Epilepsy and Intensive Care Monitoring: Principles and Practice

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Overview

Unlike many other diagnostic procedures, EEG, now over 80 years old, and epilepsy monitoring, now over 40 years old, have demonstrated their usefulness and stood the test of time. Although the benefits of these diagnostic procedures are clear, monitoring is currently not available to the majority of patients in need. One of the factors limiting broader implementation is the lack of practitioners with special expertise.

Epilepsy and Intensive Care Monitoring was developed to address this concern. This practical volume contains detailed chapters covering all areas of clinical epilepsy monitoring. Featuring expert authors from major epilepsy centers, this seminal work reviews all current procedures and applications for monitoring adults and children with epilepsy in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and the ICU.

Opening sections are devoted to indications, procedures, administrative considerations, and technical aspects of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and ICU monitoring, followed by dedicated sections on EEG diagnosis and localization and monitoring of neurological disorders in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and ICU. The book concludes with special procedures and an Appendix with guidelines for organizing epilepsy monitoring centers and technical aspects of EEG monitoring.

Key Features include

  • Covers both adult and pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and ICU monitoring
  • Contains over 235 high-quality EEGs and other illustrations, including an 8-page color section
  • Comprehensive coverage; no other book in this area has comparable breadth and depth
  • Clinical Focus Expert authors tell you when and how to perform the procedures they discuss
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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer: Joseph I Sirven, MD (Mayo Clinic Arizona)
Description: This book covers an important topic for which there are few resources — epilepsy and intensive care monitoring.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a foundation for the discipline of epilepsy and ICU monitoring. Long-term EEG monitoring is an important, growing subspecialty area of clinical neurophysiology. The objectives are certainly worthy, given that few books cover this topic in depth.
Audience: The book is intended for fellowship and residency directors, epilepsy and ICU nurses, neurosurgeons, and healthcare administrators. In sum, anyone involved in the field of epilepsy and ICU monitoring. The editor is well known in the field and the chapter authors are exceptional and provide an honest appraisal of each topic.
Features: The seven sections cover the main areas of interest, which include everything from the basics to scalp and intracranial EEG monitoring. The book culminates in appendixes dedicated to epilepsy center guidelines and epilepsy monitoring guidelines. It includes excellent examples of EEG figures and helpful tables and figures. The guidelines at the end of the book are especially helpful.
Assessment: This is an excellent resource for any reader looking to garner information about monitoring. This first of its kind book is essential for any medical or hospital library where epilepsy and long-term EEG monitoring is performed. Future editions would benefit from a supplemental DVD to help convey the visual aspects of this emerging field.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Joseph I Sirven, MD(Mayo Clinic Arizona)
Description: This book covers an important topic for which there are few resources — epilepsy and intensive care monitoring.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a foundation for the discipline of epilepsy and ICU monitoring. Long-term EEG monitoring is an important, growing subspecialty area of clinical neurophysiology. The objectives are certainly worthy, given that few books cover this topic in depth.
Audience: The book is intended for fellowship and residency directors, epilepsy and ICU nurses, neurosurgeons, and healthcare administrators. In sum, anyone involved in the field of epilepsy and ICU monitoring. The editor is well known in the field and the chapter authors are exceptional and provide an honest appraisal of each topic.
Features: The seven sections cover the main areas of interest, which include everything from the basics to scalp and intracranial EEG monitoring. The book culminates in appendixes dedicated to epilepsy center guidelines and epilepsy monitoring guidelines. It includes excellent examples of EEG figures and helpful tables and figures. The guidelines at the end of the book are especially helpful.
Assessment: This is an excellent resource for any reader looking to garner information about monitoring. This first of its kind book is essential for any medical or hospital library where epilepsy and long-term EEG monitoring is performed. Future editions would benefit from a supplemental DVD to help convey the visual aspects of this emerging field.
From The Critics
Reviewer:Joseph I. Sirven, MD(Mayo Clinic Hospital)
Description:This book covers an important topic for which there are few resources -- epilepsy and intensive care monitoring.
Purpose:The purpose is to provide a foundation for the discipline of epilepsy and ICU monitoring. Long-term EEG monitoring is an important, growing subspecialty area of clinical neurophysiology. The objectives are certainly worthy, given that few books cover this topic in depth.
Audience:The book is intended for fellowship and residency directors, epilepsy and ICU nurses, neurosurgeons, and healthcare administrators. In sum, anyone involved in the field of epilepsy and ICU monitoring. The editor is well known in the field and the chapter authors are exceptional and provide an honest appraisal of each topic.
Features:The seven sections cover the main areas of interest, which include everything from the basics to scalp and intracranial EEG monitoring. The book culminates in appendixes dedicated to epilepsy center guidelines and epilepsy monitoring guidelines. It includes excellent examples of EEG figures and helpful tables and figures. The guidelines at the end of the book are especially helpful.
Assessment:This is an excellent resource for any reader looking to garner information about monitoring. This first of its kind book is essential for any medical or hospital library where epilepsy and long-term EEG monitoring is performed. Future editions would benefit from a supplemental DVD to help convey the visual aspects of this emerging field.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Joseph I. Sirven, MD(Mayo Clinic Hospital)
Description: This book covers an important topic for which there are few resources — epilepsy and intensive care monitoring.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a foundation for the discipline of epilepsy and ICU monitoring. Long-term EEG monitoring is an important, growing subspecialty area of clinical neurophysiology. The objectives are certainly worthy, given that few books cover this topic in depth.
Audience: The book is intended for fellowship and residency directors, epilepsy and ICU nurses, neurosurgeons, and healthcare administrators. In sum, anyone involved in the field of epilepsy and ICU monitoring. The editor is well known in the field and the chapter authors are exceptional and provide an honest appraisal of each topic.
Features: The seven sections cover the main areas of interest, which include everything from the basics to scalp and intracranial EEG monitoring. The book culminates in appendixes dedicated to epilepsy center guidelines and epilepsy monitoring guidelines. It includes excellent examples of EEG figures and helpful tables and figures. The guidelines at the end of the book are especially helpful.
Assessment: This is an excellent resource for any reader looking to garner information about monitoring. This first of its kind book is essential for any medical or hospital library where epilepsy and long-term EEG monitoring is performed. Future editions would benefit from a supplemental DVD to help convey the visual aspects of this emerging field.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933864136
  • Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 9/28/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,067,146
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor of Neurology, Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program and Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.
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Table of Contents

SECTION I: EPILEPSY AND INTENSIVE CARE MONITORING: INDICATIONS, PROCEDURES, AND ADMINISTRATION: 1. Patient Evaluation and Selection for Routine and Invasive Epilepsy Monitoring; 2. Continuous EEG in the Intensive Care Unit: Indications and Procedures; 3. Epilepsy Monitoring Unit: Pediatric and Adult Management; 4. EMU Design and Guidelines; 5. Administrative Considerations in Epilepsy and ICU Monitoring: Coding and Diagnostic Classification; SECTION II: TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF EPILEPSY AND INTENSIVE CARE MONITORING: 6. EEG Localization and Interpretation; 7. Computerized Signal Analysis and Event Detection; SECTION III: EPILEPSY MONITORING: DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS: 8. Special Considerations in Pediatric Monitoring; 9. Seizure Classification in Epilepsy Monitoring; 10. Epilepsy Syndromes; 11. Neurologic and Cardiovascular Disorders that Resemble Seizures; 12. Sleep Disorders that Resemble Seizures; 13. Psychiatric Disorders that Resemble Seizures; SECTION IV: EPILEPSY MONITORING: DIAGNOSTIC AND PRESURGICAL EVALUATIONS: 14. Diagnostic and Localizing Behavioral Features of Epileptic Seizures; 15. Diagnostic and Localizing Extracranial EEG Features of Epileptic Seizures; 16. Diagnostic and Localizing Intracranial EEG Features of Epileptic Seizures; 17. Intracranial Stimulation; SECTION V: ICU MONITORING: MEDICAL AND SURGICAL NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS: 18. Events That Mimic Seizures during ICU Monitoring; 19. Convulsive Seizures and Status Epilepticus; 20. Nonconvulsive Seizures and Status Epilepticus; 21. Encephalopathy and Prognosis in Coma; 22. Continuous EEG Monitoring for the Detection of Seizures in Traumatic Brain Injury: Detecting and Treating Post-Traumatic Epilepsy; 23. Stroke and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage; SECTION VI: SPECIAL LOCALIZING PROCEDURES: 24. Neuroimaging Localizing Procedures; 25. Language and Memory Testing; APPENDICES: Epilepsy Center Guidelines; ACNS Epilepsy Monitoring Guidelines; Index
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