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Atlas of Epilepsies is a landmark, all-encompassing, illustrated reference work and hands-on guide to the diagnosis, management and treatment of epilepsy in all its forms and across all age groups. The premier text in the field with over one thousand images, the Atlas's highly illustrative approach tackles the difficult subject of epileptic seizures and epileptic syndromes, accompanied by sequential photographs of each management step. Intraoperative photographs are accompanied by detailed figure legends describing nuances, subtleties, and the thought processes involved in each step, providing a fuller understanding of each procedure. The Atlas draws on the expertise of over 300 internationally-renowned experts, and is liberally interspersed with clinical insights and personal vignettes that offer helpful tips, technical advice and critical knowledge to the clinician and scholar. The thorough and complete table of contents includes dedicated sections or chapters on important topics such as neonatal and pediatric seizures; imitators of epilepsy; EEG and neuroimaging; psychiatric and quality of life aspects of epilepsy; and a complete guide to treatment options including current and up-to-date chapters on pharmaceuticals, surgical procedures, and additional and alternative treatments. No other publication addresses epilepsies as thoroughly and completely as the Atlas of Epilepsies. Exhaustive and illustrative, convenient and current, this reference is sure to be the premier text on epilepsy for many years to come.
About the Author
Chrysostomos P. Panayiotopoulos MD, PhD, FRCP, Editor-in-Chief, is a renowned expert in the field of the epilepsies. He has written over 140 articles and editorials in prestigious journals. His work on establishing the syndromic diagnosis of epilepsies and the appropriate video-EEG methodology for their diagnosis has been regarded as ground breaking. "Panayiotopoulos syndrome" and autonomic status epilepticus specific to childhood are amongst his main contributions. His publications on idiopathic generalized epilepsies and absence seizures have shaped the current thought of their diagnosis and management. He is also the first to establish objective differential criteria between visual symptoms of occipital epilepsy and migraine. His books on epilepsies and particularly A Clinical Guide to Epileptic Syndromes and their Treatment, Revised second edition, Springer, 2010 are praised as landmarks in the epileptological literature. Section Editors: S.R. Benbadis; R.G. Beran; A.T. Berg; J. Engel, Jr; A.S. Galanopoulou; P.W. Kaplan; M. Koutroumanidis; S.L. Moshe; D.R. Nordli, Jr.; J.M. Serratosa; S.M. Sisodiya; W.O. Tatum IV; T. Valeta; A.N. Wilner. The section editors are amongst the foremost authorities, influential leaders of the ILAE, and protagonists in the frontiers of modern clinical and research epileptology