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The causes of epilepsy

S. D. Shorvon

The causes of epilepsy

common and uncommon causes in adults and children

by S. D. Shorvon

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  • 9 Currently reading

Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Etiology,
  • Epilepsy,
  • Therapy,
  • Diagnosis

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by Simon D. Shorvon, Frederick Andermann, Renzo Guerrini
    SeriesCambridge medicine, Cambridge medicine
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC372 .C38 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxx, 787 p. :
    Number of Pages787
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25051730M
    ISBN 100521114470
    ISBN 109780521114479
    LC Control Number2010030379
    OCLC/WorldCa649795883

      Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes people to have recurring seizures. The seizures happen when clusters of nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain send out the wrong signals. People may have strange sensations and emotions or behave strangely. They may have violent muscle spasms or lose consciousness.   #1 SUDEP is not well understood. SUDEP stands for Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy. SUDEP refers to deaths in people with epilepsy that are not from injury, drowning, or other known causes. 1 Most, but not all, cases of SUDEP happen during or right after a seizure. 1 Researchers do not understand the exact cause of SUDEP, but these are possible reasons it happens:

      What is epilepsy? Epilepsy is a problem in the brain that causes reoccurring seizures that happen without warning. A seizure is like an “electrical storm” in the brain. During a seizure, the normal pattern of activity in the brain is temporarily disturbed and brain cells begin to fire abnormally. The book is a comprehensive reference work, a catalogue of all important causes of epilepsy, and a clinical tool for all clinicians dealing with patients who have epilepsy.

    Epilepsy: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment. Learn about epilepsy stages, symptoms and treatment for this disorder of the brain's electrical system. Epileptic seizures cause brief impulses in movement, behavior, sensation or awareness that may cause brain damage. Read more: Epilepsy: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment. The identification of the cause of an epileptic seizure is a key element in the clinical management of all patients. In recent decades, advances in theory, neuroimaging, molecular genetics and molecular chemistry have revolutionized our ability to investigate and identify the underlying cause. The definitive and unrivalled textbook on the causes of epilepsy, this second edition is extensively.


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The causes of epilepsy by S. D. Shorvon Download PDF EPUB FB2

The book is a comprehensive reference work, a catalogue of all important causes of epilepsy, and a clinical tool for all clinicians dealing with patients who have epilepsy. It is aimed at epileptologists and neurologists and provides a distillation of /5(4).

Epilepsy is a general term for the tendency to have seizures. Epilepsy is usually diagnosed only after a person has had more than one seizure. When identifiable, the causes of epilepsy usually. Epilepsy is a chronic disorder that causes unprovoked, recurrent seizures.

A seizure is a sudden rush of electrical activity in the brain. There are two main types of : Ann Pietrangelo. For children Lee: the Rabbit with Epilepsy by Deborah Moss. Part of "The Special Needs Collection" for ages Published24 pages. Explains epilepsy in a reassuring way for newly diagnosed children, their siblings and friends.

Special People, Special Ways by Arlene Maguire. Published32 pages. A colorfully illustrated book about children with disabilities for ages Just Kids. Despite the myriad of known causes, which makes up only about 50% of all the epilepsy cases, the probability of getting epilepsy is only 1% from birth to the age of 20 years.

The frequency of epilepsy rises slowly until it reaches a risk of 3% at the age of 75 years. Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's collection.

The Causes of Epilepsy. Edited by Simon D. Shorvon, Frederick Andermann, Renzo Guerrini; Online ISBN: Your name * Please enter your name. Books on Epilepsy. There has been a steady increase in the number of books published that are relevant to epilepsy that members of the League will likely find useful for their practice or research.

However, keeping up with the books that are available is no easy task. Consists of 12 chapters devoted to epilepsy and seizures including causes, diagnosis, treatment, surgery, etc. Intended to be a companion to patients and families as they confront the disorder Epilepsy and Developmental Disabilities ().

The book is a comprehensive reference work, a catalogue of all important causes of epilepsy, and a clinical tool for all clinicians dealing with patients who have epilepsy. It is aimed at epileptologists and neurologists and provides a distillation of Reviews: 3.

The definitive and unrivalled textbook on the causes of epilepsy, this second edition is extensively revised and expanded. It provides concise descriptions of all the major genetic and acquired conditions that cause epilepsy in adults and children, and the provoking factors for epileptic seizures and of the causes of status epilepticus.

As early treatment of convulsions and of epilepsy is very important, it is essential to start correct treatment immediately. But in order to be able to start this treatment, the doctor or clinical officer needs to know the causes of the seizures and epilepsy, what type of seizure and epilepsy the patient has, and which drug should be used.

Epilepsy Symptoms. While many types of repetitive behavior may represent a neurological problem, a doctor needs to establish whether or not they are seizures. Generalized seizures: All areas of. "Handbook of Epilepsy Treatment is truly what the title promises: a very practice-oriented and useful handbook about the treatment of epilepsy.

The updated edition is helpful for residents, fellows, general practitioners, and epileptologists alike." (Epilepsy & Behavior, 2 March ). The Causes of Epilepsy Book Summary: Causation is an aspect of epilepsy neglected in the scientific literature and in the conceptualization of epilepsy at a clinical and experimental level.

It was to remedy this deficiency that this book was conceived. The book opens with a draft etiological classification that goes some way to filling the nosological void.

Beyond my Control - One Man's Struggle with Epilepsy, Seizure Surgery & Beyond 1 chapters — updated PM — 1 person liked it The Reckoning 1 chapters — updated AM — 0 people liked it. William Lennox published his classic book Epilepsy and Related Disorders in (Lennox & Lennox, ), and this provides a summary of advanced contemporary thought on the topic of epilepsy etiology.

He considered epilepsy to be due to a combination of: (1) genetic (essential) causes; (2) acquired causes; and (3) precipitating causes; and of.

Interestingly, the comic book had a significant positive impact on both the urban and the rural school students toward their knowledge of the causes of epilepsy except hereditary causes. Table 2. Urban vs rural school students' KAP of the study subjects before and after reading the comic, Addis Ababa and Chacha, Ethiopia, March Epilepsy is brain disorder that causes repeated seizures.

About 3 million US adults aged 18 years or older have active epilepsy. 1 Nearly 1 million of those adults are aged 55 or older. 2 As our population ages, there will be even more older people with epilepsy in the coming years.

“Epilepsy is a chronic disease that can be a severe impediment to living a normal life,” Rogawski explains, due to the difficulties caused by frequent or uncontrolled seizures and the disabilities that can be associated with the disease or the drugs used to treat it.

Because brain activity in epileptics is normal between seizures, “it's a. Epilepsy can also increase the likelihood of developing depression. Epileptic seizures don’t cause lasting damage to the brain. Although a lot of mentally disabled people have epilepsy too, that is because the cause of their disability – brain damage or a brain disease – also makes epilepsy.

Causes and Prognosis. There are numerous types of epilepsy that can be due to several different causes. For example, sometimes brain damage due to trauma, such as lack of oxygen to the brain at birth or a severe brain infection, can lead to epilepsy.

There is a real need for people who don’t have epilepsy to read Eichenwald’s book, too, he says, so that they can better understand the struggles and triumphs of living with this disease.epilepsy, a chronic disorder of cerebral function characterized by periodic convulsive seizures.

There are many conditions that have epileptic seizures. Sudden discharge of excess electrical activity, which can be either generalized (involving many areas of cells in the brain) or focal, also known as partial (involving one area of cells in the.