United States perspective on definitions and classifications.

  title={United States perspective on definitions and classifications.},
  author={John F. Annegers},
  volume={38 11 Suppl},
Interest in sudden unexpected and unexplained death in individuals with epilepsy (SUDEP) was rekindled in the United States by Jay and Leestma during the early 1980s and more recently by antiepileptic drug (AED) trials and medicolegal issues. The incidence of SUDEP has been and is being evaluated in North America and the United Kingdom. Specific criteria for the classification of definite, probable, possible, and unlikely SUDEP implemented in United States epidemiologic studies are presented… CONTINUE READING

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