epilepsy and brain tumors

Epilepsy And Brain Tumors
Author: Herbert B. Newton
Publisher: Elsevier
Release Date: 2015-03-06
Pages: 292
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Patients with brain tumor-related epilepsy (BTRE) suffer from two serious pathologies simultaneously – a brain tumor and a secondary form of epilepsy. Although there has been remarkable progress in BTRE research in recent years, it remains an on-going challenge for clinicians and continues to stimulate much debate in the scientific community. This volume is the first to be completely dedicated to BTRE, and in doing so it explores issues faced by the health care team as well as some of the novel and promising directions that future research may take. Epilepsy and Brain Tumors is not only a complete reference on BTRE but also a practical guide based on clinical experiences, with a comprehensive collection of presentations from international experts who share some of the latest discoveries and their approaches to tackling a wide range of difficult and complex issues. Includes coverage of epidemiology, pathology and treatment of both primary and metastatic brain tumors Offers additional insight into supportive care, incidence in children, focal epileptogenesis, clinical evaluation, antiepileptic drugs, surgical treatment, cognitive rehabilitation, and more Chapters authored and edited by leaders in the field around the globe – the broadest, most expert coverage available

Epilepsy Surgery And Intrinsic Brain Tumor Surgery
Author: Konstantinos Fountas
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2018-10-03
Pages: 301
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book provides a comprehensive and practical guide for the safe and efficient management of patients with intrinsic brain tumors and medically intractable epilepsy. It presents in an easily understandable way the preoperative evaluation of these patients, starting from the clinical interpretation of conventional anatomical MR imaging and analyses the clinical significance of newer MR based imaging techniques such as diffusion and perfusion imaging. It demonstrates with clarity the role of MR spectroscopy and fractional anisotropy and diffusion tensor imaging in the preoperative assessment of these patients and how this data can be incorporated into the surgical planning. This book is aimed at neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, neurologists, and epileptologists, and may also be of interest to neuropsychologists, neurophysiologists, radiation oncologists, and medical physicists.

Biochemical And Surgical Aspects Of Epilepsy Related To Brain Tumors   Appraising Redox Biology And Treatments
Author: Pinar Atukeren
Publisher:
Release Date: 2014
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Biochemical and Surgical Aspects of Epilepsy Related to Brain Tumors - Appraising Redox Biology and Treatments.

Brain Tumors E Book
Author: Andrew H. Kaye
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2011-12-06
Pages: 1088
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Meet the increasing need for effective brain tumor management with the highly anticipated revision of Brain Tumors by Drs. Andrew H. Kaye and Edward R. Laws. Over the past decade, enormous advances have been made in both the diagnosis and the surgical and radiotherapeutic management of brain tumors. This new edition guides you through the latest developments in the field, including hot topics like malignant gliomas, functional brain mapping, neurogenetics and the molecular biology of brain tumors, and biologic and gene therapy. Benefit from the knowledge and experience of Drs. Andrew H. Kaye and Edward R. Laws, globally recognized experts in the field of neurosurgery, as well as many other world authorities.

Models Of Seizures And Epilepsy
Author: Asla Pitkänen
Publisher: Elsevier
Release Date: 2005-10-04
Pages: 712
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An understanding of mechanisms underlying seizure disorders depends critically on the insights provided by model systems. In particular with the development of cellular, molecular, and genetic investigative tools, there has been an explosion of basic epilepsy research. Models of Seizures and Epilepsy brings together, for the first time in 30 years, an overview of the most widely-used models of seizures and epilepsy. Chapters cover a broad range of experimental approaches (from in vitro to whole animal preparations), a variety of epileptiform phenomenology (including burst discharges and seizures), and suggestions for model characterization and validation, such as electrographic, morphologic, pharmacologic, and behavioral features. Experts in the field provide not only technical reviews of these models but also conceptual critiques - commenting on the strengths and limitations of these models, their relationship to clinical phenomenology, and their value in developing a better understanding and treatments. Models of Seizures and Epilepsy is a valuable, practical reference for investigators who are searching for the most appropriate laboratory models for addressing key questions in the field. It also provides an important background for physicians, fellows, and students, offering insight into the potential for advances in epilepsy research. The first comprehensive description of animal models of epilepsy since the early 1970's Comprehensive analysis of "What the models model" to guide the selection of each model, and what specific questions it will answer Elegant examples of the use of novel technologies that can be applied in experimental epilepsy research World expert opinions on the clinical relevance of each model

Saving Joelle
Author: Traci Diederich Rue
Publisher:
Release Date: 2019-08
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In Saving Joelle, a mother recounts the struggles faced by her oldest daughter, her family and herself. Little was known about their daughter's rare brain tumor leading the parents to tirelessly search the world in hope of a cure. As if the tumor wasn't enough, their growing family struggled with multiple setbacks including other grim medical issues. Saving Joelle will take you through years of heart wrenching decisions made by this brave family and reflect on their continued journey to overcome each obstacle. Their story explores the meaning of love, hope and their resilience in raising a child with special needs.

Behavioral Aspects Of Epilepsy
Author: Gregory L. Holmes, MD
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
Release Date: 2007-10-15
Pages: 264
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The field of epilepsy and behavior has grown considerably in the past number of years, reflecting advances in the laboratory and clinic. Behavioral Aspects of Epilepsy: Principles and Practice is the definitive text on epilepsy behavioral issues, from basic science to clinical applications, for all neurologists, psychosocial specialists, and researchers in the fields of epilepsy, neuroscience, and psychology/psychiatry. Behavioral aspects of epilepsy include a patient's experiences during seizures, his or her reaction during and between seizures, the frequency of episodes and what can be determined from the number of seizures. With contributions by dozens of leading international experts, this is the only book to cover all aspects of this critical emerging science. Adult and pediatric patients, animal models, and epilepsy surgery and its effects are all covered in detail. Behavioral Aspects of Epilepsy is the only source for up-to-date information on a topic that has significant and growing interest in the medical community. This comprehensive, authoritative text has a bench to bedside, approach that covers: The mechanisms underlying epilepsy and behavior Neurophysiologic function Neuropsychiatric and behavioral disorders in patients with epilepsy The effects of treatments and surgery on behavior Pediatric and adolescent epilepsy Disorders associated with epilepsy that impact behavior And much more

Invasive Studies Of The Human Epileptic Brain
Author: Samden D. Lhatoo
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2019-01-22
Pages: 576
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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No other neurological condition allows the same opportunities for an intracranial electrophysiological study of the human brain as epilepsy does. Epileptic surgery is designed to remove the epileptic focus from the human brain, thereby effecting either cure or substantial reduction of seizures in an individual with an otherwise intractable condition. Its use as a treatment modality dates from the late 19th century, and it has become a widely used treatment option throughout the world in the last 20-30 years. The complexity of epilepsy cases in surgical centres, and the need for invasive electrode studies for pre-surgical evaluation, are both greatly increasing. Invasive Studies of the Human Epileptic Brain is the definitive reference text on the use of invasive electroencephalographic (EEG) diagnostic studies in human epilepsy. Written by some of the most renowned epilepsy experts of the 20th and 21st centuries, the authors provide their expertise and insights into the identification and mapping of intracranial epileptiform and non-epileptiform activity, mapping of the human brain function, and approaches in the use of invasive electroencephalography in a variety of clinical situations. The book is organized into an easily readable series of chapters and is brilliantly illustrated with case studies; each providing an intuitively comprehensive approach to invasive brain studies.

Brain Tumors
Author: Davide Schiffer
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2013-03-09
Pages: 595
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The purpose and goal of this work it to present the pathology of brain tumors interpreted by its biological correlates. Furthermore, better understanding of the many oncological and neuropathological problems of brain tumors as well as better understanding of neuro-imaging prognostic problems.

Modern Management Of High Grade Glioma  Part I  An Issue Of Neurosurgery Clinics   E Book
Author: Isaac Yang
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2012-04-28
Pages: 174
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Standard therapy for high grade glioma is a topic that is evolving, timely, and relevant. Guest Editors Isaac Yang, MD and Seunggu Han, MD have assembled a group of experts to highlight the latest updates on various forms of management of high grade glioma. Some of the articles included in this issue focus on Extent of Resection for Glioblastoma; Role of adjuvant radiation therapy; Survival benefit of the Temozolomide protocol; Alternative chemotherapeutic agents; The role of avastin; Radiology; Pseuodprogression and Treatment effect; Pathology; Medical Management; Management of insular gliomas; Use of motor mapping; GBM treatment with clinical trials for surgical resection; Clinical trials with immunotherapy; Clinical trials for small molecule inhibitors; Future role of CED for GBM treatment; Application of a vault nanoparticle therapy for GBM therapy; Management of high grade gliomas in pediatric populations; Targeting Glioma Stem Like Cells with a focus on CD 133; and Potential Role for STAT3 inhibitors in glioblastoma.

100 Questions   Answers About Your Child S Epilepsy
Author: Anuradha Singh
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Pages: 253
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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EMPOWER YOURSELF AND YOUR CHILD! More than 300,000 children under the age of 14 have been diagnosed with epilepsy. 100 Questions and Answers About Your Child s Epilepsy gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about epilepsy diagnosis, treatment options, and management. Written by a childhood epilepsy expert, along with contributions from actual parents and the children and adolescents themselves, this book is an excellent resource for learning and coping with the medical and emotional effects on a child with epilepsy."

Cancer Of The Nervous System
Author: Peter McL. Black
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2005
Pages: 891
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Thoroughly revised to reflect the latest advances in neurosurgery, radiation oncology, chemotherapy, biological therapy, and the basic sciences, the Second Edition of this highly acclaimed volume is the most comprehensive, current reference on tumors of the central and peripheral nervous system. More than 100 of the foremost authorities present multimodality treatment strategies for specific tumor types and examine the mechanisms of tumorigenesis. Coverage includes state-of-the-art information on image-guided surgery, local delivery systems, intraoperative imaging, proton beam therapy, conformal systems, radiosurgery, new drugs and biological agents, and cell cycle deregulation and chromosomal abnormalities in tumorigenesis. This edition contains over 400 illustrations.

Role Of Intravenous Levetiracetam In Acute Seizure Management
Author: Batool F. Kirmani
Publisher: Frontiers E-books
Release Date: 2014-11-05
Pages: 74
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Intractable epilepsy still remains the main issue despite new advances in medical and surgical treatment of epilepsy. Acute seizure management in a timely manner is crucial to prevent irreversible brain damage. Benzodiazepines still remain the first initial treatment to abort the seizure activity. The approval phenytoin, fosphenytoin, intravenous valproate, and rectal diazepam provided additional options. The approval of intravenous levetiracetam gave another option to physicians if and when the above treatment fails to control the seizure activity. In this Ebook, we have included chapters from renowned researchers in the field of neurology and epilepsy who have covered the various aspects of these agents in detail including the properties, mechanism of action, pharmacology, neurobehavioral effects, and the roles of these agents in special populations including traumatic brain injury and brain tumor related epilepsy. These data further show that intravenous levetiracetam can be used in acute seizure management and in special circumstances.

Seizure Free
Author: Leanne Chilton
Publisher:
Release Date: 1998-10-01
Pages: 134
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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"Seizure Free" was published because of the need for a book of its magnitude. Many books have been written about epilepsy, but not any about having brain surgery and becoming well. The goal of English Press is to inform, to enlighten, and to inspire its reader, but more importantly, to fulfill a need. As the author, Leanne Chilton, wrote: I wrote "Seizure Free" because I felt like there was a need for it. I couldn't find any books on brain surgery when I was finally given that option. I kept a good portion of my life hidden from my family and friends for a very long time. I've decided to publish my experiences to let others know that they are not alone.

Meningiomas E Book
Author: M. Necmettin Pamir
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2010-01-25
Pages: 800
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Meningiomas, by M. Necmettin Pamir, MD, Peter M. Black, MD, PhD, and Rudolf Fahlbusch, MD, presents current and comprehensive guidance on this most common, yet clinically challenging type of brain tumor. Written and edited by the world’s most prominent brain tumor neurosurgeons, it helps you to not only determine the type and location of the tumor, but also the most ideal surgical approach to provide your patients with the best outcomes. An extensive collection of surgical photographs covers unique and original cases, while discussions of pre-surgical techniques and approaches emphasize decision making with the help of all imaging modalities and analysis of symptoms and patient history. Expert Consult functionality enhances your reference power with convenient online access to the complete text and illustrations from the book, along with videos that depict surgical techniques in real time. Provides access to the complete text online—fully searchable, along with all of the illustrations downloadable for your personal presentations, and real-time surgical videos covering microscopic extended endonasal approach to suprasellar meningioma, and more, at expertconsult.com. Covers today’s full range of management methods, including adjuvant therapies, providing you with the best strategies for obtaining optimal outcomes. Features the work of the world’s most prominent brain tumor neurosurgeons—a completely international authorship—bringing you the best procedures globally. Offers an in-depth section on surgical methods and approaches based upon tumor location, to help you in the decision-making process. Includes coverage of spinal meningiomas including pre-diagnosis symptoms and outcomes.

Central Nervous System Malignancies  An Issue Of Hematology Oncology Clinics Of North America   E Book
Author: Jill Lacy
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2012-07-29
Pages: 240
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Topics include: Neoplastic Meningitis and Epidural Metastases: Evaluation and Management; Management of Brain Metastases: Surgery, Radiation, or Both?; Meningiomas/Nerve Sheath Tumors/Pituitary Tumors: Diagnosis and Treatment; Medulloblastoma/Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor and Germ Cell Tumors: The Uncommon but Potentially Curable Primary Brain Tumors; Primary CNS Lymphoma: Overview of Current Treatment Strategies; Anaplastic Gliomas: Radiation, Chemotherapy, or Both?; Low Grade Gliomas: When and How to Treat?; Glioblastoma Multiforme: Overview of Current Treatment and Future Perspectives.

Epilepsy 199 Answers
Author: Andrew N. Wilner, MD, FACP, FAAN
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
Release Date: 2008-01-16
Pages: 204
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Andrew N. Wilner is a recipient of the Click 2008 AAN Journalism Fellowship Award! The Epilepsy Foundation estimates that 2.7 million Americans have epilepsy, and that an additional 181,000 new cases are diagnosed every year. Being diagnosed with any chronic disease can cause confusion and anxiety to the uninformed patient. Written by an expert in the field, Epilepsy: 199 Answers, 3rd Edition, continues to provide accurate, up-to-date and comprehensible medical information for epilepsy patients and family members. Easy-to-read, informative, and time-tested, this question and answer book covers everything from brain surgery to the Atkins diet; readers will also enjoy a first-rate resource section, and a health record tracker so patients can accurately chart their progress and receive optimal care.

Oxford Textbook Of Epilepsy And Epileptic Seizures
Author: Simon Shorvon
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release Date: 2012-12-20
Pages: 400
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Epilepsy is the most common serious neurological condition, affecting children and adults, and can occur in a variety of medical settings. It has many causes and many forms, and a variable prognosis. Mortality and morbidity are high, social and legal consequences can stretch well beyond the purely medical, and its management is often poor. Part of the Oxford Textbooks in Clinical Neurology (OTCN) series, this volume covers the scientific basis, clinical diagnosis, and treatment of epilepsy and epileptic seizures. Written by internationally-renowned specialists, each chapter comprehensively covers the current knowledge and evidence base related to each aspect of the disorder, with an emphasis on the personal experience of the authors. The print edition of the Oxford Textbook of Epilepsy and Epileptic Seizures is complemented by an online version, which allows access to the full content of the textbook, contains links from the references to primary research journal articles, enables full text searches, and provides access to figures and tables that can be downloaded to PowerPoint®. This textbook will prove a useful clinical reference for neurologists and senior trainees in neurology, an educational manual for trainees, and will offer practical assistance to all physicians advising people with epilepsy.

Extratemporal Lobe Epilepsy Surgery
Author: Mohamad Z. Koubeissi, Robert J. Maciunas
Publisher: John Libbey Eurotext
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Pages: 510
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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All about diagnostic and prognostic tools available as well as epilepsy surgery. Patients with refractory extratemporal lobe epilepsy, particularly those in whom imaging examinations did not reveal any brain lesions, have a less positive prognosis after surgery than those with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. The semiology of seizures, the functional imaging techniques, neuropsychological evaluation and intracranial EEG are used to select surgical patients. Moreover, a large number of centres have experimented with new methods for identifying the epileptogenic area in these patients. Written by international experts who attended the Cleveland colloquium, it will be all the more useful to neurologists, neurosurgeons and epileptologists as no other work until now has focused on this subject. Contents : Section I - Semiology of extratemporal lobe epilepsy Section II - Non-inasive neurophysiology of extratemporal lobe epilepsies Section III - Neuroimaging of extratemporal lobe epilepsies Section IV - Invasive evaluation of extratemporal lobe epilepsies Section V - Surgery and outcome of extratemporal lobe epilepsies

Advances And Technical Standards In Neurosurgery  Vol  35
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Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2010-02-13
Pages: 261
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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S. Price: Advances in imaging low grade gliomas - M. J. Riemenschneider, G. Riefenberger: Molecular neuropathology of low grade gliomas and its clinical impact - I . Whittle: What is the place of conservative management for adult supratentorial low grade glioma - D. Kurzwelly, U. Herrlinger, M. Simon: Seizures in patients with low grade gliomas -- incidence, pathogenesis, surgical management, and pharmacotherapy - L. Bello et al: Present day's standards in microsurgery of low grade gliomas - B. Baumert: Is there a place for radiotherapy in low grade gliomas - F. W. Kreth, N. Thon, J.-C. Tonn.