Epilepsy A to Z: a concise encyclopedia by William O., IV, DO Tatum, Peter W., Dr., MD Kaplan, MD PDF

By William O., IV, DO Tatum, Peter W., Dr., MD Kaplan, MD Jallon Pierre

ISBN-10: 1933864419

ISBN-13: 9781933864419

ISBN-10: 1934559555

ISBN-13: 9781934559550

Epilepsy A-Z is a different compendium that gives a bullet of epilepsy-related info that's perfect for speedy and simple reference. it really is crucial for busy practitioners who wish the essence of phrases and subject matters correct to sufferer care and seizures. Physicians can fast locate solutions to scientific questions, entry very important drug info, or comprehend the most recent remedies and ideas for handling the main complicated epilepsy sufferers with this concise but accomplished source. Key issues are summarized with present references and appropriate photos to provide the reader an instantaneous and direct presentation that makes A-Z a must have for the busy clinician. designated beneficial properties of this completely revised and considerably multiplied variation contain:

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  • more recent options whole with pics- support clinicians taking good care of even the main advanced epilepsy sufferers
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Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2001:558-563. 2. Laan L, Haeringen A, Brouwer OF. Angelman syndrome: a review of clinical and genetic aspects. Clin Neurol Neurosurg 1999;101:161-170. ANIMAL MODELS OF THE EPILEPSIES Important knowledge of the processes by which epilepsy is generated has been learned via animal models. There are ethical and practical limits on the investigational study of epilepsy in human subjects, and much of what is known about mechanisms of epilepsy and of potential antiepileptic drugs has been learned via animal models of the epilepsies.

Epilepsia 2001;42:1266-1272. 2. Leone M, Tonini C, Bogliun G, et al. Chronic alcohol use and first symptomatic epileptic seizures. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2002;73:495-499. 3. Rathlev NK, Ulrich AS, Delanty N, D’Onofrio G. Alcohol-related seizures. J Emerg Med 2006;31:157-163. ALOPECIA Alopecia is the loss or thinning of hair. Infrequently, patients on valproic acid, topamax, lamotrigine, and zonisamide may develop alopecia [1]. Even fewer patients taking carbamazepine, ethosuximide, or other AEDs may also experience hair loss.

Ictal speech is a reliable indicator of nondominant hemispheric onset in patients with complex partial seizures. Accurate determination of aphasia in partial seizures is difficult because of (1) its brevity, (2) the ictal involvement of other cortical regions, which may bring about nonlateralizing speech arrest or ictal vocalization that is not truly aphasic in nature, and (3) the expressive and comprehensive difficulties resulting from impairment of consciousness. Ictal aphasia in patients with simple partial seizures may demonstrate regional cerebral hyperperfusion on functional neuroimaging studies such as SPECT to assist with confirmation of the ictal origin.

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