The Treatment of Epilepsy: Principles & Practice

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Elaine Wyllie, Ajay Gupta, Deepak K. Lachhwani
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006 - Medical - 1247 pages
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Thoroughly updated, the Fourth Edition of The Treatment of Epilepsy: Principles and Practice remains the most comprehensive single-volume clinical reference on the epilepsies. In one convenient source, the book provides a broad, detailed, and cohesive overview of seizure disorders and contemporary treatment options, bringing together the most vital work in the neurosciences, genetics, electroencephalography, pediatric and adult neurology, neuropharmacology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry.

This edition includes a new chapter on the pharmacogenetics of antiepileptic medications, complete information on new drugs, and current guidelines for use of older drugs. Other chapters present fresh new material on epilepsy surgery and neuroimaging.

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Elaine Wyllie, MD, is an epilepsy specialist and Professor of Pediatrics at the Cleveland Clinic. She directs the Cleveland Clinic's Center for Pediatric Neurology, ranked among the top 4 programs in the country by US News and World Report. An active clinician, she attracts personal referrals from child neurologists all over the world. She has published over 250 scientific articles, and is currently preparing the fifth edition of "Wyllie's Treatment of Epilepsy, " recognized as the standard in the field.

She has been honored with several awards, most notably the prestigious Epilepsy Research Career Effort Award from the Milken Family Foundation and American Epilepsy Society. As a recognized thought leader in pediatric epilepsy, she has served on the editorial boards of several scientific journals and on the executive boards and committees of national and international scientific societies. Her current research, expanding and redefining key aspects of the selection criteria for pediatric epilepsy surgery candidates, is influencing patient care at the epilepsy centers throughout the world. Dr. Wyllie recently published her first book for the lay public, "Epilepsy: A Cleveland Clinic Guide". Now that her two sons are grown and pursuing their own scientific careers, she studies ballroom dancing with her husband, Dr. Robert Wyllie, Physician-in-Chief of the Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital.

Gupta is part of Ernst & Young's Security and Technology Solutions practice, where he performs security reviews. As an instructor for the company's Extreme Hacking course, he develops and reviews numerous new security tools. In addition, he is one of Ernst & Young's Intrusion Detection System experts.

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