Douglas E Crompton, Jacinta M McMahon, Amy Schneider, Kevin Farrell, Vijeya Ganesan, Deepak Gill, Sara Kivity, Tally Lerman-Sagie, Ailsa McLellan, James Pelekanos, Venkateswaran Ramesh, Lynette Sadleir, Elaine Wirrell, Ingrid E Scheffer
We measured the mortality rate and the rate of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) in Dravet Syndrome (DS). We studied a cohort of 100 consecutively recruited, unrelated patients with DS; 87 had SCN1A mutations. Living cases had a median follow-up of 17 years. Seventeen patients died, at a median age of seven years (inter-quartile range 3-11 years) with causes of death: 10 SUDEP, four status epilepticus, two drowning and one asphyxia. The SUDEP classification included three Definite, one Definite Plus and six Probable...
December 2016: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809868/efficacy-of-naloxone-in-reducing-postictal-central-respiratory-dysfunction-in-patients-with-epilepsy-study-protocol-for-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Sylvain Rheims, Luc Valton, Véronique Michel, Louis Maillard, Vincent Navarro, Philippe Convers, Fabrice Bartolomei, Arnaud Biraben, Arielle Crespel, Philippe Derambure, Bertrand de Toffol, Edouard Hirsch, Philippe Kahane, Martine Lemesle Martin, Didier Tourniaire, Sébastien Boulogne, Catherine Mercier, Pascal Roy, Philippe Ryvlin
BACKGROUND: Generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCSs) are the main risk factor for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). Experimental and clinical data strongly suggest that the majority of SUDEP results from a postictal respiratory dysfunction progressing to terminal apnea. Postictal apnea could partly derive from a seizure-induced massive release of endogenous opioids. The main objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of an opioid antagonist, naloxone, administered in the immediate aftermath of a GTCS, in reducing the severity of the postictal central respiratory dysfunction...
November 3, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799864/irregular-respiratory-rhythm-a-physiological-biomarker-of-sudep-risk-in-patients-with-nocturnal-seizures
#10
Heidi L Grabenstatter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Epilepsy Currents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791149/cardiac-arrhythmia-in-a-mouse-model-of-sodium-channel-scn8a-epileptic-encephalopathy
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Chad R Frasier, Jacy L Wagnon, Yangyang Oliver Bao, Luke G McVeigh, Luis F Lopez-Santiago, Miriam H Meisler, Lori L Isom
: Patients with early infantile epileptic encephalopathy (EIEE) are at increased risk for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). De novo mutations of the sodium channel gene SCN8A, encoding the sodium channel Nav1.6, result in EIEE13 (OMIM 614558), which has a 10% risk of SUDEP. Here, we investigated the cardiac phenotype of a mouse model expressing the gain of function EIEE13 patient mutation p.Asn1768Asp in Scn8a (Nav1.6-N1768D). We tested Scn8a(N1768D/+) mice for alterations in cardiac excitability...
October 26, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773556/sudden-death-in-epilepsy-insights-from-the-last-25-years
#12
Lliwen A Jones, Rhys H Thomas
Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is the leading cause of mortality in patients with refractory epilepsy, and as such has been a major research focus over the last 25 years. The earliest SUDEP research papers were published in Seizure, as have scores of SUDEP papers since. In this review we discuss the efforts to try and describe the pathophysiological basis of SUDEP, the drive to discover the clinical risk factors that increase the likelihood of SUDEP, and the motivation to increase awareness of SUDEP...
October 14, 2016: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768696/fine-mapping-of-a-dravet-syndrome-modifier-locus-on-mouse-chromosome-5-and-candidate-gene-analysis-by-rna-seq
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Nicole A Hawkins, Nicole J Zachwieja, Alison R Miller, Lyndsey L Anderson, Jennifer A Kearney
A substantial number of mutations have been identified in voltage-gated sodium channel genes that result in various forms of human epilepsy. SCN1A mutations result in a spectrum of severity ranging from mild febrile seizures to Dravet syndrome, an infant-onset epileptic encephalopathy. Dravet syndrome patients experience multiple seizures types that are often refractory to treatment, developmental delays, and elevated risk for SUDEP. The same sodium channel mutation can produce epilepsy phenotypes of varying clinical severity...
October 2016: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750160/ictal-bradyarrhythmias-and-asystole-requiring-pacemaker-implantation-combined-eeg-ecg-analysis-of-5-cases
#14
Roisin Bartlam, Rajiv Mohanraj
BACKGROUND: Seizures can lead to cardiac arrhythmias by a number of mechanisms including activation/inhibition of cortical autonomic centers, increase in vagal tone through activation of brainstem reflex centers, and respiratory failure. Ictal asystole (IA) is a potential mechanism underlying sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). We analyzed the clinical features of 5 patients who developed IA requiring pacemaker implantation. METHODS: Patients with ictal arrhythmias were identified from the video-telemetry and ambulatory EEG database at Greater Manchester Neurosciences Centre, as well as an independent epilepsy residential care facility...
November 2016: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743552/sudep-what-do-adult-patients-want-to-know
#15
Rajesh RamachandranNair, Susan M Jack
PURPOSE: The purpose of this descriptive qualitative study was to understand the range of adult patients' views on whether and how to discuss the issue of SUDEP with patients with epilepsy and to clarify the optimal timing and formulation of this information. METHOD: The principles of fundamental qualitative description informed all design decisions. Twenty-three patients aged 18-65years participated in the study. Nineteen participants completed a single one-on-one telephone interview, whereas four participants shared their experiences in a focus group...
October 12, 2016: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743549/serotonergic-agents-act-on-5-ht3-receptors-in-the-brain-to-block-seizure-induced-respiratory-arrest-in-the-dba-1-mouse-model-of-sudep
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Carl L Faingold, Marcus Randall, Chang Zeng, Shifang Peng, Xiaoyan Long, Hua-Jun Feng
Drugs that enhance the action of serotonin (5-hydroxytrypamine, 5-HT), including several selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), reduce susceptibility to seizure-induced respiratory arrest (S-IRA) that leads to death in the DBA/1 mouse model of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). However, it is not clear if specific 5-HT receptors are important in the action of these drugs and whether the brain is the major site of action of these agents in this SUDEP model. The current study examined the actions of agents that affect the 5-HT3 receptor subtype on S-IRA and whether intracerebroventricular (ICV) microinjection of an SSRI would reduce S-IRA susceptibility in DBA/1 mice...
November 2016: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27732919/mortality-in-dravet-syndrome-a-review
#17
Sharon Shmuely, Sanjay M Sisodiya, W Boudewijn Gunning, Josemir W Sander, Roland D Thijs
INTRODUCTION: Premature mortality is a major issue in Dravet syndrome (DS). To improve understanding of DS premature mortality, we conducted a comprehensive literature search with a particular emphasis on SUDEP. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Cochrane, CENTRAL, CINAHL, PsycINFO, Academic Search Premier, and ScienceDirect on the following terms: "Dravet syndrome", "severe myoclonic epilepsy", "SMEI", "mortality", "survivors", "prognosis", and "death"...
October 9, 2016: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723498/alcohol-withdrawal-in-epileptic-rats-effects-on-postictal-depression-respiration-and-death
#18
Srinivasa P Kommajosyula, Marcus E Randall, Srinivasan Tupal, Carl L Faingold
Patients with epilepsy are at risk of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). The most common series of events in witnessed cases of SUDEP is a generalized convulsive seizure followed by terminal apnea. Risk factors for SUDEP include prolonged postictal depression (PID), as well as alcohol abuse. The present study examined these issues in a genetic epilepsy model that exhibits generalized convulsive audiogenic seizures (AGSz) but rarely exhibits seizure-induced death, the genetically epilepsy-prone rats (GEPR-9s)...
October 7, 2016: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688898/discussing-sudden-unexpected-death-in-epilepsy-are-we-empowering-our-patients-a-questionnaire-survey
#19
S Keddie, H Angus-Leppan, T Parker, S Toescu, A Nash, O Adewunmi, Rsn Liu
OBJECTIVE: To examine patient knowledge about sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) compared to other risks in epilepsy. To explore patients' experiences surrounding SUDEP disclosure and opinions on how information should be delivered. DESIGN: A cross-sectional questionnaire. SETTING: Royal Free Hospital, London outpatient epilepsy clinics. PARTICIPANTS: New and follow-up patients attending epilepsy clinics at a London teaching hospital over six months...
September 2016: JRSM Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27615423/correction-a-dietary-supplement-for-sudep-prevention
#20
Gordon F Buchanan, George B Richerson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Nature Reviews. Neurology
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