Seizures and Epilepsy in Childhood A Guide

ISBN-10: 0801870518

ISBN-13: 9780801870514

Edition: 3rd 2003 (Guide (Instructor's))

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List price: $25.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 11/25/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

List of Figures and Tables
Foreword to the Third Edition
Foreword to the Second Edition
Foreword to the First Edition
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Why Do Seizures and Epilepsy Occur?
How the Brain Works: Understanding Seizures and Why There Are So Many Types
Society: A Model for Disruptions and Seizures
A Seizure Focus
Why Do Seizures Occur?
The Importance of Threshold
Explaining to Your Child How the Brain Works
The Kinds of Seizure and Where They Arise in the Brain
The Many Types of Seizure
Terms Describing the Phases of a Seizure
How Are Seizures Classified?
The Old System: "Grand Mal" and "Petit Mal" Seizures
The New System: "Generalized" and "Partial" Seizures
Generalized Seizures
Absence Seizures
Myoclonic Seizures
Atonic Seizures
Tonic-Clonic Seizures
Partial (Focal) Seizures and the Anatomy of the Brain
Motor and Sensory Areas
The Temporal Lobes: Lateral (Outer)
The Temporal Lobes: Mesial (Inner)
The Frontal Lobes
Other Areas of the Brain: The Occipital Lobes and Parietal Lobes
Simple Partial Seizures
With Motor Symptoms or with Sensory Symptoms
With Autonomic Symptoms
With Psychic Symptoms
Complex Partial Seizures
With Simple Partial Onset
With Loss of Consciousness at Onset
Gelastic Seizures
Differentiating between Types of Seizure
Locating the Site of Onset
Diagnosing Seizures and Epilepsy
How We Diagnose a Seizure and Decide What It Will Mean for Your Child
Was It a Seizure?
Provoked and Unprovoked Seizures
Episodes Often Mistaken for Seizures
Is It Fainting or a Seizure?
Is It Daydreaming or a Seizure?
Tics
Myoclonic Jerks
Breathholding Spells
Migraine Headaches
Paroxysmal Behavioral Disturbances
Nonepileptic Seizures (Psychological Seizures, Pseudoseizures)
The Physician's Evaluation
How We Evaluate and Think about a First Seizure
Febrile Seizures
What Should You Do during a Seizure?
After the Seizure Is Over
Questions You Will Ask
Evaluation of the Child with a First Seizure without Fever
Decision Making: Assessing Risks and Benefits after a Nonfebrile Seizure
Whether or Not to Use Medicine
Decisions about Everyday Life
What to Do during a Second Big Seizure
What Should You Not Do?
What Should You Do?
When Should You Call for Help or an Ambulance?
Understanding Your Child's Tests: EEG, CT, and MRI
The Electroencephalogram (EEG)
When to Do an EEG
Performing an EEG
Sedation for an EEG
Normalities and Abnormalities on the EEG
Spikes
Slowing
EEG Abnormalities Related to Certain Seizure-Types
Absence Seizures
Atypical Absence Seizures
Other Special Patterns
Special EEG Procedures
"Why Do an EEG Anyway?"
Why Repeat an EEG?
Intensive EEG Monitoring
Ambulatory EEG Monitoring
Video-EEG Monitoring
CT and MRI Scanning
CT Scanning
Why a CT Scan?
MRI Scanning
The Epilepsies of Childhood: Special Patterns and Causes
Epilepsy and Its Special Forms
Epilepsy Syndromes
Benign Rolandic Epilepsy
Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy of Janz
Infantile Spasms (West Syndrome)
Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome
Landau-Kleffner Syndrome and Other Language Impairments
Neonatal Seizures
Special Conditions That Cause Epilepsy
Strokes
Developmental Abnormalities of the Brain
Tuberous Sclerosis
Sturge-Weber Syndrome
Neurofibromatosis
Chronic Infections
Herpes Virus
HIV Infections (AIDS)
Rasmussen's Syndrome
Degenerative Diseases
Treating Seizures and Epilepsy
Medical Treatment of Seizures
Philosophy of Treatment
How Anticonvulsant Drugs Work in Epilepsy
Terms You Need to Know
Blood Levels of Anticonvulsants and the Therapeutic Range
Common Questions about Blood Levels
Drug Interactions
Choosing the Best Medication
Common Older, "First-Line" Drugs for Partial Seizures and Tonic-Clonic Seizures
Phenobarbital
Phenytoin (Dilantin)
Carbamazepine (Tegretol)
Valproic Acid (Depakene, Depakote)
Drugs for Absence and Other Generalized Seizures
Ethosuximide (Zarontin)
Valproic Acid (Depakene, Depakote)
The Benzodiazepines (Diazepam, Clonazepam, Clorazepate, and Lorazepam)
"Not Approved for Use in Children"
New Antiepileptic Medications
Felbamate
Gabapentin (Neurontin)
Lamotrigine (Lamictal)
Topiramate (Topamax)
Tiagabine (Gabitril)
Levetiracetam (Keppra)
Vigabatrin (Sabril)
Tegretol Analogues (Carbatrol, Tegretol-XR, Oxycarbazepine [Trileptal])
Zonisamide (Zonegran)
How to Choose among the Many New Medications
Generic Drugs or Brand-Name Drugs?
Status Epilepticus: A Medical Emergency
Convulsive Status Epilepticus and Its Treatment
Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus and Its Treatment
The Outlook for the Child with Seizures
What Is the Outlook after a First Seizure?
What Is the Outlook after a Second Seizure?
Questions You May Have
The Ketogenic Diet
History of the Diet
What Is the Ketogenic Diet?
Choosing and Managing the Diet
Parents' Questions about the Diet
Vitamins, Minerals, and Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Epilepsy
Vitamins, Minerals, Other Special Diets
Vitamins
Minerals
Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Epilepsy
The Theoretical Bases for Evidence-Based Therapies for Epilepsy
The Theoretical Bases for Alternative and Complementary Therapies for Epilepsy
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Herbal Therapies
Acupuncture
Phytotherapy
Homeopathy
Adjustments, Manipulations, and Massage
Chiropractic
Craniosacral Therapy
Osteopathy
Massage
Oxygen, Hyperbaric Oxygen, and Carbon Dioxide Therapies
Other New Alternative Therapies
Cerebellar Stimulation
Vagus Nerve Stimulation
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Biofeedback
Conclusion
Surgical Approaches to Epilepsy
Thinking about Surgery
Tumor Surgery and Epilepsy Surgery
Surgery for Partial (Focal) Seizures
General Considerations for Focal Surgery
Is Your Child a Candidate for Surgery?
Confirming that Your Child Is a Candidate for Surgery
Risk-Benefit Discussion with Your Physicians
Evaluation of Language
Invasive Studies
Special Techniques for Localization of the Seizure Focus
Making the Final Decision
Including the Child in the Decision
Surgery for Other Types of Seizures
Hemispherectomy
Vagus Nerve Stimulation
Corpus Callosum Sectioning
Tips for Parents of Children Undergoing Invasive Monitoring or Surgery
Monitoring
Surgery
The Hospital Routine for Patients Undergoing Surgery
Coping with Epilepsy
Coping with Seizures and Epilepsy
The First "Big" Seizure
What You Should Know
What Do You Tell Your Child after a Single Seizure?
What Do You Tell Other Children after a Single Seizure?
What Do You Tell Grandparents and Friends after a Single Seizure?
What Do You Tell the School after a Single Seizure?
Recurrent Tonic-Clonic Seizures: Epilepsy
Benign Epilepsy of Childhood
Controlled Epilepsy of Childhood
Coming to Terms with Epilepsy: Fear, Grief, Anger, Acceptance
Helping Your Child Cope with Epilepsy
What Do You Tell Grandparents and Friends When Seizures Recur?
What Do You Tell the School and Classmates after Additional Seizures?
Absence Seizures
Complex Partial Seizures
Is Your Child Disabled or Handicapped?
Coping with the Uncertainties of Seizures and Epilepsy: The Power of Positive Thinking
A Tale of Two Parents
The Power of Positive Thinking
Communicating
Anxiety, the Greatest Enemy
Coping with Substantial Handicap: Mental Retardation, Cerebral Palsy, and Difficult-to-Control Seizures
Coping with Labels
Mental Retardation
Commonly Asked Questions
Cerebral Palsy
Spastic Hemiparesis
Spastic Quadriparesis
Diplegia
Abnormal Movements
Difficult-to-Control Seizures
Coping with Severe Handicap with Epilepsy
A Parent's Special Needs
Coping with Shattered Expectations
Epilepsy as a Psychosocial Disease
The Child's Self-Perception
Overprotection and Overindulgence
Attitudes of Brothers and Sisters
Sibling Workshops
Camps
Attitudes of Friends
How Common Are Psychosocial Problems?
Counseling: A Dialogue
Who Needs Counseling?
Where Counseling Helped: An Example
How Do You Help Teenagers Cope?
Counseling the Younger Child
Particularly Difficult Circumstances
Acceptance and Responsibility
Living with Epilepsy
School: Learning and Behavior
Intelligence
Learning Problems
Attention Problems and Hyperactivity
Psychological and Social Problems
Routine Medical Care and Epilepsy
Sports and Epilepsy
Driving and Epilepsy
Marriage, Pregnancy, and Children
Marriage and Parenthood
Risks of Pregnancy while Taking Anticonvulsant Drugs
Breastfeeding and Birth Control
"Will My Child Have Neurological Problems?"
Other Genetic Issues
Support Services and Additional Information for People with Epilepsy and Their Families
National and Local Epilepsy Services
Getting Information
Epilepsy and the Internet
Reliable Sourcese of Information
Selected Bibliography on the Ketogenic Diet
Insurance and Other Financial Issues
Conclusion
Glossary
Index
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