Description : Neurological signs or symptoms are present in approximately 20% of all chil dren admitted to the hospital. These may be the reason for admission or may be part of preexisting and often unrelated problems. In ambulatory practice, acute neurological disease is not seen as frequently, but issues relating to normal and abnormal development are constantly being faced. For these reasons, familiarity with the progress of normal development and factors interfering with it, as well as knowledge of the major acute and chronic disorders of the nervous and neu romuscular systems, is important for any practitioner, specialist, or generalist who cares for children. The pathophysiology of neurological disorders in childhood is based on the same principles of the organization, structure, and function of the nervous sys tem as apply to adults. Two pitfalls are present for the student, however. First, the abnormalities are superimposed on a changing, developing brain, not a rather static, mature organ. The manifestations of the disease may vary, there fore, in seemingly unpredictable fashion depending on the rate of progression of the disorder and the rate and adequacy of the ongoing developmental changes in the nervous system. The second problem is the large number of unfa miliar conditions, many of which have no counterpart in adult neurology or medicine. These include developmental malformations, disorders specific to the neonatal period, and many hereditary and metabolic diseases.
Description : This book provides a thorough understanding of all diseases affecting the developing nervous system. The book explains how recent developments in molecular biology, genetics, neurochemistry, neurophysiology, and neuropathology impact the diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients. (Midwest).
Description : Principles of Child Neurology is a comprehensive textbook on the diagnosis and management of neurologic disorders affecting neonates, infants, children, and adolescents. Patterned after Adams and Victor's Principles of Neurology, this text begins with ``Approach to the Patient,'' then details the cardinal manifestations and the major disease categories for diagnosing pediatric neurologic disorders.
Description : Spanning the fields of pediatric medicine, pediatric neurology, and child and adolescent psychiatry, "Textbook of Pediatric Neuropsychiatry" is the definitive resource on all aspects of pediatric neuropsychiatry. Written by world-renowned experts in the field, this comprehensive text provides child and adolescent psychiatrists, neurologists, pediatricians, and other clinicians with complete coverage of the latest developments in research, theory, assessment and diagnosis, treatment, and other vital aspects of clinical practice. This text offers an at-a-glance reference to all fundamental topics in pediatric neuropsychiatry and contains a thorough, exhaustive, and current literature review. The "Textbook" is organized into five sections: Section I discusses the specialty of pediatric neuropsychiatry, normal and abnormal brain development, cerebral connectivity, and normal growth and physical development. It includes an integrative model linking developmental brain biology with behavior. Section II discusses normal behavioral and personality development; bedside, neuropsychological, and psychoeducational assessment of the pediatric patient; and the role of advanced brain-imaging technologies in the evaluation of children and adolescents. This section defines the acceptable limits of normal brain development. Sections III and IV provide the clinical core of the "Textbook" and focus on the neuropsychiatric aspects of psychiatric and neurological disorders in children and adolescents. These sections highlight how the developing nervous system influences the pathophysiology, neuropsychiatric manifestations, clinical course, treatment, and prognosis of psychiatric and neurologicalillness. Section V examines psychopharmacology, electroconvulsive therapy, genetic interventions, psychosocial and family therapies, educational interventions, and residential facilities. The section also includes a chapter on the special legal considerations that impact the provision of care for these patients. This volume is an unparalleled teaching tool that will be a key reference for psychiatry residents pursuing a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry and for neurology residents seeking certification in child neurology. Because this text discusses brain development abnormalities that may manifest themselves later in life, the "Textbook of Pediatric Neuropsychiatry" will also be an important adjunct text for psychiatric training classes as well as for neurology residents, graduate students in psychology, and social work students. A valuable investment for mental health education and clinical practice, this unique textbook will form the basis for a sophisticated clinical practice.
Description : One in ten children seen in primary care practice and 25% of hospitalized children appear with a neurologic complaint. The fourth edition of Current Management in Child Neurology provides succinct reviews in the form of superb "how-to" chapters on the most common neurological complaints and pathologic conditions seen in pediatric practice. This volume provides clinicians with a state-of-the-art "toolbox" for diagnosis and treatment of the most commonly presented neurologic disorders and dysfunctions in children, including headache, seizures and epilepsy, neurobehavioral disorders, school readiness, developmental delay, trauma, meningitis and encephalitis, injury to the preterm and term brains, and status epilepticus. Chapters new to the 4th edition include information on a range of other conditions such as microcephaly, neurodegenerative disorders, chromosomal disorders, epilepsy in adolescence, epileptic encephalopathy, pediatric neurotransmitter disorders, and tropical child neurology as well as current approaches to neonatal or infantile facial dysmorphism and congenital muscular dystrophies. The 4th edition of Current Management in Child Neurology has 111 chapters organized into three sections: Clinical Practice Trends, The Office Visit, and The Hospitalized Child. Each of the sections contains carefully selected readings and Web resources for practitioners and patients who seek relevant information on topics addressed in the book's chapters. Since the third edition, online resources have increased exponentially, and Current Management in Child Neurology directs its readers to the most high-quality information available.
Description : This book, which will hold global appeal, adopts a problem-based approach to childhood disorders of the nervous system with the aim of supporting practicing child neurologists, pediatricians, and residents in training in their management of children with neurological disorders. Throughout, the practical assistance that it offers is based firmly on the best available current scientific evidence. The various pediatric neurologic diseases and organ systems are covered by pediatric neurologists and scientists from leading university hospitals and health centers in both the developed and the developing world. In addition to the full range of more frequent disorders, the book spans the neurological aspects of neglected tropical diseases and neurogenetic diagnostic and management algorithms utilizing the power of emerging DNA technology. A further feature is the inclusion of didactic videos relating to epileptic and movement disorders. As an open access publication with a strong clinical focus, the book will be a handy and valuable reference and resource for all practitioners who deal with childhood neurological disorders.