Children With Seizures

Author: Martin L. Kutscher
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846424908
Size: 12,49 MB
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This concise, accessible handbook for families, friends and carers of children with seizures provides all the information they need to approach seizures from a position of strength. Part 1 discusses types and causes of seizures, and what to do during a seizure. The medical concepts and technical terminology as well as the available tests and treatments, including anticonvulsant medication, are clearly explained. The author also addresses some of the emotional and social issues that may arise, and there are chapters for kids and teens to read themselves or with their parents. Part 2 covers some of the most common epilepsy syndromes in more detail. Further reading and useful contacts are also provided. This reassuring, informal, and upbeat book will reinforce and help clarify the discussion with the child's treating medical professional.

Epilepsy In Children

Author: Jean Aicardi
Editor: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Size: 11,11 MB
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Epilepsy In Children And Adolescents

Author: James W. Wheless
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118388518
Size: 17,47 MB
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This book provides the contemporary, caring guidance you need to diagnose and manage seizures in a young patient. Beginning with an overview of the classification of seizure syndromes, the authors take a practical approach to a common but complex clinical challenge. Aimed at both professionals and trainees in neurology, this book will also be a useful guide for all primary health professionals caring for pediatric patients with this condition. It is intended as a foundation for further study into pediatric epilepsy and to serve as a quick, up-to-date reference for the recognition, diagnosis, basic understanding, evaluation and management of this condition in children and adolescents.

Epilepsy On Our Terms

Author: Steven C. Schachter
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195330900
Size: 18,44 MB
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This enlightening book presents the firsthand personal accounts of children with seizure disorders and their parents. In their own words, these children and parents vividly describe the experiences of handling the crisis of the initial seizure, adjusting to the diagnosis of epilepsy, coping with seizures, managing medications and side effects, and dealing with health care providers, teachers, schoolmates, siblings, and friends. Reveals the terror, uncertainty, and frustration felt by children and parents after an initial seizure or a diagnosis of epilepsy. Documents the ongoing trials, tribulations and triumphs of coping with seizures, medication schedules and side effects, health care providers and hospitals, schoolmates, siblings, relatives and friends. These accounts provide realistic insights into the myriad issues encountered in living with childhood epilepsy. The book also includes a straightforward medical discussion of childhood seizures, written in layperson's terms by Dr. Pellock; a glossary of medical terms; and a guide for schoolteachers and parents written by William Murphy, the Executive Director of the Epilepsy Association of Massachusetts. Appendices provide a directory of Epilepsy Foundation of America affiliates; a list of recommended books, publications, and videotapes; and information about the Epilepsy Foundation of America's Winning Kids program.

Epilepsy In Children 2e

Author: Sheila J Wallace
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 0340808144
Size: 10,92 MB
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Epilepsy is the most common neurological disorder of childhood, occurring both in children whose physical and cognitive states are otherwise normal as well as being a facet of a more generalised and severe brain disease. There are many manifestations of epilepsy and, therefore, a diversity of factors in underlying pathology, responses to treatment and prognosis. Full understanding requires knowledge of the basic science that underlies epilepsy and its causes, and an appreciation of cognitive, psychiatric and social factors. This book is a comprehensive and up-to-date review of all aspects of childhood epilepsy for the specialist neurologist or paediatrician with an interest in this area. The first edition was praised for its valuable clinical approach to examining the nature of epileptic syndromes and for its appropriate and readable coverage of the underlying basic science, features that are retained and expanded upon in this revision. Particular updates include full coverage of new developments in epidemiology, genetics, classification, imaging, drug therapy and other treatments. Several new chapters have been added, covering eyelid myoclonia, Rasmussen's syndrome, cognitive and behavioural manifestations of epilepsy, and vagal nerve stimulation. This book is essential reading for paediatric neurologists, epileptologists and paediatricians, and will continue to provide invaluable support for any physician confronted by a child with epilepsy.

Limbic Seizures In Children

Author: G. Avanzini
Editor: John Libbey Eurotext
ISBN: 9780861965953
Size: 12,14 MB
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The aim of the colloquium from which this multi-author book derives, was to outline the specific expression of epilepsies involving the limbic structures in children and to establish a consensus on the evidence relevant to the clinical management of these epilepsies. The book addresses basic questions such as age-related aetiologic, pathogenetic and prognostic factors relevant to the course of infantile epilepsies with limbic seizures, and enlightens the criteria for their clinical and laboratory assessment. The interaction between basic scientists, neuropaediatricians and neurosurgeons contributes to define suitable strategies aimed at preventing the unfavourable course of these often severe infantile epilepsies and their optimal timing.

Seizures Epilepsy And Your Child

Author: Jorge C. Lagos
Editor: Harpercollins
Size: 11,76 MB
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Information on the care, treatment, and psychological considerations of the epileptic is presented in a question and answer format

Children With Epilepsy

Author: Helen Reisner
ISBN: 9780933149199
Size: 16,66 MB
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Offers basic information for parents on the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy, special education needs for children, and long-term care plans

Current Management In Child Neurology

Author: Bernard L. Maria
Editor: PMPH-USA
ISBN: 9781607950004
Size: 15,94 MB
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One in ten children seen in primary care practice and 25% of hospitalized children appear with a neurologic complaint. The fourth edition of Current Management in Child Neurology provides succinct reviews in the form of superb "how-to" chapters on the most common neurological complaints and pathologic conditions seen in pediatric practice. This volume provides clinicians with a state-of-the-art "toolbox" for diagnosis and treatment of the most commonly presented neurologic disorders and dysfunctions in children, including headache, seizures and epilepsy, neurobehavioral disorders, school readiness, developmental delay, trauma, meningitis and encephalitis, injury to the preterm and term brains, and status epilepticus. Chapters new to the 4th edition include information on a range of other conditions such as microcephaly, neurodegenerative disorders, chromosomal disorders, epilepsy in adolescence, epileptic encephalopathy, pediatric neurotransmitter disorders, and tropical child neurology as well as current approaches to neonatal or infantile facial dysmorphism and congenital muscular dystrophies. The 4th edition of Current Management in Child Neurology has 111 chapters organized into three sections: Clinical Practice Trends, The Office Visit, and The Hospitalized Child. Each of the sections contains carefully selected readings and Web resources for practitioners and patients who seek relevant information on topics addressed in the book's chapters. Since the third edition, online resources have increased exponentially, and Current Management in Child Neurology directs its readers to the most high-quality information available.

Supporting Children With Epilepsy

Author: Hull Learning Services
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136604898
Size: 17,55 MB
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Off-the-shelf support containing all the vital information practitioners need to know about Epilepsy, this book includes * Different types of seizures and what causes them * What to do when a person has a seizure * Advice on how to address school issues * Organizing out of school activities