A Clinical Guide to Epileptic Syndromes and their Treatment, by C. P. Panayiotopoulos

By C. P. Panayiotopoulos

A disease which impacts four percentage of youngsters and 1-2 percentage of the overall inhabitants, epilepsy is likely one of the most typical neurological problems. the unique version of C.P. Panayiotopoulos’ consultant proved to be the one one in every of its variety, overlaying many vital facets of analysis and therapy. as a result endured advances being made within the topic, a moment version is now due. The textual content comprises exact diagnostics, concise descriptions of syndromes, a wealth of useful information, and is supported through invaluable tables to let transparent diagnoses. development at the sell-out luck of the 1st variation this thorough revision displays the most recent file of the ILAE class middle team and the numerous growth made within the prognosis, type and therapy of the epilepsies. This re-creation is crucial studying for all those that deal with sufferers with epileptic seizures.

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By C. P. Panayiotopoulos

A disease which impacts four percentage of youngsters and 1-2 percentage of the overall inhabitants, epilepsy is likely one of the most typical neurological problems. the unique version of C.P. Panayiotopoulos’ consultant proved to be the one one in every of its variety, overlaying many vital facets of analysis and therapy. as a result endured advances being made within the topic, a moment version is now due. The textual content comprises exact diagnostics, concise descriptions of syndromes, a wealth of useful information, and is supported through invaluable tables to let transparent diagnoses. development at the sell-out luck of the 1st variation this thorough revision displays the most recent file of the ILAE class middle team and the numerous growth made within the prognosis, type and therapy of the epilepsies. This re-creation is crucial studying for all those that deal with sufferers with epileptic seizures.

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1. Generalised-onset seizures. They are often called primarily or primary generalised seizures, although this is not a formal term used in the ILAE nomen- 28 A Clinical Guide to Epileptic Syndromes and their Treatment clature. ‘Generalised-onset seizures’ are synonymous with ‘generalised epileptic seizures’ in the ILAE classifications. 2. Focal-onset generalised seizures (is synonymous to ‘secondarily generalised seizures’ used in the ILAE terminology). They are partial (focal) at onset but do not remain localised.

3). The definition of epileptic seizures Epileptic seizures are transient paroxysmal events, characterised by clinical symptoms, signs or both, which are generated by abnormal excessive and synchronous electrical discharges of brain networks. 2 Epileptic seizure: A clinical manifestation presumed to result from an abnormal and excessive discharge of a set of neurones in the brain. 3,4 All three essential elements of the definition of an epileptic seizure should be present before it is decided that a paroxysmal event is an epileptic seizure and not something else:1 1.

De Timary P, Fouchet P, Sylin M, Indriets JP, De Barsy T, Lefebvre A, et al. Non-epileptic seizures: delayed diagnosis in patients presenting with electroencephalographic (EEG) or clinical signs of epileptic seizures. Seizure 2002;11:193–7. Nowack WJ. Epilepsy: a costly misdiagnosis. Clin Electroencephalogr 1997;28:225–8. Crompton DE, Berkovic SF. The borderland of epilepsy: clinical and molecular features of phenomena that mimic epileptic seizures. Lancet Neurol 2009;8:370-81. Reuber M, Elger CE.

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