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Refractory Status Epilepticus

Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Xuefeng Wang
  • Shichuo Li

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About this book

Introduction

This book aims to offer the accumulated fertile experience of treating drug-resistant epileptic patients collected over the past few decades, focusing on aspects of neurology, neurosurgery, emergency care, critical care medicine and basic medical research.

Refractory status epilepticus is one of the most common severe and acute diseases in neurology and neurocritical care; it is also the main cause of death in epileptic patients. In the context of prevention and treatment processes, it is not only necessary to terminate epileptic seizures, but to also address the disruption of the patient’s internal environment and provide critical life support. Effective treatment calls for multi-disciplinary support from neurology, neurosurgery, emergency care, critical care medicine, and other fields. Further, since the clinical features of epileptic seizure are not specific, it is necessary to differentiate it from other diseases that produce convulsions, disorders of consciousness, syncope, mental and behavioral disorders, myoclonus, etc., to avoid misdiagnosis. In this book, it comprehensively and systematically describes the basic knowledge as well as prevention and treatment tips, providing an invaluable reference resource for medical students and professionals in neurology, neurosurgery, emergency care and critical care medicine.

Keywords

status epilepticus epileptic syndrome diagnosis treatment epilepsy

Editors and affiliations

  • Xuefeng Wang
    • 1
  • Shichuo Li
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyThe First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical UniversityChongqingChina
  2. 2.Institute on Global Health (IGH)Peking University & UN Consultative Committee on Life Science and Human Health (CCLH)BeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-5125-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-5124-1
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-5125-8
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