A team of researchers, several of whom worked in conjunction with the Center for SUDEP Research at Case Western Reserve University, recently had an article published titled “The incidence and significance of periictal apnea in epileptic seizures” in Epilepsia, a journal focused on epilepsy studies.
The aim of the study was to investigate periictal central apnea as a seizure semiological feature, its localizing value, and possible relationship with sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) pathomechanisms.
The authors were:
Nuria Lacuey, CWRU
Samden D. Lhatoo, CWRU
R. Sandhya Rani, CWRU
Bilal Zonjy, CWRU
Johnson P. Hampson, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Anita Zaremba, CWRU
Rup K. Sainju, University of Iowa
Brian K. Gehlbach, University of Iowa
Stephan Schuele, Northwestern University
Daniel Friedman, New York University
Orrin Devinsky, New York University
Maromi Nei, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Ronald M. Harper, University of California, Los Angeles