Coroner and medical examiner documentation of sudden unexplained deaths in epilepsy

@article{Schraeder2006CoronerAM,
  title={Coroner and medical examiner documentation of sudden unexplained deaths in epilepsy},
  author={Paul L. Schraeder and Kristen Delin and Robyn L. McClelland and Elson L. So},
  journal={Epilepsy Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={68},
  pages={137-143}
}
BACKGROUND Prevalence data for sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP) are hampered by its underuse as a final diagnosis on death certificates in appropriate cases. Few data exist about how coroners (COs) and medical examiners (MEs) in the United States use the diagnosis of SUDEP. METHODS A survey instrument that addressed demographics, professional background, annual cases of epilepsy, seizure history, percentage of post-mortem examinations, cause of death, and use of SUDEP as a… CONTINUE READING

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