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Advanced Therapy in Epilepsy
Authors: Wheless, James W., MD; Willmore, L. James, MD; Brumback, Roger A., MD

Antiepileptic Drugs: A Clinician's Manual
Authors: Asadi-Pooya, Ali A., MD; Sperling, Michael R., MD

Epilepsy
Authors Alarcon, Gonzalo; Nashef, Lina; Cross, Helen; Nightingale, Jennifer; Richardson, Stuart

Epilepsy A to Z: A Concise Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition
Authors: Tatum, William O., IV, DO; Kaplan, Peter W., MB, FRCP; Jallon, Pierre, MD

Epilepsy: The Facts, 3rd Edition
Authors: Appleton, Richard; Marson, Anthony

Epilepsy (Fast Facts)
Authors: Martin J., Brodie, M.D., Steven C., Schachter, M.D., Patrick, Kwan, M.D., Ph.D.

Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus
Editors: Kaplan, Peter W., MB, FRCP; Drislane, Frank W., MD

Therapeutic Strategies in Epilepsy
Editors: French, Jacqueline A., MD; Delanty, Norman, FRCPI, ABPNT

Book Details

Advanced Therapy in Epilepsy
Authors: Wheless, James W., MD; Willmore, L. James, MD; Brumback, Roger A., MD

At a Glance: A comprehensive, and up-to-date primer on the latest therapeutic advances in the management, and treatment of epilepsy. This Includes practical information on diagnostic criteria for all different syndromes along with detailed discussions of appropriate agents.

Includes DVD.

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ISBN: 978-1-60795-004-2, 478 pages, hard cover.

Epilepsy
Authors: Alarcon, Gonzalo; Nashef, Lina; Cross, Helen; Nightingale, Jennifer; Richardson, Stuart

At a Glance: Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders, with a prevalence of 4-10/1000 and an incidence of 50-70/100,000 per year. It is often life-long, can appear at any age, and includes a diverse group of neurological disorders, which present considerable challenges in diagnosis and management. Therefore, it is a condition that will frequently be seen by GPs and by a wide range of specialist physicians, such as neurologists, psychiatrists, neurosurgeons, paediatricians, geriatricians, as well as allied health professionals, such as a nurses (in particular epilepsy specialist nurses), EEG technicians, neuropsychologists, and researchers with an interest in epilepsy. The diversity of epilepsy syndromes makes it difficult to achieve an adequate level of knowledge and expertise in their management.

Epilepsy is a comprehensive handbook which guides the reader through all aspects of epilepsy, both practical and academic, covering all aspects of diagnosis and management of the patient with epilepsy in a clear, concise, and practical fashion. The book appeals to a wide audience by teaching a simple but highly practical method to approaching the classification and diagnosis of epilepsy, and then provides patient-centered information on pharmacological and non-pharmacological management.

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders, with a technicians, neuropsychologists, and researchers with an interest in epilepsy. The diversity of epilepsy syndromes makes it difficult to achieve an adequate level of knowledge and expertise in their management. Epilepsy is a comprehensive handbook which guides the reader through all aspects of epilepsy, both practical and academic, covering all aspects of diagnosis and management of the patient with epilepsy in a clear, concise, and practical fashion. The book appeals to a wide audience by teaching a simple but highly practical method to approaching the classification and diagnosis of epilepsy, and then provides patient-centered information on pharmacological and prevalence of 4-10/1000 and an incidence of 50-70/100,000 per year. It non-pharmacological management. is often life-long, can appear at any age, and includes a diverse group of neurological disorders, which present considerable challenges in diagnosis and management. Therefore, it is a condition that will frequently be seen by GPs and by a wide range of specialist physicians, such as neurologists, psychiatrists, neurosurgeons, paediatricians, geriatricians, as well as allied health professionals, such as a nurses (in particular epilepsy specialist nurses), EEG

Catalog Info
ISBN: 978-0-19-857073-8, NLM: WL 39, LC: RC372, Series Title: Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Neurology, 579 pages, soft cover.

Antiepileptic Drugs: A Clinician's Manual
Authors: Asadi-Pooya, Ali A., MD; Sperling, Michael R., MD

At A Glance: Part of the Oxford American Neurology Library, this concise handbook provides practical, up-to-date clinical guidance on effectively selecting, prescribing and monitoring antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), based on drug pharmacokinetics, drug interactions, other uses of AEDs, adverse-effects of AEDs and patient clinical characteristics (i.e. age, comorbidities, and comedications) in partial and generalized epilepsies. This book is designed to provide physicians with a highly patient-focused reference. It provides comprehensive coverage of current treatment options, and in addition to a brief formal discussion of the basic pharmacology of each antiepileptic drug, the text also discusses how to choose pharmacotherapies depending upon underlying medical conditions and the type of epilepsy. The advantages and disadvantages of various drug therapies are reviewed and clear guidance is given as to which drugs should be used in various medical conditions.
The book takes a unique approach by systematically addressing optimum treatment approaches by according to patients' particular medical conditions or comorbidities and other special circumstances, such as how to use and monitor antiepileptic drugs in pregnancy, in the elderly, in the immunosuppressed, etc. It also describes how to correctly prescribe and titrate drugs, how to monitor efficacy and side effects, how to diagnose and manage toxicity, interactions with other drugs, pharmacokinetic properties of AEDs, and other relevant issues for clinicians. This book is an indispensable reference to optimize efficacy and ensuring safety of antiepileptic drug therapies across the patient spectrum.

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ISBN: 978-0-19-536821-5, Series Title: Oxford American Neurology Library, 250 pages, soft cover.

Epilepsy A to Z: A Concise Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition
Authors: Tatum, William O., IV, DO; Kaplan, Peter W., MB, FRCP; Jallon, Pierre, MD

At A Glance: Epilepsy A-Z is a unique compendium that provides a bullet of epilepsy-related information that is ideal for quick and easy reference. It is essential for busy practitioners who want the essence of terms and topics relevant to patient care and seizures. Physicians can quickly find answers to clinical questions, access important drug information, or understand the newest treatments and innovations for managing the most complex epilepsy patients with this concise yet comprehensive resource. Key points are summarized with current references and applicable graphics to give the reader an immediate and direct presentation that makes A-Z a must-have for the busy clinician. Special features of this thoroughly revised and significantly expanded edition include:

  • Current as well as condensed comprehensive discussion in all areas of clinical epilepsy
  • A to Z dictionary format -provides a quick way to arrive at the terminology or topic of interest; relevant
  • Pearls and summaries throughout the book- demystify and clarify where comprehensive textbooks can't
  • Newer techniques complete with graphics- assist clinicians taking care of even the most complex epilepsy patients
  • Key references summarized- provide impact for the reader and quick access to related articles

Catalog Info
ISBN: 978-1-933864-41-9, 377 pages, soft cover.

Epilepsy: The Facts, 3rd Edition
Authors: Appleton, Richard; Marson, Anthony

At A Glance: Epilepsy: The Facts is written specifically for sufferers of epilepsy and their friends and families. This easy-to-understand, evidence-based guide to epilepsy explains everything about the causes and effects of the disease, clearly and simply.
The book addresses all aspects of epilepsy, at all ages. It begins with basic descriptions and definitions of seizures, through the classification of seizures and epilepsy syndromes. The different forms of investigation are described in detail including drug and non-drug treatment options. Further chapters discuss the effects of epilepsy on lifestyle, education, and career choice and future developments. Positive, constructive advice is presented by the authors throughout the book to help sufferers manage their condition and cope with problems as and when they arise, especially in relation to many aspects of normal life such as schooling, pregnancy, driving, and work. This new edition represents a unique approach to the group of conditions known as epilepsy, and is the only publication of its kind in the UK.

Catalog Info
ISBN: 978-0-19-923368-7, Series Title: The Facts Series, 186 pages, soft cover.

Epilepsy (Fast Facts)
Authors: Brodie, Martin J., M.D., Schachter, Steven C., M.D., Kwan, Patrick, M.D., Ph.D.

At A Glance: Epidemiology and prognosis, Classification of seizures and syndromes, Diagnosis, Pharmacological management, Antiepileptic drugs, Non-pharmacological management, Status epilepticus and seizure clusters, Specific populations, Quality of life, Future trends, Useful Resources section

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ISBN: 978-1905832583, 138 pages, paperback.

Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus
Editors: Kaplan, Peter W., MB, FRCP; Drislane, Frank W., MD

At A Glance: An under-recognized condition that can potentially cause brain damage and even death, nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) is an important clinical problem, occurring in about 25% of status epilepsy cases. Despite this prevalence, Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus is the first comprehensive clinical text to cover its diagnosis and management.

The book progresses logically, beginning with chapters discussing the history and classification of NCSE, reflecting a contemporary understanding of developmental, syndromic, and clinical aspects. Following chapters discuss relevant epidemiology, electrophysiology, imaging and pathophysiology of NCSE, with supplementary sections devoted to psychiatric and behavioral aspects of NCSE and to the different diagnostic considerations of its frequently unusual behavioral presentations.

Catalog Info
ISBN: 978-1-933864-10-5, 303 pages, hard cover.

Therapeutic Strategies in Epilepsy
Editors: French, Jacqueline A., MD; Delanty, Norman, FRCPI, ABPNT

At A Glance: Therapeutic Strategies in Epilepsy is a valuable resource for specialists and general physicians to keep abreast of the current literature from a clinical perspective, thus aiding in the recognition of the disease and providing the most effective intervention. It provides an up-to-date account of available treatments and interventions in all aspects of epilepsy. It appraises current thinking and clinical practice for treating the epileptic patient. It reviews background on pharmacology and mechanisms of drug actions. The chapters discuss seizure classification, epilepsies with differing ages of onset, diagnosis and differential diagnosis, management, drug treatments, and special considerations for those with concomitant complications. A guide for physicians treating epileptic patients that can be used at the point of care, this important new work brings together an expert editorial team and leading experts to review the therapeutic agents currently available and assess their effectiveness.

Catalog Info
ISBN: 978-1-904392-80-4, 341 pages, hard cover.

Subject Areas: Neurology

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