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Handbook of Epilepsy / Edition 4

Handbook of Epilepsy / Edition 4

by Thomas R. Browne, Gregory L. Holmes
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Thoroughly updated for its Fourth Edition, this best-selling pocket reference is a practical point-of-care guide to the diagnosis and management of epilepsy. In an easy-to-use outline format, the book provides complete, clinically focused information on seizure classification, epilepsies with different ages of onset, situation-related epilepsy, diagnosis and differential diagnosis, and all available drug treatments, including dosages, side effects, and drug interactions.

This edition's updated coverage of drug therapy includes current American Academy of Neurology guidelines, new drugs, newly approved indications, new information on pharmacokinetics, and results of six registries of antiepileptic drugs in pregnancy. New information on the genetics and molecular biology of several epilepsy syndromes is also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780781773973
Publisher: LWW
Publication date: 03/01/2008
Series: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Handbook Series
Edition description: Fourth
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Epilepsy: Definitions and Background

Chapter 2: Types of Seizures

Chapter 3: Epilepsies with Onset at All Ages: Symptomatic and Probably Symptomatic Focal Epilepsies

Chapter 4: Epilepsies with Neonatal Onset (Birth to 2 Months): Focal and Generalized Epilepsies

Chapter 5: Epilepsies with Onset During Infancy (2 to 12 Months

Chapter 6: Epilepsies with Childhood Onset (1 to 12 Years)

Chapter 7: Epilepsies with Juvenile and Adult Onset (12 Years and Older

Chapter 8: Seizures Not Necessarily Requiring a Diagnosis of Epilepsy

Chapter 9: Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis

Chapter 10: Management

Chapter 11: Antiepileptic Drugs

Chapter 12: Status Epilepticus

Chapter 13: Special Considerations in Women and the Elderly

Chapter 14: Comorbidities

Chapter 15: Counseling

Subject Index

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