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The Epilepsies: Seizures, Syndromes and Management / Edition 1

The Epilepsies: Seizures, Syndromes and Management / Edition 1

by C. P. Panayiotopoulos


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ISBN-13: 9781904218340
Publisher: Bladon Medical Publishing
Publication date: 05/01/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 600
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Chrysostomos Panayiotopoulos (BM, MD, PhD, MRCP, FRCP) is Consultant emeritus in the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsies at St. Thomas’ hospital, London and also has a consultancy with USB pharma, Brussels, Belgium. He is an internationally renowned leader and expert in the field of neurology. He has worked for over 15 years as a Consultant in Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsies at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London, UK. In addition to this, he holds several honorary titles including Honorary Senior Lecturer at Guys, Kings and St. Thomas’ Medical school, Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Epileptology at Guy’s Department of Paediatric Neurology, London. He has also been an invited professor to Harvard University and the University of Western Australia, where he was appointed Honorary Director of the Department of Neuropathology.

Dr. Panayiotopoulos has researched prolifically, investigating the clinical and neurophysiological investigations of the muscles, peripheral and central nervous system, with a particular focus on epilepsy. Moreover he has successfully secured more than a quarter of a million pounds of research funding.

Dr Panayiotopoulos has been an active contributor to a number of highly established peer-reviewed journals. He has written over 136 articles in English, in journals such as the Lancet, Brain, Neurology, Annals of Neurology and Archives of Neurology to name but a few. These papers have been cited more than 1000 times in leading journals such as the Lancet, Nature, Neurology and Muscle and Nerve. He has also published over 50 articles in Greek. He has been the invited author of over 44 chapters in neurology books. He has also sat on the editorial board of "Annals of Saudi Medicine" and acted as a reviewer for: "Brain", "Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry", "Muscle and Nerve", "Epilepsia", "Lupus", "Journal of Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology", "Epilepsy Research", and "Seizure".

Moreover his work on establishing the syndromic diagnosis of epilepsies and the appropriate video-EEG methodology for their diagnosis, has been regarded by some as ground breaking and he is recognised as one the leading authorities on epilepsy. He was appointed as one of the 12 members of the Commission on Classification and Terminology of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) and subsequently as a key advisory member.

Table of Contents

General Aspects of Epilepsies and their classification.- Epileptic Seizures.- Status Epilepticus.- Imitators of Epileptic Seizures.- Epidemiology of Epilepsies.- Optimal Use of the EEG in the Diagnosis and Management of Epilepsies.- Brain Imaging in the Diagnosis and Managgement of Epilepsies.- Principles of Therapy in Epilepsies.- Epileptic Syndromes and their Classification.- Neonatal Epileptic Seizures and Neonatal Epileptic Syndromes.- Ideopathic Epileptic Seizures and Syndromes in Infancy.- Epileptic Encephalopathies.- Severe Neocortical Epileptic Syndromes in Infancy and Childhood.- Benign Childhood Focal Seizures and Related Epileptic Syndromes.- Epileptic Syndromes of Ideopathic Generalised Epilepsies.- Familial (Autosomal Dominant) Focal Epilepsies.- Reflex Seizures and Reflex Epilepsies.- Progressive Myoclonic Epilepsies.- Diseases Frequently Associated with Epileptic Seizures.- Epilepsiese in Girls and Women.- Epilepsies in Patients with Neurocognitive Impairment.- Epilepsies in the Elderly.- Phamacopoeia.

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