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Myoclonic Epilepsies Understanding Its Nature, Diagnosis and Treatment (Advances in Neurology) by Antonio V Delgado-Escueta

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Published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Neurology & clinical neurophysiology,
  • Medical,
  • Medical / Nursing,
  • Neurology - General,
  • Medical / Neurology,
  • Medical / Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages347
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11006635M
ISBN 100781752485
ISBN 109780781752480

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  The book offers clinicians much-needed assistance in recognizing and diagnosing idiopathic myoclonic epilepsies and selecting appropriate treatment. Each chapter includes diagnostic and treatment algorithms to guide practitioners in clinical decision making. Progressive myoclonus epilepsies are a group of rare genetic diseases. The onset generally occurs around puberty in otherwise healthy children. They all involve myoclonus and epilepsy but then differ depending on the different symptoms that are related. The outlook of these diseases is nearly always unfavourable and treatment only focuses on.   Single myoclonic jerks in patients with epilepsy have long been recognized. Myoclonus comes from the Greek myo, meaning muscle, and klonus meaning turmoil. While this term was used by the Greeks to describe the erratic movement often seen with myoclonic jerks, it aptly describes the current state of therapy for myoclonic seizures and myoclonic epilepsies. Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) is a type of epilepsy that starts in in childhood or the teen years.. People who have it wake up from sleep with quick, jerking movements of their arms and legs.

The Epilepsies is a one-of-a-kind reference that will be of interest to specialists and basic scientists involved in the study of epilepsy, adult and pediatric neurologists, neurosurgeons, residents and fellows in these areas, and pediatricians who frequently encounter children with neurological problems. This major work brings together the. Progressive myoclonic epilepsies are a group of disorders characterised by a relentlessly progressive disease course until death; treatment-resistant epilepsy is just a part of the phenotype. This umbrella term encompasses many diverse conditions, ranging from Lafora body disease to Gaucher's disease. These diseases as a group are important because of a generally poor response to antiepileptic. Books on Epilepsy. There has been a steady increase in the number of books published that are relevant to epilepsy that members of the League will likely find useful for their practice or research. However, keeping up with the books that are available is no easy task. The book offers clinicians much-needed assistance in recognizing and diagnosing idiopathic myoclonic epilepsies and selecting appropriate treatment. Each chapter includes diagnostic and treatment algorithms to guide practitioners in clinical decision making.

Early myoclonic encephalopathy, early infantile epileptic encephalopathy, and benign and severe infantile myoclonic epilepsies: a critical review and personal . Progressive myoclonic epilepsies (PME) are a group of more than 10 rare types of epilepsy that are “progressive.” People with PME have a decline in motor skills, balance and cognitive function over time. Myoclonus indicates frequent muscle jerks, both spontaneous and often stimulus induced. Okino S () Familial benign myoclonus epilepsy of adult onset: a previously unrecognized myoclonic disorder. J Neurol Sci – Plaster NM, Uyama E, Uchino M, et al. Summary: The myoclonic epilepsies are a collection of syn-dromes in which myoclonic seizures are a prominent feature. Proper classification of a patient’s syndrome is critical for ap-propriate treatment and prognosis. However, classification of such syndromes is often difficult because the terminology used.