The Atlas of Epilepsies offers a highly illustrative approach that tackles the difficult subject of epileptic seizures and epileptic syndromes, giving sequential photographs of each management step. Explanatory schematic line diagrams will be appropriately juxtaposed amongst the intra-operative photographs. The premiere text in the field, and a landmark all-encompassing reference book, it present a hands-on guide to diagnosis, management and treatment of epilepsy in all its forms.
Atlas of Epilepsies is a landmark, all-encompassing, illustrated reference work and a hands-on guide to the diagnosis, management and treatment of epilepsy in all its forms and across age groups.
Designed to be the premier text in the field, the Atlas’s highly illustrative approach tackles the difficult subject of epileptic seizures and epileptic syndromes, accompanied by sequential photographs of each management step.
Explanatory schematic line diagrams complementing intraoperative photographs are provided for a fuller understanding of processes and procedures enhancing reader and end-user experience.
The Atlas draws on the expertise of over 300 internationally-renowned experts, and is liberally interspersed with clinical insights and personal vignettes that offer helpful tips, technical advice and critical knowledge to the scholar and clinician.There is currently no publication in the market that addresses epilepsies as thoroughly and exhaustively as the Atlas of Epilepsies.
Definitions and Classifications.- Historical Aspects.- Epidemiology.- Etiology and Pathology.- Pathophysiology.- Animal and Experimental Models of Epileptic Seizures.- Epileptogenicity in the Developing Brain.- Generalized Epileptic Seizures.- Focal Epileptic Seizures.- Reflex Epileptic Seizures.- Neonatal Seizures.- Status Epilepticus.- Imitators of Epileptic Seizures.- History, Physical and Mental Examination and Assessment. - EEG.- Neuroimaging.- Neonatal Epileptic Seizures and Neonatal Epileptic Syndromes.- Idiopathic Epileptic Seizures and Syndromes in Infancy.- Epileptic Encephalopathies in Infancy and Early Childhood.- Severe Neocortical Epileptic Syndromes in Infancy and Childhood.- Benign Childhood Focal Seizures and Related Epileptic Syndromes.- Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsies.- Familial (autosomal dominant) Focal Epilepsies.- Symptomatic and Cryptogenic Focal Epilepsies.- Reflex Seizures and Reflex Epilepsies.- Progressive Myoclonic Epilepsies.- Epilepsies in Specified Groups of Patients.- Comorbidity.- Psychiatric Aspects.- Impact of Epilepsies.- Quality of Life.- Stigma .- The Epilepsy Treatment Gap .- Legal Aspects .- Great Achievers Amongst Epilepsy Patients .- Management of Epilepsies.- AED Prophylactic Treatment.- Surgery for Epilepsies.- Additional and Alternative Treatments. - Pharmacopoeia.