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Pediatric Epilepsy Case Studies
From Infancy and Childhood through Adolescence

ISBN 9781420083422
Published September 18, 2008 by CRC Press
320 Pages 62 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The amount of information currently available on pediatric epilepsy, as with all burgeoning fields, can seem overwhelming. Pediatric Epilepsy Case Studies: From Infancy and Childhood through Adolescence reviews the recent flood of new information on the pathophysiology, genetics, and treatment of the various epilepsy syndromes and distills it into an easy-to-use guide. Edited by respected and well-known leaders in the field, the book provides brief, but thorough, descriptions of the different syndromes commonly encountered in clinical practice across the pediatric range.

Grasping the complexity and nuances associated with various epileptic syndromes can be daunting. Therefore, the book begins with an introduction to the fundamentals of epilepsy. Subsequent sections include succinct case presentations and clinically relevant discussions of the more common epilepsy syndromes affecting each age group. The chapter authors describe why they chose each particular case, what they learned, and how it changed their practice. The extensive resource section provides an authoritative guide to relevant findings scattered in the literature.

Research in the field of epilepsy will continue at a rapid pace, with the ultimate hope of curing many intractable epilepsy syndromes. Organized chronologically, from neonate through adolescence, this book is the culmination of a group effort involving leading physicians and researchers whose contributions constitute a concise and practical reference for health professionals in training.

Table of Contents

The Basics

A Pediatric Epilepsy Primer, J.W. Owens, M.D., Ph.D.

Developmental Pharmacokinetics: Principles and Practice, G.D. Anderson, Ph.D. and J.M. Rho, M.D.

Dietary Therapies for Epilepsy, E.H. Kossoff, M.D.

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy, J.W. Wheless, M.D.

Epilepsy Surgery in Children, T. Loddenkemper, M.D.

Status Epilepticus, J.J. Riviello, Jr., M.D.

The Neonate

Benign Familial Neonatal Seizures, E. Marsh, M.D., Ph.D. and E.C. Cooper, M.D., Ph.D.

Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (Neonatal Seizures), M.S. Scher, M.D.

Ohtahara Syndrome, W.D. Shields, M.D.

The Infant

Febrile Seizures, J.R. Buchhalter, M.D., Ph.D.

Generalized Epilepsy with Febrile Seizures Plus (GEFS+), N. Baker, M.D.

Benign Myoclonic Epilepsy of Infancy, K.L. Park, M.D. and D.R. Nordli, Jr., M.D.

Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy in Infancy, M.M. Troester, D.O.

Infantile Spasms, R.A. Hrachovy, M.D. and J.D. Frost, Jr., M.D.

Gelastic Seizures, Y.-t. Ng, M.D., FRACP

Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, A.F. Luat, M.D. and H.T. Chugani, M.D.

Herpes Simplex Encephalitis, D.F. Clarke, M.D.

Refractory Status Epilepticus, J.J. Riviello, Jr., M.D.

Myoclonus Epilepsy with Ragged Red Fibers, R.P. Saneto, D.O., Ph.D.

Sturge–Weber Syndrome, A.K. Tripathy, M.D. and A. Gupta, M.D.

The Child

Benign Epilepsy of Childhood with Central-Temporal Spikes, P.M. Levisohn, M.D.

Childhood Absence Epilepsy, L.M. Frank, M.D.

Panayiotopoulos Syndrome, K. Williams, M.D., Ph.D.

Complex Partial Seizures, A.A. Wilfong, M.D.

Lennox–Gastaut Syndrome, J.M. Rho, M.D.

Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus, J.J. Riviello, Jr., M.D.

Focal Cortical Dysplasia, S. Koh, M.D.

Landau–Kleffner Syndrome, J.F. Kerrigan, M.D.

Continuous Spike-and-Wave Activity during Slow-Wave Sleep, K. Chapman, M.D.

Rasmussen Encephalitis, D.H. Arndt, M.D. and R. Sankar, M.D., Ph.D.

Myoclonic–Astatic Epilepsy, A.G. Christina Bergqvist, M.D.

The Adolescent

Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy, C. Drees, M.D.

Epilepsy in Adolescent Females, M.L. Zupanc, M.D.

Unverricht–Lundborg Disease, D.M. Andrade, M.D.,M.Sc. and B.A. Minassian, C.M., FRCP(C)

Post-Traumatic Seizures and Epilepsy, D.H. Arndt, M.D. and C.C. Giza, M.D.

Reflex Epilepsy, M.C. Kruer, M.D. and C.M. Roberts, M.D.

Autosomal Dominant Nocturnal Frontal Lobe Epilepsy, K. Chapman, M.D.


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