Global Issues for the Practicing Neurologist
By (author) Jerome Engel
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Epilepsy by Jerome Engel
Book DescriptionThis volume is the second in a series developed under the auspices of the World Federation of Neurology to meet the needs of neurologists who must practice medicine without many of the advantages that are often taken for granted in the industrialized world. It is targeted to neurologists practicing in low-resource environments and those who wish to practice cost-effective neurology, and addresses issues important for neurologists in developing countries that are not covered in standard textbooks. The series will update the reader in currently accepted diagnostic and management practice. Material is presented in a user-friendly, interactive manner, with abundant case material.Epilepsy is one of the most common serious primary brain disorders, affecting forty million people worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, epilepsy accounts for 1% of the Global Burden of Disease, equivalent to lung cancer in men and to breast cancer in women. It is not surprising, therefore, that ten to twenty texts on epilepsy are published annually. These texts contain the very latest information on diagnosis and treatment of various aspects of epilepsy however, approximately 80% of people with epilepsy in the world live in developing countries, where modern diagnostic and treatment approaches do not exist. Upwards of 90% of people with epilepsy in these areas receive no treatment at all. This is the first text to address the issues faced by neurologists who must deliver care with limited resources, often in a setting of tropical diseases and malnutrition, that characterize practice in developing countries."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781888799880
(278mm x 218mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Demos Medical Publishing
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jerome Engel
Treatment of Epilepsy, Hardback (October 2015)
Highly Commended at the British Medical Association Book Awards 2016 The Treatment of Epilepsy, fourth edition, is a comprehensive reference and clinical guide to the pharmacological, medical and surgical options available in the treatment of epilepsy.
Epilepsy Board Quick Review, Paperback (August 2014)
Complemented by: Seizures and epilepsy / Jerome Engel, Jr. 2nd ed. c2013.
Atlas of EEG Patterns, Hardback (April 2013)View all books by Jerome Engel
The electroencephalogram (EEG) is essential to the accurate diagnosis of many neurologic disorders. This title sharpens readers' interpretation skills with an array of both normal and abnormal EEG pattern figures and text designed to optimize recognition of tell-tale findings. It also includes examples of artifacts.
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