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The Epilepsy Prescriber's Guide to Antiepileptic Drugs

3rd Edition


  • Date Published: June 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108453202

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  • This essential and concise clinical reference guide serves diverse clinicians and allied health professionals who prescribe antiepileptic drugs in contemporary clinical practice. Fully updated, it features chapters on newly-approved drug brivaracetam, updated paediatric prescribing, use in particular populations including women, the elderly, and patients with cognitive impairment, as well as sections on teratogenicity, pregnancy, and lactation. In full colour throughout, the guide provides comprehensive antiepileptic drug (AED) prescribing information, covering all thirty-five AEDs in alphabetical order. Each chapter features eight coloured sections including general therapeutics, pharmacokinetics, interaction profile, adverse effects, dosing and use, special population considerations, a summary overview, and suggested reading. Perfect for quick reference use, the guide is practical and essential for all AED drug prescribers including adult and paediatric neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, internists, geriatricians, paediatricians, family physicians, as well as allied health professionals and resident, fellow, and student trainees in all related medical fields.

    • This widely-used and successful prescriber's guide has been extensively revised to reflect changes in the field, including the new antiepileptic drug brivaracetam and expanding knowledge concerning antiepileptic drug applications, indications, adverse effects, and pharmacokinetic interactions
    • Designed to provide broad yet concise and authoritative information, this guide is able to support the diversity of antiepileptic drug prescribers in contemporary clinical practice from adult and pediatric epileptologists to neurosurgeons to family physicians
    • In full colour, the book covers thirty-five antiepileptic drugs in alphabetic order, with colour coded information within each section, to support quick reference use and effective guidance
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    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: June 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108453202
    • length: 376 pages
    • dimensions: 187 x 123 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.41kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Acetazolamide
    2. ACTH
    3. Brivaracetam
    4. Carbamazepine
    5. Clobazam
    6. Clonazepam
    7. Diazepam
    8. Eslicarbazepine
    9. Ethosuximide
    10. Felbamate
    11. Fosphenytoin
    12. Gabapentin
    13. Lacosamide
    14. Lamotrigine
    15. Levetiracetam
    16. Lorazepam
    17. Methsuximide
    18. Midazolam
    19. Oxcarbazepine
    20. Paraldehyde
    21. Perampanel
    22. Phenobarbital
    23. Phenytoin
    24. Piracetam
    25. Pregabalin
    26. Primidone
    27. Rufinamide
    28. Stiripentol
    29. Sulthiame
    30. Tiagabine
    31. Topiramate
    32. Valproate
    33. Vigabatrin
    34. Zonasimide.

  • Authors

    Philip N. Patsalos, UCL Institute for Neurology
    Philip N. Patsalos is Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at University College London's Institute of Neurology and Director of the Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Unit based at the Chalfont Centre for Epilepsy, Chalfont St Peter. He has more than 200 publications, has served on International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) committees, and is currently Associate Editor of Epilepsia and of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring as well as Deputy Editor of the Journal of Epileptology. He was recently awarded the 2016 Excellence in Epilepsy Lifetime Achievement Award by the British Branch International League against Epilepsy (ILAE) for his contribution to epilepsy care and research.

    Erik K. St Louis, Mayo Clinic
    Erik K. St Louis is Associate Professor of Neurology and Consultant in Neurology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science in Rochester, Minnesota. He previously co-directed the comprehensive epilepsy programs at Marshfield Clinic, Wisconsin, and the University of Iowa, and has recently co-edited two books on epilepsy and EEG. His research interests include the relationships between sleep and epilepsy and the parasomnias.

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