Category: Medical / Pediatrics

A Clinical Guide to Epileptic Syndromes and their Treatment

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A disorder which affects 4 percent of children and 1-2 percent of the general population, epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders. The original edition of C.P. Panayiotopoulos’ guide proved to be the only one of its kind, covering many important aspects of diagnosis and treatment. Due to the continued advances being made in the subject, a second edition is now due. The text includes detailed diagnostics, concise descriptions of syndromes, a wealth of practical tips, and is supported by useful tables to enable clear diagnoses.

Building on the sell-out success of the first edition this thorough revision reflects the latest report of the ILAE classification core group and the significant progress made in the diagnosis, classification and treatment of the epilepsies.

This new edition is indispensable reading for all those who care for patients with epileptic seizures.

Epilepsy

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Epilepsy: The Facts is written specifically for sufferers of epilepsy and their friends and families. This easy-to-understand, evidence-based guide to epilepsy explains everything about the causes and effects of the disease, clearly and simply. The book addresses all aspects of epilepsy, at all ages. It begins with basic descriptions and definitions of seizures, through the classification of seizures and epilepsy syndromes. The different forms of investigation are described in detail including drug and non-drug treatment options. Further chapters discuss the effects of epilepsy on lifestyle, education and career choice and future developments. Positive, constructive advice is presented by the authors throughout the book to help sufferers manage their condition and cope with problems as and when they arise, especially in relation to many aspects of normal life such as schooling, pregnancy, driving, and work.This new edition represents a unique approach to the group of conditions known as ‘epilepsy’ and is the only publication of its kind in the UK.

Pediatric Neuropathology

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Neuropathology is the foundation for understanding developmental neuroscience, pediatric neurology, and neurosurgery, but until now a comprehensive volume covering all aspects of pediatric neuropathology was not available. This atlas is thus a unique, comprehensive reference providing the fundamentals of developmental brain disorders of the nervous system that can affect fetuses, infants and young children, as well as the essentials of diagnosis in developmental brain pathology and neuroimaging. With an emphasis on the characteristic morphology and a concise summary of clinical features, pathogenesis, and genetics, the generously illustrated atlas presents more than 100 disorders, including the common diseases of the peripheral nervous system as well as genetically determined metabolic and storage diseases. This compilation is a valuable resource for pathologists, pediatric neurologists and neurosurgeons, geneticists, neonatologists, radiologists, and pediatricians.

Fetal and Neonatal Neurology and Neurosurgery

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This book provides a definitive reference work on the developing brain, from conception through the first year of life. Its purpose is to provide the range of specialists involved in the management of the fetus and the neonate with the latest information on the developmental neurology and pathology of the developing central nervous system, so that they can provide prompt and informed treatment of neurological disability – the most feared complication of pregnancy and the early months of the life of the newborn child.

A cross-specialty book: brings together the work of specialists on the immature brain from the fields of obstetrics, paediatrics and neurosurgery.
An international book: edited and written by an international team of experts.
Highly illustrated: includes over 800 images and line drawings that capture the latest investigative techniques.
Focused on treatment: key points boxes pick out the most important information for the busy specialist.
Evidence-based information: extensively referenced with the latest and most important papers and articles.

Includes the latest ultrasound techniques – to reflect the massive improvements since the last edition.Medico-legal issues highlighted – in recognition of the role of specialists as expert witnesses.Covers the latest MR techniques: fast sequences for fetal brain imaging, DWI, tractography.

Pediatric Neurosurgery

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The newest edition of this clinical reference has been updated to include today’s most effective procedures for common and rare congenital and acquired disorders. Over 100 respected authorities demonstrate their preferred techniques of surgical management in a range of conditions and disorders. Features: * Totally reorganized into more logical sections, each with its own section editor. * Includes Dr. Cheek’s atlas chapters following the appropriate textbook chapter. * World experts combine to provide the finest and most comprehensive coverage to be found anywhere. New to this edition: * 40 new authors and 20 new chapters.

Principles and Practice of Pediatric Neurosurgery

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This book presents the latest management techniques for pediatric neurosurgical disorders frequently encountered in clinical practice. In this edition, chapters are organized into separate sections including cerebral disorders, spinal disorders, neoplasms, trauma, cerebrovascular disease, functional disorders, and infectious disorders. Each chapter describes the diagnostic studies, pathology and pathobiology, indications for surgery, treatment alternatives, prognostic factors and outcomes.Features of the second edition:

  • Commentaries at the end of each chapter provide insights from the senior editors
  • Pearls identify critical steps in management
  • More than 850 high-quality images demonstrate disease pathology and surgical approaches and techniques
  • Easy-to-read tables synthesize key clinical concepts
  • New chapters cover ethical issues in pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric neurosurgery in developing countries, and in utero neurosurgery
  • This comprehensive book is a must-have reference for all neurosurgeons, and specialists and residents in pediatric neurosurgery and pediatric neurology.

    Fetal and Neonatal Neurology and Neurosurgery

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    This book provides a definitive reference work on the developing brain, from conception through the first year of life. Its purpose is to provide the range of specialists involved in the management of the fetus and the neonate with the latest information on the developmental neurology and pathology of the developing central nervous system, so that they can provide prompt and informed treatment of neurological disability – the most feared complication of pregnancy and the early months of the life of the newborn child.

    A cross-specialty book: brings together the work of specialists on the immature brain from the fields of obstetrics, paediatrics and neurosurgery.
    An international book: edited and written by an international team of experts.
    Highly illustrated: includes over 800 images and line drawings that capture the latest investigative techniques.
    Focused on treatment: key points boxes pick out the most important information for the busy specialist.
    Evidence-based information: extensively referenced with the latest and most important papers and articles.

    Includes the latest ultrasound techniques – to reflect the massive improvements since the last edition.Medico-legal issues highlighted – in recognition of the role of specialists as expert witnesses.Covers the latest MR techniques: fast sequences for fetal brain imaging, DWI, tractography.

    Child Neurology

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    Revised to incorporate the latest advances in the neurosciences and clinical neurology, the Seventh Edition of this classic text provides practical, cost-effective problem-solving approaches to all diseases affecting the developing nervous system. In clinically relevant terms, the book explains how recent developments in molecular biology, genetics, neurochemistry, neurophysiology, neuropathology, and neuroimaging impact on diagnosis and treatment.

    Chapters focus on specific disorders or groups of disorders and emphasize differential diagnosis, disease course, treatment, and prognosis. This edition has a new chapter on mitochondrial cytopathies.

    Pediatric Neurology

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    Part of the “What Do I Do Now?” series, Pediatric Neurology uses a case-based approach to cover common and important topics in the diagnosis and treatment of neurologic conditions in children. Each chapter provides a discussion of the diagnosis, key points to remember, and selected references for further reading. For this edition, the table of contents has been reorganized, and all cases and references have been updated. New cases have been added including: Charcot Marie Tooth, NMDA Receptor AB Encephalopathy, Guillain Barre Syndrome, Transverse Myelitis, Tics/Tourette Syndrome, Conversion Disorder, Chronic Daily Headache, and Chiari I Malformation. Pediatric Neurology is an engaging collection of thought-provoking cases which clinicians can utilize when they encounter difficult patients. The volume is also a self-assessment tool that tests the reader’s ability to answer the question, “What do I do now?”