eBook Pediatric Neurology, Part I, 1st Edition

  • Volume 1
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  • ISBN-10: 0444626980
  • ISBN-13: 9780444626981
  • DDC: 618.928
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 892 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Children are not miniature adults or immature humans. They express abilities that optimize environmental adaptation and new acquisitions. Diseases in children encompass the adult specialties. Neurology is a particularly large area, ranging from the brain to striated muscle. The human nervous system is sensitive to prenatal aggression and particularly immature at birth. Development may be affected by age-dependent disorders. Even diseases more often encountered in adults may express differently in developing nervous systems. The course of chronic neurological diseases beginning before adolescence is distinct from adult pathology. A growing area for adult neurologists is the care of children with neurological diseases that persist into adulthood. Pediatric neurology evolved as the volume and complexity of data became too much for general pediatricians or adult neurologists and has continued to evolve into so many subspecialties, such as epilepsy, neuromuscular disease, and malformations, that general pediatric neurologists no longer have in-depth expertise in all areas. Subspecialty expertise is provided through fellowship programs, many of which include research training. Infectious context, genetic background, and medical practice vary worldwide and must be represented in a pediatric neurology textbook. Subspecialty experts helped design its general framework and contents. Special emphasis is given to development, and normal development is reviewed when needed. The course of chronic diseases into adulthood and ethical issues specific to developing nervous systems are also addressed.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Handbook of Clinical Neurology 3Rd Series.
Contents of Part I.
Contents of Part II.
Contents of Part III.
1: General Introduction.
2: Normal Psychomotor Development.
3: Clinical Neurological Examination of Infants and Children.
4: Pediatric Neurology: The Diagnostic Process.
5: Health Outcomes Measurement Concepts, Guidelines and Opportunities.
6: Coma and Brain Death.
7: Clinical and Imaging Diagnosis for Heredodegenerative Diseases.
8: Developmental Aspects of Normal Eeg.
9: Clinical Neurophysiology in Movement Disorders.
10: Announcing the Diagnosis Counselling the Parents.
11: Chronic Pediatric Diseases into Adulthood and the Challenge of Adolescence.
12: Ethical Considerations in Pediatric Neurology.
13: Toxicity and Deficiency, Fetopathies.
14: Neuroembryology and Brain Malformations.
15: Microcephaly.
16: Prenatal-Onset Neurodevelopmental Disorders Secondary to Toxins, Nutritional Deficiencies, and Maternal Illness.
17: Cerebral Palsy.
18: Epidemiology of Cerebral Palsy.
19: Pathophysiology of Cerebral Palsy.
20: Imaging Cerebral Palsy.
21: Cerebral Palsy: Definition, Assessment and Rehabilitation.
22: Treatment of Movement Disorders in Dystonia-Choreoathtosis Cerebral Palsy.
23: Everyday Life and Social Consequences of Cerebral Palsy.
24: Developmental Abnormalities and Mental Retardation.
25: Developmental Abnormalities and Mental Retardation: Diagnostic Strategy.
26: Specific Language Impairment.
27: Dyslexia.
28: Congenital Amusia.
29: Developmental Dyscalculia.
30: Nonverbal Learning Disability.
31: Memory Disorders in Children.
32: Attention Deficit.
33: The Autistic Spectrum.
34: Cognitive and Medical Features of Chromosomal Aneuploidy.
35: Genetically Determined Encephalopathy: Rett Syndrome.
36: Angelman Syndrome.
37: Developmental and Cognitive Troubles in Williams Syndrome.
38: Smith–Magenis Syndrome.
39: X-Linked Mental Deficiency.
40: Neuroectodermoses.
41: Genetics of Neural Crest and Neurocutaneous Syndromes.
42: Sturge-Weber Syndrome.
43: Tuberous Sclerosis.
44: Neurofibromatosis.
45: Incontinentia Pigmenti and Hypomelanosis of ITO.
46: Epidermal Nevus Syndrome.
47: Neurocutaneous Melanocytosis.
48: Epilepsy.
49: The Epidemiology of Seizure Disorders in Infancy and Childhood: Definitions and Classifications.
50: Neuropathology of Pediatric Epilepsy.
51: The Developing Cortex.
52: Epileptogenesis in the Developing Brain.
53: Brain Maturation and Epilepsy.
54: Modes of Onset of Epilepsy and Differential Diagnosis.
55: Varying Seizure Semiology According to Age.
56: Magnetoencephalography (MEG) and Other Neurophysiological Investigations.
57: Neonatal seizures.
58: Febrile and Other Occasional Seizures.
59: Focal Epileptogenic Lesions.
60: Rasmussen Encephalitis.
61: Immune-Mediated Pediatric Epilepsies.
62: Epilepsy in Inborn Errors of Metabolism.
63: Chromosome Disorders Associated with Epilepsy.
64: Focal Malformations of Cortical Development.
65: Genetics of Idiopathic Epilepsies.
66: Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsies.
67: Idiopathic Focal Epilepsies.
68: Malignant Migrating Partial Seizures in Infancy.
69: Infantile Spasms.
70: The Epileptic Encephalopathies.
71: Dravet Syndrome (Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy in Infancy).
72: Epileptic Encephalopathy with Continuous Spike-Waves during Slow-Wave Sleep Including Landau–Kleffner Syndrome.
73: Lennox–Gastaut Syndrome and Epilepsy with Myoclonic-Astatic Seizures.
74: Diffuse Malformations of Cortical Development.
75: Myoclonus and Epilepsy.
76: Status Epilepticus.
77: Cognitive Disorders in Pediatric Eepilepsy.
78: Problematic Behavior in Children with Epilepsy.
79: Cognitive Side-Effects of Antiepileptic Drugs in Children.
80: Initiating Antiepileptic Drug Treatment and Characteristics of Drugs.
81: Treatment Strategies.
82: Developing Antiepileptic Drugs in Children.
83: Structural Imaging in Children with Chronic Focal Epilepsy: Diagnostic Algorithms and Exploration Strategies.
84: SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) in Pediatrics.
85: Functional Imaging: PET.
86: Advanced Structural and Functional Mri in Childhood Epilepsies.
87: Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery.
88: Cognitive Outcome of Surgery.
89: Nonpharmacological Approaches: Diet and Neurostimulation.
90: Outcome of Pediatric Epilepsies in Adulthood.