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

Status Epilepticus: A Clinical Perspective

byFrank 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:363 pages, 22.9 × 15.2 × 0.1 inPublished:November 19, 2010Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617375160

ISBN - 13:9781617375163

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Table of Contents

Part I. General Topics History of Status Epilepticus Peter W. Kaplan Types of Status Epilepticus: Definitions and Classification Frank W. Drislane Differential Diagnosis of Status Epilepticus: Pseudostatus Epilepticus Barbara A. Dworetzky and Edward B. Bromfield Epidemiology of Status Epilepticus Elizabeth J. Waterhouse The Electroencephalogram in Status Epilepticus Susan T. Herman Part II. Generalized Convulsive and Focal Status Epilepticus Generalized Convulsive Status Epilepticus: Causes, Clinical Manifestations, and Consequences Bernard S. Chang Focal Status Epilepticus Donald L. Schomer Part III. Basic Considerations Cellular Physiology of Status Epilepticus Omotola Hope and Hal Blumenfeld Cellular Damage and the Neuropathology of Status Epilepticus Nathan B. Fountain Part IV. Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus Clinical Presentations of Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus Peter W. Kaplan Cognitive Manifestations of Status Epilepticus: Ictal Aphasia, Amnesia, and Psychosis Michael Benatar Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus: Morbidity and Consequences Frank W. Drislane Part V. Treatment Treatment of Generalized Convulsive Status Epilepticus Tina Shih and Carl W. Bazil Treatment of Refractory Status Epilepticus Teresa L. Smith and Thomas P. Bleck Treatment of Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus Frank W. Drislane Part VI. Pediatric and Neonatal Status Epilepticus Status Epilepticus in Children James J. Riviello, Jr. Status Epilepticus in Neonates John N. Gaitanis and James J. Riviello, Jr. Index

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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)