Epileptic Drop Attacks

Epileptic Drop Attacks

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This is a comprehensive examination of epileptic drop attacks. Topics include: the historical background and methods; which pathomechanisms are responsible for epileptic drop seizures; epileptic syndromes and drop seizures; differential diagnosis; and consequences.show more

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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 145 x 210mm
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Blackwell Science Ltd
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0632042257
  • 9780632042258

Table of contents

Introduction: definition; summary of problems, therapy and protective measures. Part 1 background: historical development of currently accepted terminology; method - polygraphic radio-telemetric recording techniques; pre-requisites for the identification of the different pathomechanisms; Part 2 Findings: which pathomechanisms are responsible for epileptic drop seizures (spasm, atonic, negative myoclonus, akinetic), definition and description; ictal-electroencephalographic/electromyographic findings; pathophysiology. Part 3 Epileptic syndromes and drop seizures: Lennox Gastaut syndrome; myoclonic astatis epilepsy; partial seizures; progressive myoclonus epilepsy; juvenile myoclonus epilepsy; West syndrome. Part 4 Differential diagnosis: epileptic vs non-epileptic falls; consequences - drug therapy; protective measures based on computer stimulation of the different drop pathomechanisms, helmets, active protection; "air bag".show more