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Seizures

Medical Causes and Management

  • Norman Delanty

Part of the Current Clinical Neurology book series (CCP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Norman Delanty
    Pages 1-5
  3. Carl J. Vaughan, Norman Delanty
    Pages 7-23
  4. Peter B. Crino
    Pages 25-47
  5. Jane Boggs
    Pages 71-83
  6. Alvaro R. Gutierrez, Jack E. Riggs
    Pages 85-106
  7. Cormac A. O’Donovan, Ramel A. Carlos
    Pages 107-119
  8. Kevin Murphy, Henry Fraimow
    Pages 121-146
  9. Paul A. Garcia, Brian K. Alldredge
    Pages 147-165
  10. Gail D’Onofrio, Andrew S. Ulrich, Niels K. Rathlev
    Pages 167-182
  11. John C. M. Brust
    Pages 183-192
  12. Fernando Cendes
    Pages 193-206
  13. Myrna R. Rosenfeld, Josep Dalmau
    Pages 207-232
  14. Norman Delanty, Carl J. Vaughan
    Pages 251-260
  15. Jane Boggs
    Pages 261-269
  16. Suneet Mittal, Bruce B. Lerman
    Pages 271-283
  17. Nimal Senanayake
    Pages 285-308
  18. Michael M. Frucht, Thomas P. Bleck
    Pages 309-318
  19. Michael C. Smith, Michele Del Signore
    Pages 319-331
  20. Colin Roberts, Jacqueline A. French
    Pages 333-356
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 357-368

About this book

Introduction

Although seizures are among the most common medical conditions, the literature on their medical causes and their management is often chaotic, fragmentary, and widely dispersed among a variety of medical specialties. In Seizures: Medical Causes and Management, Norman Delanty addresses this problem by bringing together an authoritative panel of practicing physicians to describe the circumstances under which seizures develop in a broad spectrum of conditions, how to recognize their potentially life-threatening complications, and how they may be effectively treated within their disease contexts. Comprehensive discussions cover seizures caused by organ failure, electrolyte imbalance, and endocrine disorders, and range to those associated with cardiorespiratory disorders, hypertension, and organ transplantation. The authors also fully review seizures caused by fever and systemic infection, medication, alcohol, illicit drug use, and environmental toxins, as well as seizures in cancer patients. Further chapters examine such important topics as seizure in the intensive care unit, symptomatic status elipticus, differential diagnosis between seizure and syncope, and the use of anticonvulsants in systemically sick patients.
Broad ranging and relevant across many medical specialties, Seizures: Medical Causes and Management illuminates for today's neurologist, primary care physician, and specialist in a wide variety of medical disorders the causes and optimal management of seizures, creating along the way a "must have" reference for almost anyone practicing medicine.

Keywords

Nervous System brain infection pathophysiology physiology primary care

Editors and affiliations

  • Norman Delanty
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Clinical Neurological SciencesRoyal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Beaumont HospitalDublinIreland

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