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Epilepsy in Women, Vol 83. International Review of Neurobiology

  • ID: 1760549
  • Book
  • November 2008
  • Region: Global
  • 476 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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This volume guides the practitioner in the current management of women with epilepsy, in a comprehensive and scientifically informed manner. Many chapters are devoted to the various aspects of pregnancy management for women with epilepsy, from reducing the risks of medication exposure to breast feeding. All female age groups are discussed and chapters on issues important for adolescents and the mature women are also included. The editors have included internationally recognized experts as contributors, to bring together a body of knowledge unparalleled in previous settings. This book should be a guide to management for women with epilepsy for years to come, due to its solid scientific basis and the comprehensive vision of the contributors.

- Features discussions on issues for women with epilepsy that span "from the lab to the clinic"- Encompasses the current state of this evolving topic- Organized in discreet clinical entities for easy reference with helpful tables and figures

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1. Gender Differences in Pharmacological Response
Gail D. Anderson
2. Epidemiology and Classification of Epilepsy: Gender Comparisons
John C. McHugh and Norman Delanty
3. Hormonal Influences on Seizures: Basic Neurobiology
Cheryl A. Frye
4. Catamenial Epilepsy
Patricia E. Penovich and Sandra Helmers
5. Epilepsy in Women: Special Considerations for Adolescents
Mary L. Zupanc and Sheryl Haut
6. Contraception in Women with Epilepsy: Pharmacokinetic Interactions, Contraceptive Options and Management
Caryn Dutton and Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer
7. Reproduction Dysfunction in Women with Epilepsy: Menstrual Cycle Abnormalities, Fertility and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Jurgen Bauer and Deirdre Cooper-Mahkorn
8. Sexual Dysfunction in Women with Epilepsy: Role of Antiepileptic Drugs and Psychotropic Medications
Mary A. Gutierrez, Romila Mushtaq and Glen Stimmel
9. Epilepsy in Pregnancy: Approach to Assessment
John DeToledo
10. Teratogenicity and Antiepileptic Drugs: Clinical Features and Potential Mechanisms
Mark S. Yerby
11. Antiepileptic Drug Teratogenesis: What are the Risks for Congenital Malformations and Adverse
Cognitive Outcomes?
Cynthia L. Harden
12. Teratogenicity of Antiepileptic Drugs: Role of Pharmacogenomics
Roman Sankar and Jason T. Lerner
13. Antiepileptic Drug Therapy in Pregnancy I: Gestation Induced Effects on AED Pharmacokinetics
Page B. Pennell and Collin A. Hovinga
14. Antiepileptic Drug Therapy in Pregnancy II: Fetal and Neonatal Exposure
Collin A. Hovinga and Page B. Pennell
15. Seizures in Pregnancy: Diagnosis and Management
Robert L. Beach and Peter W. Kaplan
16. Management of Epilepsy and Pregnancy: An Obstetrical Perspective
Julian N. Robinson and Jane Cleary-Goldman
17. Pregnancy Registries: Strengths, Weaknesses and Bias: Interpretation of Pregnancy Registry Data
Marianne Cunnington and John Messenheimer
18. Bone Health in Women with Epilepsy: Clinical Features and Potential Mechanisms
Alison M. Pack and Ted Walczak
19. Metabolic Effects of Antiepileptic Drugs: Impact on Body Weight, Lipids and Glucose Metablism
Raj D. Sheth and Georgia Montouris
20. Psychiatric Comorbidities in Epilepsy
W. Curt LaFrance, Jr., Andres M. Kanner and Bruce Hermann
21. Issues for Mature Women with Epilepsy
Cynthia L.Harden
22. Pharmacodynamic and Pharmacokinetic Interactions of Psychotropic Drugs with Antiepileptic Drugs
Andres M. Kanner and Barry Gidal
23. Health Disparities in Epilepsy: How the Concerns for Women with Epilepsy Differ from Men
Frank Gilliam
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Gidal, Barry
Harden, Cynthia L.
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