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By C. P. Panayiotopoulos

ISBN-10: 1849961603

ISBN-13: 9781849961608

Affecting four percentage of kids and 1-2 percentage of the overall inhabitants, epilepsy is likely one of the commonest neurological issues. the first variation of this consultant proved to be the single one among its type, masking many very important elements of analysis and therapy. as a result of the persisted advances being made within the topic, and construction at the sell-out luck of the first variation this thorough revision displays the most recent file of the ILAE class middle staff and the numerous development made within the analysis, type and therapy of the epilepsies.

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Responsiveness and awareness are frequently disturbed during ictal ‘impairment of consciousness’ but to a varying degree of severity, and in some seizures the patient may be entirely responsive but unaware (amnesic) of the events or vice versa. 5,6 See also ‘altered content of consciousness’ in fully alert patients with absence status epilepticus (page 73). Impaired consciousness according to the 1981 ILAE report is the inability to respond normally to exogenous stimuli by virtue of altered awareness and/or responsiveness.

It is of great utilitarian value, but not directly. John Hughlings Jackson (1874)37 In this sense, the currently valid classification of epileptic seizures (1981)28 and epileptic syndromes (1989)19 should be considered as pragmatic tools for gardeners, in accordance with which the ILAE Commission28 quotes Jackson: Plainly enough, such an arrangement goes by what is most superficial or striking. The advantages of it are obvious. It facilitates the identification and the application of knowledge to utilitarian purposes, but it must not be trusted as a natural classification.

Epilepsia 2006;47:1558–68. 31. Berg AT, Berkovic SF, Brodie MJ et al. Revised terminology and concepts for organization of the Epilepsies: Report of the Commission on classification and terminology. International League against Epilepsy; 2009. cfm (last accessed 4 October 2009). 32. Wolf P. Of cabbages and kings: some considerations on classifications, diagnostic schemes, semiology, and concepts. Epilepsia 2003;44:1–4. 33. Fisher RS, Wolf P, Engel JJr, Luders H, Najm I, Wyllie E, et al. Cabbages and kings in the classification of seizures and the epilepsies.

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