Category: HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Nervous System (incl. Brain)

Epilepsy

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The Epilepsy Foundation estimates that 2.7 million Americans have epilepsy, and that an additional 181,000 new cases are diagnosed every year. Being diagnosed with any chronic disease can cause confusion and anxiety to the uninformed patient. Written by an expert in the field, Epilepsy: 199 Answers, 3rd Edition, continues to provide accurate, up-to-date and comprehensible medical information for epilepsy patients and family members. Easy-to-read, informative, and time-tested, this question and answer book covers everything from brain surgery to the Atkins diet; readers will also enjoy a first-rate resource section, and a health record tracker so patients can accurately chart their progress and receive optimal care.

Epilepsy

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Epilepsy is the most common neurologic disorder in children, adults, and the elderly. The Epilepsy Foundation estimates that over 2.7 million people in the U.S have epilepsy, and an additional 181,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. Despite these numbers, epilepsy is often misunderstood. Individuals diagnosed with epilepsy face many difficulties and lifestyle changes. A proper understanding of epilepsy is a vital first step toward managing this disease and maintaining a normal life.

Epilepsy: A Guide to Balancing Your Life is an excellent resource for individuals who are diagnosed with epilepsy. Sponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, it contains practical and reliable information written in layman’s terms. Filled with helpful tables and illustrations, this guide will answer commonly asked questions about epilepsy, explain how it is diagnosed and treated both with medications and other treatment options. It also discusses:

  • Diet
  • Epilepsy and pregnancy
  • Sports and epilepsy
  • Surgical treatment
  • The effects of epilepsy in different age groups
  • And much more!

Epilepsy: A Guide to Balancing Your Life is essential reading for all people with epilepsy seeking a better quality of life, and for family members and caregivers needing a better understanding of this condition.

Neuropathology

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Neuropathology, a title in the Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology series, provides all of the latest and most essential information on neoplastic and non-neoplastic conditions of the central and peripheral nervous systems in a high-yield, easy-to-use format. Renowned expert Richard A. Prayson, MD, along with a premier group of neuropathologists, provides unparalleled, expert guidance on the evaluation and diagnosis of a broad spectrum of neuropathic entities using morphologic, immunohistochemical, and molecular genetic techniques. The consistent, practical format with a wealth of illustrations, at-a-glance boxes, and tables, along with online access at www.expertconsult.com, make this title ideal for quick reference.

  • Obtain expert, practical guidance on each pathologic entity, including clinical features, pathologic features (gross and microscopic), ancillary studies, differential diagnosis, and prognostic and therapeutic considerations.
  • Reference key information quickly and easily with a consistent, user-friendly format and at-a-glance boxes and tables throughout the text.
  • Recognize all the nuances of how pathological lesions present through over 800 full-color illustrations.
  • Practice with confidence and overcome your toughest challenges with advice from the top minds in neuropathology.
  • Make optimal use of the latest approaches for diagnosing fat and air emboli, vascular diseases, trauma, congenital malformations, perinatal diseases and phacomatoses, demyelinating and dysmyelinating disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, infections, metabolic and toxic disorders, glial and non-glial tumors, skeletal muscle and peripheral nerve disorders, and more.
  • Prepare for the future of neuropathology with a new information dedicated to neurotransmitters as they relate to diseases such as Parkinson’s and the development of new drugs for these disorders.
  • Apply the latest molecular diagnostic techniques to recognize tumor entities added to the most recent WHO classification of tumors of the central nervous system.
  • Access the fully searchable text online at www.expertconsult.com, along with a downloadable image bank, illustrations, boxes, tables, and more.

A quick and easy to use reference, as a refresher or for those just starting out, on neuropathology.