Description

Febrile Seizures is written by the most active researchers and clinicians in epilepsy research today. This book presents the latest developments in this field as well as the current state of knowledge in the following: * New imaging tools and emerging data, visualizing effects of febrile seizures on the brain * New genetic methodologies * The use of animal models to permit scientific analysis of the electrophysiology and molecular biology of the seizure.

Key Features

Key Features * First book on febrile seizures in over 20 years! * Broad spectrum of approaches, from genetic and epidemiological to bench research using animal models and in vitro single-cell patch-clamp methods * Comprehensive update of the topic, written by world leaders in the field * Novel and newly discovered information based on up-to the minute methods * Engaging style, accessible to the clinician, researcher, and educated parent

Readership

Neurologists, epileptologists, developmental neuroscientists, medical geneticists, and developmental biologists

Table of Contents

1, Carl E Stafstrom, The Incidence and prevalence of febrile seizures 2, Peter R. Camfield , Antecedents and risk factors for febrile seizures 3, Anne T. Berg, Recurrent febrile seizures 4, Deborah Hirtz, Cognitive outcome of febrile seizures 5, Allen W. Hauser, Febrile seizures and the risk for epilepsy 5, Dale C. Hesdoffer, Febrile seizures and the risk for epilepsy 6, Frederick Andermann, Do febrile seizures promote temporal lobe epilepsy? Retrospective studies 7 Shlomo, Shinnar, Do febrile seizures lead to temporal lobe epilepsy: prospective and epidemiological studies? 8, Darrell Lewis, Do prolonged febrile seizures inure the hippocampus? Human MRI studies 9 Tallie Z. Baram, Do prolonged febrile seizures injure hippocampal neurons? Insights from animal models 9, Roland Bender, Do prolonged febrile seizures injure hippocampal neurons? Insights from animal models 10, Ellen S Sperber, Do effects of febrile seizures differ in normal and abnormal brain? 11, Frances E. Jensen, Why does the developing brain demonstrate heightened susceptibility to febrile and other provoked seizures? 11, Russell M. Sanchez, Why does the developing brain demonstrate heightened susceptibility to febrile and other provoked seizures? 12, Tamas Bartfai, Mechanism of fever and febrile seizures: Putative role of the interleukin -1 system 13, Tallie Z. Baram, Animal models for febrile seizures 14, Ivan Soltesz, Effects of prolonged FS in the infant rat model: in Vitro Electrophysiology 15 Tallie Z. Baram, Do prolonged febrile seizures in an immature rat model cause epilepsy? 16, Céline Dubé, Do prolonged febrile seizures in an immature rat model cause epilepsy? 17, Robert S Fisher, Neurophysiology of Febrile Seizures

Details

No. of pages:
337
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2002
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780120781416
Electronic ISBN:
9780080531625

About the authors

Tallie Baram

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, Irvine, U.S.A.

Shlomo Shinnar

Affiliations and Expertise

Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, U.S.A.

Reviews

"Primary care physicians, child neurologists, and basic scientists will find this book useful in their clinical practice and/or research...it provides new information in a very readable format...the editors and authors have done an excellent job of organizing and presenting the content of the book."- EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR (July 2002) "...the first text devoted to febrile seizures published in the last 20 years...it will be useful to clinicians who want to update their knowledge of the basic research relevant to febrile seizures and current management strategies...for the researcher, the text will provide an excellent summary of the current state of the science and provides many potential questions for future research."-EPILEPSY RESEARCH (July 2002) @qu:"I highly recommend Febrile Seizures to clinical neurologists and neurology residents who would like to own a current, thorough reference book on febrile seizures. It also would be great background reading for junior researchers interested in pediatric epilepsies, mesial temporal sclerosis, or developmental vulnerability to neuronal injury." @source—Donald L. Gilbert for ANNALS OF NEUROLOGY (October 2002) @qu:"It will be useful to clinicians who want to update their knowledge of the basic research relevant to febrile seizures and current management strategies. For the researcher, the text will provide an excellent summary of the current state of the science and provides many potential questions for future research." @source:—Elizabeth Donner, Harvard Medical School Children's Hospital for EPILEPSY RESEARCH (2002) @qu:"...a comprehensive and stimulating review of the state of the art by bringing together experts from many countries and disciplines. ...This is a book that will be a welcome addition to the library of every pediatric neurologist, every epileptologist, and every researcher working on exp