Women With Epilepsy: A Practical Management HandbookEsther
Klein, eds282 pp, $65, ISBN 978-1-107-65988-9, Cambridge, England, Cambridge University Press, 2014.
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Women with epilepsy experience several sex-related physical and social problems owing to their age, hormonal status, and comorbidities. The care of women with epilepsy remains a challenge for primary care physicians, obstetricians, gynecologists, and even epileptologists. The sex-related issues for women with epilepsy have also been the focus of research in recent years. Drs Bui and Klein did an excellent job of recruiting experts from around the world to review and synthesize the available data from studies of hormones in epilepsy, from pregnancy registries, and from many aspects of the care of women with epilepsy in different age groups from adolescence, to pregnancy, to menopause. Despite several books published about women with epilepsy, few have the practical guidance that this one has.
Ding K. Review of Women With Epilepsy: A Practical Management Handbook. JAMA Neurol. 2015;72(9):1083. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2015.1368