Epilepsy Part II: Treatment

Handbook of Clinical Neurology

Edited by

  • Hermann Stefan, Director of Epilepsy Centre, Neurological Clinic, University Hospital, Erlangen, Germany
  • William Theodore, Clinical Epilepsy Section, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, USA

Epilepsy, Part II, Treatment, Volume 108, provides a full description of epilepsy pathology and etiology, antiepileptic drug treatment, the approach to surgical evaluation and alternative procedures to be considered, in both children and adults, as well as brain stimulation and diet treatment. Economic and psychosocial issues such as stigma are fully covered. The special problems of epilepsy treatment in the developing world are described. Chapters are authored by internationally respected neurologists with varied perspectives insuring depth to the content. Epilepsy, Part I, Basic Principles and Diagnosis, Volume 107, establishes the scientific and practical diagnosis of epilepsy. The volumes will be a very important resource for basic scientists, clinical investigators, and all health professionals treating patients with epilepsy.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2012
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-52899-5

Table of Contents

30. Metabolic and degenerative disorders - T. Granata (Milan, Italy)
31. Neurocutaneous syndromes - G. Kurlemann (Münster, Germany)
32. Cortical malformations - R. Spreafico and L. Tassi (Milan, Italy)
33. Epilepsy associated brain tumors - I. Blümcke (Erlangen, Germany)
34. Seizures after stroke - A. Guekht and N.M. Bornstein (Moscow, Russia and Tel Aviv, Israel)
35. Posttraumatic epilepsy - A. Martins Da Silva and L.J. Willmore (Porto, Portugal and St Louis, USA)
36. Infection and inflammation - H.H. Garcia and O.H. Del Brutto (Lima, Peru and Guayaquil, Ecuador)
37. Hippocampal sclerosis - Ç. Özkara and  E. Aronika (Istanbul, Turkey and Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
38. Natural course of epilepsies - L. Forsgren and M. Sillanpää (Umeå, Sweden and Turku, Finland)
39. Mechanisms of action of antiseizure drugs - R.J. Porter, A. Dhir, R.L. MacDonald and M.A. Rogawski (Bethesda, Davis and Nashville, USA)
40. Principles of drug treatment in adults - T. Tomson and B.J. Steinhoff (Stockholm, Sweden and Kehl-Kork, Germany)
41. Principles of drug treatment in children - M.A. Mikati, M. Nabulsi Khalil and S.U. Steele (Durham, USA and Beirut, Lebanon)
42. Antiepileptic drugs: advantages and disadvantages - B. Abou-Khalil and D. Schmidt (Nashville, USA and Berlin, Germany)
43. Pharmacoresistance - H. Potschka and M.J. Brodie (Munich, Germany and Glasgow, UK)
44. Gender issues - P. Crawford and S. Duncan (York and Edinburgh, UK)
45. Ketogenic diet - R.H. Caraballo and E. Vining (Buenos Aires, Argentina and Baltimore, USA)
46. Status epilepticus in children - K. Holland and S. Shinnar (Cincinnati and Bronx, USA)
47. Status epilepticus - adults - F. Rosenow and S. Knake (Marburg, Germany)
48. Who is a surgical candidate? - J. Engel and S. Wiebe (Los Angeles, USA and Calgary, Canada)
49. Pre-operative evaluation in children for epilepsy surgery - M. Duchowny and J. h. Cross (Miami, USA and London, UK)
50. Presurgical evaluation in adults: non-invasive - C. Baumgartner, P. Gallmetzer and S. Pirker (Vienna, Austria)
51. Invasive evaluation - P. Kahane and S. Spencer (deceased) (Lyon, France and formerly Yale, USA)
52. Epilepsy neurosurgery in children - J.S. Hauptman and G.W. Mathern (Los Angeles, USA)
53. Surgery in adults - temporal resections - H. Clusmann and J. Schramm (Bonn, Germany)
54. Lateral extratemporal resections in adults - D. Van Roost (Ghent, Belgium)
55. Surgical management of medial extratemporal epilepsy - K.A. Zaghloul and J. Schramm (Bethesda, USA and Bonn, Germany)
56. Epilepsy treatment in developing countries: drug treatment - C. Acevedo and K. Acevedo (Santiago, Chile)
57. Epilepsy surgery in developing countries - M.G. Campos (Santiago, Chile)
58. Neurostimulation for epilepsy - K. Vonck, V. De Herdt and E. Ben-Menachem (Ghent, Belgium and Göteborg, Sweden)
59. Innovative treatments for epilepsy: radiosurgery and local delivery - P. Boon, R. Raedt and H. Stefan (Ghent, Belgium and Erlangen, Germany)
60. Social aspects of epilepsy and rehabilitation - R. Thorbecke and M. Pfäfflin (Bielefeld, Germany)
61. Economic aspects of epilepsy - C.E. Begley and A.G. Diop (Houston, USA and Dakar, Senegal)