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.
Core Concepts. The neurological examination. Neuroimaging. Electrophysiology evaluation. Cerebrospinal fluid. Genetic evaluation. Newborn screening and inborn errors of metabolism. A Problem-based Approach to Pediatric Neurological Disorders. Disorders of behavior and development. Autism spectrum disorders and related conditions. Disorders of hearing and language. Disorders of head size and shape. Disorders of cranial nerves. Disorders of peripheral nerves. Disorders of gait and balance. Disorders of sleep. Stroke and acute focal deficits. Headaches. Seizures and other paroxysmal disorders. Hypotonia and weakness. Movement disorders. Dysmorphic findings in pediatric neurology. Disorders of the newborn. Infections of the central nervous system. Tumors of the central and peripheral nervous system. Pediatric neurological emergencies. Practice parameters: Utilizing evidence-based medicine to manage pediatric neurological disorders
From reviews of the first edition:
"...generously illustrated... manages to cover a wide range of topics... this book has much to offer with all its illustrations and succinct practical approach to many common paediatric presentations in neurology" British Journal of Hospital Medicine
"...highly organized, relevant, and accessible... nicely illustrates the continued importance of medical books in the 21st Century... cover[s] almost all aspects of pediatric neurology... concisely written and skillfully illustrated... language and style is nicely consistent.. appropriate emphasis on newer findings... the authors do not neglect "old school" information... available in both paper and digital editions [allowing] residents in neurology or pediatrics to keep a digital version on their electronic devices, available at any time. Experienced neurologists would also benefit, using this handbook as a concise review and also as an excellent teaching platform." Neurology
"...easily readable... The authors’ goal of providing relevant information to trainees and primary care providers is achieved... a good "starter" in the broad field of pediatric neurology." Neuropediatrics