Epilepsy

Paperback | May 20, 2011

byCarl W. Bazil, Derek J. Chong, Daniel Friedman

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Patients with epilpesy pose many clinical challenges. Even experienced clinicians occasionally arrive at the point where diagnostic, work-up, treatment, or prognostic thinking becomes blocked. Epilepsy is the fifth volume in the "What Do I Do Now?" series and provides the clinician with the necessary tools to evaluate and treat an epilepsy patient. Applying a case-based approach of curbside consultation, the authors present 31 actual cases, providing key points to remember andrecommendations for further reading at the end of each case and including EEGs and imaging where applicable. Concise and readable, Epilepsy is the perfect quick-reference guide for anyone working with epilepsy patients.

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Patients with epilpesy pose many clinical challenges. Even experienced clinicians occasionally arrive at the point where diagnostic, work-up, treatment, or prognostic thinking becomes blocked. Epilepsy is the fifth volume in the "What Do I Do Now?" series and provides the clinician with the necessary tools to evaluate and treat an epil...

Carl W. Bazil, MD, PhD, is the Caitlin Tynan Doyle Professor of Clinical Neurology and Director of the Division of Epilepsy and Sleep in the Department of Neurology at Columbia University, New York. Derek Chong, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology and Director of the Clinical Anticonvulsant Drug Trials in the Departmen...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 5.51 × 8.19 × 0.71 inPublished:May 20, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199743509

ISBN - 13:9780199743506

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Section 1: Diagnostic Questions1. Daniel Friedman: Febrile seizures and first seizures in infants2. Derek J. Chong: Idiopathic Partial Epilepsies (IPE) of childhood3. Daniel Friedman: Nonconvulsive status epilepticus in hospitalized patients4. Carl W. Bazil: Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures5. Daniel Friedman: Frontal lobe seizures6. Carl W. Bazil: Seizure versus parasomnias7. Carl W. Bazil: Seizure versus syncopeSection 2: Treatment Considerations: AEDs8. Derek J. Chong: First unprovoked seizure9. Derek J. Chong: Initial treatment of idiopathic generalized epilepsy (IGE)10. Derek J. Chong: Initial treatment of localization related epilepsy (LRE),11. Daniel Friedman: Treatment of status epilepticus12. Daniel Friedman: Idiosyncratic reactions - Rash13. Daniel Friedman: Other idiosyncratic reactions and adverse drug effects14. Carl W. Bazil: Generic AED substitutions15. Carl W. Bazil: Withdrawal of AEDs16. Derek J. Chong: Approach to the patient who fails the first drug17. Derek J. Chong: Drug-drug interactions: AEDs18. Derek J. Chong: Drug-drug interactions: others19. Daniel Friedman: Treating epilepsy in pregnant or lactating women20. Derek J. Chong: Treating seizures in the elderlySection 3: Treatment Considerations: Surgery and other treatments21. Carl W. Bazil: Refractory epilepsy: general approach22. Daniel Friedman: Refractory idiopathic generalized epilepsy23. Carl W. Bazil: Refractory localization related epilepsy: Extratemporal epilepsy24. Derek J. Chong: Alternative treatments and the ketogenic dietSection 4: Prognostic, Social, and Behavioral Issues25. Daniel Friedman: Depression in epilepsy26. Carl W. Bazil: Psychosis and seizures27. Carl W. Bazil: Cognitive and behavioral issues28. Carl W. Bazil: Sleep disturbances in epilepsy29. Derek J. Chong: Bone health30. Daniel Friedman: Sudden unexplained death in epilepsy31. Carl W. Bazil: Work, driving, and epilepsy