Sudden Unexpected Death by Epilepsy (SUDEP) is a rare occurrence among patients with well-controlled epilepsy. However, patients with drug-resistant epilepsy who continue to have seizures have a 1 in 150 risk of death by SUDEP.
Michael Sperling, MD, Baldwin Keys Professor of Neurology and the Director of the Jefferson Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, has been researching this complex disease for decades. His most recent publication in Neurology contains hope for patients with drug-resistant epilepsy.
Mouchtouris, BS, Nikolaos
"Jefferson Neurologist Shows Two-Thirds Reduction in Mortality Rate after Epilepsy Surgery,"
2, Article 7.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/jhnj/vol11/iss2/7