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Epilepsy

Animal and Human Correlations

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The present volume is intended to be a synopsis of seizure disorders with a goal of describing key studies in animals and humans. Typical as well as atypical seizures are described, and whenever possible studies in primates receive careful attention.

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Titel: Epilepsy
Autoren/Herausgeber: David W. McCandless
Ausgabe: 2012

ISBN/EAN: 9781489997470

Seitenzahl: 532
Format: 23,5 x 15,5 cm
Produktform: Taschenbuch/Softcover
Gewicht: 831 g
Sprache: Englisch

About the Author: The work of Dr. David W. McCandless spanned over 35 years of laboratory research into basic mechanisms of various metabolic encephalopathies. He was the Founding Editor of the journal Metabolic Brain Disease (Springer), now in its 27th year. Dr. McCandless served on the faculty or research staff at The University of Vermont College of Medicine, NIH-NINCDS, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and The Chicago Medical School, and was a visiting professor at Washington University School of Medicine. Most recently, he served as the John J. Sheinin Professor of Anatomy in the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy at The Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University, North Chicago, IL, USA.

The present volume is intended to be a synopsis of seizure disorders with a goal of describing key studies in animals and humans. The translation of pertinent findings from animal studies to human studies, and to potential human studies will be emphasized. Specific cogent animal studies/results which deserve exploration in human seizure disorders will be detailed. The current rate of translation is estimated to be from 7‐9 years, and the “success” rate of translation was very recently listed as less than one half. The success rate is defined as results in human studies which were predicted in advance by animal studies. Both the time between animal and human attempts plus the success rate need improvement.

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