Cognitive Dysfunction in Children With temporal Lobe Epilepsy
This is the first volume of a new John Libbey indexed series Progress in Epileptic Disorders edited by the journal Epileptic Disorders. It is the fruit of an international workshop on the subject of the title of this volume that was held in Rome in March 2005 (I am green with envy at the speed of publication in contrast to the International Workshop on Paroxysmal Disorders in Infancy that was held in the Isle of Islay in May of the same year—mea culpa). There were 48 participants at the Rome workshop and there are 48 authors of chapters in this book, but 26 participants are not authors, and 26
authorswere not participants. It is clear that there was a great deal of critical discussion at the workshop that the pertinent remarks and conclusions of the workshop were included in the final chapters. Alexis Arzimanoglou—Editor-in Chief of
Epileptic Disorders—deserves credit for this successful undertaking.
The 19 chapter headings are easily accessed on
www.epilepticdisorders.com and illustrate the comprehensive coverage of the subject. References are extensive, listed in alphabetical order, and up to date (up to 2005!). My only complaint—and it is quite a serious one—is that there is no index, no index at all. I do not know whether Epileptic Disorders can save the day by publishing an index as an appendix to one of its issues...
That said, any paediatric neurologist who deals with epilepsy, or any department of paediatric neurology, neurosurgery or neuropsychology, will want to have this book, since cognitive issues are such an important issue in children with potentially treatable focal epilepsies.
John BP Stephenson
Fraser of Allander Neurosciences Unit, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Cognitive Dysfunction in Children With temporal Lobe Epilepsy is the first book in a series edited in collaboration with the journal Epileptic Disorders.
This book is devoted to cognitive function and dysfunction in children with temporal epilepsy. It also highlights those domains that need further research and those for which immediate established techniques for a better global care can be undertaken.
With Contributions from highly qualified experts from around the world, the book extensively reviews available data from both clinical and fundamental research studies.
- Neuropsychological deficits in children with temporal lobe epilepsy
- Effects of chronic temporal lobe epilepsy on memory functions
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and attentional problems in children with temporal lobe epilepsy
- Brain maturation, development of socio-cognitive perception and neural damaging process
- Autism spectrum disorder in children with temporal lobe epilepsy
- Temporal lobe and social abilities
- Input of structural and metabolic MRI techniques in understanding neuronal dysfunction in temporal lobe epilepsy
- Temporal lobe epilepsy and cognition in children: will fMRI be of some help for a better understanding of the mechanisms involved ?
- Temporal lobe epilepsy and cognition: what do we learn from PET studies in children ?
- What future for neuroimaging techniques in evaluating cognition in children ?
- Age-dependent consequences of seizures and the development of TLE in the rat
- Maturation of synchronised activities and epileptogenesis : when is as important as what !
- Temporal lobe epileptogenesis and epilepsy in the developing brain: bridging the gap between the laboratory and the clinic.
- Does epileptic activity influence speech organization in temporal lobe epilepsy ?
- Cognitive side-effects of antiepileptic drugs
- Mood effects of antiepileptic drugs
- Can we expect a specific correlation between the type of partial epilepsy, etiology and neuropsychological deficits ?
- Restored cognitive functions: what can we expect following resective surgery ?
- Temporal lobe epilepsy in children and cognitive dysfunction: comprehensive methodologies for a comprehensive research and care