Atlas of Epilepsies / Edition 1

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Overview

Atlas of Epilepsies is a landmark, all-encompassing, illustrated reference work and hands-on guide to the diagnosis, management and treatment of epilepsy in all its forms and across all age groups. The premier text in the field with over one thousand images, the Atlas’s highly illustrative approach tackles the difficult subject of epileptic seizures and epileptic syndromes,
accompanied by sequential photographs of each management step. Intraoperative photographs are accompanied by detailed figure legends describing nuances, subtleties,
and the thought processes involved in each step, providing a fuller understanding of each procedure. The Atlas draws on the expertise of over 300 internationally-renowned experts, and is liberally interspersed with clinical insights and personal vignettes that offer helpful tips,
technical advice and critical knowledge to the clinician and scholar. The thorough and complete table of contents includes dedicated sections or chapters on important topics such as neonatal and pediatric seizures; imitators of epilepsy; EEG and neuroimaging; psychiatric and quality of life aspects of epilepsy; and a complete guide to treatment options including current and up-to-date chapters on pharmaceuticals, surgical procedures, and additional and alternative treatments. No other publication addresses epilepsies as thoroughly and completely as the Atlas of Epilepsies. Exhaustive and illustrative, convenient and current, this reference is sure to be the premier text on epilepsy for many years to come.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Kevin Chapman, MD (Barrow Neurological Institute)
Description: These three volumes contain a collection of succinct chapters on a wide variety of epilepsy topics that includes basic science, evaluation, and treatment.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an easy to use, concise reference to assist busy clinicians in clinical decision making. While other books may have more detail, this book seems to have met its goal, summarizing every topic that may be encountered in the care of epilepsy patients.
Audience: Physicians and other health professionals who care for patients with epilepsy are the intended audience, but level of the book appears to make it most appropriate for neurologists and pediatric neurologists in practice or in training. While medical students and health practitioners would understand the discussions, much of the specialized topics are unlikely to be encountered routinely outside of a neurology practice or teaching institution. The editor and authors are highly regarded as experts in their respective fields.
Features: The book truly attempts to cover all aspects of epilepsy, thus explaining its size. It includes discussions of basic science, diagnosis, and treatment of epilepsies across the age spectrum from neonates to the elderly. The concise nature of each topic, enhanced with numerous illustrations and tables, results in a useful book to turn to during a busy clinic when confronted with a patient with a complicated or rare epilepsy. A few of the chapters need more detailed editing and grammar correction. The shortened format does not lend itself to an exhaustive reference and some topics may have benefitted from more detail. However, the goal was to provide a reference useful to the busy clinician and not an academician researching the minutia of a specific topic.
Assessment: In the last few years, multiple books on epilepsy have been published. This book provides more succinct reviews of topics in epilepsy, while other books such as Epilepsy: A Comprehensive Textbook, 2nd edition, Engel et al. (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008), or Wyllie's Treatment of Epilepsy Principles and Practice, 5th edition, Wyllie et al. (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010), provide more depth with detailed references. The utility of this book will ultimately depend on the needs of the user, but it easily could find a place in a neurology practice or medical library.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Kevin Chapman, MD(Barrow Neurological Institute)
Description: These three volumes contain a collection of succinct chapters on a wide variety of epilepsy topics that includes basic science, evaluation, and treatment.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an easy to use, concise reference to assist busy clinicians in clinical decision making. While other books may have more detail, this book seems to have met its goal, summarizing every topic that may be encountered in the care of epilepsy patients.
Audience: Physicians and other health professionals who care for patients with epilepsy are the intended audience, but level of the book appears to make it most appropriate for neurologists and pediatric neurologists in practice or in training. While medical students and health practitioners would understand the discussions, much of the specialized topics are unlikely to be encountered routinely outside of a neurology practice or teaching institution. The editor and authors are highly regarded as experts in their respective fields.
Features: The book truly attempts to cover all aspects of epilepsy, thus explaining its size. It includes discussions of basic science, diagnosis, and treatment of epilepsies across the age spectrum from neonates to the elderly. The concise nature of each topic, enhanced with numerous illustrations and tables, results in a useful book to turn to during a busy clinic when confronted with a patient with a complicated or rare epilepsy. A few of the chapters need more detailed editing and grammar correction. The shortened format does not lend itself to an exhaustive reference and some topics may have benefitted from more detail. However, the goal was to provide a reference useful to the busy clinician and not an academician researching the minutia of a specific topic.
Assessment: In the last few years, multiple books on epilepsy have been published. This book provides more succinct reviews of topics in epilepsy, while other books such as Epilepsy: A Comprehensive Textbook, 2nd edition, Engel et al. (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008), or Wyllie's Treatment of Epilepsy Principles and Practice, 5th edition, Wyllie et al. (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010), provide more depth with detailed references. The utility of this book will ultimately depend on the needs of the user, but it easily could find a place in a neurology practice or medical library.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848821279
  • Publisher: Springer London
  • Publication date: 11/4/2010
  • Edition description: 2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 2000
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 3.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Chrysostomos P. Panayiotopoulos MD, PhD, FRCP, Editor-in-Chief, is a renowned expert in the field of the epilepsies. He has written over 140 articles and editorials in prestigious journals. His work on establishing the syndromic diagnosis of epilepsies and the appropriate video-EEG methodology for their diagnosis has been regarded as ground breaking. ”Panayiotopoulos syndrome” and autonomic status epilepticus specific to childhood are amongst his main contributions. His publications on idiopathic generalized epilepsies and absence seizures have shaped the current thought of their diagnosis and management. He is also the first to establish objective differential criteria between visual symptoms of occipital epilepsy and migraine. His books on epilepsies and particularly A Clinical Guide to Epileptic Syndromes and their Treatment, Revised second edition, Springer, 2010 are praised as landmarks in the epileptological literature. Section Editors: S.R. Benbadis; R.G. Beran; A.T. Berg; J. Engel, Jr; A.S. Galanopoulou; P.W. Kaplan; M. Koutroumanidis; S.L. Moshe; D.R. Nordli, Jr.; J.M. Serratosa; S.M. Sisodiya; W.O. Tatum IV; T. Valeta; A.N. Wilner. The section editors are amongst the foremost authorities, influential leaders of the ILAE, and protagonists in the frontiers of modern clinical and research epileptology

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Table of Contents

Definitions and Classifications.- Historical Aspects.- Epidemiology.- Etiology and Pathology.- Pathophysiology.- Animal and Experimental Models of Epileptic Seizures.- Epileptogenicity in the Developing Brain.- Generalized Epileptic Seizures.- Focal Epileptic Seizures.- Reflex Epileptic Seizures.- Neonatal Seizures.- Status Epilepticus.- Imitators of Epileptic Seizures.- History, Physical and Mental Examination and Assessment. - EEG.- Neuroimaging.- Neonatal Epileptic Seizures and Neonatal Epileptic Syndromes.- Idiopathic Epileptic Seizures and Syndromes in Infancy.- Epileptic Encephalopathies in Infancy and Early Childhood.- Severe Neocortical Epileptic Syndromes in Infancy and Childhood.- Benign Childhood Focal Seizures and Related Epileptic Syndromes.- Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsies.- Familial (autosomal dominant) Focal Epilepsies.- Symptomatic and Cryptogenic Focal Epilepsies.- Reflex Seizures and Reflex Epilepsies.- Progressive Myoclonic Epilepsies.- Epilepsies in Specified Groups of Patients.- Comorbidity.- Psychiatric Aspects.- Impact of Epilepsies.- Quality of Life.- Stigma .- The Epilepsy Treatment Gap .- Legal Aspects .- Great Achievers Amongst Epilepsy Patients .- Management of Epilepsies.- AED Prophylactic Treatment.- Surgery for Epilepsies.- Additional and Alternative Treatments. - Pharmacopoeia.

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