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Author Harden, Cynthia.
Title Epilepsy in Women [electronic resource].
Publication Info. Chicester : Wiley, 2013.
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Description 1 online resource.
Contents Epilepsy in Women; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Contributors; Chapter 1 Gender Difference in Epidemiology and Comorbidities of Epilepsy; Background and important detail; Incidence of epilepsy; Prevalence of epilepsy; Epilepsy syndromes and comorbidity; Attitudes toward epilepsy and gender; Prognosis and mortality of epilepsy; Use of antiepileptic drugs; Implications for management; References; Chapter 2 The Social and Psychological Impacts of Epilepsy; Determinants of the social and psychological impacts of epilepsy; Epilepsy in the female child; The adolescent female with epilepsy.
The adult female with epilepsyThe elderly female with epilepsy; References; Chapter 3 Neurosteroid Influences on Neuronal Excitability: The Menstrual Cycle and Catamenial Epilepsy as Dynamic Models; Introduction; The menstrual cycle; Catamenial epilepsy; Neuroendocrine aspects of catamenial epilepsy; Role of estrogens; Role of progesterone; Role of neurosteroids; Potential mechanisms of catamenial seizures; Progesterone therapy for catamenial epilepsy; Novel treatments for catamenial epilepsy; Conclusions; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter 4 Catamenial Epilepsy; Introduction to the field.
Background and important detailsPathophysiology; Treatment; Hormonal treatment; Nonhormonal treatment; References; Chapter 5 Impact of Epilepsy and AEDs on Reproductive Health; Background and important details; Menstrual disorders; Polycystic ovary syndrome; Effect of epilepsy on hypothalamo-pituitary axis; Effect of AEDs on endogenous hormones; Implications for management; References; Chapter 6 Contraception and Epilepsy; Background and important detail; Hormonal contraceptive methods; Pharmacokinetic interactions between contraceptive hormones and AEDs.
Hormonal contraception and seizure controlIntrauterine contraception; Dual benefit of pregnancy prevention and decreased menstrual bleeding; Implications for management; References; Chapter 7 Diagnostic Challenges with Seizures in Pregnancy; Seizures in pregnancy; Eclampsia; Electroencephalography; Brain imaging; Treatment; Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome; Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome; Stroke during pregnancy; Cerebral venous thrombosis; Vascular malformations; Postpartum cerebral angiopathy; Amniotic fluid embolism; Central nervous system infections.
NeurocysticercosisTuberculoma; Autoimmune encephalitis; Brain tumors; Diagnostic approach; History; Examination; References; Chapter 8 Seizure Control During Pregnancy; Background and details; Seizure control in pregnancy; Alterations in seizure control in different stages of pregnancy, labor, and delivery; Risk factors for deteriorated seizure control; Measures to reduce the risk of seizures during pregnancy; Implications for management; The role of pre-conception counseling and patient education; References; Chapter 9 Effect of Pregnancy on AED Kinetics; Introduction.
Note Implications of AED pharmacokinetics before pregnancy.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Epilepsy -- etiology.
Epilepsy -- physiopathology.
Menstruation -- physiology.
Pregnancy Complications.
Sex Factors.
Women's Health.
Women -- Diseases.
Added Author Thomas, Sanjeev V.
Tomson, Torbjorn.
Ebooks Corporation
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