By W. Henry Smithson, Matthew C. Walker
ABC of Epilepsy presents a pragmatic advisor for basic practitioners, and all these operating in fundamental care, at the prognosis, therapy and administration of epilepsy, and for the continuing tracking and long-term aid of what's nonetheless a comparatively poorly understood neurological illness.
This fresh identify within the ABC sequence is extremely illustrated all through and provides what epilepsy is, its type, and the way to diagnose it. It covers anti-epileptic medicines and non-drug remedies, in addition to self-management and residing with epilepsy.
Edited via a medical professional and neurologist staff, the ABC of Epilepsy displays present great instructions and is perfect for all GPs, fundamental well-being care pros, perform nurses and professional nurses, and non-specialist scientific employees who play an expanding position in tracking and handling of epilepsy patients.
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There is an enormous amount of literature on AED therapy. However, it contains little speciﬁc reference to older people. Even in those few drug trials from which older people are not actually excluded, they are seriously underrepresented. Information regarding seizure recurrence after a ﬁrst seizure, and the response to treatment, is scant. Such data are necessary to weigh the risks of epilepsy and its complications against drug treatment and the associated side effects. Polypharmacy is common in older people, therefore increasing the risk of AED interactions and adverse effects.
For the clinician to have read previous review notes; honest two-way communication that fosters mutual trust and respect; to have their condition reviewed in the light of their particular situation; to have a comprehensive discussion to assess their epilepsy, the treatment and how either is affecting their current quality of life; to be central in the discussion about their condition. For those who ﬁnd communication difﬁcult it is important to involve a carer who really knows them and to have a three-way conversation; with children, to involve them as well as the parents as much as possible; to be encouraged to ask questions and given time to have them answered; 27 28 • • • • • • • • • • ABC of Epilepsy to be given objective information on the risks of epilepsy, the implications of not taking AEDs and how to minimise those risks.
Good communication between the clinician and those involved with the condition – the individual and sometimes their family or carers – is therefore central to an effective review. ‘The doctor’s words stay with the person all day, all month, all year. ’ Without information neither party can play their part in the effective management of the condition. Without sound communication, rapport and trust, any information gained by either party can be rendered sterile. People need to be actively encouraged to ask questions and be really involved in the process.
ABC of epilepsy by W. Henry Smithson, Matthew C. Walker