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Seizures and epilepsy in childhood : a guide for parents

Author: John Mark Freeman; Eileen P G Vining; Diana J Pillas
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.
Series: Johns Hopkins health book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The award-winning Seizures and Epilepsy in Childhood has already become the standard resource for parents in need of comprehensive medical information about their child with epilepsy. Now this highly praised book has been thoroughly revised and updated by the original authors - experts from the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and board members of the Epilepsy Foundation of America - to reflect the latest  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Mark Freeman; Eileen P G Vining; Diana J Pillas
ISBN: 0801854970 9780801854972 0801854989 9780801854989
OCLC Number: 35025941
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxiii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword to the 1997 Edition / Jim Abrahams --
Foreword to the First Edition / Tony Coelho --
1. How the Brain Works: Understanding Seizures and Why There Are So Many Types --
2. How We Diagnose a Seizure and Decide What It Will Mean for Your Child --
3. How We Evaluate and Think about a First Seizure --
4. Deicisonmaking: Assessing Risks and Benefits after a Seizure --
5. What to Do If Your Child Has a Second Big Seizure --
6. The Kinds of Seizure and Where They Arise in the Brain --
7. Understanding Your Child's Tests: EEG, CT, and MRI --
8. The Epilepsies of Childhood: Special Patterns and Causes --
9. Medical Treatment of Seizures --
10. Status Epilepticus: A Medical Emergency --
11. How Long Do Seizures Need to Be Treated? --
12. Other Approaches to Therapy: Vitamins, Minerals, and the Ketogenic Diet --
13. Surgical Approaches to Epilepsy --
14. Coping with Seizures and Epilepsy --
15. Coping with the Uncertainties of Seizures and Epilepsy: The Power of Positive Thinking.
Series Title: Johns Hopkins health book.
Responsibility: John M. Freeman, Eileen P.G. Vining, Diana J. Pillas.
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