Written by nearly 100 international leaders in the field, this new edition progresses logically with major sections on the basic mechanisms of the disease, classification, epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis, and age-related syndromes of epilepsy. The core of the new third edition is its completely updated section on antiepileptic drugs, including an in-depth discussion of dosage considerations, drug toxicity, teratogenicity, and drug interactions, with recommendations for optimal combinations when multiple drug therapy is required.
Features unique to the third edition include:
- Expanded section on the basic science and mechanism of epilepsy
- Completely updated drug chapters, including newly released drugs and those in development
- Expanded chapters on vagus nerve stimulation and surgical treatment
- Expanded section on co-morbidities
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Table of ContentsBasic Mechanisms; Pathophysiology of Seizures and Epilepsy in the Immature Brain: Cells, Synapses, and Circuits; Neuronal Networks in Epilepsy and Neuronal Excitability; Epileptic Channelopathies; Metabolic and Pharmacologic Consequences of Seizures; The Pathology of Epilepsy; Epileptic Cerebral Cortical Malformations; Genetic Influences on Risk for Epilepsy; Classification, Epidemiology, Etiology, and Diagnosis; Classification of Epilepsies in Childhood; Epidemiology of Epilepsy in Children; An Approach to the Child with Paroxysmal Phenomena with Emphasis on Nonepileptic Disorders; Evaluating the Child with Seizure; The Use of Electroencephalography in the Diagnosis of Epilepsy in Childhood; Basics of Neuroimaging in Pediatric Epilepsy; Age-Related Syndromes; Neonatal Seizures; Severe Encephalopathic Epilepsy in Early Infancy; West Syndrome; Myoclonic Epilepsies of Infancy; Partial Epilepsies in Infancy; Febrile Seizures; Generalized Epilepsies with Febrile Seizures; Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome; Childhood Absence Epilepsies; Benign Focal Epilepsies of Childhood; Landau-Kleffner Syndrome; Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsies of Adolescence; Progressive Myoclonus Epilepsies; Localization-Related Epilepsies: Simple Partial Seizures, Complex Partial Seizures, and Rasmussen Syndrome; Selected Disorders Associated with Epilepsy; General Principles of Therapy; Treatment Decisions in Childhood Seizures; Comparative Anticonvulsant Profile and Proposed Mechanisms of Action of Antiepileptic Drugs; Evidence-Based Medicine Issues Related to Drug Selection; Combination Drug Therapy; Adverse Effects of Antiepileptic Drugs, Drug-Related Seizure Exacerbation, and Monitoring of Therapy; Status Epilepticus and Acute Seizures; Epilepsy and Child-Bearing (Fetal Effects); Teratogenic Effects of Epileptic Medications; Pharmacokinetic Principles of Antiepileptic Therapy in Children; Dosage Form Considerations in the Treatment of Pediatric Epilepsy; Drug Interations; Antiepileptic Drugs and Ketogenic Diet; ACTH and Steroids; Benzodiazepines; Carbamazepine and Oxcarbazepine; Ethosuximide, Methsuximide, and Trimethadione; Felbamate; Gabapentin and Pregabalin; Lamotrigine; Levetiracetam; Pheonbarbital and Primidone; Phenytoin and Related Drugs; Sulthiame; Tiagabine; Topiramate; Valproate; Vigabatrin; Vitamins, Dietary Considerations; and Alternative Therapies; Zonisamide; The Ketogenic Diet; Immunotherapy Issues, Antiepileptic Drugs in Development; Epilepsy Surgery and Vagus Nerve Stimulation; Neurophysiologic Evaluation; Advanced Imaging Evaluation; Surgical Treatment: Surgery and Outcome; Outcome of Surgery in Children; Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy in Pediatric Patients: Uses and Effectiveness; Psychosocial Aspects; Costs of Pediatric Epilepsy; Quality of Life in Children with Epilepsy; Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy, and IQ; Cognitive and Psychiatric Co-Morbidities and Educational Placement; Cognitive Side Effects of Antiepileptic Drugs; Migraine and Epilepsy.