This is the definitive statistical study on the medical, psychological & social aspects of epilepsy. Developed under the sponsorship of the Epilepsy Foundation of America, it brings up-to-date all factors related to incidence, prevalence, causes, risk factors & prognosis of the disease in specific populations & its impact on the individual & community. Topics discussed include genetics, familial occurrence, prenatal exposure to antiepileptic drugs, psychosocial adjustment, employment issues & methodological problems.
Category: Medical / Diseases
Advances in epilepsy research are occurring at a rapid rate, resulting in a bewildering wealth of data. The implications of this new knowledge for future research and clinical practice can be confusing. This volume concentrates on the concepts and models of epilepsy that have been developed as a result of this research. Written by prominent researchers in the field, it describes and discusses the relevant models used to address critical questions, and reviews the most up-to-date issues. Chapters focus on the pathways and mechanisms through which seizure activity is initiated and spread, in both normal and abnormal brain tissues, and discuss the special properties of epileptogenesis in the immature brain. In a field in which rapid advances lead to constant update of empirical data, this book takes a conceptual approach to the subject and provides a solid framework within which to understand the emerging issues.
Textbook of Neuropathology, Second Edition covers some of the significant advances in understanding the theoretical and experimental aspects of neuropathology. Neuropathology is the study of the nervous tissue in disease and the determination of deviations of its structures from the normal.
This edition is composed of 13 chapters, and begins with the description of the chemical changes occurring in the cell through autolysis and fixation. The subsequent chapters are devoted to studies on better understanding of the vitamin deficiencies, the discovery of the sulfonamides and their contribution to the therapy of meningitis, and the different forms of shock treatment applied to selected cases of neurosis and psychosis. The remaining chapters explore the contribution of neuropathological investigation in various medical conditions, including anemic softening, arteriosclerosis, inflammation, infections, intoxications, injuries, degenerative diseases, tumors, and congenital malformations.
This book will be of use to neuropathologists and workers and researchers in the allied fields.