New PDF release: Atlas of Epilepsies

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By Anne T. Berg (auth.), C. P. Panayiotopoulos PhD, FRCP (eds.)

ISBN-10: 1848821271

ISBN-13: 9781848821279

Atlas of Epilepsies is a landmark, all-encompassing, illustrated reference paintings and hands-on consultant to the prognosis, administration and remedy of epilepsy in all its kinds and throughout all age teams. The leading textual content within the box with over a thousand photos, the Atlas’s hugely illustrative method tackles the tricky topic of epileptic seizures and epileptic syndromes, observed by way of sequential images of every administration step. Intraoperative images are observed through distinct determine legends describing nuances, subtleties, and the idea approaches enthusiastic about every one step, offering a fuller figuring out of every approach. The Atlas attracts at the services of over three hundred internationally-renowned specialists, and is liberally interspersed with medical insights and private vignettes that supply necessary tips, technical recommendation and important wisdom to the clinician and pupil. The thorough and whole desk of contents comprises devoted sections or chapters on vital issues comparable to neonatal and pediatric seizures; imitators of epilepsy; EEG and neuroimaging; psychiatric and caliber of existence facets of epilepsy; and an entire consultant to cures together with present and up to date chapters on prescribed drugs, surgeries, and extra and replacement remedies. No different book addresses epilepsies as completely and entirely because the Atlas of Epilepsies. Exhaustive and illustrative, handy and present, this reference is certain to be the most effective textual content on epilepsy for a few years to come.

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It is therefore not surprising to find epilepsy mentioned in early medical texts of many diverse cultures (Temkin 1971). Epilepsy is also a condition that rarely remains unnoticed in the social environment of the afflicted. Seizures will often occur in whatever public there is, and it is known both from history-taking from witnesses of seizures and from many literary accounts (Wolf 2006) that the unexpected confrontation with a seizure, even in a perfect stranger, often profoundly impresses the terrified observer.

In Asia, most patients who got married did not disclose their condition before marriage. The same did the above-mentioned literary character Marquis d’Harvillle who remained silent about his epilepsy the third time he proposed, and was successful. He had learnt the lesson. Again, however, longitudinal investigations indicate historical changes in recent times. In Canada in 1949, both men and women with epilepsy had a marriage rate of 33% as compared with an expected of 57% for men and 60% for Figure 7-8.

2009) is a related belief. In a highly thought-provoking comment Margiad Evans (1909–1954), a writer who suffered from epilepsy (> Fig. 7-3), suggested that this view was not, as commonly believed, created by onlookers of seizures, but by patients themselves, since a seizure could be felt like the invasion of the body by an alien force (Evans 1952). Another aspect of religion and epilepsy is the hope for a miraculous cure, which made many intractable sufferers of epilepsy – just as with other chronic diseases – undertake a pilgrimage to some holy place like Lourdes or Alto¨tting (> Fig.

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