· Provides guidance for decisions on diagnosis and therapeutic interventions
in acute pediatric neurology
· Practical focus on management of acute pediatric neurology cases
· Chapters by international experts simplify a complicated picture
This book provides recommendations for evaluation and therapy in the area of acute pediatric neurology; these are presented didactically with frequent use of illustrations and algorithms. Chapters in the first part of the book discuss presenting symptoms of acute neurological conditions. The second part of the book covers major areas of acute pediatric neurology and each of these chapters has three key elements: description of presenting symptoms; recommended assessments; and recommended interventions.
Acute Pediatric Neurology provides an accessible, clinically focused guide to assist physicians in the emergency ward or intensive care unit in decisions on diagnosis and therapeutic interventions in all major acute pediatric neurological diseases.
Table of contents
Part 1: Acute Neurological Symptoms.- Unconsciousness, Coma, and Death by Neurological Criteria.- Seizures.- Acute Headache.- Acute Disturbance of Motor Function.- Acute Disturbance of Vision.- Dizziness and Vertigo.- Acute Changes of Behavior and Memory.- Part 2: Management of Acute Neurological Conditions.- Ischemic and Hypoxic Insults: Near Drowning, Asphyxia, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.- Neurometabolic Crisis.- Approach to Muscle Cramps, Exercise Intolerance and Recurrent Myoglobinuria.- Management of Seizures and Status Epilepticus.- Management of Increased Intracranial Pressure.- Management of Migraine and Other Headaches.- Central Nervous System Infections (bacteria and parasites).- Management of Acute Neuromuscular Disorders.- Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases.- Viral Infections, Autoimmune and Demyelinating Conditions of the Central Nervous System.- Spasticity, Dystonia, and Other Movement Disorders: A Comprehensive Treatment Guide.- Acute Pain.