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A clinical guide to epileptic syndromes and their treatment

Author: C P Panayiotopoulos
Publisher: London : Springer-Verlag, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Rev. 2nd edView all editions and formats

Affecting 4 percent of children and 1-2 percent of the general population, epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders. This guide covers various aspects of diagnosis and treatment. It  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C P Panayiotopoulos
ISBN: 9781846286445 1846286441
OCLC Number: 663097989
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 620 pages) : illustrations (some color)
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 the epilepsies 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 epilepsies Syndromes of IGE recognised by the ILAE Epilepsy with myoclonic--astatic seizures Childhood absence epilepsy Epilepsy with myoclonic absences Juvenile absence epilepsy Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy Epilepsy with GTCSs only Other probable syndromes of IGE to consider Autosomal dominant cortical tremor, myoclonus and epilepsy AED treatment of IGEs 14 - Familial (autosomal dominant) focal epilepsies Autosomal dominant nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy Familial (autosomal dominant) temporal lobe epilepsy Familial mesial temporal lobe epilepsy Familial lateral temporal lobe epilepsy Familial focal epilepsy with variable foci Other possible familial (autosomal dominant) focal epilepsies not yet recognised 15 - Symptomatic and cryptogenic (probably symptomatic) focal epilepsies Temporal lobe epilepsies Mesial TLE with hippocampal sclerosis MTLE defined by specific aetiologies other than hippocampal sclerosis Frontal lobe epilepsies Epilepsia partialis continua of Kozhevnikov Parietal lobe epilepsies Occipital lobe epilepsies AED therapy of focal epilepsies 16 - Reflex seizures and reflex epilepsies Visually induced seizures and epilepsies Photosensitivity, epileptic seizures and epileptic syndromes Idiopathic photosensitive occipital lobe epilepsy Jeavons syndrome Pattern-sensitive epilepsy Fixation-off sensitivity Complex reflex epilepsies Seizures induced by thinking and praxis Primary reading epilepsy Startle epilepsy Hot water epilepsy 17 - Diseases frequently associated with epileptic seizures Progressive myoclonic epilepsies Unverricht disease Lafora disease Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses Sialidoses (types I and II) Mitochondrial encephalopathy with ragged-red fibres Dentatorubral-pallidoluysian atrophy Angelman syndrome Management of myoclonus New antimyoclonic AEDs in development 18- Pharmacopoeia: Prophylactic anti-epileptic drugs
Responsibility: C P. Panayiotopoulos.


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