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Medicine - Neurology | A Clinical Guide to Epileptic Syndromes and their Treatment

A Clinical Guide to Epileptic Syndromes and their Treatment

Panayiotopoulos, C. P.

Originally published by Bladon Medical Publishing

2nd ed. 2007. 2nd revised edition 2010, XIV, 578 p. 100 illus. in color.

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  • An authoritative account, a ‘must-have’ guide for all involved in the care patients with epileptic seizures
  • Covers the dramatic increase in our knowledge thanks to advances in clinical and EEG aspects, brain imaging technologies, and genetics
  • An even more comprehensive account of the classification and management of epileptic disorders, 2nd edition incorporates the forthcoming ILAE classifications, and recent developments

This revised edition is indispensable reading for all those who care for patients with epileptic seizures. Building on the sell-out success of the first 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.

Praise for this edition

"A Clinical Guide to Epileptic Syndromes and Their Treatment is well worth having in your library for its compendious information and significant update since its first edition (2002)... The text has truly become a pragmatic and helpful guide in the treatment of epilepsy." (George L. Morris III; JAMA)

Praise for the first edition

"This book is of great importance as the first one to cover epilepsy according to the new ILAE classification. It provides the necessary precondition for successful treatment management as well as for meaningful communication in the clinical and scientific community. " (Roger Weis; EJPN)

"I recommend this book, the only one of its kind, to epileptologists, electrophysiologists, EEG technicians, neurologists, paediatricians, and even general physicians." (Nadir Bharucha; Lancet Neurology)

"There are few books that a busy clinician will want to read from cover to cover whilst preparing a review —this is one of them." (Roger Cull; Brain)

"Extremely well referenced… a useful source to the literature… attractively presented, with colours used to highlight aspects such as definitions and some controversial issues… well illustrated." (Sam Berkovic; Brain)

"This book is a delightful rarity." (John Duncan; J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry)

"I’ve read this book with interest, from end to end. It is fascinating, well- written and lively and makes the reader question his assumptions and procedures. Every person with an interest in epilepsy should read it." (Tim Betts; Seizure)

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Epilepsie - Epilepsy - Epileptic - Epilepticus - Seizures - brain - brain imaging - childhood - electroencephalography (EEG)

Related subjects » Neurology - Pediatrics

Table of contents 

1 - General aspects of epilepsies What is epilepsy? Definitions Making the correct diagnosis in epilepsies The ILAE classification of epileptic seizures and epileptic syndromes Epidemiology of epilepsies 2 - Epileptic seizures and their classification The formal definition of epileptic seizures Classification of epileptic seizures Generalised epileptic seizures Focal epileptic seizures Reflex epileptic seizures 3 - Status epilepticus Generalised tonic–clonic status epilepticus Generalised tonic status epilepticus Generalised myoclonic status epilepticus Absence status epilepticus Focal status epilepticus Treatment of status epilepticus 4 - Imitators of epileptic seizures Main types of epileptic seizures and their imitators Syncopal attacks imitating epileptic seizures Psychogenic NEPEs imitating epileptic seizures Non-epileptic paroxysmal movement disorders imitating epileptic seizures Non-epileptic severe amnesic and confusional attacks imitating epileptic seizures NEPEs occurring during sleep and sleep disorders Subjective non-epileptic paroxysmal symptoms imitating simple focal seizures Migraine, migralepsy, basilar migraine with EEG occipital paroxysms and diagnostic errors 5 – Epileptic syndromes and their classification ILAE definitions of epileptic syndromes 1989 ILAE classification of epileptic syndromes Syndromic classification of the new diagnostic ILAE scheme 6 - EEG and brain imaging EEG in the diagnosis and management of epilepsies Brain imaging in the diagnosis and management of epilepsies 7- Principles of therapy in theepilepsies AED prophylactic treatment Surgery for epilepsies Vagus (or vagal) nerve stimulation Ketogenic diet Corticosteroids in the treatment of childhood epilepsies 8 - Neonatal epileptic seizures and neonatal epileptic syndromes Neonatal epileptic seizures Neonatal epileptic syndromes Benign familial neonatal seizures Benign neonatal seizures (non-familial) Early myoclonic encephalopathy Ohtahara syndrome 9 - Idiopathic epileptic seizures and syndromes in infancy Febrile seizures Epilepsy with febrile seizures plus Benign infantile seizures Myoclonic epilepsy in infancy 10 - Epileptic encephalopathies in infancy and early childhood West syndrome Dravet syndrome Lennox–Gastaut syndrome Landau–Kleffner syndrome Epilepsy with continuous spikes and waves during slow-wave sleep Myoclonic encephalopathy in non-progressive disorders Atypical benign partial epilepsy of childhood Hypothalamic (gelastic) epilepsy 11 - Severe neocortical epileptic syndromes in infancy and childhood Kozhevnikov–Rasmussen syndrome Migrating focal seizures of infancy Hemiconvulsion–hemiplegia epilepsy 12 - Benign childhood focal seizures and related epileptic syndromes Benign childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes Panayiotopoulos syndrome Idiopathic childhood occipital epilepsy of Gastaut Other phenotypes of BCSSS Benign childhood seizure susceptibility syndrome: a unified concept of BCSSS Benign (isolated) focal seizures of adolescence Management of benign childhood focal seizures 13 - Idiopathic generalised

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