Az alvásfüggo légzészavarok és epilepszia: Kapcsolódási pontok és terápiás megfontolások

Translated title of the contribution: Sleep disordered breathing and epilepsy: Relationships and therapeutic considerations

Béla Faludi, Beáta Boné, S. Komoly, J. Janszky

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

1 Citation (Scopus)


The importance of the sleep related breathing disorders (obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, central sleep apnea, and Cheyne-Stokes breathing) in the pathophysiology crebro- and cardiovascular disorders is well known. The relationship of sleep related breathing abnormalities and epilepsy is also important but underestimated in the daily practice. The relation is bidirectional. The breathing abnormalities in sleep may play important role in generating epileptic seizure, but the adverse effect of seizure and antiepileptic therapy (generation of apneas and hypopneas) may worsen the seizure control. The effect of new therapies (vagal nerve and deep brain stimulation) on the sleep architecture and sleep disordered breathing must be examined and discussed. Here we present a brief case of epileptic patient with deep brain stimulation therapy on sleep as well. The examination of the sleep related breathing abnormalities in epilepsy patient may help improve the effectiveness of antiepileptic therapy.

Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)374-382
Number of pages9
JournalIdeggyogyaszati Szemle
Issue number11-12
Publication statusPublished - Nov 30 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

Cite this