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Infantile Spasms

Diagnosis, Management and Prognosis

  • James D. FrostJr.
  • Richard A. Hrachovy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. James D. Frost Jr., Richard A. Hrachovy
    Pages 1-9
  3. James D. Frost Jr., Richard A. Hrachovy
    Pages 11-17
  4. James D. Frost Jr., Richard A. Hrachovy
    Pages 19-35
  5. James D. Frost Jr., Richard A. Hrachovy
    Pages 37-50
  6. James D. Frost Jr., Richard A. Hrachovy
    Pages 51-73
  7. James D. Frost Jr., Richard A. Hrachovy
    Pages 75-84
  8. James D. Frost Jr., Richard A. Hrachovy
    Pages 85-97
  9. James D. Frost Jr., Richard A. Hrachovy
    Pages 99-104
  10. James D. Frost Jr., Richard A. Hrachovy
    Pages 105-133
  11. James D. Frost Jr., Richard A. Hrachovy
    Pages 135-161
  12. James D. Frost Jr., Richard A. Hrachovy
    Pages 163-201
  13. James D. Frost Jr., Richard A. Hrachovy
    Pages 203-223
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 225-284

About this book

Introduction

The etiology of infantile spasms/West syndrome remains unknown; the pathophysiology is poorly understood and the optimal course of treatment is controversial. The primary goal of this volume is to carefully assess all aspects of the disorder, provide the reader with a concise guide to the most effective and efficient means for establishing the diagnosis, formulating an appropriate treatment plan and assessing the outlook for long-term outcome.
Infantile Spasms: Diagnosis, Management and Prognosis also aims to provide a compact and structured knowledge-base which can be used to facilitate the development of future research protocols designed to uncover the basic mechanisms underlying this disorder and lead to more effective treatment modalities.

Keywords

development diagnosis diagnostic imaging differential diagnosis electroencephalography (EEG) etiology lead management outcome pathophysiology physiology research sleep syndromes treatment

Authors and affiliations

  • James D. FrostJr.
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Richard A. Hrachovy
    • 1
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Peter Kellaway Section of Neurophysiology Department of NeurologyBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Division of NeuroscienceBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  3. 3.The Methodist Hospital and Texas Children’s HospitalHoustonUSA
  4. 4.Veterans Affairs Medical CenterHoustonUSA

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