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Status Epilepticus : A Clinical Perspective

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A panel of senior clinicians critically reviews the many forms of status epilepticus (SE), their causes, manifestations, methods of diagnosis, and appropriate treatments. The emphasis is on the disease as encountered by the clinician in the field and the importance of correct recognition and diagnosis. The authors provide for each form of SE the underlying genetic, biological, and developmental background, the pathophysiological processes, as well as the precipitating factors that lead to an episode. For the difficult problem of diagnosing nonconvulsive SE, they offer detailed syndrome classifications, differential diagnoses, descriptions of seizure "imitators," notes on unusual behavioral and cognitive manifestations, and carefully delineated clinical presentations. Additional highlights include striking EEG reproductions that provide classic examples of patients in SE, SE in very young children and neonates, and an analysis of the cellular physiology and processes occurring during SE.
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  • Paperback | 363 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 21.59mm | 563g
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2005
  • XVI, 363 p.
  • 1617375160
  • 9781617375163

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The recent explosive growth in the study of status epilepticus (SE), an epileptic seizure that threatens to produce new seizures, has shown that SE is not a single disease, but arises from different substrates of the brain and comprises multifaceted illnesses. In Status Epilepticus: A Clinical Perspective, a panel of senior clinicians critically reviews the many forms of SE, their causes, manifestations, methods of diagnosis, and appropriate treatments. The authors emphasize the disease as encountered by the clinician in the field and the importance of correct recognition and diagnosis. They provide for each form of SE the underlying genetic, biological, and developmental background, the pathophysiological processes, as well as the precipitating factors that lead to an episode. For the difficult problem of diagnosing nonconvulsive SE, they offer detailed syndrome classifications, differential diagnoses, descriptions of seizure "imitators," notes on unusual behavioral and cognitive manifestations, and carefully delineated clinical presentations. Additional highlights include striking EEG reproductions that provide classic examples of patients in SE, SE in very young children and neonates, and an analysis of the cellular physiology and processes occurring during SE.
Comprehensive and up-to-date, Status Epilepticus: A Clinical Perspective offers the neurologic clinician an authoritative review of the diagnosis and treatment of the many forms of this most serious and challenging acute nervous system disorder.
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Table of contents

Part I. General Topics

History of Status Epilepticus
Peter W. Kaplan

Types of Status Epilepticus: Definitions and Classification
Frank W. Drislane

Differential Diagnosis of Status Epilepticus: Pseudostatus Epilepticus
Barbara A. Dworetzky and Edward B. Bromfield

Epidemiology of Status Epilepticus
Elizabeth J. Waterhouse

The Electroencephalogram in Status Epilepticus
Susan T. Herman

Part II. Generalized Convulsive and Focal Status Epilepticus

Generalized Convulsive Status Epilepticus: Causes, Clinical Manifestations, and Consequences
Bernard S. Chang

Focal Status Epilepticus
Donald L. Schomer

Part III. Basic Considerations

Cellular Physiology of Status Epilepticus
Omotola Hope and Hal Blumenfeld

Cellular Damage and the Neuropathology of Status Epilepticus
Nathan B. Fountain

Part IV. Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus

Clinical Presentations of Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus
Peter W. Kaplan

Cognitive Manifestations of Status Epilepticus: Ictal Aphasia, Amnesia, and Psychosis
Michael Benatar

Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus: Morbidity and Consequences
Frank W. Drislane

Part V. Treatment

Treatment of Generalized Convulsive Status Epilepticus
Tina Shih and Carl W. Bazil

Treatment of Refractory Status Epilepticus
Teresa L. Smith and Thomas P. Bleck

Treatment of Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus
Frank W. Drislane

Part VI. Pediatric and Neonatal Status Epilepticus

Status Epilepticus in Children
James J. Riviello, Jr.

Status Epilepticus in Neonates
John N. Gaitanis and James J. Riviello, Jr.

Index
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Review Text

From the reviews:

"...a valuable contribution to the field of epilepsy as well as general and critical care neurology... a unique contribution to the field." -Doody's Health Science Book Review Journal

"...undoubtedly has to be in a Neurological Intensive Care Unit. It provides all necessary data to treat status epilepticus and has sufficient background to explain the choices made." - Neurocritical Care

"This comprehensive book, written by some of the most authoritative American experts, summarizes current knowledge up to 2004. ... The general concept is very attractive, with chapters encompassing a wide range of aspects. ... In conclusion, this monograph is a milestone in the field of status epilepticus at the beginning of the 21st century, and may represent not only an important source of information for clinicians (mainly neurologists and ICU specialists), but also a rationale for future research directions." (Andrea Rossetti, European Neurology, April, 2006)
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From the reviews:


"...a valuable contribution to the field of epilepsy as well as general and critical care neurology... a unique contribution to the field." -Doody's Health Science Book Review Journal


"...undoubtedly has to be in a Neurological Intensive Care Unit. It provides all necessary data to treat status epilepticus and has sufficient background to explain the choices made." - Neurocritical Care


"This comprehensive book, written by some of the most authoritative American experts, summarizes current knowledge up to 2004. ... The general concept is very attractive, with chapters encompassing a wide range of aspects. ... In conclusion, this monograph is a milestone in the field of status epilepticus at the beginning of the 21st century, and may represent not only an important source of information for clinicians (mainly neurologists and ICU specialists), but also a rationale for future research directions." (Andrea Rossetti, European Neurology, April, 2006)
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