By Gregory D. Cascino, Joseph I. Sirven
Designed to supply a accomplished yet available creation to epilepsy and seizure issues, grownup Epilepsy presents cutting-edge details in a concise structure necessary to a large viewers, from neurology citizens to epilepsy fellows and practitioners. This illustrated consultant to the evaluation, prognosis, and therapy of epilepsy is a beneficial source permitting clinicians to stick on best of the most recent techniques for top perform.
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1 Hz, particularly the technical challenge of the polarizability of many electrode materials  and the generation of artifacts due to movements and noncerebral sources, such as the galvanic skin response . Standard scalp EEG uses 19 electrodes . , 64–256 scalp electrodes) can help localize focal regions of epileptogenic brain when combined with use of sophisticated computational tools to image putative ictal generators by solving the bioelectric inverse solution [20, 21]. , interictal and ictal SPECT) .