Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Epilepsy

Sandro Misciagna

Belcolle Hospital

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Epilepsy Seizure Epileptic Syndromes Postinfectious Epilepsy Post-traumatic Epilepsy EEG Brain Mapping Mesial Temporal Sclerosis Tuberous Sclerosis Cerebral Dysgenesis Brain Tumors and Epilepsy Vascular Lesions and Epilepsy

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A seizure is a manifestation of an abnormal, hypersynchronous discharge of a population of cortical neurons, that may produce subjective symptoms or objective signs, in which case it is a clinical seizure. Clinical seizures are usually classified according to the International Classification of Epileptic Seizures by International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) which is the best one currently available. This classification introduces different levels of classification with respect to the state of consciousness, the evolution to a bilateral tonic-clonic seizure, the inclusion of the first semiological seizure element in the classification, and a new operationalization of the state of consciousness. The incidence of new-onset seizures in the general population is approximately 80 per 100,000 per year; approximately 60% of these patients will have epilepsy, a tendency toward recurrent unprovoked seizures. The diagnosis of a particular seizure type, and of a specific type of epileptic syndrome, directs the clinical diagnosis of these patients and their initial therapy.

In the last two decades, enormous advances in understanding of epilepsy have occurred. Techniques such as electroencephalography, neuroimaging, neurosurgery and neuropsychology, are giving us a better understanding of the pathogenesis of epilepsy. Additionally, major developments are taking place in the laboratories of scientists studying genetics, embryogenesis, neuropathology, neurochemistry and pharmacology. These advances provide a much better understanding of why patients develop epilepsy, and improving the way in which epileptic patients are cared.

This book presents current information on various etiologies of epilepsy, their physiopathology, their diagnostic assessment, and the bases of their pharmacological or surgical treatments.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: June 4th 2020

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Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: August 24th 2020

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: November 12th 2020

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

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Expected publication date: January 11th 2021

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About the editor

Sandro Misciagna

Belcolle Hospital

Dr. Sandro Misciagna was born on March 15, 1969 in Italy. He received his degree in medicine in 1995 and in neurology in 1999 at the Catholic University in Rome. From 1993 to 1995 he attended a research laboratory involved in cerebellar functions in mice. From 1994 to 2003 he attended the Neuropsychological Department of the Catholic University involved in human cognitive and behavioral disorders, writing various publications and book chapters. From 2001 to 2003 he was a teacher of clinical neuropsychology, clinical neurology, and cognitive rehabilitation mainly at the Catholic University. In 2003 he took a PhD in Neuroscience at the Catholic University discussing behavioral and cognitive profiles of patients with frontotemporal dementia. As a clinician he has worked in different neurological departments in Italian hospitals, Alzheimer’s clinics, neuropsychiatric clinics, and neurological rehabilitative departments. From November 2016 he worked as a clinical neurologist in the Neurological Department and Stroke Unit of Belcolle Hospital in Viterbo. Recent interests include patients with epilepsy and epileptic seizure, neurophysiological studies, and antiepileptic pharmacological therapies.

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r. Hülya Şenol graduated from the Biology Department, Atatürk Education Faculty at Marmara University, Turkey in 1991. She has completed two master degrees, one in the field of Educational Sciences, Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus and one in Molecular Medicine, Near East University, Cyprus. Dr. Şenol holds a Ph.D. degree in Educational Administration, Management, Inspection, and Economy. She is a multidisciplinary researcher and has 28 years of teaching experience. From 1991 to 2011, she worked at many colleges in Turkey and in North Cyprus as an instructor, ISO 9001 committee member, and deputy principal. Dr. Şenol is a senior instructor in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Eastern Mediterranean University. She has earned many certificates about the education of trainers in Montessori education, educational sciences, and molecular medicine. Her current research interest areas are Educational Leadership, School Culture, Total Quality Management in Education, Service Quality in Education.

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