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The Most Hands-On Guide Available for Treating EpilepsyPediatric Epilepsytakes an age-based, treatment-focused approach to help you diagnose rare and common forms of epilepsy, and provide effective treatment.
Dr. Helen Cross, Neuroscience Unit, Institute of Child Health, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK. .
.Dr. Michael Duchowny, Head Section for Developmental and Pediatric Neurology, Department of Neurology, Miami Childrenn++s Hospital, Miami, FL.
.Dr. Tracy Glauser, Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, University of Cincinnati, Department of Neurology, Childrenn++s Hospital Medical Center, Cinncinati, OH.
.Dr. Edouard Hirsch, Functional Epilepsy Unit, Neurology Clinic, University Hospital, Strasbourg, France.
.Dr. Alexis Arzimanoglou, Director, Service of Child Neurology and Metabolic Disorders, Unverstity Hospital Robert Debre, Paris, France.
.The five authors are among the most pre-eminent pediatric epileptologists in the world and all have received multiple awards not only for their research, but also for their commitment to improving clinical care. All are deeply invested in creating a practical resource that can be used by the generalist as well as the specialist.
Table of Contents
SECTION I Approach to the Child with Epilepsy 1 Epileptic Seizures and Their Classification 2 Networks and Systems in Epileptic Seizures 3 EEGs: When, How, and Why 4 Sources of Error in EEG Interpretation 5 Aims and Rationale of Anatomic Brain Imaging 6 When and Why Perform Functional Brain Imaging: Medical and Surgical Treatment of Pediatric Epilepsy 7 The Role of Guidelines in the Management of Childhood Epilepsy SECTION II Seizures in the Newborn and Infant 8 Benign Neonatal Convulsions 9 Provoked and Nonprovoked Neonatal Seizures 10 Focal Seizures in Infancy 11 Generalized Seizures in Early Childhood (2–4 Years of Age) 12 Neonatal Epilepsies with Suppression–Burst Pattern 13 Benign Myoclonic Epilepsy in Infancy 14 Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy of Infancy (Dravet Syndrome) 15 Errors of Metabolism in the Neonatal Period 16 Episodes in Neonates, Infants, and Toddlers Mimicking Epilepsy SECTION III Seizures in Childhood 17 Febrile Seizures 18 Focal Seizures in Early Childhood 19 Focal Seizures in Older Childhood and Adolescence 20 Generalized Seizures in Childhood and Adolescence 21 Childhood Absence Epilepsy and Myoclonic Absence Epilepsy 22 Episodic Events Mimicking Seizures in Childhood and Adolescence SECTION IV Seizures in Adolescence 23 Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy 24 Generalized Tonic–Clonic Seizures on Awakening SECTION V Epilepsy Syndromes 25 Benign Epilepsy with Centrotemporal Spikes (BECTS) 26 Benign Occipital Epilepsies 27 Autosomal Dominant Nocturnal Frontal Lobe Epilepsy 28 Infantile Spasms and West Syndrome 29 Lennox–Gastaut and Related Syndromes 30 Acquired Epileptic Aphasia (Landau–Kleffner Syndrome) 31 Reflex Epilepsy SECTION VI Epilepsy and Neurological Disorders 32 Tuberous Sclerosis Complex 33 Sturge–Weber Syndrome 34 Epilepsy Associated with Chromosomal Disorders 35 Hypothalamic Hamartoma and Gelastic Epilepsy 36 Hemispheric Disorders Associated with Cortical Malformation 37 Rasmussen Syndrome SECTION VII Status Epilepticus 38 Convulsive Status Epilepticus 39 Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus SECTION VIII CoMorbid Disorders 40 Cognitive Deficits in Children with Epilepsy 41 Learning Disabilities and ADHD in Children with Epilepsy 42 Depression and Anxiety Disorders in Children with Epilepsy 43 Autism in Children with Epilepsy: Diagnosis and Treatment 44 Treating Epilepsy in the Presence of Sleep Disorders 45 Impact of Comorbidities on Health Outcomes SECTION IX Medical, Dietar y, and Nursing Treatment 46 Medical and Surgical Treatment of Pediatric Epilepsy 47 Antiepileptic Drugs: How to Choose 48 Antiepileptic Drug Follow-up and Withdrawal 49 Clinical Trials Versus Anecdotal Reports 50 A Practical Guide to AED Pharmacology 51 Teratogenicity of Antiepileptic Drugs 52 Comorbidities of Treatment with Antiepileptic Drugs 53 Ketogenic Diets 54 Nursing Considerations in Epilepsy Treatment SECTION X Surgical Treatment 55 Surgery for Focal Epilepsy—Why and When? 56 Surgery for Catastrophic Epilepsies: When and Why? 57 Vagus Nerve Stimulation 58 Comorbidities of Surgical Treatment