Periictal autonomic dysfunction and generalized postictal EEG suppression in convulsive seizures arising from sleep and wakefulness.

@article{Lee2013PeriictalAD,
  title={Periictal autonomic dysfunction and generalized postictal EEG suppression in convulsive seizures arising from sleep and wakefulness.},
  author={Anthony J. T. Lee and Shasha Wu and Xiaoyi Zhou and Jennifer A. Liebenthal and Sandra L Rose and James X. Tao},
  journal={Epilepsy & behavior : E&B},
  year={2013},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={439-43}
}
Sleep appears to be an independent risk factor of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). We retrospectively determined the periictal electrophysiological characteristics of nocturnal and diurnal generalized convulsive seizures (GCSs) in 109 patients. Our data showed that preictal heart rate (HR) was significantly lower in 46 patients with nocturnal… CONTINUE READING