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Children with Seizures

  • ISBN-13: 9781843108238
  • Publisher: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
    Imprint: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
  • By Martin L. Kutscher
  • Price: AUD $39.99
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  • Local release date: 14/05/2006
  • Format: Paperback 152 pages Weight: 0g
  • Categories: Popular medicine & health [VFD]
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Martin L. Kutscher MD is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology of New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY, and a partner of Pediatric Neurological Associates in White Plains, NY, where he has worked since 1987 with children who have seizures or other special needs. Dr Kutscher is board certified in Pediatrics and in Neurology with Special Competency in Child Neurology. He received his BA from Columbia University, his MD from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, and completed a pediatric residency at Temple University's St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. His neurology residency and pediatric neurology fellowship were completed at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Introduction. Part 1: Overview of Seizures and Their Care. Overview of Seizures. What to Observe During a Seizure. What to Do During a Seizure. Accident Precautions. Medical Evaluation of Seizures. General Principles of Anticonvulsant Treatment. On (and For) Teens with Epilepsy. For Kids to Read: What Are Seizures, Anyway? Part 2: Individual Epilepsy Syndromes. Introduction to the Epilepsies. Benign Rolandic Epilepsy (BRE). Febrile Seizures. Classic Absence Epilepsy (''Petit mal''). Juvenile Myoclonic Epilelpsy (JME). Tonic Clonic Epilepsy (''Grand mal''). Partial Complex Epilepsy. Infantile Spasms. Lennox Gastaut Syndrome. References. Further reading. Subject index. Author index.
''Dr. Kutscher, in this marvelous book, dispels many of the myths of epilepsy and provides a wonderful review of all aspects of the disorder. He effortlessly moves from diagnosis to treatment to prognosis. Employing humor, common sense, and an outstanding knowledge of epilepsy, Dr. Kutscher's book is truly a tour-de-force.... It is unlikely that readers will put down this book with unanswered questions.... For individuals involved with children with severe epilepsy, this book provides information that cannot be obtained elsewhere.'' - Gregory L. Holmes, MD, Professor of Medicine (Neurology) and Pediatrics, Dartmouth Medical School, and Chief of Neurology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center ''Knowledge is an antidote to fear.'' - Martin L. Kutscher, MD''
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