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Case studies in epilepsy : common and uncommon presentations

Author: Hermann Stefan
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: Cambridge medicine (Series)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Clinical case studies have long been recognized as a useful adjunct to problem-based learning and continuing professional development. They emphasize the need for clinical reasoning, integrative thinking, problem-solving, communication, teamwork and self-directed learning - all desirable generic skills for health care professionals. Epilepsy is amongst the most frequently encountered of neurological disorders.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Case Reports
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hermann Stefan
ISBN: 9780521167123 0521167124
OCLC Number: 794323729
Description: xi, 191 pages, [8] pages of color plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part I. Diagnosis: 1. First seizure: is it epilepsy?; 2. Intractable epilepsy and epilepsia partialis continua associated with respiratory chain deficiency; 3. Reasons for violent behaviour --
when a man strangles his wife; 4. Repetitive monocular eye adduction; 5. Febrile infectious-related epilepsy syndrome (FIRES); 6. Epileptic seizures as presenting symptom of the Shaken Baby Syndrome; 7. Benign rolandic epilepsy; 8. New onset focal and generalized epilepsy in an elderly patient; 9. When laughing makes the child fall down; 10. Epileptic spasms and abnormal neuronal migration; 11. A feeling of gooseflesh; 12. Generalized epilepsy in adolescence as initial manifestation of Lafora disease; 13. Epilepsy with a right temporal hyperintense lesion in MRI; 14. Epileptic falling seizures associated with seizure-induced cardiac asystole in drug-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy; 15. Seizures, dementia and stroke?; 16. Comorbidity in epilepsy --
dual pathology resulting in simple focal, complex focal and tonic-clonic seizures; 17. Minor motor events; 18. Epilepsy in the ring chromosome 20; 19. A late diagnosis of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy; 20. Experiental phenomena in temporal lobe epilepsy; 21. The use of depth EEG (SEEG) recordings in a case of frontal lobe epilepsy; 22. A frontal lobe epilepsy surgery based on totally non-invasive investigations; 23. A young man with reading-induced seizure; 24. The lady from 'no-man's-land'; 25. The man who came (too) late; 26. Paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis; 27. Really a cerebrovascular story?; 28. Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy --
the ultimate failure; 29. Blind but able to see; 30. Seizure disorder! Really unexpected?; 31. Transient epileptic amnesia in late onset epilepsy; 32. A really unexpected injury?; 33. Epileptic negative myoclonus in benign rolandic epilepsy; 34. Sporadic hemiplegic migraine; 35. A strange symptom: psychotic or ictal?; 36. Hearing voices: focal epilepsy guides diagnosis of genetic disease; 37. Life-threatening status epilepticus due to focal cortical dysplasia; 38. Childhood occipital idiopathic epilepsy; Part II. Treatment: 39. Unconscious: never again work above a meter?; 40. A patient's patience; 41. Idiopathic absence epilepsy: unusual AED consumption successful; 42. Woman with gastric reflux --
careful with combinations of medications; 43. An example of both pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic interactions; 44. Never give up trying to find the right medication even in patients who are refractory; 45. Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy and seizure aggravation; 46. Episodic aphasia --
surgery or not?; 47. Temporal lobe epilepsy: drugs or surgery?; 48. Shaking in elderly: reversible or fate?; 49. Failure of surgical treatment in a typical medial temporal lobe epilepsy; 50. Cutaneous adverse reactions by AEDs: chance or predetermination?; 51. Timing of medical and surgical treatment of epilepsy: a hemispherotomy that would have prevented disabling cerebellar atrophy; 52. Anticonvulsive drugs for gate disturbance and slurred speech?; 53. Unsuccessful surgery: another chance?; 54. If it's not broken, don't fix it!; 55. Never ever give up; 56. Hippocampal deep brain stimulation may be an alternative for resective surgery in medically refractory temporal lobe epilepsy; 57. Myoclonic seizures and recurrent nonconvulsive status epilepticus in Dravet syndrome; 58. Functional hemispherotomy for drug-resistant post-traumatic epilepsy; 59. Pharmacoresistent epilepsy?; 60. Vagus nerve stimulation for epilepsy; 61. The strange behaviour of a vegetarian: a diagnostic indicator for treatment? (a quiz case) ; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge medicine (Series)
Responsibility: [edited by] Hermann Stefan [and others].

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This selection of epilepsy case studies will inform and challenge clinicians at all stages in their careers.  Read more...

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'... the book is very entertaining ... some particular clinical 'pearls' are scattered among the patients' histories, enriching the value of this work.' European Neurology

 
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