Neurophysiological Examination of the Newborn lnfant

This book describes the application of neurophysiological examination techniques to the newborn infant, and evaluates their importance in the care of newborn babies.

Clinics in Developmental Medicine N0.120

Nutrition and Neurodisability

Feeding difficulties are common in children with neurodisability and disorders of the central nervous system can affect the movements required for safe and efficient eating and drinking. This practical guide provides strategies for managing the range of nutritional problems faced by children with neurodevelopmental disability. The easily accessible information on aetiology, assessment and management is informed by a succinct review of current evidence and guidelines to inform best practice.

  • Provides practical clinical strategies accessible at point of care
  • Expert topic reviews provide evidence-based approaches
  • Clinical vignettes illustrate key learning points
  • Concise summaries of key clinical guidelines
  • Identification of the Red Flags suggesting nutritional compromise
  • Emphasis on use of body composition in nutritional assessment

From the Foreword

‘The application of the knowledge provided in this new book should provide a basis for enabling persons with disabilities to take part in and enjoy any meal both in a private and a public setting.’

-Torstein Vik, Professor of Paediatrics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

Readership

This book will be particularly useful for multidisciplinary professionals managing feeding, growth and nutrition in children with neurodisabilities, including paediatricians, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and dietitians. The handbook will also be of interest to general practitioners, dentists, medical students and allied health professional students.

A Practical Guide from Mac Keith Press

Pediatric Clinical Neurophysiology

Pediatric Clinical Neurophysiology introduces clinical neurophysiology and its applications to the paediatric neurologist. It does not aim at being a textbook of either clinical neurophysiology or paediatric neurology, but to bridge these entities, as a handbook for the clinician. The focus is on the methods applied in the setting of a clinical neurophysiological laboratory. It will stimulate readers’ interest in paediatric clinical neurophysiology in their daily clinical work with children.

International Review of Child Neurology Series No. 8

Rett Syndrome

Among the vast body of literature that has grown around Rett syndrome, this volume is the first to be aimed at both clinicians and researchers.

It presents a comprehensive overview of the disorder and examines the areas where gaps in knowledge are most significant.

Rett Syndrome is intended to be a guide for both initial examination and in-depth study of the disorder. It is a practical text for the physician approaching the disorder for the first time and a valuable reference resource for the specialist or researcher.

Video About the Book

Watch Dr Walter Kaufmann, Editor of Rett Syndrome, discuss the book.

Clinics in Developmental Medicine Series

Sleep Disturbance in Children and Adolescents with Disorders of Development

Sleep disturbance is extremely common in the various disorders of development, be they physical or psychological in nature. It adds significantly to the burden of care but is a neglected topic and there is no single source of information to guide practice and management. In this book an international team of experts provides for the first time an integrated, comprehensive and up-to-date review of the nature and causes of sleep disorders, describing the special assessment and management considerations for each of the different developmental disorders. The book will be essential reading for all professionals working in the area of developmental disorders, and will also be of considerable interest to teachers, social workers and parents.

Clinics in Developmental Medicine No. 155

Spinal Cord Injury in the Child and Young Adult

Persons with paediatric-onset spinal cord injury also have unique developmental needs. They experience the typical ongoing challenges of each developmental stage (e.g. childhood, adolescence) as well as changes owing to their spinal cord injury.

This book is intended for clinicians of all disciplines, from those who may only occasionally care for youth with spinal cord injury to those who specialize in spinal cord injury, as well as clinical and basic researchers in the spinal cord injury field.

Topics covered include new developments in pediatric spinal cord injury research, current standards for optimal care, areas lacking scientific evidence, and recommendations for clinical practice and future research.

Readership

Developmental paediatricians, paediatric intensivists, paediatricians, orthopaedic surgeons, spine surgeons, neurosurgeons, physiatrists, neurologists, urologists, plastic surgeons, psychologists,  occupational, speech, and physical therapists, biomedical/rehabilitation engineers, nurses,  life care planners, orthotists.

Full Book Review

Read the full book review by Deborah Gaebler Spira published in Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology.

Clinics in Developmental Medicine Series

Neurological Assessment in the First Two Years of Life

The book provides a review of the state of the art of neurological assessment in the first two years of life and identifies the most appropriate instruments for the follow-up of newborns who are at risk of developing neurological abnormalities.

After a brief description of the neurophysiological basis of development in the first years, the book provides a comprehensive review of the various methods used for the neurological assessment in young infants describing how a combined approach of clinical and instrumental investigations can provide important diagnostic and prognostic information.

The first part of the book describes the most used clinical neurological examinations and their applications in infants with neurological abnormalities, followed by a description of the value of neuroimaging and neurophysiological techniques in normal preterm and full term infants in the first two years and the main types of abnormal MR findings of neurophysiological findings (EEG and evoked potentials) in relation to brain lesions.

Other sections include chapters describing techniques assessing specific aspects of cognitive, perceptual and sensory abilities. Special attention is given to hearing, language and communication and to development of vision and visual attention both in normal infants and in those with neonatal brain lesions.

The final chapters are devoted to intervention, describing how the identification of specific profiles of impairment can lead to the development of appropriate plans of early intervention.

Clinics in Developmental Medicine No. 176

Neurological Assessment of the Preterm and Full-term Newborn Infant

Includes the Hammersmith Neonatal Neurological Examination

This is the second edition of the manual for this popular and practical tool for the clinical neurological examination of the newborn. It provides a copiously illustrated, step-by-step guide to performing the examination, and greatly extends its uses and potential applications.

  • A quick, simplified version of the examination has been added, suitable for use by inexperienced staff and for mass screening programmes.
  • Now extended well beyond the neonatal period.
  • A new section correlates clinical patterns of neurologcal findings with the corresponding imaging in newborn infants with brain lesions.
  • For researchers, there is a new section explaining in detail the development of an ‘optimality score’ as a means of quantifying data.

The book provides a review of the state of the art of neurological assessment in the first two years of life and identifies the most appropriate instruments for the follow-up of newborns who are at risk of developing neurological abnormalities. After a brief description of the neurophysiological basis of development in the first years, the book provides a comprehensive review of the various methods used for the neurological assessment in young infants describing how a combined approach of clinical and instrumental investigations can provide important diagnostic and prognostic information.

The first part of the book describes the most used clinical neurological examinations and their applications in infants with neurological abnormalities, followed by a description of the value of neuroimaging and neurophysiological techniques in normal preterm and full term infants in the first two years and the main types of abnormal MR findings of neurophysiological findings (EEG and evoked potentials) in relation to brain lesions. Other sections include chapters describing techniques assessing specific aspects of cognitive, perceptual and sensory abilities. Special attention is given to hearing, language and communication and to development of vision and visual attention both in normal infants and in those with neonatal brain lesions. The final chapters are devoted to intervention, describing how the identification of specific profiles of impairment can lead to the development of appropriate plans of early intervention.

Downloads

The purchase of this book will include downloadable examination proformas updated 2017:

1. The Hammersmith Neonatal Neurological Examination
2. The Hammersmith Infant Neurological Examination

Clinics in Developmental Medicine No. 148

Neurological Examination of the Child with Minor Neurological Dysfunction, 3rd Edition

This highly practical book brings the examination of minor neurological dysfunction developed by Bert Touwen and his colleagues in Groningen right up to date, which is timely in view of the increasing interest in and use of this approach.

The approach is a detailed and extensive neurological examination with the aim of detecting a possible neurobiological basis for learning, behavioural and motor coordination problems in a child and thus informing decision-making and management. It provides a refined, sensitive and age-appropriate technique, designed to take into account the developmental aspects of the child‚’s rapidly changing nervous system.

This third edition of Bert Touwen’s classic handbook has been updated by Mijna Hadders-Algra to reflect contemporary clinical practice. A new chapter assesses the reliability and validity of the methodology, and the book now includes norms for comparison, as well as practical management guidelines based on current clinical practice. Entirely new photographs and diagrams illustrate the assessment techniques clearly.

Assessment Forms and Supporting Videos

Assessment forms and videos illustrating typical and atypical performance support the book and are free with every book purchase. Contact admin@mackeith.co.uk for free access if you have purchased the book from another book seller.

(Note to Mac users: you may need to convert the AVI files in order to view them. Free converters are widely available for download, e.g. from iSkysoft.)

Readership

Paediatric neurologists, physicians working in neuropaediatrics, developmental paediatrics, child and adolescent psychiatry, and paediatric rehabilitation.

A Practical Guide from Mac Keith Press

Neuromuscular Disorders in Children

Neuromuscular Disorders in Children: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Management critically reviews current evidence of management approaches in the field of neuromuscular disorders (NMDs) in children. Uniquely, the book focusses on assessment as the cornerstone of management and highlights the importance of a multidisciplinary approach.

A key section describes the clinical picture, diagnosis standards and natural history of the most frequent neuromuscular disorders in children, including:

  • muscular dystrophies
  • spinal muscular atrophy
  • congenital, metabolic, myotonic and inflammatory myopathies
  • myasthenic syndromes
  • and hereditary, acquired and inflammatory neuropathies.

Importantly, much of the book is dedicated to the latest management approaches in key clinical systems typically involved in NMDs. These include physical rehabilitation, orthopaedic, respiratory, gastrointestinal and cardiac management, as well as psychosocial aspects such as the transition to adulthood and sexual health needs. The latest advances in pharmaceutical therapies and future therapeutic strategies are also discussed.

From the Foreword

“Neuromuscular Disorders in Children… is consistently patient-centred, will help readers learn about the latest classification and treatment options for these diseases, and hopefully influence their attitudes and decisions caring for patients with NMDs. With broad distribution, this book will help to improve the fate and quality of life of many patients suffering from NMDs, as well as their families.”

Rudolf Korinthenberg MD

Professor Emeritus of Neuropaediatrics and Muscular Disorders

Readership

This book will prove a principal resource for all professionals involved in the care of children with NMDs, including neurologists, paediatricians, pneumologists, rehabilitation specialists, cardiologists, orthopaedists, physiotherapists, psychologists, occupational therapists and speech therapists.

Clinics in Developmental Medicine