Download PDF by Anne T. Berg (auth.), C. P. Panayiotopoulos PhD, FRCP (eds.): Atlas of Epilepsies

By Anne T. Berg (auth.), C. P. Panayiotopoulos PhD, FRCP (eds.)

ISBN-10: 1848821271

ISBN-13: 9781848821279

Atlas of Epilepsies is a landmark, all-encompassing, illustrated reference paintings and hands-on consultant to the prognosis, administration and remedy of epilepsy in all its types and throughout all age teams. The best textual content within the box with over a thousand photographs, the Atlas’s hugely illustrative strategy tackles the tricky topic of epileptic seizures and epileptic syndromes, followed by means of sequential images of every administration step. Intraoperative photos are observed through certain determine legends describing nuances, subtleties, and the idea methods thinking about every one step, offering a fuller knowing of every method. The Atlas attracts at the services of over three hundred internationally-renowned specialists, and is liberally interspersed with scientific insights and private vignettes that provide beneficial guidance, technical recommendation and important wisdom to the clinician and pupil. The thorough and whole desk of contents contains committed sections or chapters on vital subject matters akin to neonatal and pediatric seizures; imitators of epilepsy; EEG and neuroimaging; psychiatric and caliber of existence features of epilepsy; and a whole consultant to cures together with present and up to date chapters on prescribed drugs, surgeries, and extra and substitute remedies. No different book addresses epilepsies as completely and entirely because the Atlas of Epilepsies. Exhaustive and illustrative, handy and present, this reference is certain to be the most effective textual content on epilepsy for a few years to come.

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In 1976, in Germany, Anneliese Michel, a 23-year-old student who suffered from temporal lobe epilepsy and paranoid psychosis died from starvation when she stopped to eat in a period of repeated exorcisms by two catholic priests who believed in her possession by devils. The case and the consequent lawsuit raised enormous public attention and inspired 36 7 Sociocultural History of Epilepsy two feature films. org/wiki/ Anneliese Michel) discuss the medical diagnosis and the assumption of a demoniac possession as two serious alternatives.

2005). This pattern is illustrated in > Fig. 9-3 using comparative incidence data from studies conducted throughout Europe. This age related trend is not observed in developing countries where patterns of infant mortality and life expectancy differ from those observed in developed countries. > Table 9-2 presents findings from a selection of recent prevalence and incidence studies. Etiology Traditionally, epilepsy has been classified according to three etiological categories; symptomatic (due to a defined antecedent condition), idiopathic (where epilepsy is the primary disease, often genetic in nature) and cryptogenic (where symptomatic etiology is suspected but not confirmed).

Some jobs require frequent air traveling, including long distance flights, whereas being able to take holidays in remote countries is a matter of life quality. The typical concern of airlines is the occurrence of seizures or even of status epilepticus during flight. Airline policies vary greatly (Mumford and Warlow 1995) and include perfectly reasonable requests like traveling with a companion but also others such as increasing the antiepileptic drug (AED) dose before the flight that is not based on any evidence.

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