By C. P. Panayiotopoulos

ISBN-10: 1846286433

ISBN-13: 9781846286438

ISBN-10: 1846286441

ISBN-13: 9781846286445

This revised variation is critical examining for all those that take care of sufferers with epileptic seizures. construction at the sell-out luck of the 1st variation this thorough revision displays the most recent record of the ILAE category middle crew and the numerous development made within the prognosis, type and therapy of the epilepsies.

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"A medical advisor to Epileptic Syndromes and Their remedy is really worth having on your library for its compendious details and important replace on account that its first version (2002)... The textual content has really develop into a practical and important consultant within the remedy of epilepsy." (George L. Morris III; JAMA)

Praise for the 1st edition

"This ebook is of significant value because the first one to hide epilepsy based on the recent ILAE type. It presents the required precondition for winning remedy administration in addition to for significant communique within the medical and medical neighborhood. " (Roger Weis; EJPN)

"I suggest this publication, the one one among its type, to epileptologists, electrophysiologists, EEG technicians, neurologists, paediatricians, or even basic physicians." (Nadir Bharucha; Lancet Neurology)

"There are few books busy clinician may want to learn from hide to hide while getting ready a overview —this is considered one of them." (Roger Cull; Brain)

"Extremely good referenced… an invaluable resource to the literature… attractively provided, with colors used to focus on points akin to definitions and a few debatable concerns… good illustrated." (Sam Berkovic; Brain)

"This booklet is a pleasant rarity." (John Duncan; J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry)

"I’ve learn this e-book with curiosity, from finish to finish. it truly is attention-grabbing, good- written and energetic and makes the reader query his assumptions and approaches. every body with an curiosity in epilepsy should still learn it." (Tim Betts; Seizure)

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Reuber M, Elger CE. Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures: review and update. Epilepsy Behav 2003;4:205–16. Kaplan PW, Fisher RS, (eds). Imitators of epilepsy. Second edition. New York: Demos, 2005. Panayiotopoulos CP. Benign childhood partial seizures and related epileptic syndromes. London: John Libbey & Company Ltd, 1999. Hauser WA, Rich SS, Annegers JF, Anderson VE. Seizure recurrence after a 1st unprovoked seizure: an extended follow-up. Neurology 1990;40:1163–70. Commission on Classification and Terminology of the International League Against Epilepsy.

1 They are called ‘subclinical’ or ‘electrographic’ seizures, which manifest with paroxysmal rhythmic epileptiform discharges that evolve in time and space in the absence of objective and subjective clinical manifestations. However, it is often difficult to determine the lack of subtle clinical manifestations during ‘ictal-like’ EEG paroxysms and their boundaries with truly ictal seizures (see for example phantom absence seizures or electrographic seizures in neonates and comatose patients). An epileptogenic discharge may start in or invade any cortical or subcortical brain area and network.

24,30,31 Such a classification, applying the methods used in biology to determine separate species, is a noble and legitimate target but it appears to be very elusive. Phylogenetic systematics could provide an initial model worth studying in this context. While the classification of species cannot be directly applied to the classification of epilepsy syndromes, three general points can be appreciated. (1) In evolutionary biology, there is an operationalized definition of the end point (a species). There is no such definition of a syndrome.

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