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*Lane RD, Zeitlin SB, Abrams R, and Swartz CM (1989): [[Differential effects of right unilateral and bilateral ECT on heart rate]]
 
*Lane RD, Zeitlin SB, Abrams R, and Swartz CM (1989): [[Differential effects of right unilateral and bilateral ECT on heart rate]]
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*Langan Y (2000): [[Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP): Risk factors and case control studies]]
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*Langan Y and Sander JW (1999): [[Patients with epilepsy who die suddenly do not always have cardiac disease]]
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*Langan Y, Nolan N, and Hutchinson M (1998): [[The incidence of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) in South Dublin and Wicklow]]
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*Langan Y, Nashef L, and Sander JW (2000): [[Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy: A series of witnessed deaths]]
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*Langan Y, Nashef L, and Sander JWAS (2002): [[Certification of deaths attributable to epilepsy]]
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*Langan Y, Nashef L, and Sander JW (2005): [[Case-control study of SUDEP]]
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*Lathers CM and Schraeder PL (1987): [[Review of autonomic dysfunction, cardiac arrhythmias, and epileptogenic activity]]
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*Lathers CM and Schraeder PL (1982): [[Autonomic dysfunction in epilepsy: Characterization of autonomic cardiac neural discharge associated with pentylenetetrazol-induced epileptogenic activity]]
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*Lathers CM, Schraeder PL, and Carnel SB (1984): [[Neural mechanisms in cardiac arrhythmias associated with epileptogenic activity: The effect of phenobarbital in the cat]]
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*Lathers CM, Schraeder PL, and Weiner FL (1987): [[Synchronization of cardiac autonomic neural discharge with epileptogenic activity: The lockstep phenomenon]]
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*Lathers CM, Schraeder PL, and Tumer N (1993): [[The effect of phenobarbital on autonomic function and epileptogenic activity induced by the hippocampal injection of penicillin in cats]]
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*Lathers CM (2009): [[Epilepsy and sudden death: Personal reflections and call for global action]]
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*Lathers CM and Schraeder PL (2002): [[Clinical pharmacology: Drugs as a benefit and/or risk in sudden unexpected death in epilepsy?]]
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*Lathers CM and Schraeder PL (2006): [[Stress and sudden death]]
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*Lathers CM and Schraeder PL (2009): [[Verbal autopsies and SUDEP]]
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*Lathers CM, Schraeder PL, and Bungo MW (2008): [[The mystery of sudden death: Mechanisms for risks]]
  
 
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Revision as of 08:09, 27 September 2017


An increased risk of sudden death has been reported in patients with epilepsy since the late 1800s, and possibly much earlier (DeToledo et al., 1999; Doherty, 2004). In the past two decades sudden unexpected (or unexplained) death in epilepsy (SUDEP) has received increasing attention and been recognized as more widespread than previously believed. Despite the recent increase in awareness, “systematic well funded research remains limited. The medical literature contains much repetition, with effort spent on re-analysing data with substantial methodological limitations,” (Tomson et al., 2008). In addition to the need for better clinical and basic science studies, and improved epidemiological data, there is also a need for increased cognizance and understanding of SUDEP among neurologists and other physicians as well as patients and families.

A massive literature on SUDEP and closely related phenomena exists, with many studies having considerable overlap. Many isolated case reports have been published, and considering them collectively increases their informative power. To facilitate comparison of related articles, annotations are provided for most entries in this bibliography, and these are hyperlinked where applicable to other articles’ in the hope of permitting a more efficient synthesis of the literature. To further promote direct consultation of the primary literature, references are hyperlinked to their digital object identifier when available, permitting an interested reader one-click access to the original publication. An index is provided, and its entries link back to the site of their appearance in the bibliography. Because the SUDEP literature contains “much repetition,” it is hoped that this ‘active document’ approach will permit readers to navigate through relevant publications more efficiently, with the ultimate aim of improved patient care and better mechanistic understanding of the process, both of which have the potential to reduce SUDEP deaths.

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