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Novel Treatment of Epilepsy

Edited by Humberto Foyaca Sibat

Walter Sisulu University

Epilepsy continues to be a major health problem throughout the planet, affecting millions of people, mainly in developing countries where parasitic zoonoses are more common and cysticercosis, as a leading cause, is endemic. There is epidemiological evidence for an increasing prevalence of epilepsy throughout the world, and evidence of increasing morbidity and mortality in many countries as a consequence of higher incidence of infectious diseases, head injury and stroke. We decided to edit this book because we identified another way to approach this problem, covering aspects of the treatment of epilepsy based on the most recent technological results "in vitro" from developed countries, and the basic treatment of epilepsy at the primary care level in rural areas of South Africa. Therefore, apart from the classic issues that cannot be missing in any book about epilepsy, we introduced novel aspects related with epilepsy and neurocysticercosis, as a leading cause of epilepsy in developing countries. Many experts from the field of epilepsy worked hard on this publication to provide valuable updated information about the treatment of epilepsy and other related problems.

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Novel Treatment of EpilepsyEdited by Humberto Foyaca Sibat

Published: September 22nd 2011

DOI: 10.5772/735

ISBN: 978-953-307-667-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6491-3

Copyright year: 2011

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61904 Total Chapter Downloads

7 Crossref Citations

15 Web of Science Citations

14 Dimensions Citations


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1. Drug Discovery in Epilepsy: A Synthetic Review

By Raul SanMartin and Fátima Churruca


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2. Different Mechanisms Underlying the Antiepileptic and Antiparkinsonian Effects of Zonisamide

By Motohiro Okada and Sunao Kaneko


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3. Role of Mitochondria in Epilepsy

By Massoud Houshmand


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4. The Role of Cell Therapy in the Treatment of Epilepsy: Lessons from Animal Models and Clinical Trials

By Magda Giordano


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5. Adverse Metabolic Effects of Antiepileptic Drug Treatment

By Karl O. Nakken


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6. Population Pharmacokinetic Analysis of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Data in Optimizing Pharmacotherapy of Antiepileptic Drugs

By Katarina Vučićević, Branislava Miljković, Sandra Vezmar Kovačević, Zoran Todorović, Milica Prostran and Iztok Grabnar


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7. Antiepileptic Drugs Targeting Cerebral Presynaptic Ion Channels Reduce Cerebral Excitability Decreasing Glutamate Release

By María Sitges


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8. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Antiepileptic Medications

By Matthew D. Krasowski


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9. Co-Morbidity and Medication Profiles of Patients with Epilepsy and Matched Controls in US and UK Electronic Health Records Systems

By Lianna Ishihara and Michael Irizarry


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10. Epilepsy and Anticonvulsant Therapy During Pregnancy

By Eva Maňáková and Lucie Hubičkova


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11. Health Technology Assessment of Lacosamide as Adjunctive Therapy for Partial-Onset Epileptic Seizures

By Steven Simoens


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12. Treatment of Epilepsy Secondary to Neurocysticercosis

By Humberto Foyaca-Sibat and Lourdes de Fátima Ibañez-Valdés


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13. Brain Stimulation for Seizure Control: Considerations and Potential Mechanisms

By Benedict Albensi


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14. Presurgical Assessment of Patients with Refractory Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

By Hector Jaramillo, Mónica Massaro, José Luis Ascencio, Juan Felipe Álvarez, René Andrade, José Fernando Zapata, Luz Marina Galeano, Vanessa Benjumea, Esteban Jaramillo, Marta Jiménez and Refractory Epilepsy Group


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15. Clinical Development of Corpus Callosotomy in Treating Refractory Seizure

By Jiwen Xu, Ping Zheng and Hongyu Zhou


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16. Neuromodulatory Treatment of Medically Refractory Epilepsy

By Mark Witcher and Thomas L. Ellis


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17. Surgical Treatment of Intractable Epilepsy Associated with Focal Cortical Dysplasia

By Zhao Jizong, Fei Zhou and Bai Hongmin


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18. Vagus Nerve Stimulation in Refractory Epilepsy: State of the Art

By Berhouma Moncef


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