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Seizures and Epilepsy in Childhood: A Guide
John M. Freeman
0801870518
November 2002
Paperback
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Review
"This remarkable book has been empowering parents with vital information for more than ten years, and the new edition promises to do the same. It is committed to making parents active partners in their children's care and will be a vital resource for families everywhere." -- Eric R. Hargis, President and CEO, Epilepsy Foundation
"I have been involved with the epilepsy cause for twenty-three years and I can only say that I have wanted a book like this for a long time. To my knowledge, this is the first book combining complete scientific accuracy with a caregiver's compassion and understanding." -- James A. Autry, former chairman of the board, Epilepsy Foundation

Review
"Combines a detailed description of the medical nature and treatment of epilepsy in children with an extensive...


The Last Book in the Universe
Rodman Philbrick
0439087597
Feb 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
"Philbrick's latest misfit protagonist embarks on an adventure in a fantastic and often frightening alternative world," said PW. "The creation of a futuristic dialect, combined with striking descriptions of a postmodern civilization, will convincingly transport readers." Ages 10-14. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
Grade 5-8-Spaz, a boy who lives on the fringes of his surreal future world, partly because epilepsy prevents him from using the mind probes most people use to blot out reality, sets out on a classic quest to save his ill foster sister. To do so, he must cross forbidden territory and face frightening gangs and their leaders. He picks up companions as he travels: Ryter, a philosophic old man whose treasure is the...


Takedown
E. M. J. Benjamin
1889199044
July 1999
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From School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-Jake Chapman, a star high school wrestler with a legitimate shot at winning the state championship, finds his life turned upside down when he is diagnosed with epilepsy. The discussion of both the sport and the disease have the ring of authenticity, and the two elements are well integrated into the plot. There is also a candid treatment of the emotional impact of epilepsy on Jake and his family. Scatological language accurately represents the speech patterns of many teen athletes. The arch villain is a feminist English teacher who has unfairly kept Jake out of the National Honor Society. She is smug, sarcastic, and dishonest, and she punishes those students who displease her by putting a paper pig on their desks. She is not the only female portrayed in a negative light. The one girl on the wrestling...


The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
Anne Fadiman
0374525641
September 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
Lia Lee was born in 1981 to a family of recent Hmong immigrants, and soon developed symptoms of epilepsy. By 1988 she was living at home but was brain dead after a tragic cycle of misunderstanding, overmedication, and culture clash: "What the doctors viewed as clinical efficiency the Hmong viewed as frosty arrogance." The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down is a tragedy of Shakespearean dimensions, written with the deepest of human feeling. Sherwin Nuland said of the account, "There are no villains in Fadiman's tale, just as there are no heroes. People are presented as she saw them, in their humility and their frailty--and their nobility." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From School Library Journal
YA?A compelling anthropological...


Epilepsy Surgery
Hans O. Luders (Editor), Y. G. Comair (Editor)
0781714427
January 15, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH. Comprehensive reference on the surgical treatment of the epilepsies. Presents a global view of contemporary approaches to presurgical evaluation, surgical treatment, and postsurgical assessment. Details effective surgical techniques, data for outcomes, and strategies for preventing and managing complications. DNLM: Epilepsy--surgery.

Book Info
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH. Comprehensive reference on the surgical treatment of the epilepsies. Presents a global view of contemporary approaches to presurgical evaluation, surgical treatment, and postsurgical assessment. Details effective surgical techniques, data for outcomes, and strategies for preventing and managing complications. DNLM: Epilepsy--surgery.


Epilepsy
Anthony Hopkins (Editor)
0412543303
January 1995
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
...describes the variety of childhood and adult epileptic seizures and syndromes, issues relevant to epileptics such as driving, and the impact of recent advances...explains how geography can affect asthma and what treatments work best. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Info
Royal College of Physicians, London, U.K. Second edition of a pocket-sized explanation of epilepsy, for patients and their families. Previous edition 1981. Discusses seizures and syndromes experienced in both childhood and adult life. Covers recent advances, including drugs and surgery. Composed by two neurologists. Trim-size: 7.75 X 5 inches. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Living Well with Epilepsy and Other Seizure Disorders
Carl W. Bazil
0060538481
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Enriched by case examples, this book provides a full understanding of this poorly understood illness and will help readers achieve a full life.

About the Author

Carl W. Bazil, M.D., Ph.D., holds dual degrees in medicine and pharmacology. He is Director of Clinical Anticonvulsant Drug Trials at the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at the Neurological Institute of Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Columbia University. He is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, and has taught at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and New York University. Dr. Bazil has published dozens of articles in medical journals and has lectured internationally on epilepsy.



Epilepsy
Mary Kay Carson
076601049X
June 1998
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-These titles trace their respective diseases' histories from the time they were first noted in the popular press to today's research. Carson describes epilepsy as creating "electrochemical storms in the brain." Chapters address the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Clear explanations of the different types of seizures common to epilepsy sufferers are included. Lyme focuses on the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of the disease, with an emphasis on prevention. Information is also provided on the difficulties in diagnosis and the rare instances of chronic problems following treatment. Both books are well organized and well written, with black-and-white photos that are basically decorative. Serviceable additions.-Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, NYCopyright 1998 Cahners...


Taking Seizure Disorders to School: A Story About Epilepsy
Kim Gosselin
1891383167
March 2002
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Book Description
This children's book dispels the myths and fears surrounding epilepsy in a positive, upbeat and entertaining style and explains seizures in an understandable fashion. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author
Kim Gosselin was born and raised in Michigan where she attended Central Michigan University. She began her professional writing career shortly after her two young sons were both diagnosed with chronic illnesses. Kim is extremely committed to bringing the young reader quality children's health education while raising important funds for medical research. Kim now resides, writes, and gives consultations. Kim is the recipient of the 1998 National American Lung Association Presidential Award. She is an avid supporter of the American Lung...


Treating Epilepsy Naturally
Patricia A. Murphy
0658013793
Jan 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Hard-to-find information on epilepsy, presented by an author living successfully with the condition Drugs commonly used to treat epilepsy have some extremely harmful side effects. Treating Epilepsy Naturally is an empathetic, practical, empowering look at treatment options, lifestyle choices, and ways of living well. Written by an author who has been successfully living with it herself for most of her adult life, this comprehensive guide offers alternative treatments to replace and to complement traditional therapies and sound advice to find the right health practitioner for you.

About the Author
Patricia A. Murphy former vice president of the Epilepsy Advocacy Council of Long Island, currently edits the Epilepsy Wellness Newsletter, a publication providing...


Epilepsy
Hayley Mitchell Haugen
0737721685
November 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Epilepsy Foundation in America reports that 2.3 million Americans are affected by epilepsy. This book explains what happens to the body during an epileptic seizure. It highlights a number of the causes of epilepsy, and it gives young readers insight into what it is like to live with this condition. The text closes with a discussion of the latest treatments available to people with epilepsy.


Neuronal Substrates of Sleep and Epilepsy
Mircea Steriade
0521817072
May 8, 2003
Hardcover
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Review
'... invaluable to neuroscientists and clinical researchers of sleep. It will also prove useful to neurophysiologists and neurologists who have an interest in the biological basis of sleep and seizure disorders.' The Lancet
'A remarkable tour de force from a master of integrative neurophysiology.' Neuroscience

Review
"...the field of neuroscience is in the professor's debt for writing it...worth the read." Neurology

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Partial Seizure Disorders
Mitzi Waltz
0596500033
Jan 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Some 2,300,000 people in the U.S. have one of forty types of epilepsy. The most well-known of these is epilepsy with grand mal seizures. However, forms of epilepsy that involve only part of the brain and do not involve convulsions are more common. Symptoms for these partial seizure disorders can vary widely: some patients have no physical signs at all, experiencing only mental or sensory changes during a seizure, while others may experience numbing, shaking, or automatic movements of one or more body parts. Although partial seizures usually do not look dramatic to other people, they can have serious consequences for patients who have them. If left untreated, seizure activity may become more severe, occurring increasingly often and spreading to affect other brain regions. There is a possibility of permanent...


Seized: Temporal Lobe Epilepsy as a Medical, Historical, and Artistic Phenomenon
Eve LaPlante
0595094317
May 2000
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From Publishers Weekly
Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is the most widespread form of epilepsy among adults, yet TLE seizures are not easily recognized, unlike the far better known convulsions of grand mal epilepsy. In this major study, freelance journalist LaPlante, who interviewed scores of patients and doctors, explores a disease that may affect between one and two million Americans. During a TLE seizure, a person is overcome by powerful emotions, hallucinations, or vivid flashbacks. Some TLE sufferers perform automatic or violent acts; others exhibit hyper-religiosity or altered sexuality. LaPlante reviews the ordeals of Dostoevsky, van Gogh, Lewis Carroll and other luminaries thought to have suffered TLE. She also graphically profies three ordinary TLE patients--Charlie, a lawyer minimally affected by the disease; Jill, a personnel...


Understanding Epilepsy
Neil Buchanan
068401906X
Jan 2002
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The Epilepsy Diet Treatment: An Introduction to the Ketogenic Diet
Millicent T. Kelly, et al
0939957868


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Book Info
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. Second edition of a patient education reference on the use of the ketogenic diet to control epilepsy in children. Previous edition 1994. For the practitioner or dietician treating epileptic children, and for parents.


Growing Up with Epilepsy
Lynn Bennett Blackburn
1888799749
Sept 2003
Paperback
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Child Neuropsychology, 2004, Vol. 10, No. 4
"This book is an excellent reference to recommend to parents of children with epilepsy."

Book Description
...this book was developed to provide parents of children with epilepsy with an owner's manual to help them negotiate the unique challenges that this disorder presents

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The Ketogenic Diet: A Treatment for Epilepsy
John M. Freeman
1932603182
July 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Sometimes called the “miracle diet,” the ketogenic diet has helped doctors treat difficult-to-control epileptic seizures in thousands of children. Coauthored by two respected Johns Hopkins neurologists, The Ketogenic Diet continues to be the definitive guide for parents, physicians, and dieticians wanting to implement this strict diet. This fourth edition is extensively updated to reflect current advances in understanding how the diet works, how it should be used, and the future role of the diet as a treatment. The best-seller also includes sample meal plans, a food database, a section on how the Atkins and modified ketogenic diet can be used as alternative diets to control epilepsy, and much more.


Epilepsy
Judith Peacock
0736802789
September 1999
Hardcover
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Epilepsy Surgery (Neurological Disease and Therapy)
John W. Miller
0824725913
November 2, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Offering authoritative coverage of the vast array of major clinical issues in epilepsy surgery-from the selection of surgical candidates to presurgical evaluation, surgical techniques, and postoperative rehabilitation-this reference presents a series of essays on the principles and controversies in the field with focused segments that express opposing viewpoints by experienced clinicians in the discipline.


Models of Seizures and Epilepsy
Asla Pitkanen
0120885549
Jan 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
An understanding of mechanisms underlying seizure disorders depends critically on the insights provided by model systems. In particular with the development of cellular, molecular, and genetic investigative tools, there has been an explosion of basic epilepsy research. Models of Seizures and Epilepsy brings together, for the first time in 30 years, an overview of the most widely-used models of seizures and epilepsy. Chapters cover a broad range of experimental approaches (from in vitro to whole animal preparations), a variety of epileptiform phenomenology (including burst discharges and seizures), and suggestions for model characterization and validation, such as electrographic, morphologic, pharmacologic, and behavioral features. Experts in the field provide not only technical reviews of these models but also...


The Challenge of Epilepsy
Sally Fletcher
0961551364
June 2004
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Written in an informal, easy-to-understand style, this book serves the dual purpose of educating the general public about the nature of epilepsy and of helping the epilepsy sufferer and family members cope with the disorder. After explaining the various types of epilepsy, the author, relying on personal experience, describes those methods that helped her to become seizure-free: positive thinking, self-esteem, biofeedback, yoga, proper nutrition, stress management, exercise, and adequate rest. Her advice, while encouraging, should not raise false hopes that every epileptic can completely overcome seizures. The book contains very useful appendixes: a list of support groups, a glossary, telephone nunbers of national associations. For consumer health collections. Carol R. Glatt, Helene Fuld Medical Ctr. Lib., Trenton,...


Epilepsy and Sleep
Dudley S. Dinner
0122167708
Jan 2001
Hardcover
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Doody's Publishing Reviews, February 2002
"This book covers a difficult area in detail...This is an excellent reference that addresses the issues rarely approached elsewhere..."

Review
"...one of the most comprehensive and systematic reviews ever written on the complex relationship between epileptic phenomena and sleep."
-European Journal of Paediatric Neurology, Dimitrios I Zafeiriou, 1st Department of Pediatrics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, (September 2004)

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Epilepsy
Sarah Lennard-Brown
0739864238
August 2003
Hardcover
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Ions in the Brain : Normal Function, Seizures, and Stroke
George G. Somjen
0195151712
January 29, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
The first part of this book deals with regulation of ions in brain extra- and intracellular fuilds. The second part discusses the roles of the faulty regulation of ions and of the diseases of ion channels in generating epileptic seizures.

Book Info
Duke Univ., Durham, NC. Examines the regulation of ions in brain extra- and intracellular fluids. Discusses the electrophysiology of epilepsy and explores the roles of the faulty regulation of ions and of the diseases of ion channels in generating epileptic seizures. Also addresses the mechanisms of action of various anticonvulsant drugs. DNLM: Brain--physiopathology.


Brain Plasticity and Epilepsy
Jerome Engel
0122388607
Jan 2001
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Book Description
Brain Plasticity and Epilepsy integrates the latest developments in normal and abnormal neuroplasticity and epilepsy, and considers their implications for understanding the basic mechanisms of normal and pathological behaviors. The chapters are written by leaders in the field, and provide comprehensive coverage of the subject, from molecular neurobiology to behavior. This book will help neuroscientists gain a better understanding of the application of fundamental neuronal mechanisms of plastic change to problems relevant to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of human disease, particularly epilepsy.

Book Info
Univ. of California, Los Angeles. Papers from the Morrell Symposium on Brain Plasticity and Epilepsy, held March 26-28, 1999, at the Marine Biological Laboratory,...


Epilepsy
Kristina Routh
1403446016
January 2004
Hardcover
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