The treatment of epilepsy by Simon D. Shorvon

By Simon D. Shorvon

A useful reference to the scientific and surgery of epilepsy

The 3rd variation of The remedy of Epilepsy has been completely up-to-date. it's a reference paintings, yet has a powerful useful bias, and is designed to aid neurologists, neurosurgeons and different clinicians in any respect degrees who're inquisitive about the remedy of sufferers with epilepsy. it's a definitive resource of medical info to lead medical perform and rational treatment.

Written and edited through top specialists, many actively concerned with the foreign League opposed to Epilepsy, this new version:

  • covers the hot advances within the rules and methods to epilepsy remedy, the advent of latest medications and the improvement of recent surgical thoughts
  • contains 26 thoroughly new chapters and sixty one new members
  • includes pharmacological houses and prescribing info for all medicinal drugs utilized in the therapy of epilepsy
  • features the real contribution of a brand new editor Jerome Engel Jr, Professor of Neurology on the collage of California college of medication in la.

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NY Times, 3 April 1998. 79 Simon D, Penry JK. Sodium di-N-propylacetate (DPA) in the treatment of epilepsy: a review. Epilepsia 1975; 16: 549–573. 80 Suzuki M, Maruyama H, Ishibashi Y, et al. A double-blind comparative trial of sodium dipropylacetate and ethosuximide in epilepsy in children – with special emphasis on pure petit mal seizure (in Japanese). Med Prog 1972; 82: 470–488. 81 Rowan AJ, Meijer JW, de Beer-Pawlikowski N, van der Geest P, Meinardi H. Valproate–ethosuximide combination therapy for refractory absence seizures.

1 Section 1 Introduction The Treatment of Epilepsy, Third Edition Edited by S. Shorvon, E. Perucca and J. Engel © 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd. ISBN: 978-1-405-18383-3 1 Definitions and Classification of Epilepsy Christina A. Gurnett and W. Edwin Dodson Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA More than a century and a half ago, Hughlings Jackson defined an epileptic seizure as the clinical phenomenon resulting from ‘an occasional, sudden and excessive discharge of gray matter’ [1], a definition that has stood the test of time.

Unnecessary polypharmacy in the treatment of epilepsy. Br Med J 1977; i: 1635–1637. 27 Shorvon SD, Reynolds EH. Reduction of polypharmacy for epilepsy. Br Med J 1979; i: 1023–1025. 28 Shorvon SD, Chadwick D, Galbraith A, Reynolds EH. One drug for epilepsy. Br Med J 1978; i: 474–476. 29 Shorvon SD, Johnson AL, Reynolds EH. Statistical and theoretical considerations in the design of anticonvulsant trials. In: Dam M, Gram L, Penry JK (eds). Advances in Epileptology: XIIth Epilepsy International Symposium.

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