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Epilepsy, Part II: Treatment, Vol 108. Handbook of Clinical Neurology

  • ID: 2237698
  • Book
  • October 2012
  • 608 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

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

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SECTION 3  ETIOLOGIES OF EPILEPSY 30. Metabolic and degenerative disorders
T. Granata 31. Neurocutaneous syndromes
G. Kurlemann 32. Cortical malformations
R. Spreafico and L. Tassi 33. Epilepsy associated brain tumors
I. Blümcke 34. Seizures after stroke
A. Guekht and N.M. Bornstein 35. Posttraumatic epilepsy
A. Martins Da Silva and L.J. Willmore 36. Infection and inflammation
H.H. Garcia and O.H. Del Brutto 37. Hippocampal sclerosis
Ç. Özkara and E. Aronika

SECTION 4  TREATMENT 38. Natural course of epilepsies
L. Forsgren and M. Sillanpää 39. Mechanisms of action of antiseizure drugs
R.J. Porter, A. Dhir, R.L. MacDonald and M.A. Rogawski 40. Principles of drug treatment in adults
T. Tomson and B.J. Steinhoff 41. Principles of drug treatment in children
M.A. Mikati, M. Nabulsi Khalil and S.U. Steele 42. Antiepileptic drugs: advantages and disadvantages
B. Abou-Khalil and D. Schmidt 43. Pharmacoresistance
H. Potschka and M.J. Brodie 44. Gender issues
P. Crawford and S. Duncan 45. Ketogenic diet
R.H. Caraballo and E. Vining 46. Status epilepticus in children
K. Holland and S. Shinnar 47. Status epilepticus
F. Rosenow and S. Knake 48. Who is a surgical candidate? - J. Engel and S. Wiebe 49. Pre-operative evaluation in children for epilepsy surgery
M. Duchowny and J. H. Cross 50. Presurgical evaluation in adults: non-invasive
C. Baumgartner, P. Gallmetzer and S. Pirker 51. Invasive evaluation
P. Kahane and S. Spencer (deceased) 52. Epilepsy neurosurgery in children
J.S. Hauptman and G.W. Mathern 53. Surgery in adults
temporal resections
H. Clusmann and J. Schramm 54. Lateral extratemporal resections in adults
D. Van Roost 55. Surgical management of medial extratemporal epilepsy
K.A. Zaghloul and J. Schramm 56. Epilepsy treatment in developing countries: drug treatment
C. Acevedo and K. Acevedo 57. Epilepsy surgery in developing countries
M.G. Campos 58. Neurostimulation for epilepsy
K. Vonck, V. De Herdt and E. Ben-Menachem 59. Innovative treatments for epilepsy: radiosurgery and local delivery
P. Boon, R. Raedt and H. Stefan 60. Social aspects of epilepsy and rehabilitation
R. Thorbecke and M. Pfäfflin 61. Economic aspects of epilepsy
C.E. Begley and A.G. Diop

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Theodore, William H.
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