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Practical Epilepsy

SKU# 9781620700297

Aatif Husain MD

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    "I believe this book is a trusted resource for any health care professional in daily practice dealing with patients with epilepsy. I highly recommend this book to practitioners at any level, from trainees to more experienced clinicians who are working on epilepsy... It may also serve as a valuable review tool for self-study and/or preparation for the Board certification and recertification examinations."

    --Jin Jun Luo, MD, PhD, Temple University, Neurological Cases

    Written for busy practitioners and trainees, Practical Epilepsy is the only concise yet exhaustive reference encompassing the broad scope of clinical epilepsy. It contains core information for professionals who wish to gain a breadth and depth of knowledge about epilepsy in a shorter amount of time than is required to read large reference books, and is a valuable review tool for self-assessment or exam preparation.

    Designed to be read cover-to-cover, this highly practical reference covers basic science, assessment, and treatment and uses clear, succinct narratives, lists, tables, and illustrations to present the essential information needed to understand all aspects of epilepsy. The first section of the book introduces the clinical aspects of the science of epileptology with chapters on pathophysiology, genetics, classification, syndromes, epidemiology, etiology, and differential diagnosis. The second section is devoted to diagnostic evaluation, including instrumentation, normal and abnormal EEG, ICU EEG monitoring, scalp and intracranial video EEG monitoring, brain mapping, seizure semiology, neuroimaging, and other techniques. Section three covers treatment with a thorough review of basic principles, all classes of antiepileptic drugs, stimulation therapy, surgery, and dietary and alternative therapies. The final section focuses on special situations and associated concerns, ranging from status epilepticus and psychogenic nonepileptic events to migraines and reproductive issues.

    Key Features:

    • Delivers a concise yet thorough review of the clinical science and current practice of epilepsy medicine
    • Chapter contributions come from a wide array of specialists
    • Presents information in crisp, formatted chapters that distill must-know information for maximum utility
    • Useful for practitioners at any level, from trainees to more experienced clinicians
    • Illustrated with over 100 figures, including EEG readouts and other clinical images
    • Serves as a valuable review tool for self-study or exam preparation

    Product Details

    • Publication Date September 11, 2015
    • Page Count 480
    • Product Form Paperback / softback
    • ISBN 13 9781620700297
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    Table of Contents





    1. Pathophysiology

    Cheolsu Shin

    2. Genetics

    Elizabeth K. Ruzzo, Rodney A. Radtke, David B. Goldstein, and Erin L. Heinzen

    3. Epileptic Seizures

    Matthew W. Luedke and Rodney A. Radtke

    4. Epilepsy Syndromes

    Richard P. Morse

    5. Neonatal Seizures

    William B. Gallentine

    6. Epidemiology

    Sanjeev V. Kothare

    7. Etiology

    Amit Verma

    8. Differential Diagnosis

    Pradeep Sahota


    9. Clinical Evaluation

    Aatif M. Husain and Abeer J. Hani

    10. EEG Instrumentation

    Saurabh R. Sinha

    11. Normal EEG

    Aatif M. Husain

    12. EEG of Epilepsy

    Rajdeep Singh

    13. Ambulatory EEG

    Robbie D. Buechler

    14. ICU Continuous EEG Monitoring

    Keith E. Dombrowski

    15. Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation

    Tung T. Tran

    16. Seizure Semiology

    Dinesh V. Raju and Mohamad A. Mikati

    17. Scalp Video EEG Monitoring

    Abeer J. Hani and Aatif M. Husain

    18. Intracranial EEG Monitoring

    Saurabh R. Sinha

    19. Brain Mapping and Monitoring

    Sandra Serafini, Merlise Clyde, Aatif M. Husain, and Michael Haglund

    20. Structural Neuroimaging

    Matthew W. Luedke and William B. Gallentine

    21. Functional Neuroimaging

    Jorge Oldan, Terence Wong, and Jeffrey Petrella

    22. Wada Test

    Adriana Palade

    23. Neuropsychological Evaluation

    Phillip D. Ruppert and Sarah E. Cook

    24. Other Techniques

    Saurabh R. Sinha


    25. Principles of Treatment

    Christa B. Swisher and Rodney A. Radtke

    26. First-Generation Antiepileptic Drugs

    José E. Cavazos

    27. Second-Generation Antiepileptic Drugs

    Kathryn Idol Xixis, Roha Khalid, and Mohamad A. Mikati

    28. Third-Generation Antiepileptic Drugs

    Cesar C. Santos

    29. Newest Antiepileptic Drugs and Drugs in Development

    K. Nicole Mims and Aatif M. Husain

    30. Stimulation Therapy

    William B. Gallentine

    31. Epilepsy Surgery

    Edgar Perez and Gerald Grant

    32. Dietary Therapy

    Candace Richardson and William B. Gallentine

    33. Alternative Therapies

    William L. Bell


    34. Status Epilepticus and Frequent Nonconvulsive Seizures

    Keith E. Dombrowski

    35. Reproductive Issues

    Lynn Liu

    36. Bone Health

    Christa B. Swisher and Aatif M. Husain

    37. Psychogenic Nonepileptic Events

    Jonathan J. Halford

    38. Psychiatric Comorbidities

    Sarah K. Rivelli

    39. Social Issues

    David M. Labiner

    40. Metabolic Epilepsies

    Abeer J. Hani and Mohamad A. Mikati

    41. Epilepsy and Headaches

    Timothy A. Collins

    42. Epilepsy and Sleep

    Erick N. Viorritto and Sujay M. Kansagra

    43. Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy

    Abeer J. Hani and Rodney A. Radtke

    44. EMU Safety Concerns

    Susan Hollar and Deborah LaBelle-Scarfo