Epilepsy Board Review

Epilepsy Board Review Author Pradeep N. Modur, MD, MS
ISBN-10 9781617052569
Release 2016-07-11
Pages 250
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This high-yield review is designed as a primary study tool to help candidates prepare for the epilepsy certification exam. Using structured question formats typically encountered on boards, the book covers the base knowledge tested and allows users to assess their proficiency in a wide range of topics necessary to achieve subspecialty certification in the field of epilepsy. Epilepsy Board Review contains over 360 questions with answers, detailed explanations, and references. The book is divided into four sections covering phenomenology of seizures and epileptic disorders, basic EEG, diagnostic evaluation of seizures and epilepsy, and treatment. Liberal use of image-based questions presenting EEG and neuroimaging findings build interpretive skills and foster improved understanding of applications and interventions. Questions are randomized and include both case-related questions in series and stand-alone items to familiarize candidates with the question types and formats they will encounter on the exam. Key Features: The first and only dedicated self-assessment and review tool for the Epilepsy certifying exam Contains over 360 board-type questions with answers, detailed explanations, and references Facilitates recall of must-know information and helps identify knowledge gaps for further study Includes case studies and illustrated questions with 87 state-of-the-art images to ensure familiarity with findings that form a significant part of any certifying exam



Epilepsy Board Review

Epilepsy Board Review Author Mohamad Z. Koubeissi
ISBN-10 9781493967742
Release 2017-08-18
Pages 477
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This concise text mirrors the content of the Epilepsy Board as distributed by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Epilepsy diagnosis, classification and treatment are thoroughly covered, along with seizure classification, epidemiology, normal and abnormal EEG, and treatment with antiepileptic medications and other modalities. Formatted with multiple choice questions and explanations, this complete resource will prepare physicians and students for the Epilepsy Board examination and provide the latest clinical approaches.



Epilepsy Board Quick Review

Epilepsy Board Quick Review Author Jerome Engel (Jr.)
ISBN-10 9780199398416
Release 2014-08-01
Pages 208
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Complemented by: Seizures and epilepsy / Jerome Engel, Jr. 2nd ed. c2013.



Clinical Neurophysiology Board Review Q A

Clinical Neurophysiology Board Review Q A Author Puneet K. Gupta
ISBN-10 9781936287871
Release 2014-09-30
Pages 408
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" ""This is a very useful board review for the neurophysiology sections in several board certification examinations. Anyone preparing for these examinations should have access to these prototypical questions and the explanations of the answers."" --Doody's Reviews This high-yield, illustrated clinical neurophysiology board review is a comprehensive resource for assessing and refining the knowledge tested on multiple board examinations. Written by authors who are collectively board certified in all of the areas covered, the book is a valuable study tool for candidates preparing for certification or recertification in clinical neurophysiology, neuromuscular medicine, epilepsy, sleep medicine, and neurology. Using structured question formats typically encountered on boards, this comprehensive review allows users to assess their knowledge in a wide range of topics, provides rationales for correct answers, and explains why the other choices are incorrect. A unique ìPearlsì section at the end of the book allows for quick review of the most important concepts prior to exam day. Clinical Neurophysiology Board Review Q&A contains 801 questions with answers and detailed explanations. The book is divided into eight chapters covering anatomy and physiology, electronics and instrumentation, nerve conduction studies and EMG, EEG, evoked potentials and intraoperative monitoring, sleep studies, ethics and safety, and advanced topics including QEEG, MEG, TES, autonomic testing, and more. Liberal use of image-based questions illustrating the full spectrum of neurophysiologic tests and findings build interpretive skills. Questions are randomized and include both case-related questions in series and stand-alone items to familiarize candidates with the question types and formats they will find on the exam. Key Features: ? Contains 801 high-yield board-type questions covering all areas of the complex subspecialty of clinical neurophysiology ? Q&A format with answers and detailed rationales to facilitate recall of must-know information and help identify knowledge gaps for further study ? P rovides case-based questions in series to simulate full range of board question types ? I ncludes 148 state-of-the-art digital images to ensure familiarity with studies and findings that form a significant part of any certifying exam ? Contains unique ìPearls for Passingî section for quick review of key facts "



Wyllie s Treatment of Epilepsy

Wyllie s Treatment of Epilepsy Author Elaine Wyllie
ISBN-10 9781496300546
Release 2015-01-16
Pages 1088
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Wyllie's Treatment of Epilepsy: Principles and Practice, 6th edition provides a broad, detailed, and cohesive overview of seizure disorders and contemporary treatment options. Written by the most influential experts in the field and thoroughly updated to provide the most current content, Wyllie’s Treatment of Epilepsy assists neurologists and epilepsy specialists, neurology residents and fellows, and neuropsychologists in assessing and treating their epileptic patients with the latest treatment options. Dr. Wyllie is once again joined by associate editors Drs. Gidal and Goodkin, as well as newcomers Dr. Joseph Sirven of the Mayo Clinic and Dr. Tobias Loddenkemper, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, who specializes in epilepsy research and treatment, particularly for the pediatric population. In-depth review of the subspecialties of epileptology, i.e., neuroimaging, epilepsy surgery, antiepileptic medications A comprehensive single-volume text on epileptology Clinically oriented, evidence-based reference Online bank of over 500 board review-style questions highlight key concepts for board examinations and clinical practice



Comprehensive Board Review in Neurology

Comprehensive Board Review in Neurology Author Mark K. Borsody
ISBN-10 9781604065947
Release 2012-10-26
Pages 380
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All the information you need to prepare for the neurology board exam in one book Praise for the first edition: Comprehensive Board Review in Neurology makes a fine study tool for those who spend considerable time during residency preparing for the boards as well as those pressed for time. Sudha Tallavajhula, MD, Neurology, November, 2007 Comprehensive Board Review in Neurology, Second Edition, is an essential resource for neurology residents and fellows studying for the Resident In-Service Training Exam (RITE) and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) board examination. It is also useful for neurologists preparing for recertification exams. Written in a concise outline format, the text distills all the information typically needed to master the RITE and ABPN examinations. Updates included in this second edition include a section on coma, expanded coverage of epilepsy, an overview of new pharmacological treatments for multiple sclerosis, and much more! Key Features: Content reflects the core continuing medical education topics established by the American Academy of Neurology Full-color, detailed illustrations and pathology photos help elucidate the text Filled with efficient summary tables and boxed content to highlight the most salient take-aways A new appendix, Tight Association List, enables readers to recognize commonly associated clinical terms in a multiple-choice setting This reliable review book contains everything needed to successfully prepare for board exams or recertification exams in neurology.



Practical Epilepsy

Practical Epilepsy Author Aatif M. Husain, MD
ISBN-10 9781617051876
Release 2015-09-11
Pages 480
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Written for busy practitioners and trainees, Practical Epilepsy is the only concise yet exhaustive reference encompassing the broad scope of clinical epilepsy. It contains core information for professionals who wish gain a breadth and depth of knowledge about epilepsy in a shorter amount of time than is required to read large reference books, and is a valuable review tool for self-assessment or exam preparation. Designed to be read cover-to-cover, this highly practical reference covers basic science, assessment, and treatment and uses clear, succinct narratives, lists, tables, and illustrations to present the essential information needed to understand all aspects of epilepsy. The first section of the book introduces the clinical aspects of the science of epileptology with chapters on pathophysiology, genetics, classification, syndromes, epidemiology, etiology, and differential diagnosis. The second section is devoted to diagnostic evaluation, including instrumentation, normal and abnormal EEG, ICU EEG monitoring, scalp and intracranial video EEG monitoring, brain mapping, seizure semiology, neuroimaging, and other techniques. Section three covers treatment with a thorough review of basic principles, all classes of antiepileptic drugs, stimulation therapy, surgery, and dietary and alternative therapies. The final section focuses on special situations and associated concerns, ranging from status epilepticus and psychogenic nonepileptic seizures to migraines and reproductive issues. Key Features: Delivers a concise yet thorough review of the clinical science and current practice of epilepsy medicine Chapter contributions come from a wide array of specialists Presents information in crisp, formatted chapters that distill must-know information for maximum utility Useful for practitioners at any level, from trainees to more experienced clinicians Illustrated with over 100 figures, including EEG readouts and other clinical images Serves as a valuable review tool for self-study or exam preparation About the Editor: Aatif M. Husain, MD, Professor, Department of Neurology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC



Epilepsy Across the Spectrum

Epilepsy Across the Spectrum Author Committee on the Public Health Dimensions of the Epilepsies
ISBN-10 9780309255073
Release 2012-07-13
Pages 521
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Although epilepsy is one of the nation's most common neurological disorders, public understanding of it is limited. Many people do not know the causes of epilepsy or what they should do if they see someone having a seizure. Epilepsy is a complex spectrum of disorders that affects an estimated 2.2 million Americans in a variety of ways, and is characterized by unpredictable seizures that differ in type, cause, and severity. Yet living with epilepsy is about much more than just seizures; the disorder is often defined in practical terms, such as challenges in school, uncertainties about social situations and employment, limitations on driving, and questions about independent living. The Institute of Medicine was asked to examine the public health dimensions of the epilepsies, focusing on public health surveillance and data collection; population and public health research; health policy, health care, and human services; and education for people with the disorder and their families, health care providers, and the public. In Epilepsy Across the Spectrum, the IOM makes recommendations ranging from the expansion of collaborative epilepsy surveillance efforts, to the coordination of public awareness efforts, to the engagement of people with epilepsy and their families in education, dissemination, and advocacy for improved care and services. Taking action across multiple dimensions will improve the lives of people with epilepsy and their families. The realistic, feasible, and action-oriented recommendations in this report can help enable short- and long-term improvements for people with epilepsy. For all epilepsy organizations and advocates, local, state, and federal agencies, researchers, health care professionals, people with epilepsy, as well as the public, Epilepsy Across the Spectrum is an essential resource.



Seizures and Epilepsy

Seizures and Epilepsy Author Jerome Engel
ISBN-10 9780195328547
Release 2013-01-31
Pages 706
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This second edition of Seizures and Epilepsy, written almost a quarter of a century after the ground-breaking first edition, is more than an update: it is a complete revision due to tremendous advances in the field. Our understanding of the fundamental neuronal mechanisms underlying epileptic phenomena, as well as current diagnosis and treatment, have been heavily influenced over the past several decades by seminal neuroscientific developments, particularly the introduction of molecular neurobiology, genetics, and modern neuroimaging. According to the World Health Organization, epilepsy accounts for 1% of the global burden of disease, equivalent to breast cancer in women and lung cancer in men. Among primary disorders of the brain, it is equivalent to depression, dementia, and substance abuse. Singly authored by Jerome Engel, Jr, this must-read from 1989 reasserts itself as a modern classic comprehensive textbook covering a broad range of both basic and clinical epileptology.



Oncology Board Review Second Edition

Oncology Board Review  Second Edition Author Francis P. Worden, MD
ISBN-10 9781617052927
Release 2017-04-28
Pages 480
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Oncology Board Review: Blueprint Study Guide and Q&A is a concise, outline-based study guide covering the topics that appear on the Medical Oncology Certification Exam. This second edition has been thoroughly revised to include new treatment regimens, clinical guidelines, and other updates impacting the field and reflected on the test. The book includes all topics listed in the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) blueprint as essential material for the Medical Oncology Certification Exam. The coverage spans all hematologic malignancies and solid tumors, beginning with the epidemiology, and followed by the etiology and risk factors of the disease, staging, signs and symptoms, diagnostic criteria, indications for treatment, prognostic factors, treatment recommendations, and special considerations. Later chapters review other major subspecialty areas found on the exam including cancer genetics and tumor biology, supportive and palliative care, bone marrow transplantation, and biostatistics. Each chapter includes key points summarized in digestible bullets for easy recall and self-assessment. And, now containing over 230 board style questions with answers and detailed rationales, Oncology Board Review, Second Edition is the go-to, quick review for any trainee preparing for initial certification and for oncologists preparing for recertification. New to this Edition: Includes over 230 board style questions and answers with rationales New chapter on Bone Marrow Transplantation Thoroughly updated and revised chapters with all new treatment recommendations and FDA approvals for solid tumors and hematologic malignancies included.



Pediatric Epilepsy

Pediatric Epilepsy Author Blaise F. Bourgeois, MD
ISBN-10 1934559865
Release 2007-12-16
Pages 196
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The extensively updated third edition of Pediatric Epilepsy: Diagnosis and Therapy continues to be the definitive volume on the diagnosis, treatment, classification, and management of the childhood epilepsies. Written by nearly 100 international leaders in the field, this new edition progresses logically with major sections on the basic mechanisms of the disease, classification, epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis, and age-related syndromes of epilepsy. The core of the new third edition is its completely updated section on antiepileptic drugs, including an in-depth discussion of dosage considerations, drug toxicity, teratogenicity, and drug interactions, with recommendations for optimal combinations when multiple drug therapy is required. Features unique to the third edition include: Expanded section on the basic science and mechanism of epilepsy Completely updated drug chapters, including newly released drugs and those in development Expanded chapters on vagus nerve stimulation and surgical treatment Expanded section on co-morbidities The third edition includes 21 new chapters, including discussions of: epileptic channelopathies; epileptogenic cerebral cortical malformation; epilepsy genes; etiologies and workup; evidence-based medicine issues related to drug selection; Levetiracetam; Sulthiame; Pregabalin; herbal medications; basic and advanced imaging; immunotherapy issues; vagus nerve stimulation therapy; cognitive and psychiatric co-morbidities and educational placement; and psychosocial aspects of epilepsy.



Vascular Neurology Board Review

Vascular Neurology Board Review Author Hardik P Amin
ISBN-10 9783319396057
Release 2016-08-31
Pages 190
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This concise, yet comprehensive review covers the diagnostic and treatment information needed for the vascular neurology board exam. The assembled material is easy-to-read with chapters emphasizing clinically relevant scientific principles that must be mastered by the stroke clinician. Neurology, vascular neurology and neuro-critical care residents and fellows will find this text to be an invaluable preparation guide and a succinct source to complement treatment guidelines and protocols.



Focus on Clinical Neurophysiology

Focus on Clinical Neurophysiology Author Nabil J. Azar
ISBN-10 9781451147889
Release 2012-03-28
Pages 272
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This question-and-answer formatted book provides a complete yet focused review of clinical neurophysiology. It contains 534 questions and detailed answers with page references to larger reference books and textbooks of interest. Emphasis is on key concepts that every neurologist/neurophysiologist must master to take qualification boards or to practice this discipline. Coverage includes basic physics and electronics with their direct practical implications, electroencephalography, evoked potentials, nerve conduction studies, electromyography, sleep medicine, autonomic testing and central neurophysiology, and neurophysiological intraoperative monitoring. A companion Website will present all of the questions and answers in the book in electronic format.



Tumor Board Review Second Edition

Tumor Board Review  Second Edition Author Francis P. Worden, MD
ISBN-10 9781617052231
Release 2015-02-12
Pages 136
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Praise for the First Edition “As everyone in oncology fellowship training knows, there is a huge [information] gap in this field. Most oncology books are massive and loaded with information…by the time the book is [published]…it is outdated.” [Tumor Board Review] is fresh and just out of the oven…I haven’t seen any book in oncology like this so far…I think my investment in this book was wise and worth it.” — Humaid Al-Shamsi, MB(Hon), BMedSc, MRCP(UK), FRCP, FACP, Assistant Professor, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center Culling the knowledge and expertise of respected oncology specialists, this is a concise yet comprehensive review of all areas of oncology practice for medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and pathologists — both students and practitioners. The second edition of Tumor Board Review has been thoroughly revised to encompass recent scientific advances in assessment and treatment, new clinical guidelines, and new FDA-approved drugs and indications. It also contains approximately 250 multiple-choice questions and answers to assist readers in testing their knowledge, especially those preparing for the MOC exam. The book features case presentations and evidence-based management discussions that clearly demonstrate how to apply new information in daily practice. In a consistent format, each chapter addresses epidemiology, risk factors, natural history, and pathology of each major organ-specific tumor type; an abbreviated display of relevant staging; and several “tumor board style” illustrative patient case studies. This is followed by an evidence-based case discussion, which reinforces current guidelines and explains the rationale for the diagnostic and therapeutic steps taken. Algorithms and decision-tree graphics further illuminate the decision process. NEW TO THE SECOND EDITION OF TUMOR BOARD REVIEW: Presents the most recent guidelines and management standards in user-friendly format Focuses on current indications, use of new drugs, and new treatment of side effects Includes new FDA-approved drugs and guidelines Offers approximately 250 multiple-choice questions and answers



Textbook of Epilepsy Surgery

Textbook of Epilepsy Surgery Author Hans O. Luders
ISBN-10 9780203091708
Release 2008-07-11
Pages 1616
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Textbook of Epilepsy Surgery covers all of the latest advances in the surgical management of epilepsy. The book provides a thorough understanding of epileptogenic mechanisms in etiologically different types of epilepsy and explains neuronavigation systems. It discusses new neuroimaging techniques, new surgical strategies, and more aggressive surgical approaches in cases with catastrophic epilepsies. The contributors also analyze the improved statistics of surgical outcome in different epilepsy types. The book follows a systematic approach to the diagnostic evaluation of patients who are candidates for epilepsy surgery. It first discusses the general principles of surgery, and then describes the presurgical evaluation according to the six zones (symptomatogenic, irritative, ictal onset, epileptic lesion, functional deficit, and epileptogenic zone). This series of chapters concludes with the description of the Epilepsy Surgery Management Meeting, an essential and indispensable part of the surgical evaluation. The book next incorporates detailed discussions of the cortical mapping techniques and the numerous surgical techniques. This is followed by the post-surgical medical management and a discussion of the surgical outcome. Finally, selected case studies are presented, along with protocols for the storage and processing of brain tissue for molecular studies. This definitive textbook is an invaluable reference for neurologists, neurosurgeons, epilepsy specialists, and those interested in epilepsy and its surgical treatment.



Pellock s Pediatric Epilepsy

Pellock s Pediatric Epilepsy Author Douglas R. Nordli, Jr., MD
ISBN-10 9781617052439
Release 2016-08-28
Pages 1200
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Now in its fourth edition, Pellock’s Pediatric Epilepsy: Diagnosis and Therapy remains the gold standard for diagnosis, treatment, classification, and management of childhood epilepsies. With over 100 distinguished contributors from world-leading epilepsy programs, the long-awaited new edition maintains the breadth and scope the book is known for while significantly updating the science, practice, and therapeutic strategies that continue to move the field forward. At the center of this new edition is the totally reorganized and expanded section on age-related syndromes. There is a major emphasis on new genetic-based classifications and the clinical implications for identifying and managing the various subtypes. New chapters devoted exclusively to Panayiotopoulos syndrome, myoclonic status epilepticus, and autosomal dominant focal epilepsies, among others, cover even more ground than the last edition. Brand-new chapters in the drug and diet section cover perampanel, ezogabine, and lacosamide, while the existing chapters on major medical treatments have been comprehensively updated to reflect the latest trials and studies. Other sections contain new chapters on genetics, non-invasive functional mapping, sleep issues for pediatric epilepsy patients, and more. With more than 80 chapters, Pellock’s Pediatric Epilepsy now contains a full discussion of the spectrum of epilepsy disorders, not just seizures. From basic mechanisms and epidemiology, through diagnosis and therapy, to quality of life issues, the new edition of this established reference covers every aspect of childhood epilepsy and will continue to be the definitive core text for all professionals involved in the field. New to the Fourth Edition: Every chapter thoroughly reviewed, revised, and updated Section on age-related syndromes completely reconfigured to align with new ILAE terminology and organization in classifying seizures and forms of epilepsy Major update on disease mechanisms and all treatments for epilepsy, including drugs Increased attention to special populations, including a heavily-updated chapter on the female epilepsy patient New final section covers the epilepsy spectrum, with new chapters on epilepsy and sleep, co-morbidities of childhood, behavioral influence of AEDs, and transitioning to adulthood



Jasper s Basic Mechanisms of the Epilepsies

Jasper s Basic Mechanisms of the Epilepsies Author Jeffrey Noebels
ISBN-10 9780199842599
Release 2012-06-01
Pages 1264
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H.H. Jasper, A.A. Ward, A. Pope and H.H. Merritt, chair of the Public Health Service Advisory Committee on the Epilepsies, National Institutes of Health, published the first volume on Basic Mechanisms of the Epilepsies (BME) in 1969. Their ultimate goal was to search for a "better understanding of the epilepsies and seek more rational methods of their prevention and treatment." Since then, basic and clinical researchers in epilepsy have gathered together every decade and a half with these goals in mind -- assessing where epilepsy research has been, what it has accomplished, and where it should go. In 1999, the third volume of BME was named in honor of H.H. Jasper. In line with the enormous expansion in the understanding of basic epilepsy mechanisms over the past four decades, this fourth edition of Jasper's BME is the most ambitious yet. In 90 chapters, the book considers the role of interactions between neurons, synapses, and glia in the initiation, spread and arrest of seizures. It examines mechanisms of excitability, synchronization, seizure susceptibility, and ultimately epileptogenesis. It provides a framework for expanding the epilepsy genome and understanding the complex heredity responsible for common epilepsies as it explores disease mechanisms of ion channelopathies and developmental epilepsy genes. It considers the mechanisms of conditions of epilepsy comorbidities. And, for the first time, this 4th edition describes the current efforts to translate the discoveries in epilepsy disease mechanisms into new therapeutic strategies. This book, considered the 'bible' of basic epilepsy research, is essential for the student, the clinician scientist and all research scientists who conduct laboratory-based experimental epilepsy research using cellular, brain slice and animal models, as well as for those interested in related disciplines of neuronal oscillations, network plasticity, and signaling in brain strucutres that include the cortex, hippocampus, and thalamus. In keeping with the 1969 goals, the book is now of practical importance to the clinical neurologist and epileptologist as the progress of research in molecular genetics and modern efforts to design antiepileptic drugs, cures and repairs in the epilepsies converge and impact clinical care.