Epilepsy

Paperback | August 15, 2009

bySimon Shorvon

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Epilepsy is a common condition, and approximately 3% of the general population will experience a seizure at some point in their lives. The average GP in the UK will have responsibility for about 10 patients with active epilepsy, and about 10-20% of all neurological and paediatric consultationsare concerned with epilepsy. Part of the Oxford Neurology Library, this pocketbook is intended to serve as a practical guide for the busy clinician and to summarise, in a clear and concise manner, the clinical presentations, differential diagnosis and investigations and management of this condition,in children and adults. The treatment of epilepsy has been much improved in recent years by the introduction of many new and effective antiepileptic drugs - and this book places strong emphasis on the principles and practice of antiepileptic drug treatment. This book will serve as a useful quickreference to all clinicians who treat patients with epilepsy.

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Epilepsy is a common condition, and approximately 3% of the general population will experience a seizure at some point in their lives. The average GP in the UK will have responsibility for about 10 patients with active epilepsy, and about 10-20% of all neurological and paediatric consultationsare concerned with epilepsy. Part of the Ox...

Simon Shorvon is a Professor of Neurology at the Institute of Neurology of University College London, and a Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, UK. He trained at Trinity College, Cambridge University, and St Thomas' Hospital Medical School, London University. He currently holds the p...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.31 inPublished:August 15, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199560048

ISBN - 13:9780199560042

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Table of Contents

1. Definition and frequency of epilepsy2. Clinical forms of epilepsy3. The causes of epilepsy4. The differential diagnosis and investigation of epilepsy5. Principles of treatment of epilepsy6. Antiepileptic drugs7. Epilepsy surgery8. Emergency treatment of epileptic seizures9. Psychosocial aspects of epilepsy