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The Treatment of Epilepsy

The Treatment of Epilepsy

Author: Elaine Wyllie

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781749954

Category: Medical

Page: 1247

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Serving as a reference on the epilepsies, this fourth edition provides an overview of seizure disorders and contemporary treatment options. It brings together the vital work in the neurosciences, genetics, electroencephalography, pediatric and adult neurology, neuropharmacology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry. It also talks about epilepsy surgery.
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Epilepsy

Epilepsy

Author: John W. Miller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118456972

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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Epilepsy is a complicated neurological condition with variablemanifestations, numerous etiologies, and a diverse range oftreatments. It is a chronic disease that, in many cases, can becontrolled. However, treatment requires accurate clinicalevaluation to allow intelligent treatment choices. Epilepsyhas been designed to help clinicians develop these evaluationskills. Expert neurologists have distilled the evidence andcombined their experience.
Epilepsy

Diagnosis and Management of Seizure Disorders

Diagnosis and Management of Seizure Disorders

Author: Ronald P. Lesser

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015029527903

Category: Epilepsy

Page: 158

View: 323

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Epilepsy, Part I: Basic Principles and Diagnosis

Epilepsy, Part I: Basic Principles and Diagnosis

Author: Hermann Stefan

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 9780444535054

Category: Medical

Page: 548

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Epilepsy, Part I, Basic Principles and Diagnosis, Volume 107, in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology series offers a comprehensive review of our knowledge of the field today, including epidemiology, basic mechanisms, animal models, and topics of increasing interest such as the role of inflammation in epilepsy. It provides a comprehensive approach to description of the clinical, electrographic and imaging aspects of the epilepsies, with a clear outline of contemporary classification and the role of modern diagnostic techniques, as well as neuropsychological and psychiatric aspects of epilepsy. Chapters are authored by internationally respected neurologists with varied perspectives insuring depth to the content. Epilepsy, Part II, Treatment, Volume 108, continues coverage of epilepsy with a focus on treatment. The volumes will be a very important resource for basic scientists, clinical investigators, and all health professionals treating patients with epilepsy. A volume in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology series, which has an unparalleled reputation as the world's most comprehensive source of information in neurology International list of contributors including the leading workers in the field Describes the advances which have occurred in clinical neurology and the neurosciences, their impact on the understanding of neurological disorders and on patient care
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A Clinical Guide to Epileptic Syndromes and their Treatment

A Clinical Guide to Epileptic Syndromes and their Treatment

Author: C. P. Panayiotopoulos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781846286445

Category: Medical

Page: 578

View: 573

Affecting 4 percent of children and 1-2 percent of the general population, epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders. The 1st edition of this guide proved to be the only one of its kind, covering many important aspects of diagnosis and treatment. Due to the continued advances being made in the subject, and building on the sell-out success of the 1st edition this thorough revision reflects the latest report of the ILAE classification core group and the significant progress made in the diagnosis, classification and treatment of the epilepsies.
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Trends in Epilepsy Research

Trends in Epilepsy Research

Author: Shawn M. Benjamin

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1594542376

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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Epilepsy, also called seizure disorder, is a condition of the brain marked by a susceptibility to recurrent seizures. Epilepsy affects 1 per cent to 2 per cent of the population. In about half the cases of epilepsy, the cause is unknown. However, some possible causes of epilepsy include: birth trauma, perinatal infection, anoxia, infectious diseases, ingestion of toxins, tumours of the brain, inherited disorders or degenerative disease, head injury or trauma, metabolic disorders, cerebrovascular accident and alcohol withdrawal. This volume presents international research on the prevention, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy.
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The Primary Care of Seizure Disorders

The Primary Care of Seizure Disorders

Author: Hugh B. McIntyre

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9781483165257

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 387

The Primary Care of Seizure Disorders: A Practical Guide to the Evaluation and Comprehensive Management of Seizure Disorders is designed to help physicians who in the course of clinical practice care for patients who have epileptic seizures. The intention is to provide a thorough but concise treatment of the subject which may serve as a basic text as well as a handy reference source for solving problems as they arise on a case-by-case basis. The book contains 10 chapters organized according to the sequence which clinical management often follows. These include differential diagnosis and genetic aspects of seizure disorders; the electroencephalographic evaluation; medical therapy of seizure disorders, including first aid and the treatment of status epilepticus; psychiatric aspects of epilepsy; problems of noncompliance; medical-legal aspects of epilepsy; and finding ancillary, community resources for patients, including voluntary organizations and patient and lay education.
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Cognitive Dysfunction in Children with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Cognitive Dysfunction in Children with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Author: A. Arzimanoglou

Publisher: John Libbey Eurotext

ISBN: 9782742013463

Category: Medical

Page: 300

View: 528

This book is devoted to cognitive function and dysfunction in children with temporal epilepsy. It also highlights those domains that need further research and those for which immediate established techniques for a better global care can be undertaken. With Contributions from highly qualified experts from around the world, the book extensively reviews available data from both clinical and fundamental research studies.
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The Neuropsychiatry of Epilepsy

The Neuropsychiatry of Epilepsy

Author: Michael R. Trimble

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139497893

Category: Medical

Page:

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Research into the neuropsychiatry of epilepsy has become a central focus of interest in the last five years. Comorbidity of epilepsy with behavioral problems is now recognized widely, and the neuroscientific basis for such comorbidity is an active area of investigation. With an expanded international team of authors, this fully revised new edition builds on the strengths of its predecessor, examining in detail the subtleties of behavioral changes in patients with seizure disorders and offering both a diagnostic and a management perspective. New chapters cover genetic disorders, the effects of epilepsy on social behavior as viewed through theory of mind, a discussion of the precuneus, the importance and nature of peri-ictal psychiatric symptoms, depression and the interictal dysphoric disorder, and the relationship between antiepileptic drugs and suicide. This new edition is a must for anyone involved in diagnosing or managing epilepsy.
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Pediatric Neurology Part I

Pediatric Neurology Part I

Author: Charlotte Dravet

Publisher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters

ISBN: 9780128077702

Category: Medical

Page: 892

View: 832

Severe myoclonic epilepsy in infancy (SMEI) is a rare disease, characterized by febrile and afebrile, generalized and unilateral, clonic or tonic–clonic seizures that occur in the first year of life in an otherwise apparently normal infant. They are later associated with myoclonus, atypical absences, and partial seizures. Developmental delay becomes apparent within the second year of life and is followed by definite cognitive impairment and personality disorders of variable intensity. In the borderline form, children do not present with myoclonic symptoms but have the same general picture. SMEI is a channelopathy and the genetic studies have shown a mutation in the SCN1A gene in 70 to 80% of the patients, including the borderline forms. At present, there are no well-established correlations between genotype and phenotype. The electroencephalograms, often normal at the onset, display both generalized and focal anomalies, without a specific electroencephalographic pattern. As a rule, neuroimaging is normal. All seizure types are resistant to antiepileptic drugs and status epilepticus is frequent. Some drugs have been shown to aggravate the seizures and must be avoided. Two recent drugs have been proved to partially control the convulsive seizures and the status epilepticus. Therefore, it is crucial to diagnose this epilepsy soon after its onset in order to prescribe the most appropriate treatment.
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Introduction to Epilepsy

Introduction to Epilepsy

Author: Gonzalo Alarcón

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521691581

Category: Medical

Page: 624

View: 234

Covers all aspects of epilepsy, from basic mechanisms to diagnosis and management, as well as legal and social considerations.
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Epilepsy, Part II: Treatment

Epilepsy, Part II: Treatment

Author: Hermann Stefan

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 9780444535061

Category: Medical

Page: 608

View: 964

Epilepsy, Part II, Treatment, Volume 108, provides a full description of epilepsy pathology and etiology, antiepileptic drug treatment, the approach to surgical evaluation and alternative procedures to be considered, in both children and adults, as well as brain stimulation and diet treatment. Economic and psychosocial issues such as stigma are fully covered. The special problems of epilepsy treatment in the developing world are described. Chapters are authored by internationally respected neurologists with varied perspectives insuring depth to the content. Epilepsy, Part I, Basic Principles and Diagnosis, Volume 107, establishes the scientific and practical diagnosis of epilepsy. The volumes will be a very important resource for basic scientists, clinical investigators, and all health professionals treating patients with epilepsy. A volume in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology series, which has an unparalleled reputation as the world's most comprehensive source of information in neurology International list of contributors including the leading workers in the field Describes the advances which have occurred in clinical neurology and the neurosciences, their impact on the understanding of neurological disorders and on patient care