The Comprehensive Evaluation and Treatment of Epilepsy: A Practical Guide [NOOK Book]

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Epilepsy is, after headache, the second most common neurological disorder. This book clarifies the many courses of action to take in treating patients with epilepsy. It presents current knowledge about seizures and epilepsy in a comprehensive, socially conscious, and clear manner. The editors have provided this information in a comprehensive, easy-to-use, and practical form.
This short, simple pedagogical guide to the diagnosis and management of epilepsy is an important ...
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The Comprehensive Evaluation and Treatment of Epilepsy: A Practical Guide

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Overview

Epilepsy is, after headache, the second most common neurological disorder. This book clarifies the many courses of action to take in treating patients with epilepsy. It presents current knowledge about seizures and epilepsy in a comprehensive, socially conscious, and clear manner. The editors have provided this information in a comprehensive, easy-to-use, and practical form.
This short, simple pedagogical guide to the diagnosis and management of epilepsy is an important reference work for all medical schools, hospitals, clinics, and primary care centers.

This book integrates the latest research into essential reviews on:
* Initial management of patients with seizures
* Neuroradiological evaluation of epilepsy
* Psychosocial aspects of epilepsy
* Neuropsychologic problems associated with epilepsy
* Psychiatric disorders
* Diagnosis and treatment of status epilepticus
* Nonepileptic seizures
* Ambulatory EEG monitoring
* Epilepsy surgery
* Endocrine aspects of partial seizures
* Epilepsy in the elderly

Audience: Neurologists and neurogically-oriented primary care physicians and nurse practitioners; professionals in the pharmaceutical industry; some surgery clinicians; medical school libraries and book stores.

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A reference to the most common neurological disorder besides headaches, for medical schools, hospitals, clinics, and primary-care centers. Among the practical information is the initial management of patients with seizures, neuro-radiological evaluation, psychiatric disorders, non-epileptic seizures, surgery, endocrine aspects of partial seizures, and epilepsy in the elderly. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780080529462
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 5/22/1997
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 268
  • File size: 7 MB

Table of Contents

S.C. Schachter and D.L. Schomer, Preface.
G.L. Holmes, Classification of Seizures and the Epilepsies.
G. Schlaug, Radiographic Assessment of Patients with Epilepsy.
S.C. Schachter, Treatment of Seizures.
O. Devinsky, Definition and Overview of Intractable Epilepsy.
P.O. Shafer and E. Salmanson, Psychosocial Aspects of Epilepsy.
P. Hayashi and M. OConnor, Neuropsychologic Assessment and Application to Temporal Lobe Epilepsy.
J. Holzerand D. Bear, Psychiatric Considerations in Patients with Epilepsy.
F. Drislane, Status Epilepticus.
A.J. Rowan, Diagnosis and Management of Nonepileptic Seizures.
J. Ives, Ambulatory EEG Monitoring: Technology and Uses. H. Blume, Epilepsy Surgery-Cortical Excisions and Callosal Sections.
P. Klein and A.G. Herzog, Endocrine Aspects of Partial Seizures.
E.B. Broomfield, Epilepsy and the Elderly.
D.L. Schomer, Guide to Epilepsy Centers.
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