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Medical treatment of epilepsy

Gonzalo Alarcon, Lina Nashef, Helen Cross, Jennifer Nightingale and Stuart Richardson

in Epilepsy

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198570738
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725937 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780198570738.003.0007

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Medical treatment of epilepsy

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Neurochemistry of AED action - Principles of pharmacokinetics and therapeutic AED monitoring - When to start treatment and overall prognosis with AED treatment - What AED to start with - How to use AEDs - Allergic hypersensitivity reactions to AEDs - Individual AEDs - AEDs in special situations - Follow-up of patients with epilepsy - ‘Would you like to take part in a drug trial?’ - Management of status epilepticus

Chapter.  49788 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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