Written for busy practitioners and trainees, Practical Epilepsy is the only
concise yet exhaustive reference encompassing the broad scope of clinical epilepsy.
It contains core information for professionals who wish gain a breadth and depth
of knowledge about epilepsy in a shorter amount of time than is required to
read large reference books, and is a valuable review tool for self-assessment
or exam preparation.
Designed to be read cover-to-cover, this highly practical reference covers basic science, assessment, and treatment and uses clear, succinct narratives, lists, tables, and illustrations to present the essential information needed to understand all aspects of epilepsy. The first section of the book introduces the clinical aspects of the science of epileptology with chapters on pathophysiology, genetics, classification, syndromes, epidemiology, etiology, and differential diagnosis. The second section is devoted to diagnostic evaluation, including instrumentation, normal and abnormal EEG, ICU EEG monitoring, scalp and intracranial video EEG monitoring, brain mapping, seizure semiology, neuroimaging, and other techniques. Section three covers treatment with a thorough review of basic principles, all classes of antiepileptic drugs, stimulation therapy, surgery, and dietary and alternative therapies. The final section focuses on special situations and associated concerns, ranging from status epilepticus and psychogenic nonepileptic seizures to migraines and reproductive issues.
• Delivers a concise yet thorough review of the clinical science and
current practice of epilepsy medicine.
• Chapter contributions come from a wide array of specialists.
• Presents information in crisp, formatted chapters that distill must-know information for maximum utility.
• Useful for practitioners at any level, from trainees to more experienced clinicians.
• Illustrated with over 100 figures, including EEG readouts and other clinical images.
• Serves as a valuable review tool for self-study or exam preparation.
Section I: Clinical Aspects
Chapter 1: Pathophysiology
Chapter 2: Genetics
Chapter 3: Epileptic Seizures
Chapter 4: Epilepsy Syndromes
Chapter 5: Neonatal Seizures
Chapter 6: Epidemiology
Chapter 7: Etiology
Chapter 8: Differential Diagnosis
Section II: Diagnostic Evaluation
Chapter 9: Clinical Evaluation
Chapter 10: EEG Instrumentation
Chapter 11: Normal EEG
Chapter 12: EEG of Epilepsy
Chapter 13: Ambulatory EEG
Chapter 14: ICU Continuous EEG Monitoring
Chapter 15: Evaluation for Epilepsy Surgery
Chapter 16: Seizure Semiology
Chapter 17: Video EEG Monitoring - Scalp
Chapter 18: Intracranial EEG Monitoring
Chapter 19: Brain Mapping and Monitoring
Chapter 20: Anatomical Neuroimaging
Chapter 21: Functional Neuroimaging
Chapter 22: Wada Test
Chapter 23: Neuropsychological Evaluation
Chapter 24: Other Techniques
Section III: Treatment
Chapter 25: Principles of Treatment
Aatif M. Husain, MD is Professor, Department of Medicine (Neurology), Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA.