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.
Bernard L. Maria, MD, MBA Executive Director of the Charles P. Darby Children s Research Institute Jeffrey Edwin Gilliam Chair and Professor of Pediatrics Neurology and Neuroscience Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC.
Preface SECTION 1: CLINICAL PRACTICE TRENDS 1: Common Neurologic Complaints and Conditions 2: Managing Common Neurological Disorders: Role of the primary Care Practitioner 3: The Neurologic Examination 4: Neurodiagnostic Tests: Their Indication and Selection 5: Child Neurology Education of Medical Students, Pediatricians and Adult Neurologists 6: The Internet in Child Neurology 7: Excelling at the Art of Medicine 8: A Primer on Practice Management SECTION 2: THE OFFICE VISIT HEADACHE 9: Migraine in Childhood and Adolescence 10: Migraine Variants and Mimics 11: Abortive Therapy for Migraine 12: Preventive Therapy for Pediatric Migraine 13: Chronic Daily Headache 14: Psychosocial Aspects of Pediatric Headache 15: Biofeedback for Childhood Migraine 16: Current Pharmacotherapy for Migraine SEIZURES AND EPILEPSY 17: What is Epilepsy? 18: Febrile Seizures 19: First Unprovoked Seizure 20: Staring Spells 21: Partial Seizures 22: Generalized Seizures 23: First-Choice Antiepileptic Drugs 24: Home Management of Breakthrough Seizures 25: Management of Infantile Spasms (West's Syndrome) 26: Recurrent Seizures 27: Discontinuing Anti-Epileptic Drugs in Childhood Epilepsy 28: Paroxysmal, Nonepileptic Disorders of Childhood 29: The Ketogenic Diet 30: Epilepsy Surgery and Cortical Stimulation 31: Pediatric Epilepsy: Comorbidity and Quality of Life 32: Psychosocial Challenges of Epilepsy in Adolescence 33: Epileptic Encephalopathy 34: Current Pharmacotherapy for Pediatric Seizures and Epilepsy 35: Neurologic Assessment of Behavioral Disorders NEUROBEHAVIORAL DISORDERS 36: Clinical Evaluation of ADHD 37: Comorbidity and Symptom Mimicry: Implications for Assessment and Treatment 38: ADHD Psychosocial Intervention: Parent Training and Social Skills Training 39: Treatment of ADHD: Individual Child and Family-Based Therapies 40: The Role of the Pediatric Neurologist in the Management of ADHD 41: Current Pharmacotherapy for ADHDSCHOOL READINESS 42: Is My Child Ready for School? 43: An Introduction to Pediatric Neuropsychological Evaluation 44: Speech and Language Development and Disorders 45: Learning Disabilities 46: Developmental Dyspraxia DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY 47: Diagnostic Approach to Developmental Delay 48: Children at Risk: Social Disadvantage and Neurodevelopmental Functioning 49: Cerebral Palsy 50: Spastic Paresis 51: Neurodegenerative Disorders 52: Mitochondrial Cytopathies 53: Mental Retardation 54: Down Syndrome 55: Other Chromosomal Disorders 56: Rett Syndrome 57: Inborn Errors of Metabolism 58: Autistic Spectrum Disorders 59: Child Abuse and Neglect: Issues for Neurologists 60: Rehabilitation: The Role of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy OTHER NEUROLOGICAL COMPLAINTS AND CONDITIONS 61: Small, Large, or Abnormally Shaped Heads 62: Microcephaly-Acquired 63: Sleep Disturbances 64: Breath-Holding Spells 65: Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1 and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome in Infants and Children 66: Bell's Palsy 67: Management of Dizziness in Children 68: Fainting and Syncope 69: Spinal Muscular Atrophy 70: Hereditary Neuropathy 71: Neuromuscular Junction Disorders 72: Muscular Dystrophy and Myopathy 73: Pediatric Neurotransmitter Disorder 74: Ataxia, Clumsiness and Tremor 75: Treatment of Tic Disorders 76: Paroxysmal Movement Disorders 77: Chorea 78: Visual System Problems 79: Childhood Depression 80: Conversion Reaction 81: Neurofibromatoses 82: Tuberous Sclerosis Complex 83: Sturge-Weber Syndrome 84: Hypomelanosis of Ito 85: Brainstem and Cerebellar Malformations 86: Acquired Demyelination of the Central Nervous System SECTION 3. THE HOSPITALIZED CHILD 87: Neurologic Conditions Arising From Tropical and Subtropical Regions 88: Neonatal Seizures 89: Facial Sysmorphism in the Neonate and Infant 90: Status Epilepticus 91: Meningitis and Encephalitis 92: Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries in Children 93: Neonatal Hypotonia 94: Congenital Muscular Dystrophies 95: Injury to the Preterm Brain 96: Injury to the Term Brain 97: Birth Brachial Plexus Palsy 98: Altered States of Consciousness 99: Increased Intracranial Pressure 100: Evaluation and Management of Acute Headache 101: Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors 102: Pseudotumor Cerebri: Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension 103: Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations in Pediatric Patients 104: Pediatric Intracranial Aneurysms 105: Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease 106: Vasculitis 107: Guillain Barre Syndrome 108: Neural Tube Defects and Spinal Dysraphism 109: Neurocognitive Complications of Sickle Cell Disease 110: Pain Management 111: Brain Death in Children