Episode 107: Revealing Mechanisms of Sudden Unexplained Death in Toddlers


Mind Moments®, a podcast from NeurologyLive®, brings you an interview with Orrin Devinsky, MD. [LISTEN TIME: 18 minutes]

Orrin Devinsky, MD

Orrin Devinsky, MD

Episode 107 of the NeurologyLive® Mind Moments® podcast is now live! Scroll down to listen or click here to subscribe on your favorite streaming service.

The Mind Moments podcast features exclusive interviews with leaders in the field discussing the latest research and disease management strategies across the breadth of neurology, including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease, dementia, sleep disorders, and more.

Episode 107, "Revealing Mechanisms of Sudden Unexplained Death in Toddlers" features a conversation with Orrin Devinsky, MD, director of the NYU Langone Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, who provided commentary on a recently published study assessing video evidence of sudden unexplained deaths in toddlers. Devinsky, who also serves as a professor of neurology, discussed the importance behind crib cams, the moments captured prior to the deaths assessed, and the involvement of seizure activity even with no prior history. In addition, he spoke on the abnormal sounds and movements of these children, the ways to advance SUDC research, and the next steps in understanding and relaying the data.

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  • 1:10 – Reasons behind studying sudden death in toddlers
  • 3:55 – Notable takeaways from trial results
  • 8:15 – Advancing ways to research SUDC/SUDEP
  • 9:40 – Neurology News Minute
  • 12:05 – Realistic ways to lower convulsive activity prior to sleep 
  • 15:05 – What abnormal movements/noises can ellucidate
  • 15:55 – Ways to expand the research further

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