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Epilepsy, 2e

A COMPREHENSIVE TEXTBOOK

Edited by Jerome Engel and Timothy A. Pedley, Associate editor Jean Aicardi, Marc A. Dichter, Solomon Moshé, Emilio Perucca and Michael Trimble

Category:
Medical, Neurology
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  • Hardback
  • 9780781757775
  • October 2007
  • 3056 pages
  • List Price: £396.00
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DESCRIPTION

Written and edited by world-renowned authorities, this three-volume work is, to quote a reviewer, "the definitive textbook about seizures and epilepsy". This Second Edition is thoroughly updated and gives you a complete print and multimedia package: the three-volume set plus access to an integrated content Website.

More than 300 chapters cover the spectrum of biology, physiology, and clinical information, from molecular biology to public health concerns in developing countries. Included are detailed discussions of seizure types and epilepsy syndromes; relationships between physiology and clinical events; psychiatric and medical comorbidity; conditions that could be mistaken for epilepsy; and an increasing range of pharmacologic, surgical, and alternative therapies, including vagus nerve stimulation and deep brain stimulation. This edition describes many new antiepileptic drugs, major advances in surgical treatment, and state-of-the-art neuroimaging, EEG, and other technologies for diagnosis and seizure prediction.

A companion Website offers instant access to the complete, fully searchable text, plus an image bank of additional figures, video footage, and annual updates to selected chapters.

CONTENTS

VOLUME I

Introduction: What Is Epilepsy?

SECTION 1 EPIDEMIOLOGY, PATHOLOGY, AND GENETICS OF EPILEPSY

Overview: Epidemiology, Pathology, and Genetics

Epilepsy: Historical PerspectivesNeuropathology

EPIDEMIOLOGY

Incidence and Prevalence

The Natural History and Prognosis ofEpilepsy

NEUROPATHOLOGY

General Neuropathology of Epilepsy

Hippocampal Sclerosis

GENETICS

Genetic Epidemiology

EEG Traits

SECTION II THE NEUROBIOLOGYOF EPILEPSY

Overview: The Neurobiology of Epilepsy

MECHANISMS OF NORMALNEURONAL EXCITABILITY

Control of Neuronal Excitability

Excitatory Synaptic Transmission

Neocortical Anatomy and Physiology

Thalamocortical Anatomy and Physiology

MECHANISMS OF EPILEPTOGENESISAND EPILEPTOGENICITY

Genetic Models of Epilepsy

Seizure Mechanisms and Vulnerability in the Developing Brain

SECTION III PHENOMENOLOGY

Overview: Phenomenology

EPILEPTIC SEIZURES

Simple Motor Seizures

Limbic Seizures

Epileptic Spasms

STATUS EPILEPTICUS

Generalized Convulsive Status Epilepticus

Absence Status Epilepticus

Myoclonic Status Epilepticus

EPILEPTIC DISORDERS

Classification of the Epilepsies

SECTION IV DIAGNOSTICEVALUATION

Overview: Diagnostic Evaluation

ROUTINE INVESTIGATIONS

History and Physical Examination

EEG

Physiologic Basis of the Electroencephalogram and Local Field Potentials

Ictal Electroencephalogram

Polygraphic Recordings

NEUROIMAGING

Positron Emission Tomography

Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Computational Anatomy

NEW DIRECTIONS

Seizure Prediction

Microdialysis

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Cellular Imaging of Epilepsy

NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION

LONG-TERM MONITORING

VOLUME II

SECTION V GENERALTREATMENT CONSIDERATIONS

Overview: General Approaches toTreatment

GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS

PRINCIPLES OF DRUG TREATMENT

STRATEGIES FORPHARMACOTHERAPY

SPECIAL THERAPEUTICCONSIDERATIONS

ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES

SECTION VI ANTIEPILEPTICDRUGS

ANTIEPILEPTIC DRUG DEVELOPMENT

ANTIEPILEPTIC DRUGS

SECTION VII SURGICAL THERAPY

CANDIDATE SELECTION

INVASIVE MONITORING TECHNIQUES

FUNCTIONAL MAPPING TECHNIQUES

THERAPEUTIC SURGICALPROCEDURES

POSTOPERATIVE FOLLOW-UP

SECTION VIII CLINICAL BIOLOGYOF EPILEPSY>/b>

BIORHYTHMS AND THE AUTONOMICNERVOUS SYSTEM

COMORBIDITY

NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY

VOLUME III

SECTION IX PSYCHIATRIC ANDSOCIAL ISSUES

PSYCHIATRIC ISSUES

SOCIAL ISSUES

SECTION X EPILEPSYSYNDROMES

NEONATAL SYNDROMES

SYNDROMES OF INFANCY AND EARLYCHILDHOOD

SYNDROMES OF LATER CHILDHOODAND ADOLESCENCE

NON AGE-RELATED AND SPECIALSYNDROMES

DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH EPILEPSY

SECTION XI DISORDERS THATCAN BE CONFUSED WITH EPILEPSY

SYSTEMIC DISTURBANCES

NEUROLOGICAL DISTURBANCES

PSYCHIATRIC DISTURBANCES

SECTION XII DELIVERY OFHEALTH CARE AND SOCIOECONOMIC ISSUES

ORGANIZATION OF HEALTH CARE INDIFFERENT COUNTRIES

SPECIALIZED CENTERS FOR EPILEPSY

COST AND ALLOCATION OFRESOURCES

Subject Index

SPECIFICATIONS

ISBN
9780781757775
Publication Month
October 2007
Edition
2
Edition Type
Second, Plus Integrated Content Website


Product Format
Hardback
Height x Width
7087 x 5487 mm
Weight
3275390 grams
Number of Pages
3056 pages
Language
English


Bisacs
MEDICAL / Neurology, MEDICAL / Neuroscience, MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General, MEDICAL / Surgery / Neurosurgery


Imprint
LWW
Publisher
LWW