Adult Epilepsy by Gregory D. Cascino, Joseph I. Sirven

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Designed to supply a entire yet available advent to epilepsy and seizure issues, grownup Epilepsy offers state of the art info in a concise structure worthwhile to a large viewers, from neurology citizens to epilepsy fellows and practitioners. This illustrated advisor to the overview, analysis, and therapy of epilepsy is a precious source permitting clinicians to stick on most sensible of the newest suggestions for top perform.

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52. , Kazemi, J. et al. (2002) Focal ictal beta discharge on scalp EEG predicts excellent outcome of frontal lobe epilepsy surgery. Epilepsia, 43, 277–282. 5 Neuroimaging in epilepsy Gregory D. 1 Introduction Partial epilepsy is the most common seizure disorder [1–3]. The most frequently occurring seizure-type in the adult patient is a complex partial seizure of mesial temporal lobe origin [1–3]. Approximately 45% of patients with partial epilepsy will experience medically refractory seizures that may be physically and socially disabling [1].

2005) Estimating prevalence, incidence, and disease-related mortality for patients with epilepsy in managed care organizations. Epilepsia, 46 (2), 311–319. 13. , and M¨agi, M. (2003) Prevalence of adult epilepsy in Estonia. Epilepsy Res, 52 (3), 233–242. 14. J. J. (1997) Prevalence, classification, and severity of epilepsy and epileptic syndromes in children. Epilepsia, 38 (12), 1275–1282. 15. , Meinardi, H. et al. (1996) Prevalence of epilepsy in the elderly: the Rotterdam study. Epilepsia, 37 (2), 141–147.

Their results showed that epilepsy ranks among the top disorders in children, adults, and older adults. In four Class I studies [4–7] and six Class II studies [8–12] of incidence, the median estimate was 46 per 100 000 per year, (range 32–71). The incidence of epilepsy is related to age. Analyzing studies restricted to children and adolescents alone led to a higher median estimate of 57 per 100 000 per year, (range 41–65) [3]. Even higher incidence rates occurred among infants younger than one year and among people older than 60 years [3].

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