"Therapeutic Strategies in Epilepsy" comprises the most up-to-date thinking with regards to treating epilepsy sufferers of all ages. The 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. It is 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.It provides an up-to-date account of available treatments and interventions in all aspects of epilepsy. It appraises current thinking and clinical practice for treating the epileptic patient. It reviews background on pharmacology and mechanisms of drug action.
PART I: Overview; 1. Overview of therapeutics in epilepsy: anti-epileptic drugs, J French; 2. Overview of therapeutics in epilepsy: epilepsy surgery, P Ryvlin; 3. Overview of therapeutics in epilepsy: devices, EB Menachem; PART II: Childhood epilepsy; 4. Treatment of the neonate or infant with catastrophic epilepsy, H Cross; 5. Treatment of the child/adolescent with newly diagnosed epilepsy, D Dlugos; 6. Treatment of the child/adolescent with treatment resistant epilepsy, FD Bourgeois; PART III: Epilespy in adulthood; 7. Treatment of the adult with newly diagnosed epilepsy, JP Leach; 8. Treatment of the adult with treatment resistant epilepsy, P Kwan; 9. Treatment of women with childbearing potential and beyond, CL Harden; 10. Treatment of the elderly, J Sirven; PART IV: Idiopathic Epilepsy; 11. Treatment of idiopathic generalized epilepsy, M Carreno; PART V: Complicating conditions; 12. Treatment of the hospitalized patient with new onset seizures, L Hirsh; 13. Treatment of the epilepsy patient with concomitant medical conditions, N Delanty; 14. Management of status epilepticus, C Doherty; 15. Treatment of the epilepsy patient with concomitant psychiatric conditions, A Kanner; 16. Treatment of epilepsy in moderate to severe learning disability, M Kerr; Abbreviations; Index.