Aicardi’s Diseases of the Nervous System in Childhood, 4th Edition – Part VII: Paroxysmal Disorders (ebook)


Part VII: Paroxysmal Disorders from Aicardi’s Diseases of the Nervous System in Childhood, 4th Edition

Chapter 16 – Epilepsy and Other Seizure Disorders by Alexis Arzimanoglou and Michael S Duchowny

  • Terminology and Definitions
  • Mechanisms of Epileptic Seizures
  • Aetiology of the Epilepsies
  • Pathology
  • Classification Issues
    • Classification of Epileptic Seizures
    • Classification of Epilepsy Syndromes
  • Epileptic Seizures and Epilepsy Syndromes by Age at Onset
    • Seizures and Syndromes of the Neonatal Period
    • Seizures and Syndromes of Infancy and Early Childhood
    • Seizures and Syndromes of Late Childhood and Adolescence
  • Stimulus Sensitive (Reflex) Epilepsies
  • Immune-mediated Seizure Disorders
  • Status Epilepticus
    • Convulsive Status Epilepticus
    • Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus
    • Refractory Status Epilepticus
    • Electrical Status Epilepticus of Slow Wave Sleep
  • Differential Diagnosis From Paroxysmal Disorders Other Than Epilepsy
    • Anoxic Seizures
    • Syncopes of Cardiac Origin
    • Episodes of Apnoea or Bradycardia in Young Infants
    • Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood (AHC)
    • Paroxysmal Disturbances of Consciousness
    • Acute Psychiatric Manifestations
    • Seizures of Toxic Origin
    • Tetany
  • Investigations in Patients with Epilepsy
    • Electroencephalography
    • Neuroimaging in Epilepsy
  • Treatment of Epileptic Seizures and Epilepsy Syndromes
    • Education of Parents and Children
    • Drug Treatment
    • Non-Drug Medical Treatments
    • Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy
  • Prognosis of Epilepsy

Chapter 17 – Headache Disorders in Children by Kenneth J Mack

  • Primary Headache Disorders
  • Secondary Causes of Headache

Chapter 18 – Sleep Disorders by Patricia Franco

  • Paroxysmal Disorders of Sleep
  • Sleep Apnoea Syndromes
  • Hypersomnia and Insomnia Syndromes

About the Complete Book

The Premier Reference Book on Clinical Child Neurology.

Congenital or early-onset disorders of the nervous system have a profound and lifelong impact on the lives of children and their families. Aicardi’s Diseases of the Nervous System in Childhood, 4th Edition provides up-to-date information on the full range of these neurological disorders, from fetal and neonatal neurology to adolescence.

Movement disorders, epilepsies and seizure disorders, metabolic diseases, auditory and visual disorders, and genetic anomalies are among the many topics covered in this text. Extensive reference lists at the end of each chapter guide the clinician to further relevant reading.

This fourth edition retains the patient-focussed, clinical approach of its predecessors. The international team of editors and contributors has honoured the request of the late Jean Aicardi, that his book remain ‘resolutely clinical’, which distinguishes Aicardi’s Diseases of the Nervous System in Childhood from other texts in the field. For further information about the history of this title and previous editions, please see Further Materials.

This edition:

  • Is completely revised and updated
  • Includes latest developments in genetic advances
  • Contains new chapters on basal ganglia diseases and psychogenic disorders
  • Has an easy-to-use one volume format with full-colour illustrations

Aicardi’s Diseases of the Nervous System in Childhood, 4th Edition remains the classic, user-friendly resource for busy clinicians in paediatric neurology, child neurology, general paediatrics, neurodisability, and all related medical disciplines.

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