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Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy: measures to reduce risk

Abstract

This review looks at the strategies that may help to reduce the risk of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy beyond that of trying to achieve seizure cessation, which is not possible for up to 30% of patients with epilepsy. These strategies include seizure safety checklists, mobile phone technology, telehealth and various devices currently available or in development. We highlight interventions where there is evidence of benefit, and draw attention for the need both to involve patients with epilepsy in risk reduction and to improve communication with those at risk.

  • SUDEP
  • Seizure detection devices
  • Seizure safety checklist
  • EPILEPSY
  • EpSMon
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