Publication Year: 2008
Edition: 2nd Ed.
Authors/Editor: Jerome Engel Jr., MD, PhD; Timothy A. Pedley MD
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)
Doody's Star Rating®:Score: 93
Written and edited by world-renowned authorities, this three-volume work is, to quote a reviewer, "the definitive textbook about seizures and epilepsy."
The second edition is thoroughly updated and gives a complete print and multimedia package: the three-volume set plus access to an integrated content Website.
More than 300 chapters cover the spectrum of biology, physiology, and clinical information, from molecular biology to public health concerns in developing countries. Included are detailed discussions of seizure types and epilepsy syndromes; relationships between physiology and clinical events; psychiatric and medical comorbidity; conditions that could be mistaken for epilepsy; and an increasing range of pharmacologic, surgical, and alternative therapies, including vagus nerve stimulation and deep brain stimulation. This edition describes many new antiepileptic drugs, major advances in surgical treatment, and state-of-the-art neuroimaging, EEG, and other technologies for diagnosis and seizure prediction.
Epilepsy: A Comprehensive Textbook