Epilepsy A to Z

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Epilepsy A to Z

SKU# 9781933864419

A Concise Encyclopedia:Second Edition

Author: William Tatum DO, Peter W. Kaplan MD, Pierre Jallon MD


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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 Epilepsy A-Z a must-have for the busy clinician.

Tools that make this a must-have guide!

  • More than 450 topics, terms and drug names - offer current and condensed coverage of all areas of clinical epilepsy
  • A to Z dictionary format - presents a quick way to find terms or topic of interest
  • Pearls and summaries - demystify and clarify where exhaustive textbooks can't
  • Key points and references - highlight significant facts and articles
  • New techniques complete with graphics - illustrate the latest innovations for evaluating and treating epilepsy patients
  • Antiepileptic drugs - listed by generic and common trade names to aid in prescribing

Product Details 

  • Publication Date March 19, 2009
  • Page Count 416
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781933864419
  • EISBN 9781934559550

Table of Contents 

"CONTENTS: Abdominal,(E),AbscessCerebral,Absence(S,E),Acetazolamide(DiamoxÆ*),*Acid-basemetabolism,*Adenosine,Adrenocorticotropic Hormone(ACTH), Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), *Adversive (S),Affective (S),Age of Onset (of Seizures) , Agranulocytosis,Aicardi's Syndrome,*Acquired immuneodeficiency syndrome (AIDS),Alcohol, Effects of,Alopecia,Alpers' (Disease),Alpha Rhythm ,AmbulatoryEEG,, Ammonia, *Ammon's horn,*Amnesia,Amygdala,Anemia,Anesthesia Aneurysms, Arterial,*Angelman syndrome,*Angioma,Animal Models of the Epilepsies,Anoxia/Hypoxia, Anticonvulsant/Antiepileptic Drug ,(AED) Levels, Anticonvulsant/AntiepilepticDrug Mechanisms,Antiepileptic Drugs(AEDs),*Antipsychotic Drugs, *Anxiety disorders and (S), Aphasia (E); Landau-Kleffner Syndrome, *Aphasic (S) *Apoptosis, Apnea , Arachnoid Cysts , Arrhythmia,,,Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM), Arteritis Cerebral ,Aspartame, Aspartate, Astatic (S) (also atonic or akinetic (S), Astrocytoma ,Ataxia AtivanÆ* (Lorazepam) , Atonic (S) , Auditory (S) , Aura Automatisms, Autonomic (S), *Awareness, Axon, Baltic Myoclonus, Barbiturates, Basic Mechanisms of the Epilepsies , Batten-Vogt-Spielmeyer Syndrome , Behavior (Abnormalities of) , BemegrideÆ* (Megimide) Benign Epilepsies , Benzodiazepines , Beta Activity ,Bilateral Synchrony, Primary , Bilateral Synchrony, Secondary , Biofeedback, *BOLD, Brain , Breast-feeding, Breathholding Spells, Bromides, Calcium Channel Blockers , Callostomy, Carbamazepine (CBZ, TegretolÆ*) , Catamenial (S) , Cataplexy Cavernomas, Cavernous Hemangiomas, Cavernous Angiomas , Centrencephalic (S), Cerebellum , Cerebrovascular Accidents and Seizures, Ceroid-lipofuscinoses , Chorea, Choreoathetosis, Paroxysmal , Clinical Trials, Clobazam (UrbanylÆ*) , Clonazepam (KlonopinÆ*, RivotrilÆ*) , Clonic (S) , Clonic-Tonic-Clonic (S), Clorazepate (Tranxene*), Cocaine , Cognitive (S) , Commissurotomies , Complex (Partial Seizures) , Compliance, Confusion , Consciousness, Contraceptives (Oral) , Convulsions, Convulsive Syncope , Corticectomy, Corticography ,Cryptogenic, Cure , Cursive (S), Dacrystic (S) , Delta Activity, Dendrite , Dentato-Pallido-Rubro-Luysian Atrophy , Depakene* (Valproic Acid), Depakote* (Divalproex Sodium) ,Diagnosis, DiamoxÆ* , Diazepam (ValiumÆ*) , DilantinÆ*; Phenytoin IV , Diones (Oxazoline-Diones), Discharge (Epileptic), Down (Syndrome) (Trisomy 21) (Mongolism), Driving, Drop Attacks; Falls (Epileptic), Dupuytren's (Disease), Dyskinesias 7, Dysmnestic (S) , Dysphasic (S), Eclampsia , EEG (Electroencephalography), Elderly, Late-Life Onset (E), Electroconvulsive Therapy , Electrodes, Subdural (Epidural) , Employment , Encephalitis/Encephalitides , Encephalopathies , Epidemiology of the Epilepsies, Epigastric (S) , Epilepsy, Epilepsy with Continuous Spikes and Waves During Slow Sleep/ESES (Electrical Status Epilepticus During Slow Sleep), Epileptic Encephalopathy , Epileptic Equivalent , Epileptic (S) , Epileptogenesis (Secondary) , Essential Epilepsy , Ethosuximide (Zarontino), Etiology, Evoked Potentials , Evolution (of Epilepsy) , Famous People with Epilepsy , Febrile Convulsions/Seizures Felbamate (Felbatolo) , Fertility , First Aid for Epilepsy, First Seizure, Flunarizine , Focal (S) , Focus (Epileptogenic) , Focus, Lesion-Related ,Folate, Fragile-X Syndrome , Frontal Paroxysms, in Benign Partial Epilepsies in Childhood, Frontal (S, E), Fugue (Epileptic), Functional Epilepsy, Functional Foci , GABA, Gabapentin (NeurontinÆ*) , GabreneÆ* (Progabide) , Gamma-Glutamyltransferase (GGT), Gangliosidosis , Gaucher's (Disease), Gelastic (S) , Generalized (E) , Generalized (S) (or Bilateral and Symmetric (S)) , Generic Drugs ,Genetics, Glutamate-Aspartate, Grand Mal (S, E) ,Gustatory (S),Gyratory (S, E) , Hallervorden-Spatz (Syndrome) , Hallucinatory (S), Hamartomas , Headaches , Hematoma, Intracerebral Nontraumatic, Hemiconvulsion-Hemiplegia-Epilepsy (HHE) Syndrome, HeminevrinÆ* (Chlormethiazole), Hemiplegia, Postictal (Todd's Paralysis) , Hemispherectomy, Hepatitis (Drug-Induced) , Herpes Simplex Encephalitis, Hippocampus, Hirsutism , HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) , Hormones , Huntingtons Chorea (Disease) , Hydantoins , Hydrocephalus, Hyperekplexia (Pathological Startle Response), Hyperglycemia, Hyperventilation , Hyponatremia , Hypoxia, Hypsarrhythmia ,Ictal , Idiopathic (S, E) , Idiosyncratic Reactions , Illusional (S) , Immunosuppression , Incidence, Incontinence (Urinary) , Induced (S) , Inhibitory (S), Isolated (S) , Jacksonian (S), Jansky-Bielchowsky (Disease) , Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy, Juvenile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy (Seitelbergers Disease) , Ketogenic Diet, Kindling (Phenomenon), KlonopinÆ* (Clonazepam) , Kojewnikows (Syndrome); Epilepsia Partialis Continua , Kufs (Disease) , Lafora (Disease), LamictalÆ* (Lamotrigine) , Landau-Kleffner (Syndrome) , Lennox-Gastaut (Syndrome) , Leukoencephalitis , Leukoencephalopathies, Lidocaine (XylocaineÆ*) , Lipidoses , Lissencephaly (Agyria-Pachygyria); Cortical Dysplasia, Loading Dose (Oral) , Lorazepam (AtivanÆ*) , Magnesium , Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Magnetoencephalography (MEG), Malformations, Marriage , Memory, Meningitis , Mesial Temporal Sclerosis , Metabolic Errors (Inborn) , Migraine , Mitochondrial Encephalomyopathies , Mitochondrial Myopathy, Encephalopathy, Lactic Acidosis, Stroke-Like Episodes (MELAS), MogadonÆ* (Nitrazepam),Monotherapy, Mortality , Movement (Seizures Induced By), Multiple (Disseminated) Sclerosis Myoclonic Encephalopathy (Early Myoclonic Encephalopathy), Myoclonic (E) , Myoclonic Epilepsy in Infancy (Benign), Myoclonic Epilepsy in Infancy and Childhood (Severe), Myoclonic Epilepsies, Progressive,, Myoclonic-Astatic (E) (Dooses Syndrome) , Myoclonic-Astatic (S) , Myoclonic (S) , Myoclonus,Myoclonus Epilepsy with Ragged Red Fibers (MERFF) , MysolineÆ* (Primidone) , Narcolepsy, Neonatal (S) , Neuropathies (and AEDs) Niemann-Pick (Disease) , Night Terrors , Nitrazepam (MogadonÆ*), Nystagmus (Epileptic) ,Occasional (S) ,Occipital (E) (Partial Epilepsy with Occipital Paroxysms),, Occipital (S), Olfactory (S) ,Oropharyngeal (S), Oxcarbazepine (TrileptalÆ*) , P-300, Paraldehyde, Parasitoses, Parietal (E) , Paroxysmal EEG Bursts, Paroxysmal Noctural Dystonia , Partial (S) (Seizures with Focal Onset) , Petit Mal , Petit Mal (Intermediate) ,Phenobarbital , Phenytoin (PHT, Diphenylhydantoin, Dilantino) , Phonatory (S) , Phosphate-Calcium Metabolism , Photoconvulsive (S) (Induced (S)) , Photosensitivity, Polypharmacy, Porencephaly, Porphyria, Positron Emission Tomography Scanning (PET), Postoperative (S), Post-Traumatic (E) , Postural (S) , Pregnancy ,Prevalence, Primary (Generalized Epilepsies) , Primidone (PRM, MysolineÆ*) , Progabide, (GabreneÆ*) , Prognosis, Prolactin , Prophylaxis Pseudoperiodic (or Periodic) Lateralized Epileptiform Discharges (PLEDs), Psychogenic (S), Psychomotor (S, E) , Psychoses, Psychosocial (Problems) , Psychotropic Medications , Pyknolepsy , Pyridoxine, Race , Ramsay Hunt, (Syndrome) (Dyssenergia Cerebellaris Myoclonica) , Rasmussens (Syndrome), Recurrence Rate, Reflex Epilepsy/Seizures and Triggered,Seizures , Refractory (E) , Relapse , Remission ,Rett (Syndrome) , Rheumatism (Barbiturate-Related Connective Tissue Disorders) , Rolandic (E) (Benign Rolandic or Centro-Temporal Epilepsy), SabrilÆ*, Santavuori-Haltia (Disease), Scans (CT; MRI) , Scholastic Activities, Scotosensitive (S) , Secondary Generalized (S) , Self-Medication, Sensory (S) , Sequelae (Traumatic Consequences of Seizures) , Sex/Gender, Sexuality , Sialidoses Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) , Situation-Related (S), Skin Eruptions and Toxic Dermatoses, Sleep , Sleepwalking, Somatomotor (S)/Focal Motor (S) , Somatosensory (S) , Spells, Sphingolipidoses , Sports , Status Epilepticus, Stereoencephalography (SEEG) , Stress, Sturge-Weber (Syndrome) , Suicide, Surgery in Epilepsy, Symptomatic (E) , Syncope, Syndromes (Epileptic), , Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Taurine , Tay-Sachs (Disease) , Telemetry, Temporal Lobe (S, E), Theta Activity , Tolerance, Tonic (S) , Tonic-Clonic (S) (Grand Mal (S)) , Toxicity , Transient Global Amnesia, Transient Paroxysmal Dystonia in Infancy, Treatment ,Tuberous Sclerosis (Bournevilles Disease; Adenoma Sebaceum), Tumors, Uncinate (S) , Unclassifiable (S, E), Unilateral (S) (or Hemibody (S)) ,Unverricht-Lundborg (Disease), Vaccination, Valproate, Sodium (Divalproex Sodium, DepakoteÆ*); Valproic Acid (VPA, DepakeneÆ*), Valpromide (Amide of Valproic Acid) (DepamideÆ*), Versive (S) , Vertiginous (S), Vestibulogenic (5) , Vigabratin (Sabrilo) , Violence, Visual (S) , Vomiting , Von Recklinghausens (Disease) (Neurofibromatosis), Wada (Test); (Sodium Amytal Test) , West (Syndrome) (Infantile Spasms with Hypsarrhythmia) , Wilsons (Disease) , Withdrawal (S) , Zone of Epileptogenesis, Zonisamide (ExcegranÆ*)"

Editorial Review(s) 

"The second edition to this encyclopedia for epilepsy terms and topics has been revised to offer information "bullets" that combine textbook definitions with more in-depth discussions."--Book News

"...this book is ideal for medical students, nurses, social workers, neuropsychologists, residents, and fellows rotating on a neurology service or epilepsy ward, and should be carried in a labcoat pocket..." -- Epilepsia