Infantile Spasms: Diagnosis, Management and Prognosis / Edition 1

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The etiology of infantile spasms/West syndrome remains unknown; the pathophysiology is poorly understood and the optimal course of treatment is controversial. The primary goal of this volume is to carefully assess all aspects of the disorder, provide the reader with a concise guide to the most effective and efficient means for establishing the diagnosis, formulating an appropriate treatment plan and assessing the outlook for long-term outcome. Infantile Spasms: Diagnosis, Management and Prognosis also aims to provide a compact and structured knowledge-base which can be used to facilitate the development of future research protocols designed to uncover the basic mechanisms underlying this disorder and lead to more effective treatment modalities.

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"In summary, this is a book that I would recommend to all physicians that care for children with infantile spasms. There is no book I know of that has provided such a comprehensive coverage of the disorder from its history to long-term management."
(Bhagwan Moorjani in The Lancet Neurology, 3 (April 2004)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402074820
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 7/31/2003
  • Edition description: 2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

James D. Frost, Jr. MD is a Professor, Peter Kellaway Section of Neurophysiology; Department of Neurology and Division of Neuroscience at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Richard A. Hrachovy is a Professor, Peter Kellaway Section of Neurophysiology, Department of Neuroscience at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and the Director of the Neurophysiology Laboratory at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston, Texas.

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Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. 1. Introduction: Overview and Definitions. 2. History: 1841-1960. 3. Epidemiology. 4. Clinical Manifestations. 5. Electroencephalography, Evoked Potentials, and Sleep. 6. Neurodiagnostic Imaging. 7. Differential Diagnosis and Related Syndromes. 8. Relationship to Other Seizure Types. 9. Etiology and Pathology. 10. Pathophysiology. 11. Treatment. 12. Long-Term Outcome. Appendix 1-A. Appendix 1-B. Appendix 2. Appendix 3. References. Index.
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