Practical Epilepsy

  • Filename: practical-epilepsy.
  • ISBN: 1620700298
  • Release Date: 2015-09-28
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Aatif M. Husain
  • Publisher: Demos Medical

Written for busy practitioners and trainees, Practical Epilepsy is the only concise yet exhaustive reference encompassing the broad scope of clinical epilepsy. It contains core information for professionals who wish gain a breadth and depth of knowledge about epilepsy in a shorter amount of time than is required to read large reference books, and is a valuable review tool for self-assessment or exam preparation. Designed to be read cover-to-cover, this highly practical volume covers basic science, assessment, and treatment and uses clear, succinct narratives, lists, tables, and illustrations to present the essential information needed to understand all aspects of epilepsy.

Dietary Treatment of Epilepsy

  • Filename: dietary-treatment-of-epilepsy.
  • ISBN: 9781118345467
  • Release Date: 2012-07-03
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Elizabeth Neal
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Epilepsy is a common chronic neurological disorder characterised by recurrent unprovoked seizures, and affects 50 million people worldwide. Approximately 30% of these do not have seizure control even with the best available medications, hence renewed and increasing interest in the use of dietary treatments to treat epilepsy. These treatments include the traditional ketogenic diets but also the newer modified Atkins diet and low glycaemic index treatment. The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet that in medicine is used primarily to treat refractory epilepsy in children, and requires the dedicated support of a multi-disciplinary team including doctors and dietitians. Dietary Treatment of Epilepsy: Practical Implementation of Ketogenic Therapy provides comprehensive and practical training on all aspects of implementing and managing dietary treatments for epilepsy, with key chapters on assessment, calculations, implementation, monitoring and complications. Edited by a highly respected expert in the field supported by a strong team of contributors, this is a must-have resource for paediatric dietitians and other members of the therapy team.

Psychiatric Issues in Epilepsy

  • Filename: psychiatric-issues-in-epilepsy.
  • ISBN: 078178591X
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 547
  • Author: Alan B. Ettinger
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

This volume is a pragmatic, comprehensive guide to evaluation and management of psychiatric problems in patients with epilepsy. The authors critically analyze recent findings on the relationship between seizures and psychiatric disorders and offer practical recommendations for diagnosis and treatment. Numerous case studies are included. This thoroughly updated edition includes new material on animal models of psychopathology in epilepsy, use of psychotropic drugs in epilepsy, use of antiepileptic drugs in psychiatry, neuroanatomic and neurobiologic bases of psychiatric disorders, neuropsychological evaluation in children with epilepsy, neuropsychological testing in epilepsy surgery candidates, and value and limitations of the forced normalization concept.

The Comprehensive Evaluation and Treatment of Epilepsy

  • Filename: the-comprehensive-evaluation-and-treatment-of-epilepsy.
  • ISBN: 0080529461
  • Release Date: 1997-05-22
  • Number of pages: 268
  • Author: Steven C. Schachter
  • Publisher: Academic Press

Epilepsy is, after headache, the second most common neurological disorder. This book clarifies the many courses of action to take in treating patients with epilepsy. It presents current knowledge about seizures and epilepsy in a comprehensive, socially conscious, and clear manner. The editors have provided this information in a comprehensive, easy-to-use, and practical form. This short, simple pedagogical guide to the diagnosis and management of epilepsy is an important reference work for all medical schools, hospitals, clinics, and primary care centers. This book integrates the latest research into essential reviews on: Initial management of patients with seizures Neuroradiological evaluation of epilepsy Psychosocial aspects of epilepsy Neuropsychologic problems associated with epilepsy Psychiatric disorders Diagnosis and treatment of status epilepticus Nonepileptic seizures Ambulatory EEG monitoring Epilepsy surgery Endocrine aspects of partial seizures Epilepsy in the elderly

Practical Approach to Electroencephalography

  • Filename: practical-approach-to-electroencephalography.
  • ISBN: 9781455745944
  • Release Date: 2012-03-06
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Author: Mark H. Libenson
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Why consult encyclopedic references when you only need the essentials? Practical Approach to Electroencephalography, by Mark H. Libenson, MD, equips you with just the right amount of guidance you need for obtaining optimal EEG results! It presents a thorough but readable guide to EEGs, explaining what to do, what not to do, what to look for, and how to interpret the results. It also goes beyond the technical aspects of performing EEGs by providing case studies of the neurologic disorders and conditions in which EEGs are used, making this an excellent learning tool. Abundant EEG examples throughout help you to recognize normal and abnormal EEGs in all situations. Presents enough detail and answers to questions and problems encountered by the beginner and the non-expert. Uses abundant EEG examples to help you recognize normal and abnormal EEGs in all situations. Provides expert pearls from Dr. Libenson that guide you in best practices in EEG testing. Features a user-friendly writing style from a single author that makes learning easy. Examines the performance of EEGs—along with the disorders for which they’re performed—for a resource that considers the patient and not just the technical aspects of EEGs. Includes discussions of various disease entities, like epilepsy, in which EEGs are used, as well as other special issues, to equip you to handle more cases.

Models of Seizures and Epilepsy

  • Filename: models-of-seizures-and-epilepsy.
  • ISBN: 0080457029
  • Release Date: 2005-10-04
  • Number of pages: 712
  • Author: Asla Pitkänen
  • Publisher: Academic Press

An understanding of mechanisms underlying seizure disorders depends critically on the insights provided by model systems. In particular with the development of cellular, molecular, and genetic investigative tools, there has been an explosion of basic epilepsy research. Models of Seizures and Epilepsy brings together, for the first time in 30 years, an overview of the most widely-used models of seizures and epilepsy. Chapters cover a broad range of experimental approaches (from in vitro to whole animal preparations), a variety of epileptiform phenomenology (including burst discharges and seizures), and suggestions for model characterization and validation, such as electrographic, morphologic, pharmacologic, and behavioral features. Experts in the field provide not only technical reviews of these models but also conceptual critiques - commenting on the strengths and limitations of these models, their relationship to clinical phenomenology, and their value in developing a better understanding and treatments. Models of Seizures and Epilepsy is a valuable, practical reference for investigators who are searching for the most appropriate laboratory models for addressing key questions in the field. It also provides an important background for physicians, fellows, and students, offering insight into the potential for advances in epilepsy research. · The first comprehensive description of animal models of epilepsy since the early 1970's · Comprehensive analysis of "What the models model" to guide the selection of each model, and what specific questions it will answer · Elegant examples of the use of novel technologies that can be applied in experimental epilepsy research · World expert opinions on the clinical relevance of each model

Women with Epilepsy

  • Filename: women-with-epilepsy.
  • ISBN: 9781107659889
  • Release Date: 2014-07-31
  • Number of pages: 291
  • Author: Esther Bui
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is a succinct, portable, essential guide to the practical management of women with epilepsy for busy clinicians.

Meeting Special Needs A practical guide to support children with Epilepsy

  • Filename: meeting-special-needs-a-practical-guide-to-support-children-with-epilepsy.
  • ISBN: 9781909101210
  • Release Date: 2012-12-13
  • Number of pages: 22
  • Author: Rachel Baker
  • Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

This is a practical, informative guide on how to care for young children with epilepsy. It is aimed at professionals working in child-care, but may also be of use to parents and anyone else wishing to know more about epilepsy. The book includes: a description of the condition, its causes and treatments, activities that may need to be avoided. Also included are pages to copy and use, such as a guide to seizures, a seizure chart and a quick reference of what to do in an emergency.

Navigating Life with Epilesy

  • Filename: navigating-life-with-epilesy.
  • ISBN: 9780199358953
  • Release Date: 2016-10-03
  • Number of pages: 312
  • Author: David C. Spencer
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

"Navigating Life with Epilepsy aims to provide clear and reliable information about epilepsy, including "what" (definition), "how" (pathophysiology), "who" (epidemiology), and "why" (etiology). The volume guides the reader through current approaches to diagnosis (including a review of diagnostic tests) and treatment, and shares patient experiences and advice on navigating the myriad psychosocial challenges associated with epilepsy. Epilepsy is a heterogeneous disorder with many causes and a wide spectrum of severity. This text will focus on issues relevant to adolescents and adults with epilepsy; there are many guides for parents of children with epilepsy and issues specific to younger children are beyond the scope of this book. The focus is on translation of current medical knowledge to the lay reader. However, because epilepsy can have profound psychosocial consequences, the book aims to extend beyond the bounds of a medical handbook to include discussion of issues that are of high priority to patients, including those surrounding, driving, work, and relationships"--Provided by publisher.

A Clinical Guide to Epileptic Syndromes and their Treatment

  • Filename: a-clinical-guide-to-epileptic-syndromes-and-their-treatment.
  • ISBN: 9781846286445
  • Release Date: 2010-05-10
  • Number of pages: 578
  • Author: C. P. Panayiotopoulos
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Affecting 4 percent of children and 1-2 percent of the general population, epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders. The 1st edition of this guide proved to be the only one of its kind, covering many important aspects of diagnosis and treatment. Due to the continued advances being made in the subject, and building on the sell-out success of the 1st edition this thorough revision reflects the latest report of the ILAE classification core group and the significant progress made in the diagnosis, classification and treatment of the epilepsies.


  • Filename: epilepsy.
  • ISBN: 0198570732
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 579
  • Author: Gonzalo Alarcon
  • Publisher:

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders, with a prevalence of 4-10/1000 and an incidence of 50-70/100,000 per year. It is often life-long, can appear at any age, and includes a diverse group of neurological disorders, which present considerable challenges in diagnosis and management. Therefore, it is a condition that will frequently be seen by GPs and by a wide range of specialist physicians, such as neurologists, psychiatrists, neurosurgeons, paediatricians, geriatricians, as well as allied health professionals, such as a nurses (in particular epilepsy specialist nurses), EEG technicians, neuropsychologists, and researchers with an interest in epilepsy. The diversity of epilepsy syndromes makes it difficult to achieve an adequate level of knowledge and expertise in their management. Epilepsy is a comprehensive handbook which guides the reader through all aspects of epilepsy, both practical and academic, covering all aspects of diagnosis and management of the patient with epilepsy in a clear, concise, and practical fashion. The book appeals to a wide audience by teaching a simple but highly practical method to approaching the classification and diagnosis of epilepsy, and then provides patient-centered information on pharmacological and non-pharmacological management.

Practical Neurology

  • Filename: practical-neurology.
  • ISBN: 0781784832
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 864
  • Author: José Biller
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Thoroughly updated for its Third Edition, this practical, convenient reference covers a wide spectrum of presenting complaints and neurologic disorders encountered in daily practice. The contributing authors are well-established clinicians and educators with a talent for making neurologic information accessible and understandable. The book is organized into 35 chapters on diagnosis and 23 chapters on treatment, including a chapter on ABCs of Neurologic Emergencies. Chapters are written in outline format and follow a standard template. This edition features a completely updated treatment section, an expanded chapter on pediatric office neurology, and more illustrations and tables. Vignettes have been added to the chapters on approach to the patient with specific disorders.

Treating Epilepsy Naturally

  • Filename: treating-epilepsy-naturally.
  • ISBN: 0658013793
  • Release Date: 2001-10-17
  • Number of pages: 322
  • Author: Patricia Murphy
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

Hard-to-find information on epilepsy, presented by an author living successfully with the condition Drugs commonly used to treat epilepsy have some extremely harmful side effects. Treating Epilepsy Naturally is an empathetic, practical, empowering look at treatment options, lifestyle choices, and ways of living well. Written by an author who has been successfully living with it herself for most of her adult life, this comprehensive guide offers alternative treatments to replace and to complement traditional therapies and sound advice to find the right health practitioner for you.

Growing Up with Epilepsy

  • Filename: growing-up-with-epilepsy.
  • ISBN: 9781888799743
  • Release Date: 2003-06-01
  • Number of pages: 161
  • Author: Lynn Bennett Blackburn
  • Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

Growing Up with Epilepsy provides parents with the tools needed to raise a child with epilepsy, to support his/her social development, provide effective discipline, and negotiate the educational system.

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