New PDF release: A Clinical Guide to Epileptic Syndromes and their Treatment

By C. P. Panayiotopoulos

ISBN-10: 1846286433

ISBN-13: 9781846286438

ISBN-10: 1846286441

ISBN-13: 9781846286445

This revised variation is essential examining for all those that deal with sufferers with epileptic seizures. construction at the sell-out good fortune of the 1st variation this thorough revision displays the newest file of the ILAE type middle staff and the numerous development made within the prognosis, class and therapy of the epilepsies.

Praise for this edition

"A medical advisor to Epileptic Syndromes and Their therapy is really worth having on your library for its compendious info and critical replace in view that its first variation (2002)... The textual content has actually develop into a realistic and worthwhile consultant within the therapy of epilepsy." (George L. Morris III; JAMA)

Praise for the 1st edition

"This e-book is of significant value because the first one to hide epilepsy based on the hot ILAE type. It presents the required precondition for profitable remedy administration in addition to for significant conversation within the medical and medical group. " (Roger Weis; EJPN)

"I suggest this booklet, the single one in every of its style, to epileptologists, electrophysiologists, EEG technicians, neurologists, paediatricians, or even normal physicians." (Nadir Bharucha; Lancet Neurology)

"There are few books busy clinician may want to learn from disguise to hide when getting ready a overview —this is certainly one of them." (Roger Cull; Brain)

"Extremely good referenced… an invaluable resource to the literature… attractively offered, with shades used to spotlight facets similar to definitions and a few arguable concerns… good illustrated." (Sam Berkovic; Brain)

"This e-book is a pleasant rarity." (John Duncan; J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry)

"I’ve learn this ebook with curiosity, from finish to finish. it really is attention-grabbing, good- written and vigorous and makes the reader query his assumptions and approaches. everybody with an curiosity in epilepsy may still learn it." (Tim Betts; Seizure)

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Diagnostic difficulty in infants and children. J Child Neurol 2002;17 Suppl 1:S28–35. Guidelines for antiepileptic drug trials in children. Commission on Antiepileptic Drugs of the International League Against Epilepsy. Epilepsia 1994;35:94–100. General Aspects of Epilepsies 24. Engel J, Jr. A proposed diagnostic scheme for people with epileptic seizures and with epilepsy: Report of the ILAE Task Force on Classification and Terminology. Epilepsia 2001;42:796–803. 25. King MA, Newton MR, Jackson GD, Berkovic SF.

A short-lived disease such as rolandic epilepsy can have a high annual incidence but a low prevalence. Conversely, a lifelong disease such as Lennox– Gastaut syndrome has a low annual incidence but a high prevalence. The incidence rate of epilepsy is age related. The highest incidence rate (ranging from 100 to 233 per 100,000) is observed in children younger than 1 year, with a peak in the first week of life. Subsequently, this declines in early childhood to around 60/100,000, plateaus in adolescents and adults to around 30–40/100,000 and rises again in elderly people to 100–170/100,000 after the age of 65 years.

1. Generalised-onset seizures. They are often called primarily or primary generalised seizures, although this is not a formal term used in the ILAE nomen- 28 A Clinical Guide to Epileptic Syndromes and their Treatment clature. ‘Generalised-onset seizures’ are synonymous with ‘generalised epileptic seizures’ in the ILAE classifications. 2. Focal-onset generalised seizures (is synonymous to ‘secondarily generalised seizures’ used in the ILAE terminology). They are partial (focal) at onset but do not remain localised.

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