Handbook of Pediatric Neurology

Handbook of Pediatric Neurology
Author: Jurriaan Peters,Patricia Musolino,M. Zelime Elibol
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2013-11-06
ISBN: 9781451175486
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Pediatric Neurology Book Excerpt:

"Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is proud to introduce the Handbook of Pediatric Neurology. Pediatric neurology, an entirely separate specialty from adult neurology is heavily weighted toward the study of metabolic and genetic disorders. This pocket book, based on the critically acclaimed Sabatine's Pocket Medicine, and created as a spinoff of the classic Greer's Pocket Neurology, will be of primary interest for neurologists and pediatricians during their peds neuro rotation. Handbook of Pediatric Neurology provides a practical, comprehensive guide to the management of hospital- and clinic-based pediatric neurological workup, diagnosis, and management. There is crossover into the adult neurology arena due to the science contained within pediatric neurology. As advances in the science of metabolic/genetic disorders occur, adult neurologists are becoming aware of their need to know.The editors believe that topics addressed in Pocket Pediatric Neurology have broad and important interest beyond pediatric neurologists, including pediatricians, adult neurologists and internal medicine physicians"--

Clinical Approach to Pediatric Neurology

Clinical Approach to Pediatric Neurology
Author: Jaya Shankar Kaushik,Piyush Gupta
Publsiher: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers
Total Pages: 465
Release: 2021-03-31
ISBN: 9351525503
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Approach to Pediatric Neurology Book Excerpt:

This book is a practical guide to the diagnosis and treatment of paediatric neurological disorders for trainee and practising paediatricians. Divided into four sections, the text begins with discussion on neurological evaluation including anatomy and imaging. The second section covers diagnostic techniques for different neurological disorders including seizures, neuromuscular weakness, autism and ADHD, and movement disorders. Section three presents a selection of clinical cases similar to those candidates may encounter in postgraduate examinations. The final section discusses therapeutic methods for a variety of neurological disorders. The comprehensive text is further enhanced by clinical photographs, tables, and flowcharts. Key points Comprehensive guide to diagnosis and management of paediatric neurological disorders Covers numerous conditions including seizures, movement disorders, and autism and ADHD Provides a selection of clinical cases for trainees preparing for examinations Highly illustrated with photographs, tables, and flowcharts

Pediatric Neurology

Pediatric Neurology
Author: Kamalendu Chakrabarti
Publsiher: JP Medical Ltd
Total Pages: 530
Release: 2013-06-30
ISBN: 9350904764
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pediatric Neurology Book Excerpt:

Paediatric neurology is a subspecialty dealing with neurological disorders in children. This new edition has been thoroughly updated to present undergraduate and postgraduate students with the latest developments in the field of paediatric neurology. Beginning with an introduction to the development, anatomy and functions of different parts of the nervous system, the following chapters describe numerous neurological disorders that may be encountered in children. This practical guide describes proven diagnostic and management techniques, with special emphasis placed on neurological examination and history taking of children under the age of two years, and newborns. Key points Thoroughly updated new edition presenting latest developments in paediatric neurology Emphasis on neurological examination and history taking of children under two years, and newborns Includes more than 70 easy to understand figures and illustrations Previous edition published in 2005

Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology

Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Author: D. Passali
Publsiher: Kugler Publications
Total Pages: 442
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9789062991587
Category: Children
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Book Excerpt:

Pediatric Neurology

Pediatric Neurology
Author: E. Steve Roach, MD
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 515
Release: 2021-09-09
ISBN: 0826143997
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pediatric Neurology Book Excerpt:

Comprehensive and accessible, Pediatric Neurology is the first reference designed for trainees and nonspecialists in search of targeted information on the diagnosis and management of neurologic conditions in children. Providing a broad window on the primary disorders seen in childhood, this book interweaves the expertise of field leaders from top national institutions to concisely distill the foundations of clinical pediatric neurology. Complete with up-to-date disease guidelines and evidence-based treatment recommendations, this book serves as a starting point for physicians and other health professionals who wish to delve into fundamentals of current pediatric neurology practice. Beginning with an overview of the clinical assessment of infants and children, the book features dedicated chapters to all major disorders and conditions likely to be encountered in the pediatric population. Chapters include current information on epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and approaches to management for each condition in addition to tables summarizing key takeaways and detailed illustrations. Using plain language and a clear presentation of information throughout, the book is packed with the clinical wisdom needed for tackling such a complex field. With special emphasis on essential patient care concepts, Pediatric Neurology is the trusted resource for residents, general neurologists, pediatricians, medical students, and other practitioners who care for children and adolescents with neurological disease. Key Features: Introduces the foundations of clinical pediatric neurology Multi-purpose resource for point-of-care use, clinical rotations, or board preparation Organized by disease category to enhance accessibility and retrieval of key information Features chapters written by leading educators and clinicians in the field Incorporates up-to-date disease guidelines, latest FDA-approved drugs, and evidence-based treatment recommendations

Current Management in Child Neurology

Current Management in Child Neurology
Author: Bernard L. Maria
Publsiher: PMPH-USA
Total Pages: 687
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1550092928
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Current Management in Child Neurology Book Excerpt:

Current Management in Child Neurology, Third Edition aims to provide busy practitioners with standard-of-care reviews on the evaluation and treatment of the most common complaints or conditions that relate to nervous system disorders and dysfunction. The book is designed to supplement standard textbooks that provide detailed information on etiology, pathogenesis, and therapeutic controversies in pediatric clinical neuroscience. This edition contains three sections and 98 chapters written by highly respected leaders in the field. It builds upon the success of previous editions by offering succinct updated reviews of the superb second edition chapters by 46 senior authors, 37 reviews by new authors, and 15 reviews by new authors on new topics. In the first section, Clinical Practice Trends, the reader will find data on the most common outpatient and inpatient conditions, insights into educational trends, pearls on conducting a meaningful neurologic examination, information on key Web sites, and advice on excelling at the art of medicine. In The Office Visit section, subheadings are organized according to the frequency of conditions in the office or clinic setting. The section offers management reviews in headache, seizures, epilepsy, neurobehavioral disorders, school readiness, developmental delay, and a range of other conditions. The final section, The Hospitalized Child, features 22 chapters addressing current therapy issues for trauma, meningitis and encephalitis, injury to the preterm and term brains, status epilepticus, and a host of other conditions associated with hospital care. Several chapters were added to this new edition, including selections on current pharmacotherapy for migraine, epilepsy, and ADHD, each with practitioner-friendly tables on drugs; one chapter was added on home management of breakthrough seizures. In addition, the Suggested Readings and Physician and Patient Resources sections of each chapter help trainees and caregivers do their homework about relevant conditions.

Swaiman s Pediatric Neurology E Book

Swaiman s Pediatric Neurology E Book
Author: Kenneth F. Swaiman,Stephen Ashwal,Donna M Ferriero,Nina F Schor,Richard S Finkel,Andrea L Gropman,Phillip L Pearl,Michael Shevell
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 2969
Release: 2017-09-21
ISBN: 0323374816
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Swaiman s Pediatric Neurology E Book Book Excerpt:

Since 1975, Dr. Kenneth Swaiman’s classic text has been the reference of choice for authoritative guidance in pediatric neurology, and the 6th Edition continues this tradition of excellence with thorough revisions that bring you fully up to date with all that’s new in the field. Five new sections, 62 new chapters, 4 new editors, and a reconfigured format make this a comprehensive and clearly-written resource for the experienced clinician as well as the physician-in-training. Nearly 3,000 line drawings, photographs, tables, and boxes highlight the text, clarify key concepts, and make it easy to find information quickly. New content includes 12 new epilepsy chapters, 5 new cerebrovascular chapters, and 13 new neurooncology chapters, as well as new chapters on neuroimmunology and neuromuscular disorders, as well as chapters focused on clinical care (e.g., Counseling Families, Practice Guidelines, Transitional Care, Personalized Medicine, Special Educational Law, Outcome Measurements, Neurorehabilitation, Impact of Computer Resources, and Training Issues). Additional new chapters cover topics related to the developmental connectome, stem cell transplantation, and cellular and animal models of neurological disease. Greatly expanded sections to increase your knowledge of perinatal acquired and congenital disorders, neurodevelopmental disabilities, pediatric epilepsy, and nonepileptiform paroxysmal disorders and disorders of sleep. Coverage of new, emerging, or controversial topics includes developmental encephalopathies, non-verbal learning disorders, and the pharmacological and future genetic treatment of neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Fenichel s Clinical Pediatric Neurology E Book

Fenichel s Clinical Pediatric Neurology E Book
Author: J. Eric Piña-Garza,Kaitlin C. James
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2019-06-05
ISBN: 0323496849
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fenichel s Clinical Pediatric Neurology E Book Book Excerpt:

Taking a practical, easy-to-reference signs and symptoms approach, Fenichel’s Clinical Pediatric Neurology, 8th Edition, provides a solid foundation in the diagnosis and management of primary neurologic disorders of childhood while bringing you fully up to date with recent developments in the field. It offers step-by-step, authoritative guidance that considers each presenting symptom in terms of differential diagnosis and treatment, reflecting real-life patient evaluation and management. Perfect for board exam preparation, office use, or residency reference, this well-organized, revised edition is an ideal introduction to this complex and fast-changing field. Includes a new chapter on genetics in relation to epilepsy, autism, and many neurometabolic disorders, with up-to-date coverage of genetic testing, diagnosis, and pharmacogenomics. Brings you up to date with the new definition of status epilepticus; new guidelines for Lennox Gastaut syndrome; new FDA-approved drugs for epilepsy, ADHD, dystonia, and more; new data on sudden infant death syndrome; and revised consensus criteria which unifies the concepts of neuromyelitis optica (NMO) and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD). Defines age at onset, course of illness, clinical features, and treatment options for each neurological disease, all logically organized by neurological signs and symptoms in a highly templated format. Features weighted differential diagnosis tables and treatment algorithms that help you quickly identify the more common and most treatable neurological disorders, as well as evaluate and manage the most difficult neurodegenerative disorders, including those caused by inborn errors of metabolism. Shares the knowledge and experience of Dr. J. Eric Piña-Garza, MD, a longtime associate and protégé of Dr. Gerald Fenichel, and Dr. Kaitlin C. James, Medical Director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.

Acute Pediatric Neurology

Acute Pediatric Neurology
Author: Thomas Sejersen,Ching H. Wang
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 405
Release: 2013-11-22
ISBN: 0857294911
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acute Pediatric Neurology Book Excerpt:

This book provides recommendations for evaluation and therapy in the area of acute pediatric neurology; these are presented didactically with frequent use of illustrations and algorithms. Chapters in the first part of the book discuss presenting symptoms of acute neurological conditions. The second part of the book covers major areas of acute pediatric neurology and each of these chapters has three key elements: description of presenting symptoms; recommended assessments; and recommended interventions. Acute Pediatric Neurology provides an accessible, clinically focused guide to assist physicians in the emergency ward or intensive care unit in decisions on diagnosis and therapeutic interventions in all major acute pediatric neurological diseases.

Pediatric Neurology An Issue of Neurologic Clinics E Book

Pediatric Neurology  An Issue of Neurologic Clinics  E Book
Author: Gary Clark,James J. Riviello
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-07-09
ISBN: 0323835716
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pediatric Neurology An Issue of Neurologic Clinics E Book Book Excerpt:

This issue of Neurologic Clinics, guest edited by Drs. Gary D. Clark and James J. Riviello, will cover key topics in Pediatric Neurology. This issue is one of four selected each year by our series consulting editor, Dr. Randolph W. Evans. Topics discussed in this issue will include: The State of Child Neurology; The Financial Power of Neurology in a Major Children’s Hospital; Neurology in a Pandemic; Education: Training the Next Generation of Child Neurologists and Neurodevelopmental Disability Doctors, Student Education and Recruitment; Genetic Testing and Counseling in Child Neurology; Novel Treatments and Clinical Research in Child Neurology; Epilepsy: Novel Surgical Techniques and Monitoring; Epilepsy: Genetics; Epilepsy: Treatment of Epileptic Syndromes; Neuromodulation for Pediatric Epilepsy; Inflammatory Diseases of the Nervous System; Neurooncology; Neurocritical Care and Brain Monitoring; The Brain and Heart Disease in Children; Neurology of Sleep; and Evidence Based Protocols.

Pediatric Neurology

Pediatric Neurology
Author: Tena Rosser
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780781778886
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pediatric Neurology Book Excerpt:

Pediatric Neurology for the Oral Boards: A Case-Based Review is the first pediatric neurology review book written specifically for neurology residents preparing for the oral boards. The book presents sixty cases with discussions structured according to the neurology oral boards format: localization of neurologic findings; differential diagnosis and most likely diagnosis; diagnostic workup; and patient management. The cases will help readers lay a foundation of knowledge in pediatric neurology and develop an organized approach to clinical decision-making. An introduction explains in detail what to expect on the examination and gives helpful hints on preparing for and taking the exam.

Pediatric Neurology

Pediatric Neurology
Author: Xavier Sáez-Llorens,Javier Nieto- Guevara
Publsiher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2013-04-23
ISBN: 0128079177
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pediatric Neurology Book Excerpt:

Brain abscess is a serious and life-threatening disease among children despite advances in diagnosis and management. Changes in the epidemiology of predisposing conditions for brain abscess are associated with changes in the patient population and causative organisms. Though still a potentially fatal infection, there have been recent improvements in diagnosis, treatment, and outcome. Although mortality appears to be decreasing, a significant percentage of children continue to have residual neurological deficits, including epilepsy, permanent motor or sensory dysfunction, visual field defects, and personality change. Some children also require placement of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. The most common origin of microbial infection in children remains direct or indirect cranial infection arising from the middle ear, paranasal sinuses, or teeth. No prospective clinical trials have compared the various surgical and medical treatment strategies available to guide the management of cerebral abscesses in children. Most surgical and medical treatment guidelines are based on populations consisting primarily of adult patients. The use of corticosteroids for treatment of brain abscess is controversial. Anticonvulsants are recommended in children who have developed seizures potentially to prevent further episodes. Duration of anticonvulsant therapy should be individualized and guided by electroencephalographic (EEG) study in the follow-up phase of disease.

Pediatric Neurology

Pediatric Neurology
Author: Olivier Dulac,Maryse Lassonde,Harvey B. Sarnat
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 892
Release: 2013-04-24
ISBN: 0444626980
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pediatric Neurology Book Excerpt:

The child is neither an adult miniature nor an immature human being: at each age, it expresses specific abilities that optimize adaptation to its environment and development of new acquisitions. Diseases in children cover all specialties encountered in adulthood, and neurology involves a particularly large area, ranging from the brain to the striated muscle, the generation and functioning of which require half the genes of the whole genome and a majority of mitochondrial ones. Human being nervous system is sensitive to prenatal aggression, is particularly immature at birth and development may be affected by a whole range of age-dependent disorders distinct from those that occur in adults. Even diseases more often encountered in adulthood than childhood may have specific expression in the developing nervous system. The course of chronic neurological diseases beginning before adolescence remains distinct from that of adult pathology – not only from the cognitive but also motor perspective, right into adulthood, and a whole area is developing for adult neurologists to care for these children with persisting neurological diseases when they become adults. Just as pediatric neurology evolved as an identified specialty as the volume and complexity of data became too much for the general pediatician or the adult neurologist to master, the discipline has now continued to evolve into so many subspecialties, such as epilepsy, neuromuscular disease, stroke, malformations, neonatal neurology, metabolic diseases, etc., that the general pediatric neurologist no longer can reasonably possess in-depth expertise in all areas, particularly in dealing with complex cases. Subspecialty expertise thus is provided to some trainees through fellowship programmes following a general pediatric neurology residency and many of these fellowships include training in research. Since the infectious context, the genetic background and medical practice vary throughout the world, this diversity needs to be represented in a pediatric neurology textbook. Taken together, and although brain malformations (H. Sarnat & P. Curatolo, 2007) and oncology (W. Grisold & R. Soffietti) are covered in detail in other volumes of the same series and therefore only briefly addressed here, these considerations justify the number of volumes, and the number of authors who contributed from all over the world. Experts in the different subspecialties also contributed to design the general framework and contents of the book. Special emphasis is given to the developmental aspect, and normal development is reminded whenever needed – brain, muscle and the immune system. The course of chronic diseases into adulthood and ethical issues specific to the developing nervous system are also addressed. A volume in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology series, which has an unparalleled reputation as the world's most comprehensive source of information in neurology International list of contributors including the leading workers in the field Describes the advances which have occurred in clinical neurology and the neurosciences, their impact on the understanding of neurological disorders and on patient care

Pediatric Neurology

Pediatric Neurology
Author: James Bale,Joshua Bonkowsky,Francis Filloux,Gary Hedlund,Paul Larsen,Denise Morita
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2017-03-16
ISBN: 149873782X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pediatric Neurology Book Excerpt:

The fundamental goal of the revised edition of this acclaimed text is to provide comprehensive, practical, and straightforward information about the developing nervous system that is as relevant to those embarking on careers in pediatric neurology as it will be to the experienced practitioner who cares for infants, children, and adolescents. New to this edition are chapters on tumors of the nervous system, autism and related conditions, and practice parameters in child neurology.

Pediatric Neurology

Pediatric Neurology
Author: James F Bale Jr,Joshua L Bonkowsky,Francis M Filloux,Gary L Hedlund,Paul D Larsen,Denise C. Morita
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2011-12-15
ISBN: 1840766026
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pediatric Neurology Book Excerpt:

Recognizing patterns of disease can be the first step to successful management of the child with a neurological problem; this is emphasized by the authors throughout the book. Their concise, precise account reflects the remarkable recent advances in pediatric neurology and related disciplines, while stressing the fundamentals of clinical examination and history taking in reaching an accurate diagnosis. The book begins with a detailed discussion of neurological examination techniques and the basic formulation of differential diagnoses and management, using neuroradiology, electrophysiology, cerebrospinal fluids, genetic and metabolic testing. The second section of the book follows a problem-based approach, just as diseases present in the real world. It employs practical, symptom- and sign-based strategies for virtually all conditions encountered by the practitioner. The final section on neurological emergencies recognizes that such conditions present first to someone other than a pediatric neurologist. This new color handbook is illustrated throughout by a wealth of top-quality clinical photos and imaging, and is of interest to pediatric neurologists, general pediatricians, primary care physicians and emergency physicians, in training and practice.

Pediatric Neurology Part III

Pediatric Neurology Part III
Author: Marie T. Vanier
Publsiher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Total Pages: 732
Release: 2013-04-24
ISBN: 0128084421
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pediatric Neurology Part III Book Excerpt:

The Niemann–Pick disease group is now divided into two distinct entities: (1) acid sphingomyelinase-deficient Niemann–Pick disease (ASM-deficient NPD) resulting from mutations in the SMPD1 gene and encompassing type A and type B as well as intermediate forms; (2) Niemann–Pick disease type C (NP-C) including also type D, resulting from mutations in either the NPC1 or the NPC2 gene. Both Niemann–Pick diseases have an autosomal recessive inheritance and are lysosomal lipid storage disorders, with visceral (type B) or neurovisceral manifestations. The clinical knowledge is updated taking into account recent surveys in large cohort of patients, particularly for type B and type C. The diagnosis of NP-C is often delayed due to the wide spectrum of clinical phenotypes. Systemic manifestations, if present, always precede onset of neurological manifestations. Most common neurological signs are vertical supranuclear gaze palsy, cerebellar ataxia, dysarthria, dysphagia, and progressive dementia. Cataplexy, seizures, and dystonia are other common features of NP-C. For both ASM-deficient NPD and NP-C, strategies for laboratory diagnosis of patients and prenatal diagnosis are discussed. Recent progress towards enzyme replacement therapy in type B patients and management of the neurological disease in type C patients are finally highlighted.

IAP Textbook of Pediatric Neurology

IAP Textbook of Pediatric Neurology
Author: Anoop Verma,PAM Kunju
Publsiher: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers
Total Pages: 606
Release: 2019-05-31
ISBN: 9352709799
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

IAP Textbook of Pediatric Neurology Book Excerpt:

Clinical Pediatric Neurology

Clinical Pediatric Neurology
Author: Gerald M Fenichel
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2009-07-20
ISBN: 1437719740
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Pediatric Neurology Book Excerpt:

Clinical Pediatric Neurology, 6th Edition, by Gerald M. Fenichel, MD, offers you highly practical assistance in diagnosing and managing the primary neurologic disorders of childhood. Simply look up the presenting symptoms, and you'll be guided step by step through evaluation and management! Thorough coverage for each neurological disease clearly defines age at onset, course of illness, clinical features, and treatment options. Differential diagnosis tables and treatment algorithms expedite clinical decision making. And now, you can also rapidly consult the book from any computer at expertconsult.com! Thorough coverage for each neurological disease clearly defines age at onset, course of illness, clinical features, and treatment options. Differential diagnosis tables and treatment algorithms lead you through the evaluation and management of even the most difficult neurodegenerative disorders, including those caused by inborn errors of metabolism. An organization by body system, together with a user-friendly, highly templated format, makes reference quick and easy. Online access at expertconsult.com allows you to rapidly and efficiently reference the complete contents of the book from any computer. Updated clinical treatment strategies throughout equip you with the most current drugs and dosages. New bulleted "Key Points" summaries present crucial information at a glance. A new two-color interior design greatly enhances the readability of differential diagnosis and treatment algorithms.

Frontiers in Pediatric Neurology

Frontiers in Pediatric Neurology
Author: TM Ananda Kesavan
Publsiher: JP Medical Ltd
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2017-01-31
ISBN: 9386261758
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frontiers in Pediatric Neurology Book Excerpt:

This book is a complete guide to paediatric neurology for clinicians. Beginning with an overview of potential pitfalls in neurological examination of children, the following chapters discuss the diagnosis and management of numerous neurological disorders that may be encountered in daily paediatric practice. Topics covered include cerebral palsy, Guillan-Barré Syndrome, febrile seizures, muscle disorders, cerebral edema, epilepsy, neurogenic bladder dysfunction and much more. Each section is presented with an emphasis on the importance of accurate clinical examination, and covers all the latest developments and management strategies. The comprehensive text is highly illustrated with clinical images and diagrams to enhance learning. Key Points Comprehensive guide to paediatric neurology Covers diagnosis and management of numerous disorders with emphasis on importance of accurate clinical examination Includes discussion on potential pitfalls in neurological examination of children Highly illustrated with clinical photographs and diagrams

Symptom Based Approach to Pediatric Neurology

Symptom Based Approach to Pediatric Neurology
Author: Deepak M. Kamat,Lalitha Sivaswamy
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 765
Release: 2023-01-01
ISBN: 3031104943
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Symptom Based Approach to Pediatric Neurology Book Excerpt:

Primary health care providers such as pediatricians and family medicine physicians commonly encounter children with neurologic symptoms such as headache, double vision, facial weakness etc. Most books currently available in the specialty of pediatric neurology are “condition” or “disorder” based, and most of them are geared towards pediatric neurologists, not generalists who take care of children. A common thread amongst most currently available books in Pediatric Neurology is that the practitioner already knows what “condition” or “disorder” the child is suffering from. This book focuses on symptoms to a large extent. However, children with chronic neurological conditions will follow up with their primary care physicians after their visit with the sub-specialists. They may have questions or ongoing concerns regarding the diagnosis that has been made or being considered. This book attempts to provide information to the primary care physician regarding management and follow up of such children as well. This book serves as a guide for busy clinicians who take care of children presenting with neurological symptoms- with special emphasis on symptoms that are commonly encountered in clinical practice. For each symptom, a brief introduction is given as well as a definition and epidemiologic information for the given symptom. Readers are also instructed on what historical features and physical examinations are essential in narrowing the differential diagnosis. A recommendation on the management of the condition is then established. Instructions on when one should refer the patient to subspecialists for further evaluation and management are clearly laid out. Finally, a list of appropriate resources is provided for families, as well as clinical pearls that can be quickly scanned when one is pressed for time. The overarching goal of this book is to enable the primary care physician to make a confident diagnosis, triage efficiently and initiate treatment if need be. Written by experts in the field, Symptom-Based Approach to Pediatric Neurology is a valuable resource for evaluation and management of children presenting with neurologic symptoms for primary care providers who take care of children.