This book provides a comprehensive, rigorous review of the long-term outcome literature in epilepsy surgery in both adults and children. Each chapter examines the long-term outcome literature in a separate domain; covering seizure control, social, vocational/educational and psychiatric outcomes. Behavior and cognition are also discussed. The clinical predictors of good and bad outcomes in each domain are described and the gaps in current knowledge are highlighted. Separate chapters examine the methodological challenges associated with long-term outcome studies and the special considerations associated with informed consent in this population.
Long-Term Outcomes of Epilepsy Surgery in Adults and Children is essential reading for all members of multidisciplinary epilepsy surgery teams, including neurosurgeons, neurologists and neuropsychologists; it will enable these teams to counsel patients and parents who are considering epilepsy surgery as a therapeutic option.?
Table of Contents
Why a Volume on Long-Term Outcomes of Epilepsy Surgery?.- Methodological Demands on Observational Studies of Outcomes After Epilepsy Surgery.- Long-Term Seizure and Antiepileptic Drug Outcomes After Epilepsy Surgery in Adults.- Long-Term Seizure and Antiepileptic Drug Outcomes After Epilepsy Surgery in Children.- Long-Term Cognitive Outcomes After Epilepsy Surgery in Adults.- Long-term Cognitive Outcomes After Epilepsy Surgery in Children.- Long-Term Psychiatric Outcomes After Epilepsy Surgery in Adults.- Long-Term Psychiatric and Behaviour Outcomes in Children Following Epilepsy Surgery.- Mortality After Epilepsy Surgery.- Long-Term Educational and Vocational Outcomes of Adults After Epilepsy Surgery.- Educational and Employment Outcomes Following Epilepsy Surgery in Childhood.- Quality of Life Outcomes in Adults Following Epilepsy Surgery.- Quality of Life and Psychosocial Outcomes in Children Following Epilepsy Surgery.- Subjective Experiences of Epilepsy Surgery in Adults.- Subjective Experiences of Children and Parents After Epilepsy Surgery.- Informed Consent for Epilepsy Surgery.- Managing Expectations of Epilepsy Surgery.- Health Economic Analyses of Epilepsy Surgery.- Long-Term Outcomes of Epilepsy Surgery: Knowledge Gaps and Future Directions.
Kristina Malmgren, MD, PhD
Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Gothenburg Sweden and
Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology
Dept of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation
Sahlgrenska Academy at Gothenburg University,
Sallie Baxendale, PhD, C.Psychol, AFBPsS
Department of Clinical & Experimental Epilepsy
National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery
Queen Square, London UK
J. Helen Cross, MB ChB PhD FRCP, FRCPCH
UCL-Institute of Child Health, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children,
London UK and Young Epilepsy
Lingfield Surrey UK