Wyllie's Treatment of Epilepsy

Wyllie's Treatment of Epilepsy

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In one convenient source, this book provides a broad, detailed, and cohesive overview of seizure disorders and contemporary treatment options. For this Fifth Edition, the editors have replaced or significantly revised approximately 30 to 50 percent of the chapters, and have updated all of them. Dr. Wyllie has invited three new editors: Gregory Cascino, MD, FAAN, at Mayo Clinic, adult epileptologist with special expertise in neuroimaging; Barry Gidal, PharmD, at University of Wisconsin, a pharmacologist with phenomenal expertise in antiepileptic medications; and Howard Goodkin, MD, PhD, a pediatric neurologist at the University of Virginia. A fully searchable companion website will include the full text online and supplementary material such as seizure videos, additional EEG tracings, and more color illustrations.Although ES are a common seizure type in infancy making up about half of all seizure types, not all exhibit ... prognosis is frequently guarded and often grave, a small proportion of children may show complete recovery without sequelae. ... while in the 1989 epilepsy classification update, IS were reintroduced as an age- related generalized seizure type and epilepsy. ... The contractions themselves also may vary in intensity, and ES can range from only a subtle head drop or shoulderanbsp;...

Title:Wyllie's Treatment of Epilepsy
Author:Elaine Wyllie, Gregory D. Cascino, Barry E. Gidal, Howard P. Goodkin
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - 2012-02-17


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