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Epilepsy in Women - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123742766

Epilepsy in Women, Volume 83

1st Edition

The Scientific Basis for Clinical Management

Editors: Barry Gidal Cynthia Harden
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123742766
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 18th September 2008
Page Count: 476
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Table of Contents

  1. Gender Differences in Pharmacological Response
    Gail D. Anderson
    2. Epidemiology and Classification of Epilepsy: Gender Comparisons
    John C. McHugh and Norman Delanty
    3. Hormonal Influences on Seizures: Basic Neurobiology
    Cheryl A. Frye
    4. Catamenial Epilepsy
    Patricia E. Penovich and Sandra Helmers
    5. Epilepsy in Women: Special Considerations for Adolescents
    Mary L. Zupanc and Sheryl Haut
    6. Contraception in Women with Epilepsy: Pharmacokinetic Interactions, Contraceptive Options and Management
    Caryn Dutton and Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer
    7. Reproduction Dysfunction in Women with Epilepsy: Menstrual Cycle Abnormalities, Fertility and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
    Jurgen Bauer and Deirdre Cooper-Mahkorn
    8. Sexual Dysfunction in Women with Epilepsy: Role of Antiepileptic Drugs and Psychotropic Medications
    Mary A. Gutierrez, Romila Mushtaq and Glen Stimmel
    9. Epilepsy in Pregnancy: Approach to Assessment
    John DeToledo
    10. Teratogenicity and Antiepileptic Drugs: Clinical Features and Potential Mechanisms
    Mark S. Yerby
    11. Antiepileptic Drug Teratogenesis: What are the Risks for Congenital Malformations and Adverse
    Cognitive Outcomes?
    Cynthia L. Harden
    12. Teratogenicity of Antiepileptic Drugs: Role of Pharmacogenomics
    Roman Sankar and Jason T. Lerner
    13. Antiepileptic Drug Therapy in Pregnancy I: Gestation Induced Effects on AED Pharmacokinetics
    Page B. Pennell and Collin A. Hovinga
    14. Antiepileptic Drug Therapy in Pregnancy II: Fetal and Neonatal Exposure
    Collin A. Hovinga and Page B. Pennell
    15. Seizures in Pregnancy: Diagnosis and Management
    Robert L. Beach and Peter W. Kaplan
    16. Management of Epilepsy and Pregnancy: An Obstetrical Perspective
    Julian N. Robinson and Jane Cleary-Goldman
    17. Pregnancy Registries: Strengths, Weaknesses and Bias: Interpretation of Pregnancy Registry Data
    Marianne Cunnington and John Messenheimer
    18. Bone Health in Women with Epilepsy: Clinical Features and Potential Mechanisms
    Alison M. Pack and Ted Walczak
    19. Metabolic Effects of Antiepileptic Drugs: Impact on Body Weight, Lipids and Glucose Metablism
    Raj D. Sheth and Georgia Montouris
    20. Psychiatric Comorbidities in Epilepsy
    W. Curt LaFrance, Jr., Andres M. Kanner and Bruce Hermann
    21. Issues for Mature Women with Epilepsy
    Cynthia L.Harden
    22. Pharmacodynamic and Pharmacokinetic Interactions of Psychotropic Drugs with Antiepileptic Drugs
    Andres M. Kanner and Barry Gidal
    23. Health Disparities in Epilepsy: How the Concerns for Women with Epilepsy Differ from Men
    Frank Gilliam

Description

This volume guides the practitioner in the current management of women with epilepsy, in a comprehensive and scientifically informed manner. Many chapters are devoted to the various aspects of pregnancy management for women with epilepsy, from reducing the risks of medication exposure to breast feeding. All female age groups are discussed and chapters on issues important for adolescents and the mature women are also included. The editors have included internationally recognized experts as contributors, to bring together a body of knowledge unparalleled in previous settings. This book should be a guide to management for women with epilepsy for years to come, due to its solid scientific basis and the comprehensive vision of the contributors.

Key Features

  • Features discussions on issues for women with epilepsy that span "from the lab to the clinic"
  • Encompasses the current state of this evolving topic
  • Organized in discreet clinical entities for easy reference with helpful tables and figures

Readership

Neurologists and neuroscientists interested in medicine, as well as general practitioners and women's health professionals who treat female patients who have epilepsy


Details

No. of pages:
476
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2008
Published:
18th September 2008
Imprint:
Academic Press
Hardcover ISBN:
9780123742766

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About the Editors

Barry Gidal

Cynthia Harden