The social and health consequences of epilepsy on the lives of patients are enormous, and, although diagnosis and providing effective treatments remain challenging, the last decade has brought significant progress. Advanced Therapy in Epilepsy offers a comprehensive review of epilepsy in all of its manifestations: its history, neurophysiology, and newly available diagnostic tools and treatments, including neuroimaging, epileptic drug treatments, immunotherapy, dietary therapy, and surgery. Discussions of psychiatric illness and the social and legal issues associated with epilepsy complete the volume. Because epilepsy affects individuals across the human lifespan from infancy to old age, this book will be a valuable resource to any physician engaged in the care of patients with seizures or epilepsy. An enormous amount of information is presented concisely and clearly, allowing for a quick grasp of the material covered.
Fifty-eight chapters have been contributed by authors who have demonstrated expertise in each area of concern. Throughout this textbook the appreciation of the editors and authors for the courage and humanity of their patients informs their approach to this ubiquitous and challenging disorder.
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Coverage of associated co-morbid conditions. Tie-in with other illnesses and recommended treatment (i.e. depression, Alzheimer's disease, stroke, head trauma).
CD with videos of the various seizure types, and surgeries
Antiepileptic drugs overview: Specific review of each and every drug available today and how to use each to treat specific aspects of epilepsy.
Neuroimaging in Epilepsy/MEG and Clinical Neurophysiology.
State-of-the-art review of imaging and diagnostic modalities. Easy to read and use to indicate proper application in evaluation and treatment.
James W. Wheless, MD Professor and Chair of Pediatric Neurology, Le Bonheur Chair in Pediatric Neurology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center Memphis, Tennessee. L. James Willmore, MD Associate Dean and Professor of Neurology, and Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine. St. Louis, Missouri. Roger A. Brumback, MD Professor of Psychiatry and Pathology, Chairman, Department of Pathology, Creighton University Medical Center Omaha, Nebraska.
Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Epilepsy: Brief Historical Perspective Chapter 3: Definitions and Classification of Epilepsy and Seizures Chapter 4: Neurophysiologic Basis of Epileptiform Activity Chapter 5: Epidemiology Chapter 6: Magnetoencephalography in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Epilepsy Chapter 7: Clinical Neurophysiology III: Other Techniques Chapter 8: Neuroimaging in Epilepsy Chapter 9: Experimental Models of Seizures and Epilepsy Chapter 10: The EEG of Epilepsy Chapter 11: Genetic and Chromosomal Disorders in Epilepsy Chapter 12: Neuropathology of Pediatric Cerebral Resections for Epilepsy Chapter 13: Neurometabolic Disorders and Epilepsy Chapter 14: Neurocutaneous Disorders and Epilepsy Chapter 15: Neonatal Seizures Chapter 16: Epilepsy in Developmental Disorders Chapter 17: Epilepsy in Neurodegenerative Diseases Chapter 18: Acquired Lesions and Epilepsy Chapter 19: Febrile Seizures Chapter 20: Convulsive Status Epilepticus Chapter 21: Clinical Features, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus Chapter 22: Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Syndromes Chapter 23: Partial-Onset Seizures and Localization-Related Epilepsy Syndromes Chapter 24: Generalized Seizures and Generalized Epilepsy Syndromes Chapter 25: Landau-Kleffner Syndrome and Language Dysfunction in Epilepsy Chapter 26: Rasmussen Encephalitis Chapter 27: Nonepileptic Paroxysmal Disorders Chapter 28: Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures Chapter 29: Neurotransmitters and Drug Development in Epilepsy Chapter 30: Antiepileptic Drugs: An Overview Chapter 31: Principles of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacogenetics of Anticonvulsants Chapter 32: Pregnancy, Epilepsy, and Drug Treatment Chapter 33: Epileptic Drug Treatment in Special Populations Chapter 34: Systemic Metabolic Consequences of Antiepileptic Medication Chapter 35: Barbiturates Chapter 36: Benzodiazepines Chapter 37: Carbamazepine and Oxcarbazepine Chapter 38: Ethosuximide Chapter 39: Gabapentin and Pregabalin Chapter 40: Lamotrigine Chapter 41: Levetiracetam Chapter 42: Phenytoin and Fosphenytoin Chapter 43: Topiramate Chapter 44: Valproic Acid Chapter 45: Vigabatrin Chapter 46: Zonisamide Chapter 47: Other Antiepileptic Drugs Chapter 48: Use of Antidepressants in Epilepsy:What All Neurologists Should Know Chapter 49: Immunotherapy in Epilepsy Chapter 50: Dietary Therapy for Epilepsy Chapter 51: Neurostimulation Therapy for Epilepsy Chapter 52: Epilepsy Surgery Chapter 53: Prognosis and Ongoing Management of Epilepsy Chapter 54: Neuropsychiatric Comorbidities with Epilepsy in Children and Adolescents Chapter 55: Epilepsy and Cognition Chapter 56: Practical Treatment Strategies of Psychiatric Comorbidities in Adults with Epilepsy Chapter 57: Therapeutic Uses of Seizures in Neuropsychiatry Chapter 58: Social Challenges Among Children and Adolescents with Intractable Epilepsy Chapter 59: Monitoring for Adverse Effects of Antiepileptic Drugs