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.

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.

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

Oxford Textbook of Epilepsy and Epileptic Seizures

  • Filename: oxford-textbook-of-epilepsy-and-epileptic-seizures.
  • ISBN: 9780191640964
  • Release Date: 2012-12-20
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Simon Shorvon
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford

Epilepsy is the most common serious neurological condition, affecting children and adults, and can occur in a variety of medical settings. It has many causes and many forms, and a variable prognosis. Mortality and morbidity are high, social and legal consequences can stretch well beyond the purely medical, and its management is often poor. Part of the Oxford Textbooks in Clinical Neurology (OTCN) series, this volume covers the scientific basis, clinical diagnosis, and treatment of epilepsy and epileptic seizures. Written by internationally-renowned specialists, each chapter comprehensively covers the current knowledge and evidence base related to each aspect of the disorder, with an emphasis on the personal experience of the authors. The print edition of the Oxford Textbook of Epilepsy and Epileptic Seizures is complemented by an online version, which allows access to the full content of the textbook, contains links from the references to primary research journal articles, enables full text searches, and provides access to figures and tables that can be downloaded to PowerPoint®. This textbook will prove a useful clinical reference for neurologists and senior trainees in neurology, an educational manual for trainees, and will offer practical assistance to all physicians advising people with epilepsy.

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.


  • Filename: epilepsy.
  • ISBN: 9781911163114
  • Release Date: 2016-01-28
  • Number of pages: 146
  • Author: Fiona Marshall
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books

While epilepsy may not be curable, parents can do a great deal to help their child cope with its effects. This book looks at the effective complementary and conventional treatments that can help reduce the intensity and frequency of seizures, and increase the control of the epilepsy. It includes stress-management techniques and ways to help your child create a positive self-image.

The Treatment of Epilepsy

  • Filename: the-treatment-of-epilepsy.
  • ISBN: 9780781749954
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 1247
  • Author: Elaine Wyllie
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Serving as a reference on the epilepsies, this fourth edition provides an overview of seizure disorders and contemporary treatment options. It brings together the vital work in the neurosciences, genetics, electroencephalography, pediatric and adult neurology, neuropharmacology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry. It also talks about epilepsy surgery.

Practical Neurology

  • Filename: practical-neurology.
  • ISBN: 9781451171372
  • Release Date: 2012-10-22
  • Number of pages: 748
  • Author: José Biller
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

This book is a practical, concise alternative to existing neurology textbooks. The outline format and standard chapter template offers the reader immediate, comprehensive information. The author is a well-respected educator who has a talent for making neurologic information accessible and understandable. Significant changes have been made to the therapeutics/management portion of the book as well as specific diagnosis-related chapters have been updated. More tables and figures allow the reader to find the information quickly. This book sits between a handbook and a textbook and distinguishes itself in its presentation of material in a problem-oriented format: 35 chapters discuss how to approach the patient with a variety of disorders; the second half of the book discusses treatment options.

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