Chronic Epilepsy: Its Prognosis and Management

Chronic Epilepsy: Its Prognosis and Management

by Michael R. Trimble (Editor)

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Overview

Chronic Epilepsy concentrates on the causes, problems, and management of epilepsy. Comprehensive in approach, the book presents medical, social, psychological, and behavioral difficulties associated with the disease. Several chapters are devoted to medical management, including drug treatment, and investigations such as modern EEG techniques and scanning are discussed. Covers the assessment of patients for surgery and describes surgical techniques.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471924647
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/14/1989
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

The Prognosis of Epilepsy: Is Chronic Epilepsy Preventable?

(E. Reynolds).

How Does One Assess the Severity of Epilepsy?

(D. Janz).

The Monitoring of Chronic Epilepsy (C. Binnie).

CT and PET in Drug-Resistant Epilepsy.

Cognitive Hazards of Seizure Disorders (M. Trimble).

Social Difficulties and Severe Epilepsy: Survey Results and Recommendations (P. Thompson & J. Oxley).

Strategies of Antiepileptic Drug Treatment in Patients with Chronic Epilepsy (J. Duncan).

Management of Chronic Epilepsy in Children (K. Farrell).

Adjunctive Therapy in Resistant Epilepsy (N. Callaghan & T. Goggin).

Clobazam for Chronic Epilepsy: Factors Relating to a Dramatic Response (A. Heller, et al.).

Strategies to Avoid the Development of Tolerance to Antiepileptic Benzodiazepene Effects (D. Schmidt, et al.).

Surgical Treatment of Chronic Epilepsy (C. Polkey).

Advances in Genetics and Their Application to Epilepsy (H. Meierkord).

Index.

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