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Epilepsy Case Studies

Pearls for Patient Care

  • William O. Tatum
  • Joseph I. Sirven
  • Gregory D. Cascino

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Elaine Wirrell
    Pages 1-5
  3. Lily Wong-Kisiel
    Pages 7-11
  4. Harry S. Abram
    Pages 13-16
  5. Raj D. Sheth
    Pages 17-20
  6. William O. Tatum IV
    Pages 21-24
  7. William O. Tatum IV
    Pages 29-32
  8. Katherine Nickels
    Pages 33-36
  9. William O. Tatum IV
    Pages 37-41
  10. Matthew T. Hoerth
    Pages 43-46
  11. Kristine S. Ziemba
    Pages 47-50
  12. Gregory D. Cascino, William O. Tatum IV
    Pages 51-54
  13. Jerry J. Shih
    Pages 55-58
  14. William O. Tatum IV
    Pages 59-62
  15. Kristen Marie Kathryn Kelly, Gregory D. Cascino
    Pages 63-66
  16. Kristen Marie Kathryn Kelly, Gregory D. Cascino
    Pages 67-70
  17. William O. Tatum IV
    Pages 71-75
  18. Joseph I. Sirven
    Pages 77-80
  19. William O. Tatum IV
    Pages 81-85

About this book


Written by expert epilepsy clinicians from the Mayo Clinic, Epilepsy Case Studies: Pearls for Patient Care presents a wide variety of case histories drawn from “real life” experiences in people with seizures. Designed to stimulate the same deductive reasoning that is commonly used when seeing epilepsy patients in the clinic, this practical book presents the clinical scenario and then poses a range of stimulating questions to organize the reader’s thoughts to address each case. Questions that revolve around each case include common ones such as “How does this test help us with the diagnosis?” and “What is the precise relationship of the patient’s seizures to their overall neurological condition?” The most poignant questions include “How does this information help us to devise a treatment plan?” and “What do we know about the anticipated course and prognosis?” The questions raised in each section incorporate the clinical course and evaluation. Where possible, the discussion relies upon the latest medical evidence to support the responses and includes up-to-date techniques used for patients with and without seizure control. At the end of each case a few salient citations are referenced, as are a few of the more pertinent articles that the reader can reference to obtain an overview of the topic. Take-home messages are encapsulated in the form of clinical pearls that are designed to form the basic understanding of the case scenarios presented. A major contribution to the literature in epileptology, Epilepsy Case Studies: Pearls for Patient Care will be an invaluable reference for all clinicians who treat patients with epilepsy.

Editors and affiliations

  • William O. Tatum
    • 1
  • Joseph I. Sirven
    • 2
  • Gregory D. Cascino
    • 3
  1. 1.Epilepsy Monitoring UnitMayo College of MedicineJacksonvilleUSA
  2. 2.NeurologyMayo Clinic ScottsdaleScottsdaleUSA
  3. 3.NeurologyMayo ClinicRochesterUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Epilepsy Case Studies
  • Book Subtitle Pearls for Patient Care
  • Editors William O. Tatum
    Joseph I. Sirven
    Gregory D. Cascino
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-01365-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-34256-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-01366-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 192
  • Number of Illustrations 12 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurology
    Internal Medicine
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