Description

This volume in the International Review of Neurobiology series addresses the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment of epilepsy in elderly patients. Demographically, the elderly comprise both the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population and the adult age group with the highest incidence of epilepsy, yet there are relatively few publications devoted to this clinical subgroup. The intersection of these two complex processes—epilepsy and advancing age—will have an increasing impact on medical and community care. The etiology, prognosis, and differential diagnosis of epilepsy can all be affected by the normal aging process and by the frequent comorbidities encountered in an elderly population. Chapters in this book review the effects of aging on brain function and on drug metabolism and interactions, covering the gamut of research from animal models of aging and epilepsy to clinical trials and outcomes. Topics also include the dangers of misdiagnosing status epilepticus, the special issues encountered in recruiting and retaining elderly clinical trial participants, and the use of antiepileptic drugs in the elderly. In both the clinic and the research laboratory, a better understanding of how epilepsy may differ between younger and older patients will be valuable in determining the best possible care for geriatric patients with epilepsy.

Readership

Neuroscientists.

Table of Contents

Title TBD Table of Contents Author Title 1 Nancy L. Nadon, PhD Principles of Animal Use for Gerontological Research 2 John H. Morrison, PhD Life & Death of Neurons in Aging Cerebral Cortex 3 Robert J. DeLorenzo, MD, PhD Poststroke Seizures: In Vitro Modeling 4 H. Steve White, PhD Mechanisms of AEDs: Matching the Drug with the Older Patient 5 Alan R. Towne, MD Epidemiology & Outcomes of Status Epilepticus in the Elderly 6 Dan Berlowitz, MD, MPH Pharmacoepidemiology in Community-dwelling Elderly Taking AEDs 7 Judy Garrard, PhD Pharmacoepidemiology in Elderly Nursing Home Residents Taking AEDs 8 Emilio Perucca, MD Age-related Changes in Pharmacokinetics: Predictability and Assessment Methods 9 Angela Birnbaum, PhD AED Disposition in Elderly Nursing Home Residents 10 Mary Jo Pugh, PhD Impact of Epilepsy & its Treatment in Older Veterans 11 Rene Levy, PhD Risk & Predictability of Drug Interactions in the Elderly 12 Martin J. Brodie, MD (written by Linda Stephen, MD) Treatment of Newly Diagnosed Epilepsy in the Elderly 13 A. James Rowan, MD R. Eugene Ramsay, MD Outcome of VA Coop Study #428 - Treatment of Seizures in the Elderly Population 14 Flavia Pryor, RN, BSN Recruitment/Retention in Clinical Trials of the Elderly 15 Matthew Walker, MD Treatment of Seizure Emergencies: Non-Convulsive Status Epilepticus 16 Barry Gidal, PharmD Impact of Formulation in Treating Elderly with Epilepsy

Details

No. of pages:
368
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080489254
Print ISBN:
9780123740182
Print ISBN:
9780124112780