Pediatric Epilepsy

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2012-08-10
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education / Medical
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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.

Author Biography

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

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