By Jerome Engel, Timothy A. Pedley
This three-volume paintings is the main complete, present, and authoritative textual content and reference on epilepsy. the prestigious editorial group has assembled a roster of greater than a hundred and fifty well-known specialists to create a balanced, fluent textual content masking all modern rules and matters within the review and administration of seizure disorders.The 289 chapters of this paintings handle all features of epilepsy, from uncomplicated mechanisms on the subcellular point to medical syndromes and psychiatric matters. insurance comprises cutting-edge info on neurogenetics, neuroimaging, new medications out there, and new surgical innovations for the remedy of epilepsy. so much chapters are written by means of a couple of writer from various clinical facilities to make sure a balanced presentation and signify a consensus.
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Extra info for Epilepsy: A Comprehensive Textbook (3 Volume Set)
Worldwide, epilepsy affects 50 million people. 15 Epilepsy has been known since antiquity. An Assyrian-Babylonian textbook written over three millennia ago provides an accurate clinical description of the condition,12 and Indian and Chinese physicians of that time were also familiar with it. The word epilepsy is derived from the Greek verb ÎµÎ»Î±ÂµÎ²Î±Î½ÎµÎ¹Î½ (epilamvanein) (â€œto be seized,â€ â€œto be taken hold of,â€ or â€œto be attackedâ€). â€ This terminology derived from the very ancient notion that all diseases represented attacks by the gods or evil spirits, usually as punishment.
Levy PhD Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Darrell V. Lewis MD Professor of Pediatrics Division of Pediatric Neurology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina Samden D. Lhatoo MD Department of Neurology, Institute of Clinical Neurosciences, Frenchay Hospital, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom Shichuo Li MD President China Association Against Epilepsy, Beijing, People's Republic of China Weiping Liao MD Professor Neuroscience Institute, Guangzhou Medical College, Guangzhou, China Jack J.
Gates, Richard W. Homan, Peter Kellaway, Pierre Loiseau, Eric Lothman, K. S. Mani, Frank Morrell, Claudio Munari, J. Kiffen Penry, Luis Felipe Quesney, A. James Rowan, Masakazu Seino, Arthur Sonnen and Sheila J. Wallace. We miss them, but they live on through their work and accomplishments, and the fond memories we have of them. The first edition of Epilepsy: A Comprehensive Textbook was intended to be a work in progress, a basis for developing a comprehensive reference resource in a format that had the potential to be updated regularly.