The Epilepsy-Aphasia Spectrum

Landau Kleffner syndrome (LKS) is a rare childhood epilepsy, characterised by a sudden or gradual loss of ability to understand or express language.

Written by two world-renowned  authorities on childhood epilepsy, this book is aimed at the large range of professionals involved in the diagnosis, therapy and rehabilitation of children on the Epilepsy-Aphasia Spectrum (EAS). The book includes vivid first-hand accounts of the impact of language loss by adults who have grown up with LKS.

Readership

Epileptologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, neuropsychologists, speech and language therapists and trainees in those areas.

Full Book Review
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Clinics in Developmental Medicine Series

The Floppy Infant

This book is devoted to the recognition and diagnosis of the floppy infant syndrome. It includes a review of some of the more important causes and provides a practical approach to the assessment and management such children require.

Clinics in Developmental Medicine N0. 76

Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

‘This is clearly the most authoritative and contemporary statement of current knowledge yet published.’ H. Sarnat, Foreword

Tuberous sclerosis is the prototype of a category of malformations uniquely characterized by disturbances in cellular differentiation and growth. It presents with a complex association of different neurological phenotypes, including seizures, cognitive impairments and autism. It is important not only because it is a relatively common hereditary neurological disease with high morbidity, but because it has implications in other pathological processes, such as dysplasia and neoplasia, hamartoma formation and other disturbances in morphogenic processes.

This book correlates new genetic data and basic science, covers clinical presentation, reviews the historical background and current diagnostic criteria, and deals with the recent advances in neuropathology, molecular genetics and neurobiology which give a better understanding of the pathogenesis of the disease.

Readership

Paediatricians and child neurologists will find this book uniquely useful.

International Review of Child Neurology Series No. 6

Visual Impairment in Children due to Damage to the Brain

The increased awareness of cerebral visual impairment in children, combined with improved recognition of its wide ranging manifestations, has led to its recognition as the most common cause of visual impairment in children in the developed world. Yet the subject is in its infancy, with very little published to date. Information on this complex topic has been needed by all disciplines working with disabled children for many years.

This ambitious book links the work of authors from many of the major research teams in this field, who have made significant contributions to the literature on the subject of cerebral visual impairment and provide a structured amalgam of the viewpoints of different specialists.  The book contains some very novel concepts, which will be of great practical value to those who care for children with visual impairment due to brain injury. Summaries of the more specialist chapters as well as clear diagrams and a glossary have been provided to increase the book’s accessibility to a broader readership.

This is an exciting and important field, to which this book makes a major contribution.

Clinics in Developmental Medicine No. 186

Vitamin-Responsive Conditions in Paediatric Neurology

This book, in the International Child Neurology Review series, is the first authoritative synthesis of the role of vitamin treatments in children with neurological disorders.

It covers all the conditions seen in paediatric neurology that are treatable by vitamin supplementation and consists of up-to-date, concise reviews by an international group of experts in their specific fields. They cover: biotinidase deficiency; the role of vitamins in the developing nervous system, mitochondrial disorders and autism; homocysteinuria; conditions responsive to vitamin E or riboflavin; disorders of folic acid and vitamin B12 metabolism; folinic acid responsive seizures, and all aspects of pyridoxine-dependent and pyridoxine-responsive seizures.

It is the first time that clinical and data research in this field has been drawn together in one source, making available previously unpublished material. This is a unique data resource for anyone involved in the care of children with vitamin-responsive neurological disorders.

International Review of Child Neurology Series No. 4

Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease in Childhood

The field of stroke and cerebrovascular disease in children is one in which there has been much recent research activity, leading to new clinical perspectives.

This book for the first time summarizes the state of the art in this field. A team of eminent clinicians, neurologists and researchers provide an up-to-the-minute account of all aspects of stroke and cerebrovascular disease in children, ranging from a historical perspective to future directions, through epidemiology, the latest neuroimaging techniques, neurodevelopment, comorbidities, diagnosis and treatment. The authors’ practical approach to the clinical problems makes this essential reading for practising clinicians. It will also be of interest to researchers in the field.

International Review of Child Neurology Series No. 11

Peripheral Neuropathy in Childhood, 2nd Edition

Peripheral neuropathies are diseases which affect the neuromuscular apparatus between the muscles or sensory receptors and connections in the spinal cord and the brain. They affect approximately 20-30% of children attending neuromuscular clinics.

Uniquely, this text deals exclusively with such disorders in children and draws together the rapidly expanding but widely scattered knowledge in the field. It is a highly practical text, written by clinical neurologists with long experience in physiology, histopathology and management of neuropathy. This second edition retains the basic structure of its successful predecessor and continues to be liberally illustrated with real case histories. However, extensive revisions and expansion of the text have enabled it to encompass the major developments, including recent advances in molecular biology and therapy of metabolic and inflammatory neuropathies.

International Review of Child Neurology Series No. 2

Photosensitive Epilepsy

Photosensitive epilepsy is a relatively rare condition in which convulsions are precipitated by visual stimuli.

The authors have spent almost 30 years studying this condition and have assembled the largest cohort of patients ever studied by one centre.

Their previous book on the subject (1975) became the standard text on this condition. This book reviews the earlier studies, reviews all the literature on this condition in humans and details the many studies that have since been carried out, including studies on drug therapy, the long term prognosis for the condition, pattern sensitivity, video game epilepsy, and convulsions precipitated by other video material. In addition there is advice on procedures to reduce the risk of stimulation from television as well as such factors as the genetics of photosensitivity. This is the most comprehensive text available.

Clinics in Developmental Medicine No. 133

Principles and Practice of Child Neurology in Infancy, 2nd Edition

A Practical Guide from Mac Keith Press

Management of neurological disorders presenting in infancy poses many challenges for clinicians. Using a symptom-based approach, and covering a wide range of scenarios, the latest edition of this comprehensive practical guide provides authoritative advice from distinguished experts.  It now includes revised coverage of disease prevention, clinical assessment, and promotion of neurodevelopment.

  • Well-structured chapters begin with key messages, common errors, and when to worry, for ease of use at the point of care.
  • Facilitates interdisciplinary and holistic care while avoiding over-investigation and over-treatment, using an evidence-based approach, to promote quality of life.
  • Features practical road maps for most clinical scenarios.
  • Covers the rapidly developing fields of cranial imaging and genetic testing.
  • Extra coverage of tropical diseases such as Zika virus infection, malaria, and immune-mediated encephalitis.
  • Additional links to videos and other online resources.

Readership

This book will be useful for paediatric neurologists, paediatricians and other health professionals involved in the care of children with neurological problems. The emphasis on clinical assessment and inclusion of some tropical diseases renders the book relevant to all regions of the world including those where resources for health care are limited.

From the Foreword

“The book provides the reader with important tools to improve both technical and ethical aspects of acute and long-term care of the child.”

Coriene Catsman-Berrevoets

Assistant Professor of Paediatric Neurology, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

 

Principles and Practice of Child Neurology in Infancy Courses – see below

  • Enjoy 10% discount on the courses if you have purchased the Principles and Practice of Child Neurology in Infancy, 2nd Edition book
  • Interactive learning is aided by reflective activities and multiple-choice questions on each topic with helpful hints
  • Free access to videos and six classic paediatric neurology text books is included with the courses
  • Certificate is provided on completion, and the courses qualify for CME credits.

Shaking and Other Non-accidental Head Injuries in Children

The Research Programme on Shaken Baby Syndrome in Edinburgh is internationally recognised for its prominent ongoing research into the epidemiology, bio-mechanics, primary and secondary brain insults, neuroradiological aspects, medical-social aspects, and neurodevelopmental and neuropsychometric sequelae of shaking a baby. In this book, a highly distinguished team of experts from the programme present the clinician with the latest findings on the syndrome, covering the diagnosis of the syndrome itself and the long-term disability that results which, unlike other forms of child abuse associated with psychological scars, is also associated with a high degree of life-long physical and intellectual disability. This will be invaluable reading for all professionals concerned with diagnosing and treating this syndrome.

Clinics in Developmental Medicine No. 162