Status Epilepticus: A Clinical Perspective by Frank W. DrislaneStatus Epilepticus: A Clinical Perspective by Frank W. Drislane

Status Epilepticus: A Clinical Perspective

EditorFrank W. Drislane

Paperback | November 19, 2010

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A panel of senior clinicians critically reviews the many forms of status epilepticus (SE), their causes, manifestations, methods of diagnosis, and appropriate treatments. The emphasis is on the disease as encountered by the clinician in the field and the importance of correct recognition and diagnosis. The authors provide for each form of SE the underlying genetic, biological, and developmental background, the pathophysiological processes, as well as the precipitating factors that lead to an episode. For the difficult problem of diagnosing nonconvulsive SE, they offer detailed syndrome classifications, differential diagnoses, descriptions of seizure "imitators," notes on unusual behavioral and cognitive manifestations, and carefully delineated clinical presentations. Additional highlights include striking EEG reproductions that provide classic examples of patients in SE, SE in very young children and neonates, and an analysis of the cellular physiology and processes occurring during SE.
Title:Status Epilepticus: A Clinical PerspectiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:380 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.04 inPublished:November 19, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617375160

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Table of Contents

Part I. General TopicsHistory of Status EpilepticusPeter W. KaplanTypes of Status Epilepticus: Definitions and ClassificationFrank W. DrislaneDifferential Diagnosis of Status Epilepticus: Pseudostatus EpilepticusBarbara A. Dworetzky and Edward B. BromfieldEpidemiology of Status EpilepticusElizabeth J. WaterhouseThe Electroencephalogram in Status EpilepticusSusan T. HermanPart II. Generalized Convulsive and Focal Status EpilepticusGeneralized Convulsive Status Epilepticus: Causes, Clinical Manifestations, and ConsequencesBernard S. ChangFocal Status EpilepticusDonald L. SchomerPart III. Basic ConsiderationsCellular Physiology of Status EpilepticusOmotola Hope and Hal BlumenfeldCellular Damage and the Neuropathology of Status EpilepticusNathan B. FountainPart IV. Nonconvulsive Status EpilepticusClinical Presentations of Nonconvulsive Status EpilepticusPeter W. KaplanCognitive Manifestations of Status Epilepticus: Ictal Aphasia, Amnesia, and PsychosisMichael BenatarNonconvulsive Status Epilepticus: Morbidity and ConsequencesFrank W. DrislanePart V. TreatmentTreatment of Generalized Convulsive Status EpilepticusTina Shih and Carl W. BazilTreatment of Refractory Status EpilepticusTeresa L. Smith and Thomas P. BleckTreatment of Nonconvulsive Status EpilepticusFrank W. DrislanePart VI. Pediatric and Neonatal Status EpilepticusStatus Epilepticus in ChildrenJames J. Riviello, Jr.Status Epilepticus in NeonatesJohn N. Gaitanis and James J. Riviello, Jr.Index

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"...a valuable contribution to the field of epilepsy as well as general and critical care neurology... a unique contribution to the field." -Doody's Health Science Book Review Journal"...undoubtedly has to be in a Neurological Intensive Care Unit. It provides all necessary data to treat status epilepticus and has sufficient background to explain the choices made." - Neurocritical Care"This comprehensive book, written by some of the most authoritative American experts, summarizes current knowledge up to 2004. . The general concept is very attractive, with chapters encompassing a wide range of aspects. . In conclusion, this monograph is a milestone in the field of status epilepticus at the beginning of the 21st century, and may represent not only an important source of information for clinicians (mainly neurologists and ICU specialists), but also a rationale for future research directions." (Andrea Rossetti, European Neurology, April, 2006)