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Epilepsy Towards the Next Decade

New Trends and Hopes in Epileptology

  • Pasquale Striano

Part of the Contemporary Clinical Neuroscience book series (CCNE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Antonietta Coppola, Maurizio Elia
    Pages 1-14
  3. Massimo Mantegazza, Raffaella Rusconi, Sandrine Cestèle
    Pages 15-34
  4. Alessandro Consales, Paolo Nozza, Maria Luisa Zoli, Giovanni Morana, Armando Cama
    Pages 47-70
  5. Laura Papetti, Francesco Nicita, Stella Maiolo, Vincenzo Leuzzi, Alberto Spalice
    Pages 71-99
  6. Edoardo Ferlazzo, Domenico Italiano, Sara Gasparini, Giovanbattista Gaspare Tripodi, Tiziana D’Agostino, Umberto Aguglia
    Pages 101-107
  7. F. Caranci, F. D’Arco, A. D’Amico, C. Russo, F. Briganti, M. Quarantelli et al.
    Pages 109-137
  8. Laura Mumoli, Angelo Labate, Antonietta Coppola, Giovambattista De Sarro, Emilio Russo, Antonio Gambardella
    Pages 163-182
  9. Vincenzo Belcastro, Alberto Verrotti
    Pages 183-199
  10. Alberto Verrotti, Giovanni Prezioso, Claudia D’Egidio, Vincenzo Belcastro
    Pages 201-211
  11. Pantaleo Romanelli, Alfredo Conti
    Pages 213-230
  12. Pantaleo Romanelli, Alberto Bravin, Erminia Fardone, Giuseppe Battaglia
    Pages 231-236
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 237-238

About this book


      A comprehensive collection of the most recent knowledge on the biological bases of various kinds of epilepsies and modern clinical approaches to their treatment. Epilepsy affects about 0.5-1% of the world's population (about 50,000,000 individuals) and the main goal of its treatment is to eliminate seizures without creating side effects.

      Despite numerous advances in the treatment of epilepsy and the approval of several new antiepileptic drugs, about 30% of patients continue to experience recurrent seizures which are medically, physically, and/or socially disabling. The editor of this volume hopes that by bridging the gap between the fundamental biology of epilepsy and its clinical implications he might spur further research and treatment options.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Pasquale Striano
    • 1
  1. 1.DINOGMIUniversity of GenoaGenovaItaly

About the editors

Dr. Pasquale Striano is a Research Associate at the University of Genova's Pediatric Neurology and Muscular Diseases Unit, where his main field of interest is molecular genetics of idiopathic epilepsies with a special interest in structural genomic variation and genotype-phenotype relationships. Dr. Striano is actively included in multicenter projects in Italy, Europe, and around the world. He is also a member of the Board of Italian League Against Epilepsy (LICE), a scientific association focused on promoting knowledge of Epilepsy in order to improve patient care.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Epilepsy Towards the Next Decade
  • Book Subtitle New Trends and Hopes in Epileptology
  • Editors Pasquale Striano
  • Series Title Contemporary Clinical Neuroscience
  • Series Abbreviated Title Contemporary Clinical Neuroscience
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-12282-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-34956-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-12283-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 238
  • Number of Illustrations 19 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosciences
    Clinical Psychology
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