Audit of practice in sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) post mortems and neuropathological findings

@inproceedings{Thom2016AuditOP,
  title={Audit of practice in sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) post mortems and neuropathological findings},
  author={Maria Thom and Zuzanna Michalak and Gabriella Wright and Timothy C Dawson and David Hilton and Abhijit R. Joshi and Beate Diehl and Matthias M Koepp and Samden D Lhatoo and Josemir W. Sander and Sanjay M. Sisodiya},
  booktitle={Neuropathology and applied neurobiology},
  year={2016}
}
AIMS Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is one of the leading causes of death in people with epilepsy. For classification of definite SUDEP, a post mortem (PM), including anatomical and toxicological examination, is mandatory to exclude other causes of death. We audited PM practice as well as the value of brain examination in SUDEP. METHODS We reviewed 145 PM reports in SUDEP cases from four UK neuropathology centres. Data were extracted for clinical epilepsy details, circumstances… CONTINUE READING
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