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Epilepsy in Children

Clinical and Social Aspects

Edited by Zeljka Petelin Gadze

University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Croatia

Epilepsy is a neurological condition that accompanies mankind probably since its inception. About 400 years before Christ, the disease was already known by Hippocrates, who wrote the book "On The Sacred Disease". Classically, epilepsy has been defined as a chronic condition characterized by an enduring propensity to generate seizures, which are paroxysmal occurring episodes of abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain. Out of all brain disorders, epilepsy is the one that offers a unique opportunity to understand normal brain functions as derived from excessive dysfunction of neuronal circuits, because the symptoms of epileptic seizures are not the result of usual loss of function that accompanies many disease that affect the brain. I am therefore extremely honoured to present this book. The 15 very interesting chapters of the book cover various fields in epileptology - they encompass the etiology and pathogenesis of the disease, clinical presentation with special attention to the epileptic syndromes of childhood, principles of medical management, surgical approaches, as well as social aspects of the disease.

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Epilepsy in ChildrenClinical and Social AspectsEdited by Zeljka Petelin Gadze

Published: September 15th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1140

ISBN: 978-953-307-681-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6487-6

Copyright year: 2011

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4 Crossref Citations

19 Web of Science Citations

28 Dimensions Citations


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1. Polymicrogyria: A Clinical and Experimental Approach to Epilepsy

By Tomoyuki Takano


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2. Sequential Prefrontal Lobe Volume Changes in Epileptic Patients with Continuous Spikes and Waves During Slow Sleep

By Hideaki Kanemura and Masao Aihara


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3. Neonatal Seizures

By Isam AL-Zwaini


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4. Epileptic Encephalopathy Syndromes in Infancy

By Raidah Albaradie


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5. The Lessons from Angelman Syndrome for Research and Management

By Karine Pelc, Guy Cheron and Bernard Dan


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6. Novel Neuroprotective Strategies and Targets of Intervention in Epilepsy

By Ryan D. Readnower, Laurie M. Davis and Patrick G. Sullivan


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7. Zonisamide – An Overview

By Sowmini Raman, Lakshmi Narasimhan Ranganathan and Sridharan Ramaratnam


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8. Practical Use of the Ketogenic Diet in Childhood Epilepsy

By Da Eun Jung and Heung Dong Kim


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9. Epilepsy Surgery in Children

By Vera Cristina Terra, Américo C Sakamoto and Hélio Rubens Machado


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10. Corpus Callosotomy in Pediatric Intractable Epilepsy: Microsurgical Technique Implication and Variation

By Eun Kyung Park and Dong-Seok Kim


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11. Childhood Age Epilepsy and Family

By Cicek Hocaoglu and Ayse Koroglu


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12. Health-Related Quality of Life in Children and Adolescents with Epilepsy: A Systematic Review

By Dejan Stevanovic, Ivana Tadic and Tanja Novakovic


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13. Frontal Lobe Epilepsies: Neuropsychological and Behavioral Consequences in Children

By Chiara Vago, Sara Bulgheroni, Silvana Franceschetti and Daria Riva


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14. Physiotherapy for Children with Cerebral Palsy

By Mintaze Kerem Günel


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