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BACKGROUND Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is the leading cause of death in people with chronic refractory epilepsy. Very rarely, SUDEP occurs in epilepsy monitoring units, providing highly informative data for its still elusive pathophysiology. The MORTEMUS study expanded these data through comprehensive evaluation of cardiorespiratory arrests(More)
Forty-one subjects from an earlier study, who had undergone computed tomography (CT) during their in-patient care for affective disorder, were followed up clinically for a minimum of one year. Mortality at two years was also determined, and comparisons made with 50 age-matched controls. Those with affective disorder showed a higher mortality than controls,(More)
OBJECTIVE Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) accounts for approximately 1 in 5 deaths in patients with epilepsy, but its cause remains unexplained. A recorded seizure resulting in death in our center appeared to suggest that postictal generalized electroencephalographic (EEG) suppression (PGES) and apnea are implicated in SUDEP. Our objective was(More)
Recommendations have been made that all patients developing seizures should be referred to specialist services for full investigation and assessment and re-referred for issues such as inadequate seizure control, consideration of drug withdrawal and for pre-conceptual counselling. Bristol area general practitioners (GPs) were sent a questionnaire to(More)
Reliable change in neuropsychological test scores was examined in patients undergoing right-sided, selective temporal resections for the relief of intractable epilepsy. Measures were taken prior to surgery, 1-month post-operatively and 1-year post-operatively. Non-verbal memory performance was more robustly measured than in previous studies. Results failed(More)
The clinical, psychometric, and computed tomographic (CT) status of previously fit elderly volunteers is described at follow-up for up to four years. A number of relationships were found between psychometric and CT scores, but a dementing group could not be determined on the basis of a single scan. However, a subtle reduction in cognition over time was(More)
A case of a patient with medically intractable epilepsy, who developed obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), and an increase in seizure frequency, as a consequence of weight gain following treatment with vigabatrin is described. The relationship between exacerbation of epilepsy and sleep disruption secondary to OSA is discussed. Recommendations regarding the(More)
Motivational audiovisual stimuli such as music and video have been widely used in the realm of exercise and sport as a means by which to increase situational motivation and enhance performance. The present study addressed the mechanisms that underlie the effects of motivational stimuli on psychophysiological responses and exercise performance. Twenty-two(More)