Treatment of Epilepsy

by PV Rai

This book on epilepsy has been particularly prepared for the use of a general practitioner as a help for diagnostic clarification and selection of proper antiepileptic drugs. However, the book is based on the International Concept of Epileptology, particularly regarding the terminology of epileptic seizures and epilepsies including childhood syndromes. Epileptology has evolved into a special discipline within the field of neurology which is not only advantages in the clinical practice but also essential for adequate management of a person with epilepsy. The international classifications of epileptic seizures and epilepsies have been simplified wherever possible, however, without going out of the recognized baseline. The drug treatment in different forms of epilepsies, epileptic syndromes but also in undetermined epilepsies have been categorized depending upon the international guidelines. Even though most of the anti-epileptic drugs have been covered in the chapters on drug treatment, the drugs, which are widely used have been emphasized giving proper indications to the extent possible. Attempts have been made to give a broad based idea on the EEG-studies both under normal conditions but also in case of milder and severe forms of epilepsies. The book contains different EEG-recordings in benign epilepsies as well as in severe forms of partial and generalized epilepsies with special reference to Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. This book is the result of over 35 years of clinical experience in the field of neurology particularly epileptology.

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Author Author's Affiliation
1. Rai PV Nord 28, 9428 Walzenhausen, Switzerland
ISBN 9788184481181
Speciality Neurology
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/10863
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2007
Pages 328
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