Limit search to available items
Book Cover

Title Post-traumatic epilepsy / edited by Marco Mula
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2021


Description 1 online resource (xii, 188 pages) : illustrations
Summary "Post-traumatic epilepsy is a complex condition requiring a multidisciplinary approach. Neurologists, neuropsychiatrists, neuropsychologists, specialists in rehabilitation medicine should start working together and develop multidisciplinary coordinated clinical pathways to improve the care of people with post-traumatic epilepsy. This book intends to reflect these complexities and for this reason it has brought together basic neuroscientists, neurologists, neurointensivists, neuropsychiatrists, neuropsychologists, and specialists in rehabilitation medicine with either an epilepsy background or a traumatic brain injury background. Chapter 1 is an overview of the basic neurobiological mechanisms behind the development of epilepsy after a brain injury. Chapter 2 reviews the epidemiology of post-traumatic epilepsy as well as current terminology in the light of the new ILAE definition of epilepsy and the difference between acute symptomatic seizures and late onset seizures. Chapter 3 and 4 cover the acute management of traumatic brain injury while the subsequent three chapters cover specific scenarios and subpopulations like post-traumatic epilepsy in children (Chapter 5), concussive convulsions during sport (Chapter 6) and traumatic brain injury during seizures (Chapter 7). The subsequent four chapters are dedicated to the long term cognitive and neuropsychiatric complications of traumatic brain injury and their potential role in post-traumatic epilepsy. Chapter 8 focuses on cognitive sequalae and rehabilitation strategies, Chapter 9 neuropsychiatric complications, while Chapter 10 discusses the relationship between traumatic brain injury and psychogenic non-epileptic seizures, a complex differential diagnosis and often co-existing problem in people with post-traumatic epilepsy. Chapter 11 focuses on the relationship between post-traumatic epilepsy and post-traumatic stress disorder. Chapter 12 and 13 cover major problems connected to the pharmacological treatment of post-traumatic epilepsy. On one hand seizure control and prevention, if possible, during the acute phase (Chapter 12); on the other hand, the effect of antiseizure medications on cognitive functioning (Chapter 13). Finally, Chapter 14 focuses on major problems in managing post-traumatic epilepsy in low income countries. Around 85% of the world population live in medium to low income countries and this has always to be in our minds. The aim of this book is to provide a starting point for clinicians and researchers to discover again this syndrome"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 12, 2021)
Subject Traumatic epilepsy -- Etiology
Traumatic epilepsy -- Treatment
Brain -- Wounds and injuries -- Complications.
Epilepsy, Post-Traumatic -- etiology
Epilepsy, Post-Traumatic -- therapy
Brain Injuries, Traumatic -- complications
Brain -- Wounds and injuries -- Complications
Form Electronic book
Author Mula, Marco, editor
LC no. 2020051501
ISBN 9781108644594