Manual of Pediatric Neurology is an easy-to-read and easy-to-access text based on clinical scenarios
The book comprises a collection of chapters that address frequently encountered conditions in all clinical settings. These include the management of seizures in the emergency department, treatment of epilepsy in the outpatient setting, acute and chronic management of headaches, tic disorder, neuromuscular illnesses, CNS infections, and many more. Emphasis is placed on signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests as needed, as well as practical advice on treatment. The book's matter also covers topics tangentially related to child neurology such as syncope and ventriculo-peritoneal shunt failure. Emerging and rapidly changing topics in child neurology such as neonatal neurology and the management of stroke in children are also addressed. One chapter is devoted to the care of child neurology patients at the end of life.Sample Chapter(s)Chapter 1: Diagnosis and Classification of Seizures and Epilepsy Syndromes (4,584 KB)Contents: Diagnosis and Classification of Seizures and Epilepsy Syndromes (Jorge Vidaurre and Anup Patel)Treatment of Seizures and Epilepsy Syndromes (Anup Patel and Jorge Vidaurre)Generalized Convulsive Status Epilepticus (Jorge Vidaurre and Anup Patel)Management of Seizures in the Emergency Department (Kimberly Scansen)Headaches in Children and Adolescents (Ann Pakalnis)Management of Headaches in the Emergency Department (Rachel Smitek and Emile El-Shammaa)Autism Spectrum Disorders (Emily de los Reyes)Neurodevelopmental Disorders (Emily de los Reyes)Duchene Muscular Dystrophy (C Y Tsao)Spinal Muscular Atrophy (C Y Tsao)Myasthenia Gravis (C Y Tsao)Inherited Neuropathies (Gloria Galloway)Acquired Neuropathies (Gloria Galloway)Pediatric Stroke (Warren Lo)Neurocutaneous Syndromes (Monica Islam and E Steve Roach)Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (Shawn Aylward)Syncope (Shane F Tsai, Jack R Stines and Timothy M Hoffman)Central Nervous System Infections in Neonates, Infants, and Children (Rebecca Wallihan and Dennis Cunningham)Hydrocephalus (Eric M Jackson and Corey Raffel)Neurology of the Neonate (Lenora Lehwald and Laurel Slaughter)Palliative Care for the Pediatric Neurologist (Janine Winters)Tic Disorder and Tourette Syndrome (Pedro Weisleder and Latif Khuhro)Readership: Pediatrics, medical students, residents, physicians in practice, nurses.