Puzzling Cases of Epilepsy
- Dieter Schmidt, Epilepsy Research Group, Berlin
- Steven C. Schachter, MD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders, and original observations in the field are often the key to diagnosis and successful treatment. Physicians new to the field as well as seasoned practitioners will benefit from more than one hundred case vignettes that explore the universe of epilepsy as it presents in daily practice. Some of these cases challenge long-held views about epilepsy and others bring the reader to the limits of our understanding of epilepsy, both in clinical and basic science. To improve the interface of clinical and basic science in epilepsy, basic scientists comment on the potential mechanisms underlying clinical observations, and clinicians assess the potential impact of recent results of experiments in the laboratory. This book highlights the importance that original observations have in inspiring both new treatments and continued research.
Basis scientists in epilepsy who are interested in the current clincial challenges; Physicians (Neurologists, Psychiatrists, Neuropediatricians) entering the field of epilepsy; experienced Physicians who want to learn how experts handle their cases and what lessons they learn from their patients