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This comprehensive clinical reference focuses on the challenges faced by neurologists in the management of epilepsy patients suffering from other medical conditions. This is the only book available that provides information on how to treat the unique problems of epilepsy patients who have concomitant medical conditions. The contributing authors, all of whom are experts in the field, discuss different diagnostic and treatment approaches that cannot be found in general textbooks on epilepsy. Emphasizing practical clinical information, this book is a necessity for all neurologists involved in the care of epilepsy patients.
"This volume is a valuable source of clarification, especially on the interrelationship between the disorders, factors triggering seizures, and above all, on the necessity for modifying treatment... Dr. Ettinger, with his particular interest in emotional and psychiatric aspects of epilepsy, and Dr. Devinsky, with his wide range of experience, are ideally suited to consider these issues. They have brought together appropriate and timely reviews that are highly informative and will no doubt lead to improved care and treatment of people with seizures. Thus, this book has far greater than average usefulness both for the clinician and the investigator. It provides background and a baseline that hopefully will lead to further study of the numerous issues raised by the co-existence of epilepsy and other disorders." - from the Foreword by Frederick Andermann
"The editors are to be congratulated for creating a single volume that encompasses information that ordinarily must be pieced together from a variety of sources. This book will help neurologists work more productively with their medical colleagues, thereby enabling patients to lead a lifestyle free from the medical and psychological complications of seizures." - from the Foreword by Steven C. Schachter
Only text available on the problems encountered in managing epilepsy patients suffering from other medical conditions Provides practical information on treatment options Ideal for neurologists and other clinicians who treat epilepsy patients
DISORDERS THAT MIMIC EPILEPSY: Nonepileptic Paroxysmal Disorders; MEDICAL CONDITIONS AND EPILEPSY: Cardiac Disorders; Renal Disorders; Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Disease; Transplantation and Seizures; Infectious States; Inflammatory Noninfectious Disorders; Contribution of Drugs and Drug Interactions (Prescribed, Over-the Counter, and Illicit) to Seizures and Epilepsy; Brain Tumors and Epilepsy; Metabolic Disorders; Hematological and Pulmonary Disorders; Head Trauma and the Development of Posttraumatic Epilepsy; Headache and Epilepsy; Sleep Disorders and Epilepsy; Seizures and Cerebrovascular Disease; SEXUALITY AND PREGNANCY IN EPILEPSY: Sexuality Issues in Epilepsy; Epilepsy and Disorders of Reproduction; Reproductive Issues or Pregnancy and Epilepsy; PSYCHIATRIC AND BEHAVIORAL ISSUES: Non-Epileptic Psychogenic Spells: A Neurologist's Perspective; Psychiatric Comorbidity in Epilepsy; Recognition and Management of Psychiatric Disorders in Childhood Epilepsy; SPECIAL POPULATIONS: Pediatric Disorders; Developmental Disabilities and Epilepsy; Epilepsy and Seizures in the Aged; DRUG ISSUES: Adverse and Beneficial Side Effects of Antiepileptic; Drug Interactions; PROCEDURES AND EMERGENCY SITUATIONS IN EPILEPSY: Procedures in Epilepsy Patients; Management of Epilepsy and Co-Morbid Disorders in the Emergency Room and Intensive Care Unit