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Advances in Diagnosis and Therapy

Edited by Isam Jaber Al-Zwaini

University of Baghdad


Ban Adbul-Hameed Majeed Albadri

University of Baghdad

Epilepsy is the most common neurological disorder globally, affecting approximately 50 million people of all ages. It is one of the oldest diseases described in literature from remote ancient civilizations 2000-3000 years ago. Despite its long history and wide spread, epilepsy is still surrounded by myth and prejudice, which can only be overcome with great difficulty. The term epilepsy is derived from the Greek verb epilambanein, which by itself means to be seized and to be overwhelmed by surprise or attack. Therefore, epilepsy is a condition of getting over, seized, or attacked. The twelve very interesting chapters of this book cover various aspects of epileptology from the history and milestones of epilepsy as a disease entity, to the most recent advances in understanding and diagnosing epilepsy.

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EpilepsyAdvances in Diagnosis and TherapyEdited by Isam Jaber Al-Zwaini

Published: November 13th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77678

ISBN: 978-1-78923-868-6

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-867-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-570-1

Copyright year: 2019

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10392 Total Chapter Downloads

6 Crossref Citations

3 Web of Science Citations

15 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Epilepsy—The Long Journey of the Sacred Disease

By Isam Jaber AL-Zwaini and Ban Adbul-Hameed Majeed Albadri


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2. Inflammation: Cause or Consequence of Epilepsy?

By Vanessa Lin Lin Lee and Mohd. Farooq Shaikh


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3. Cerebroventricular Injection of Cigarette Smoke Condensate Produce Generalized Seizures Decreased by Muscarinic Receptor Antagonist in Rats

By Jawad Laadraoui and Abderrahman Chait


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4. Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus in Patients with Altered Mental Status Admitted to Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar

By Boulenouar Mesraoua, Dirk Deleu, Hassan Al Hail, Musab Ali, Naim Haddad, Gayane Melykian, Yasser Osman M. Ali, Lubna El Sheikh, Ali A. Asadi-Pooya and Peter Kaplan


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5. Epilepsy and GI Disorders

By Halil Kocamaz and Sedat Işıkay


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6. Epileptic Encephalopathies in Infants and Children

By Otman Fernandez-Concepcion and Melvin Lopez-Jimenez


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7. Malignant Migrating Partial Seizures of Infancy (Coppola-Dulac Syndrome)

By Alexey Kholin


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8. The Role of Nondrug Treatment Methods in the Management of Epilepsy

By Natalia Shnayder, Ekaterina Narodova, Valeriya Narodova, Andrey Narodov and Evgeniy Erakhtin


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9. Ketogenic Diet Therapies in Children and Adults with Epilepsy

By Matthew Charles Lee Phillips


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10. Ion Channels in Epilepsy: Blasting Fuse for Neuronal Hyperexcitability

By Shuzhang Zhang, Yudan Zhu, Jiwei Cheng and Jie Tao


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11. Components of Soft Computing for Epileptic Seizure Prediction and Detection

By B. Suguna Nanthini


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