Part I. Introduction
Part II. Approaches to the Clinical Investigation and Diagnosis of Cause
Part III. Idiopathic Epilepsies
Part IV. Symptomatic Epilepsies of Genetic or Developmental Origin
Part V. Symptomatic Epilepsies of Acquired Origin
Part VI. Provoking Factors and Provoked Epilepsies
Part VII. Status Epilepticus.
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 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. A new section considers clinical approaches to diagnosing causes, to guide and assist clinicians in investigations. With 128 chapters written by leading figures from around the world, this comprehensive and authoritative resource is indispensable to senior and junior clinicians and trainees working in the field of epilepsy, including specialists in neurology, paediatrics, neurophysiology, psychiatry and neurosurgery.
• Extensively reviewed and expanded, the book features 128 chapters, with greater focus on the genetic causes of epilepsy and an entirely new section entitled 'Approaches to the Clinical Investigation and Diagnosis of Cause' to help guide clinical practice
• This definitive and unrivalled textbook provides comprehensive clinical data on the many causes of epilepsy in one place, written by leading figures in the field from around the world
• This book is wesigned for use in clinical practice, with clear, relevant and easy to find information
• Simon Shorvon, Institute of Neurology, University College London
Simon Shorvon is Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, and Professor Emeritus in Clinical Neurology at University College London.
• Renzo Guerrini, Università degli Studi, Florence
Renzo Guerrini is Professor of Child Neurology and Psychiatry and Director of the Department of Neuroscience at Children's Hospital Anna Meyer, Università degli Studi, Florence.
• Steven Schachter, Harvard Medical School, Boston
Steven Schachter is Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, Boston, and Chief Academic Officer at the Consortia for Improving Medicine with Innovation and Technology.
• Eugen Trinka, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg
Eugen Trinka is Chair of the Department of Neurology and Medical Director of the Christian Doppler University Hospital and Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience and Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs of the Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg.