Epilepsy and sleep apnea syndrome

@article{Devinsky1994EpilepsyAS,
  title={Epilepsy and sleep apnea syndrome},
  author={Orrin Devinsky and Bruce L. Ehrenberg and Gabriele M. Barthlen and Helene S. Abramson and Daniel J. Luciano},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={1994},
  volume={44},
  pages={2060 - 2060}
}
We identified seven patients with refractory partial epilepsy and sleep apnea. Treatment of the sleep apnea with nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), protriptyline, trazodone, acetazolamide, or tracheostomy reduced seizure frequency and severity in six patients. Success with CPAP depended largely on compliance. Four of five patients had a clear reduction in seizure frequency with the use of CPAP. Sleep apnea may exacerbate epilepsy by causing sleep disruption and deprivation… Expand
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