Children With Seizures

Author: Martin L. Kutscher
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846424908
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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 On Our Terms

Author: Steven C. Schachter
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195330900
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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.

Seizures And Epilepsy In Childhood

Author: John M. Freeman
Editor: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 9780801870507
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The award-winning Seizures and Epilepsy in Childhood is the standard resource for parents in need of comprehensive medical information about their child with epilepsy. Now in its third edition, this highly praised book has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the latest approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy in childhood, including the use of the ketogenic diet as a treatment for children who either do not respond to traditional drug therapy or who suffer intolerable side effects from medications. In addition to providing up-to-date information about new diagnostic techniques as well as new drugs, diet, and surgical treatments, the authors have included a chapter addressing routine health care for children with epilepsy and a new chapter on complementary and alternative therapies. Also new to this edition are discussions of the progress made in the evaluation for surgery, a chapter on insurance issues, and a section detailing additional resources. "No child's life should be defined by seizures. If we understand how the brain works, what happens during seizures, and how to cope with epilepsy, we can overcome the mythology of epilepsy and fight society's prejudices, allowing every child with epilepsy to reach his or her full potential."—From Seizures and Epilepsy in Childhood

Taking Seizure Disorders To School

Author: Kim Gosselin
Editor: Jayjo Books
ISBN: 9781891383168
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Uses a simple story about a young girl at school to present information about epilepsy.

Limbic Seizures In Children

Author: G. Avanzini
Editor: John Libbey Eurotext
ISBN: 9780861965953
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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.

Current Management In Child Neurology

Author: Bernard L. Maria
Editor: PMPH-USA
ISBN: 9781607950004
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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.

Frontal Lobe Seizures And Epilepsies In Children

Author: Anne Beaumanoir
Editor: John Libbey Eurotext
ISBN: 9782742004836
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A comprehensive international review of basic and clinical research based on the Mariani Foundation Colloquium on frontal lobe epilepsy in childhood and adolescence held at the Milan State University in October 2000. Distinguished authors discuss advances in neurogenetics, neuropsychology and imaging. This book describes clinical, electroencephalographic and neuroimaging patterns of frontal lobe epilepsy in detail and reviews advances in medical and surgical treatment. It will be useful and stimulating reading for pediatric and adult epilepsy specialists, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists and other behavioural scientists, and research workers in epileptology.

Febrile Seizures

Author: Tallie Z. Baram
Editor: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780120781416
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Febrile Seizures is written by the most active researchers and clinicians in epilepsy research today. This book presents the latest developments in this field as well as the current state of knowledge in the following: * New imaging tools and emerging data, visualizing effects of febrile seizures on the brain * New genetic methodologies * The use of animal models to permit scientific analysis of the electrophysiology and molecular biology of the seizure. Key Features * First book on febrile seizures in over 20 years! * Broad spectrum of approaches, from genetic and epidemiological to bench research using animal models and in vitro single-cell patch-clamp methods * Comprehensive update of the topic, written by world leaders in the field * Novel and newly discovered information based on up-to the minute methods * Engaging style, accessible to the clinician, researcher, and educated parent

Epilepsy In Children And Adolescents

Author: James W. Wheless
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118388518
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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.

Occipital Seizures And Epilepsies In Children

Author: Frederick Andermann
Editor: John Libbey Eurotext
ISBN: 9780861963850
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This volume is devoted to a particular facet of infantile epilepsy, Occipital Seizures and Epilepsies. That an epileptogenic process common to all ages manifests itself differently according to the stages of cerebral evolution suggests that a deeper investigation of these age-dependent epilepsies and their related conditions is necessary. Findings of basic sciences in epileptogenicity are compared with clinical data and developed towards practical applications of general interest, such as the fundamental differential diagnosis between occipital seizures and migrainous attacks. Since the normal maturation of the brain in the post-natal period largely depends on early sensory-motor experience, particularly visual functions, it is essential to consider research maturation of visual systems, as it may offer stimulating insights into the peculiarities of these 'epileptic syndromes' which represent a model for the study of the child's epilepsy. Though dealing with a particular problem in paediatric neurology, they point to a general process in human biology.