For many parents, cognitive and behavioral comorbidities, such as ADHD, autism and intellectual disability, are the real burden of childhood epilepsy. This title offers concrete guidance and treatment strategies for childhood epilepsy in general, and for the comorbidities associated with each epilepsy syndrome and their pathophysiology. The book is written by experts in the field with an important clinical experience, while chapters by clinical neuropsychologists provide a strong theoretical background.
Mac Keith Press
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Series: Clinics in Developmental Medicine
09 June 2017
Professional and scholarly
1. Cognitive difficulties in children with epilepsy: Sources and Implications, Anne T Berg 2. Neuropsychological assessment of cognition in children with epilepsy, Agathe Laurent, Faustine Ilski-Lecoanet, Alexis Arzimanoglou 3. Behavioural problems in childhood epilepsy, Melissa Filippini and Giuseppe Gobbi 4. The interaction between childhood onset epilepsy and cognition with long term follow up, Peter Camfield, Carol Camfield 5. Functional imaging to study cognitive functions, Madison M. Berl and Leigh N. Sepeta, 6. Disentangling the Role of Seizures and EEG Abnormalities in the Pathophysiology of Cognitive Dysfunction Jonathan K. Kleenand Gregory L. Holmes 7. The role of chronic cognitive effects of antiepileptic drugs in childhood epilepsy, Albert P. Aldenkamp, Willem Lavrijssen, and Dominique Ijff 8. Cognition and Behaviour in Childhood Epilepsy; Outcome after neonatal seizures, Renee A. Shellhaas and Courtney J. Wusthoff 9. `Benign' childhood epilepsy syndromes: why do some present with learning problems? Stephane Auvin 10. `Benign' infantile epilepsies: Impact on later cognition and behavior, Federico Vigevanoand Romina Moavero 11. Infantile spasms: early treatment may improve neurodevelopmental outcomes, Andrew Lux 12. Dravet syndrome: more than seizures, Rima Nabbout 13. The epileptic encephalopathy with continuous spike and waves during slow-wave sleep, Patrick Van Bogaert, Xavier De Tiege 14. Global prognosis and neuropsychological outcome of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome,Alexis Arzimanoglou, Eleni Panagiotakaki, Alia Ramirez Camacho 15. Cognitive and behavioral outcome after epilepsy surgery in children, Monique M.J. van Schooneveld, Kees P.J. Braun, J Helen Cross Index
Lieven Lagae is Professor of Paediatric Neurology at the University of Leuven, Belgium (KUL), Head of the Paediatric Neurology Department of the KUL University Hospitals, and Director of the Childhood Epilepsy Program at the KUL University Hospitals. He is the current President of the European Pediatric Neurology Society and serves as an elected Board Member of the International Child Neurology Association (ICNA). From 2004 to 2015 he was the Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Paediatric Neurology. His research interests include translational research in zebrafish models of epilepsy, new antiepileptic drugs for childhood epilepsy, brain stimulation and preventive treatment of epilepsy in tuberous sclerosis.