A “concerning doubling” in maternal deaths due to sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) was seen between 2016-18 compared to 2013-15, a new report has shown.
Stories about SUDEP
A new study from the Netherlands has looked at the effectiveness of a new sleep seizure detection device. The device – Nightwatch – is a bracelet worn on the arm. It uses heart rate and movement to sense what the authors called ‘major’ seizures.
ITV has released the Britain’s Got Talent audition tape of Lincolnshire singer Martin Morgan, who died in July of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP).
An article in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has called attention to how much more might be done to avoid unnecessary deaths in epilepsy. Could primary care doctors be in the best position to monitor risks?
Epilepsy Action and Dravet Syndrome UK have awarded a research grant to researchers at the UK’s Institute of Neurology. The grant is to fund research into Dravet syndrome, a rare form of childhood epilepsy. The money was given by TeamMAX, a fund set up in memory of Max Miller, who had Dravet syndrome, and died as a result of SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) in June 2011.