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Intractable Seizures

Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention

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  • 29 Currently reading

Published by Springer .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Neurology & clinical neurophysiology,
  • Epilepsy,
  • Medical / Nursing,
  • Medical,
  • Neurology - General,
  • Neuropsychology,
  • Neuroscience,
  • Diagnosis,
  • Medical / Neurology,
  • Medical : Neuroscience,
  • Psychology : Neuropsychology,
  • Chemotherapy

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsW. McIntyre Burnham (Editor), Peter L. Carlen (Editor), Paul A. Hwang (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages254
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9800147M
    ISBN 10030646621X
    ISBN 109780306466212

    The Epilepsy Surgery Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center provides the diagnostic and surgical expertise to treat complex cases of intractable epilepsy. Our team is dedicated to dramatically reducing the severity and occurrence of seizures and, when possible, eliminating them altogether. The program is part of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Cincinnati Children’s.   When a person has had two or more seizures, it is called epilepsy. Medicine often helps control epilepsy. If a child’s seizures still happen when taking two types of seizure medicine, their epilepsy is called intractable (uncontrolled). There is no .

    Consequences of Intractable Epilepsy. Intractable epilepsy is a very disabling incidence of early death in this group is high. In some studies up to 1% of patients with intractable epilepsy die per year (31, 45). The risk of sudden unexpected death (SUDEP) appears to be twice as high than in the general population. ICD code G for Epilepsy, unspecified, intractable is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range - Diseases of the nervous system. G Epilepsy, unspecified, intractable G

    Epilepsy is a group of neurological disorders characterized by recurrent epileptic seizures. Epileptic seizures are episodes that can vary from brief and nearly undetectable periods to long periods of vigorous shaking. These episodes can result in physical injuries, including occasionally broken bones. In epilepsy, seizures have a tendency to recur and, as a rule, have no immediate underlying Specialty: Neurology.   Complex partial seizures and epilepsy For those with epilepsy, this is the most common type of seizure. But while complex partial seizures are often related to epilepsy, this is not the only.


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About 20% of people with epilepsy have seizures which are resistant to anticonvulsant medications. These drug-resistant seizures are called `intractable', and the patients who have them - about 1 in of the general population - present a major challenge to neurologists and epilepsy : $ About this book About 20% of people with epilepsy have seizures which are resistant to anticonvulsant medications.

These drug-resistant seizures are called `intractable', and the patients who have them - about 1 in of the general population - present a major.

About 20% of people with epilepsy have seizures which are resistant to anticonvulsant medications. These drug-resistant seizures are called `intractable', and the patients who have them - about 1 in of the general population - present a major challenge to neurologists and epilepsy associations. Intractable Focal Epilepsy, the first book of its kind, deals with one major category of epilepsy in depth.

It has been long awaited by epileptologists, since it deals with one of the greatest challenges in the field: the fact that most patients with medically intractable epilepsy have focal by: The editors of this thorough book define "intractable epilepsy" as seizures in adults that continue after two years even with three or more medications and seizures in children who are clinically deteriorating.

The book is dedicated to the epilepsies and seizures of focal origin. Various estimates have placed the number of persons continuing to have seizures in spite of medical treatment at 17% to 31% of the population of persons with epilepsy.

14,13 In this chapter, three areas will be reviewed: 1) evaluation of a person with uncontrolled seizures; 2) definition of “intractable” epilepsy; and 3) predictors of Cited by:   Intractable focal epilepsy has been defined operationally for adults as the situation in which seizure control has yet to be achieved more than 2 years after the initiation of treatment with optimal doses of at least three of phenobarbitone, phenytoin, carbamazepine, sodium valproate, and lamotrigine, either individually or in : James J.

Cereghino. The stated aim of the book is to present a clinical account of intractable focal epilepsy for neurologists, neurosurgeons, neurophysiologists, neuroradiologists and other professions in contact with epilepsy, particularly those wishing to enter the : Mark Richardson.

For children Lee: the Rabbit with Epilepsy by Deborah Moss. Part of "The Special Needs Collection" for ages Published24 pages. Explains epilepsy in a reassuring way for newly diagnosed children, their siblings and friends. Special People, Special Ways by Arlene Maguire. Published32 pages.

A colorfully illustrated book about children with disabilities for. At that time epilepsy was diagnosed as focal to secondary generalized seizures. That diagnosis hasn't changed since. Although mostly now I have focal seizures (Simple partial) upwards of 4 plus times a week with a grand mal about once or twice a year.

Sometimes I will have a random nocturnal seizure. Medications have not controlled my seizures. About one-third of people with epilepsy will eventually develop intractable epilepsy.

This means that medicines do not work well, or at all, to control the seizures. Intractable epilepsy can have a big effect on your life. People with intractable epilepsy may have trouble at work or school.

They may worry a lot about when their next seizure will come. The burden of intractable epilepsy on infants and children and their families is enormous, and in addition to the risks carried by the actual seizures it significantly affects the children’s development and quality of life.

Most of these children are on polytherapy, which has its Author: Bruria Ben-Zeev. Some types of epilepsy cause convulsions and loss of consciousness, while other types cause staring spells and altered awareness.

While most cases of epilepsy can be treated successfully with medication, about % of people have "medically refractory epilepsy,” or "intractable epilepsy," meaning that medication does not prevent seizures.

This important new book defines intractable epilepsy, examines its consequences, risks and costs, discusses diagnosis and medical management, including novel drug therapies, neurosurgery and vagal stimulation, and sheds new light on its evolution and aetiology. Product Information. About 20% of people with epilepsy have seizures which are resistant to anticonvulsant medications.

These drug-resistant seizures are called 'intractable', and the patients who have them - about 1 in of the general population - present a major challenge to neurologists and epilepsy associations.

The book is meant primarily for clinicians and caretakers who are professionally concerned with epilepsy. However, it is written in such a way that it can be easily understood by lay people who would like to gain an insight into the nature of epilepsy and into the verbal phenomena which may accompany it.

Intractable epilepsy is common in kids who have infantile spasms, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, or, less often, juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME). Seizures caused by tumors, scarring from brain injury, or lack of oxygen also can be intractable. Epidemiology and Etiology.

The risk of seizures is highest in the neonatal period (–5/ live births in the US). The relative incidence is higher in premature infants less than 30 weeks gestation [], occurring in % of these neonates compared with % of older the neonate, a broad range of systemic and CNS disorders can increase the risk of seizures (Table 1).Cited by:   The main symptoms of intractable epilepsy are continuing seizures even when taking anti-seizure drugs.

Seizures will vary in intensity and frequency and can last minutes or seconds. They are caused by electrical imbalances in the brain and hyperactive neurons.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xxvii, pages: illustrations, portrait. Contents: Burden of intractable epilepsy --Defining intractable epilepsy --Outcome measures in intractable epilepsy --Focal seizures: intractability and semiology --Syndrome of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis: clinical features and differential diagnosis.

Ina group of epilepsy organizations met and decided people of some prominence need to come out and discuss their seizures for the purpose of countering all of those problems. Few did. Since I had the ability to write a book, since I had a publisher, I decided someone needed to step up. Epileptic seizures are only one manifestation of neurologic or metabolic diseases.

Epileptic seizures have many causes, including a genetic predisposition for certain types of seizures, head trauma, stroke, brain tumors, alcohol or drug withdrawal, repeated episodes of metabolic insults, such as hypoglycemia, and other sy is a medical disorder marked by recurrent.

Treating Intractable Epilepsy. If you have seizures while using antiepileptic drugs, you may eventually need surgery to treat intractable epilepsy.

In this case, your doctor will suggest more tests to map out the source of seizures in your brain. Surgery. Surgery may be especially helpful if you have intractable focal or partial epilepsy.