Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus

Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus

by Frank W. Drislane MD, Peter W. Kaplan MD

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The only comprehensive source of information on this frequently misdiagnosed problem, with information critical for physicians, ER and ICU doctors, and psychiatrists.

An under-recognized condition that can potentially cause brain damage and even death, nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) is an important clinical problem, occurring in about 25% of status epilepsy cases. Despite this prevalence, Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus is the first comprehensive clinical text to cover its diagnosis and management.

The book progresses logically, beginning with chapters discussing the history and classification of NCSE, reflecting a contemporary understanding of developmental, syndromic, and clinical aspects. Following chapters discuss relevant epidemiology, electrophysiology, imaging and pathophysiology of NCSE, with supplementary sections devoted to psychiatric and behavioral aspects of NCSE and to the different diagnostic considerations of its frequently unusual behavioral presentations.

Highlights include:

  • An emphasis on diagnosis, management, and all pertinent clinical issues
  • A heavily illustrated section on EEG interpretation in NCSE
  • Contributions by the foremost international experts on NCSE

    Throughout, the book maintains a practical focus on recognizing the key signs and symptoms of this subtly presented and clinically challenging condition. This multidisciplinary volume will provide physicians, ER and ICU doctors, and psychiatrists with a comprehensive source of information and opinion on nonconvulsive status epilepticus.

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781934559604
    Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
    Publication date: 11/05/2008
    Sold by: Barnes & Noble
    Format: NOOK Book
    Pages: 216
    File size: 4 MB

    About the Author

    Frank W. Drislane, MD is Professor and Director of Inpatient Epilepsy and Consultative Services at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA.

    Table of Contents

    General Considerations in Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus; The History of NCSE; The Classification of NCSE; The Epidemiology of NCSE; The EEG of NCSE; Controversial EEG Patterns and NCSE; Imaging in NCSE; Pathophysiology in NCSE; Focal Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus; Frontal Lobe NCSE; Parietal Lobe NCSE; Temporal Lobe NCSE; Occipital Lobe NCSE; Generalized/Absence Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus; NCSE in Idiopathic and Other Generalized Epilepsies Including Absence Status Epilepticus; NCSE in Critically Ill and Comatose ICU Patients; Semiology of Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus; NCSE: A Mimicker of Neurologic Disorders; Psychiatric Manifestations of NCSE; Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus in Populations at Risk and By Age; NCSE in Infants; NCSE in Children; NCSE in the Elderly; NCSE: Specially Considerations in the Mentally Retarded; Management and Prognosis of Status Epilepticus; Principles of Treatment of NCSE; Prognosis and Outcome of Infants and Children with NCSE; Prognosis and Outcome of Adults with NCSE.

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