The Treatment of Epilepsy: Principles & Practice

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Elaine Wyllie, Ajay Gupta, Deepak K. Lachhwani
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006 - Medical - 1247 pages
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Thoroughly updated, the Fourth Edition of The Treatment of Epilepsy: Principles and Practice remains the most comprehensive single-volume clinical reference on the epilepsies. In one convenient source, the book provides a broad, detailed, and cohesive overview of seizure disorders and contemporary treatment options, bringing together the most vital work in the neurosciences, genetics, electroencephalography, pediatric and adult neurology, neuropharmacology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry.

This edition includes a new chapter on the pharmacogenetics of antiepileptic medications, complete information on new drugs, and current guidelines for use of older drugs. Other chapters present fresh new material on epilepsy surgery and neuroimaging.

 

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Contents

Neurodevelopment and Abnormalities 183
3
55
17
Section B CELLULAR ASPECTS OF EPILEPTOGENESIS
69
GENETICS AND EPIDEMIOLOGY
103
AND SYNDROMES
215
Cellular Aspects of Epileptogenesis of the International League Against Epilepsy l8l
222
Basic Cellular Neurophysiology 69 15 Epileptic Auras
229
Genetics and Epidemiology Andreas V Alexopoulos and Dudley S Dinner
279
Specific Antiepileptic Medications
761
Epilepsy in Patients with Multiple Carlos A M Guerreiw and Marilisa M Guerreiro
775
56
794
57
808
58
820
59
835
Lamotrigine
869
Topiramate
877

Genetic Aspects of Epilepsy and Genetics of Bruce Iisch and Piotr W Olejniczak
305
The Natural History of Seizures 117 William O Tatum IV and Kevin Farrell
333
BASIC PRINCIPLES
347
Symptomatic Focal Epilepsies
365
Idiopathic and Benign Partial Epilepsies
373
The Myoclonic Epilepsies 407 MEDICATIONS
643
Continuous Spike Wave of Slow Sleep and Landau Antiepileptic Drugs
655
Epilepsy with Reflex Seizures 463 Antiepileptic Drugs and Other Types
665
Less Common Epilepsy Syndromes and Epilepsy Kay C Kyllonen and Ajay Gupta
671
Diagnosis and Treatment of 47 Initiation and Discontinuation
681
Febrile Seizures 511 and Bone Health in Epilepsy
695
Posttraumatic Epilepsy 521 49 Treatment of Epilepsy During Pregnancy
705
Epilepsy in the Setting of Neurocutaneous 51 Monitoring for Adverse Effects of Antiepileptic
735
Epilepsy in the Setting of Inherited Metabolic lohnM Pellock
747
Zonisamide
891
Levetiracetam
901
Tiagabine
907
Felbamate
913
Vigabatrin
921
69
947
70
953
The Ketogenic Diet
961
71
969
73
991
74
1008
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1036
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About the author (2006)

Elaine Wyllie, MD, is an epilepsy specialist and Professor of Pediatrics at the Cleveland Clinic. She directs the Cleveland Clinic's Center for Pediatric Neurology, ranked among the top 4 programs in the country by US News and World Report. An active clinician, she attracts personal referrals from child neurologists all over the world. She has published over 250 scientific articles, and is currently preparing the fifth edition of "Wyllie's Treatment of Epilepsy, " recognized as the standard in the field.

She has been honored with several awards, most notably the prestigious Epilepsy Research Career Effort Award from the Milken Family Foundation and American Epilepsy Society. As a recognized thought leader in pediatric epilepsy, she has served on the editorial boards of several scientific journals and on the executive boards and committees of national and international scientific societies. Her current research, expanding and redefining key aspects of the selection criteria for pediatric epilepsy surgery candidates, is influencing patient care at the epilepsy centers throughout the world. Dr. Wyllie recently published her first book for the lay public, "Epilepsy: A Cleveland Clinic Guide". Now that her two sons are grown and pursuing their own scientific careers, she studies ballroom dancing with her husband, Dr. Robert Wyllie, Physician-in-Chief of the Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital.

Gupta is part of Ernst & Young's Security and Technology Solutions practice, where he performs security reviews. As an instructor for the company's Extreme Hacking course, he develops and reviews numerous new security tools. In addition, he is one of Ernst & Young's Intrusion Detection System experts.

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