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A new guideline on sudden unexpected death in epilepsy


The American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society have jointly issued a new guideline on sudden expected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). The guideline emphasizes the importance of discussing SUDEP with patients and their caregivers, and uncovers gaps in the current literature that warrant further investigation.

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The author acknowledges support for SUDEP research from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (grants U01 NS090407 and U01 NS090415).

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Friedman, D. A new guideline on sudden unexpected death in epilepsy. Nat Rev Neurol 13, 388–389 (2017).

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