Diseases of the Nervous System in Childhood

Jan 3 2020

Diseases of the Nervous System in Childhood

+-*Diseases of the Nervous System in Childhood   Treating neurological disorders in childhood Diseases of the nervous system in infancy and childhood have a profound impact on the life of patients and their families and are probably the most disruptive of all paediatric ailments. Around 20–30% of hospitalized paediatric patients have a neurological problem, either as…

Jan 3 2020

Cognition and Behaviour in Childhood Epilepsy

+-*Cognition and Behaviour in Childhood Epilepsy   Childhood epilepsy is a multi-dimensional phenomenon that does not end with seizure control For many parents of children with epilepsy, not only are the unpredictable seizures a major concern, but equally so are the frequently associated cognitive and behavioural problems. As clinicians, we often do not pay enough…

Jun 4 2019

5 Free Resources on Cerebral Palsy

+-*5 Free Resources on Cerebral Palsy Mac Keith Press exists to improve the care of disabled children by extending the knowledge and understanding of developmental medicine and paediatric neurology. Our publications are of interest to researchers, health professionals, clinicians, and all involved in the care of children and young people with neurodevelopmental conditions. We’ve selected 5…

May 30 2019

Jean Aicardi (1926–2015)

+-*Jean Aicardi (1926–2015) By Alexis Arzimanoglou   A Pioneer in Child Neurology Jean Aicardi, a clinician, clinical investigator and educator, left us on 3rd August 2015 at the age of 88. He was one of the most insightful clinicians of his time, who had witnessed the birth of child neurology as an entirely new field of medicine. Professor Aicardi…

May 14 2019

Rett Syndrome

+-*Rett Syndrome   Why Rett syndrome is an important disorder Rett syndrome is an important disorder to a great many people. This is not so much because it affects several thousand individuals worldwide (it is a rare disease), or that it results in substantial disability but because the recognition of its complexity has paralleled fundamental…

Apr 30 2019

Care of Children with Complex Cerebral Palsy

+-*Care of Children with Complex Cerebral Palsy   Caring for children with complex cerebral palsy requires skilled management Children with complex cerebral palsy (CP) are an important group of children within the population of children who have CP and caring for them requires skilled management. Practicing physicians and related clinicians need support in meeting the challenges…

Apr 23 2019

The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)

+-*A Hands-on Approach to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) for Clinicians and Families     An exciting new development From time to time in the field of healthcare an exciting new development appears on the horizon to challenge and potentially transform thinking and behaviour. Changes may involve new approaches to the provision of…

Oct 3 2017

Book Review of Neuroendocrine Disorders in Childhood

+-*Book Review Neuroendocrine Disorders in Childhood edited by Mehul Dattani, Peter Hindmarsh, Lucinda Carr and Iain C A F Robinson Book Review by Ieuan Hughes Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics, University of Cambridge, UK Published in Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, October 2017   Introduction Sir Walter Langdon-Brown ( 1870-1946) is regarded as the founder of clinical endocrinology….