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By Claire M. Lathers, Paul L. Schraeder, Jan E. Leestma, Braxton B. Wannamaker, Richard L. Verrier F.A.C.C. Ph.D., Steven C. Schachter MD

Sudden unforeseen loss of life in Epilepsy: Mechanisms and New tools for interpreting Risks builds on past works concentrating on the medical challenge of surprising unforeseen demise in epilepsy (SUDEP). This ebook provides a technique for picking out and classifying clusters of hazards that result in SUDEP. constructed during the last years, the SUDEP class process and chance issue Cluster identification strategy might help to handle gaps in our wisdom in regards to the factors and attainable prevention of this tragic complication.

Exploring the interactions one of the principal and peripheral autonomic worried structures and the cardiopulmonary platforms, the ebook contains case stories of SUDEP, convinced or possible, in addition to close to leave out situations. It discusses how neurologists, emergency room physicians, and attending physicians can determine participants at attainable chance for SUDEP and reduce the opportunity of prevalence. best doctors within the box element the improvement of a global database of human circumstances and animal types of SUDEP and recommend how health worker and coroner workplaces can enhance the database by means of offering information regarding incidences of SUDEP. furthermore, the booklet describes comparable medical and animal stories had to classify threat components for SUDEP victims.

Understanding the danger elements and mechanisms underlying SUDEP will facilitate collaborative learn within the laboratory, clinic, and sanatorium and bring about more desirable effectiveness of SUDEP prevention strategies.

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1994). An 18-year old female with anti-epileptic therapy and sudden cardiac death suffered from repeated syncopes misdiagnosed as epileptic seizures and emphasizes the need to evaluate whether the brain or the heart is the primary problem, as further discussed in Chapter 14 (Witzenbichler et al. 2003). Investigating the brain, heart, and lungs in autopsies of people with epilepsy who died suddenly is critically important to the understanding of SUDEP. Microscopic brain findings including neuronal clusters, increased perivascular oligodendroglia, gliosis, cystic gliotic lesions, decreased myelin, cerebellar Bergmann’s glosis, and folial atrophy were found to be present in a higher percentage of the brains of SUDEP victims when compared to brains from age- and sexmatched control subjects (Shields et al.

Schachter, Jan E. Leestma, Steven A. Koehler, H. Gregg Claycamp, Braxton B. Wannamaker, and Paul L. Schraeder CONTENTS SUDEP Mechanisms and Risk Factors........................................................................................................................................ 12 SUDEP Animal Models............................................................................................................................................................... 12 Autonomic Sympathetic Neural Contribution to Arrhythmias....................................................................................................

Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group; 2011, pp. 953–66. Lathers CM, Schraeder PL. Stress and SUDEP. Chapter 17 In: Lathers CM, Schraeder PL, Bungo MW, Leestma JE, eds. Sudden Death in Epilepsy: Forensic and Clinical Issues.  253–67. Lathers CM, Schraeder PL. Stress and sudden death. Epilepsy Behav 2006 9;(2):236–42. Lathers CM, Schraeder PL. SUDEP: A mystery yet to be solved. Chapter 60 In: Lathers CM, Schraeder PL, Bungo MW, Leestma JE, eds. Sudden Death in Epilepsy: Forensic and Clinical Issues.

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