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Aicardi's epilepsy in children [electronic resource] /
Alexis Arzimanoglou, Renzo Guerrini, Jean Aicardi.
edition
3rd ed.
imprint
Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2004.
description
ix, 516 p. : ill.
ISBN
0781726980, 9780781726986
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2004.
isbn
0781726980
9780781726986
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Rev. ed. of: Epilepsy in children / Jean Aicardi. 2nd ed. c1994.
catalogue key
7100659
 
Electronic reproduction. New York, N.Y. : Ovid Technologies, Inc. Available via World Wide Web.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 397-501) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Alexis Arzimanoglou, M.D.: Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale University Hospital Robert Debre Paris, France Renzo Guerrini, M.D.: Professor of Child Neurology and Psychiatry, University of Pisa and Research Institute Stella Maris Foundation Jean Aicardi, M.D., F.R.C.P.: Honorary Professor of Child Neurology, Institute of Child Health, University College London; Research Director, Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale; Honorary Consultant, Department of Child Neurology and Metabolic Disorders, University Hospital Robert Debre Paris, France
Reviews
Review Quotes
Epileptic Disorders , Volume 6, Issue 4 -- "The newly updated version of the original text remains undisputedly the single most authoritative treatise on pediatric epilepsy in the literature. The text is logically organized into 25 chapters. All of the chapters have been rewritten and updated. Despite the additional two authors, the text remains refreshingly consistent in its style, making for an easier read and facilitating access to information. Chapter subheadings are logically organized around important core issues in pediatric epilepsy. Each chapter ends with a helpful summary section that crystallizes the salient clinical issues. The text is replete with clinical "pearls" that can be applied directly at the bedside and clinic. The descriptions of seizure semiologies and syndrome features are particularly satisfying and reflect the vast combined clinical experience of the authors. It is worth owning the book for these descriptions alone as they capture the intricate and subtle differences among various seizure types and syndrome presentations. It will undoubtedly become an important resource for pediatric neurologists and epileptologists and is wholeheartedly recommended reading for allied pediatric disciplines involved in the care of pediatric seizure patients."Epileptic Disorders
Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 5, Issue 611 -- "For this third edition, the editorship has been boosted by two prominent pediatric neurologists and epileptologists. The book covers major types of epileptic seizures in childhood and corresponding epileptic syndromes; the various manifestations of epilepsy relative to age, cause, duration, and precipitation of seizures, and, naturally, aspects on diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of convulsive disorders in children. This book is extremely comprehensive and encompasses just about every piece of current knowledge strewn about in the vast contemporary literature on childhood epilepsy. It is not literature to browse through, but a gold mine in which to dig and frequently return. The combination of encyclopedic knowledge and clinical bedside approach is attractive. This book, without doubt, will be on the shelves of any professional active in the field of pediatric epilepsy. No doubt."Epilepsy & Behavior
From reviews of previous editions: "This is an excellent book for neurologists and pediatricians to have on their shelf and to rely on for current information on diagnosis and management of children with epilepsy." Archives of Neurology "This is an outstanding book and one of the finest examples of a modern medical text. A magnificent harmony of clinical and scientific aspects is constantly in evidence....This book is most warmly recommended to every neurologist, epileptologist, and electroencephalographer." Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology "This is a thought provoking book by three experts in the field that will certainly help the practitioner to diagnose and manage epilepsy in children. It should be available close at hand and dipped into often". European Journal of Paediatric Neurology , September 2004.
EJPN, 01-JAN-04 -- "This is a thought provoking book by three experts in the field that will certainly help the practitioner to diagnose and manage epilepsy in children. It should be available close at hand and dipped into often."EJPN
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Summaries
Main Description
Every physician who treats children with epilepsy will welcome this new Third Edition of Dr. Aicardi's internationally acclaimed text. Now coauthored by three distinguished experts--Alexis Arzimanoglou, MD, Renzo Guerrini, MD, and Jean Aicardi, MD, FRCP--this edition has been completely revised to reflect the past ten years' advances in diagnosis and therapy. The book describes in detail the types of seizures occurring during infancy, childhood, and adolescence and explains the key principles of diagnosis, prognosis, and medical and surgical treatment. This edition provides up-to-the-minute information on anticonvulsant drugs and the genetics of epilepsy and includes a new chapter on epileptic encephalopathies.
Main Description
Every physician who treats children with epilepsy will welcome this new Third Edition of Dr. Aicardi's internationally acclaimed text. Now coauthored by three distinguished expertsAlexis Arzimanoglou, MD, Renzo Guerrini, MD, and Jean Aicardi, MD, FRCPthis edition has been completely revised to reflect the past ten years' advances in diagnosis and therapy. The book describes in detail the types of seizures occurring during infancy, childhood, and adolescence and explains the key principles of diagnosis, prognosis, and medical and surgical treatment. This edition provides up-to-the-minute information on anticonvulsant drugs and the genetics of epilepsy and includes a new chapter on epileptic encephalopathies.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
General Aspects
Epilepsy: Overview and Definitionsp. 1
Classification of Epileptic Seizures and Epilepsiesp. 7
Major Types of Epileptic Seizures in Childhood and Corresponding Epileptic Syndromes
Infantile Spasms and Related Syndromesp. 14
Lennox-Gastaut Syndromep. 38
Dravet Syndrome: Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy or Severe Polymorphic Epilepsy of Infantsp. 51
Epilepsies with Predominantly Myoclonic Seizuresp. 58
Myoclonic Epilepsies Associated with Progressive Degenerative Disorders: Progressive Myoclonic Epilepsiesp. 81
Epilepsies with Typical Absence Seizuresp. 88
Epilepsies with Tonic-Clonic Seizuresp. 105
Epilepsies Characterized by Partial Seizuresp. 114
Landau-Kleffner Syndrome and Syndrome of Continuous Spike-Waves of Slow Sleepp. 176
Epileptic Manifestations Relative to Age, Cause, Duration, and Precipitation of Seizures
Neonatal Seizuresp. 188
Epilepsy in Infantsp. 210
Febrile Convulsionsp. 220
Occasional Seizures Other Than Febrile Convulsionsp. 235
Status Epilepticusp. 241
Stimulus-Sensitive Epilepsiesp. 262
Posttraumatic Seizures and Posttraumatic Epilepsyp. 279
Epilepsy as the Presenting Manifestation of Structural Brain Lesionsp. 284
Geneticsp. 312
Selected Aspects of Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment of Convulsive Disorders in Children
Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosisp. 325
General Aspects of Prognosisp. 342
General Principles of Managementp. 354
Medical Treatmentp. 363
Surgical Treatmentp. 387
Referencesp. 397
Subject Indexp. 503
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