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Therapeutic Strategies in Epilepsy

  • ID: 1413289
  • Book
  • September 2008
  • 352 Pages
  • Clinical Publishing
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Therapeutic Strategies in Epilepsy comprises the most up to date thinking with regards to treating epilepsy sufferers of all ages. Chapters discuss seizure classification, epilepsies with differing ages of onset, diagnosis and differential diagnosis, management, drug treatments, and special considerations for those with concomitant complications. A guide for physicians treating epileptic patients that can be used at the point of care, this important new work brings together an expert editorial team and leading experts to review the therapeutic agents currently available and assess their effectiveness. A valuable resource for specialists and general physicians to keep abreast of the current literature from a clinical perspective, thus aiding in the recognition of the disease and providing the most effective intervention.


- Up to date account of available treatments and interventions in all aspects of epilepsy
- Appraises current thinking and clinical practice for treating the epileptic patient
- Reviews background on pharmacology and mechanisms of drug action


- Specialists in neurology and internal medicine
- Hospital pharmacists
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Section I: Overview

1. Overview of therapeutics in epilepsy: anti-epileptic drugs
J. A. French

2. Overview of therapeutics in epilepsy: epilepsy surgery
D. M. Gazzola, C. Carlson, P. Ryvlin, V. M. Thadani, J. Taylor, S. Rheims

3. Neurostimulation for the treatment of epilepsy – vagus nerve stimulation
E. Ben-Menachem

Section II: Childhood epilepsy

4. Treatment of severe epilepsies with onset under 2 years of age
C. M. Eltze, J. H. Cross

5. Treatment of the child or adolescent with newly diagnosed epilepsy
R. A. Shellhaas, D. J. Dlugos

6. Treatment of the child or adolescent with treatment-resistant epilepsy
B. F. D. Bourgeois

Section III: Epilepsy in adulthood

7. Treatment of adults with newly diagnosed epilepsy
J. P. Leach, R. Mohanraj

8. Treatment of adults with treatment-resistant epilepsy
P. Kwan, H. Leung

9. Treatment of women with childbearing potential and beyond
C. L. Harden

10. Treatment of the elderly with epilepsy
J. I. Sirven

Section IV: Idiopathic epilepsy

11. The treatment of idiopathic generalized epilepsy
M. Carreño

Section V: Complicating conditions

12. Treatment of the hospitalized patient with new-onset seizures
K. J. Abou Khaled, L. J. Hirsch

13. Treatment of the epilepsy patient with concomitant medical conditions
S. M. Murphy, N. Delanty

14. A rational approach to the treatment of status epilepticus
P. Kinirons, C. P. Doherty

15. Treatment of common co-morbid psychiatric disorders in epilepsy: a review of practical strategies
A. M. Kanner, M. Frey

16. The treatment of epilepsy in individuals with moderate to severe intellectual disability
M. Scheepers, M. Kerr

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