Books

Subject: Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Neurodisability

Series: Clinics in Developmental Medicine

Publication date: 15/08/2018

ISBN: 9781909962804

Edition: 4th

Pages: 1524

Aicardi’s Diseases of the Nervous System in Childhood, 4th Edition

Alexis Arzimanoglou, Anne O’Hare, Michael Johnston, Robert Ouvrier (Editors)

Ways to buy

Hardback edition (complete book)

£199.95

Aicardi’s Diseases of the Nervous System in Childhood, 4th Edition (ebook) Ebook edition (complete book)

£199.95 SALE PRICE £159.96

Buy individual chapters

Buy ebook edition (Amazon)

Buy ebook edition (Apple Books)

The Premier Reference Book on Clinical Child Neurology

Congenital or early-onset disorders of the nervous system have a profound and lifelong impact on the lives of children and their families. Aicardi’s Diseases of the Nervous System in Childhood, 4th Edition provides up-to-date information on the full range of these neurological disorders, from fetal and neonatal neurology to adolescence.

Movement disorders, epilepsies and seizure disorders, metabolic diseases, auditory and visual disorders, and genetic anomalies are among the many topics covered in this text. Extensive reference lists at the end of each chapter guide the clinician to further relevant reading.

This fourth edition retains the patient-focussed, clinical approach of its predecessors. The international team of editors and contributors has honoured the request of the late Jean Aicardi, that his book remain ‘resolutely clinical’, which distinguishes Aicardi’s Diseases of the Nervous System in Childhood from other texts in the field. For further information about the history of this title and previous editions, please see Further Materials.

This edition:

  • Is completely revised and updated
  • Includes latest developments in genetic advances
  • Contains new chapters on basal ganglia diseases and psychogenic disorders
  • Has an easy-to-use one volume format with full-colour illustrations

Aicardi’s Diseases of the Nervous System in Childhood, 4th Edition remains the classic, user-friendly resource for busy clinicians in paediatric neurology, child neurology, general paediatrics, neurodisability, and all related medical disciplines.

Clinics in Developmental Medicine

Alexis Arzimanoglou
Alexis Arzimanoglou

Professor Alexis Arzimanoglou is the Director of the Department of Paediatric Clinical Epileptology, Sleep Disorders and Functional Neurology at the University Hospitals of Lyon, France and Visiting Professor at the Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, coordinating the Epilepsy Research Program at the Hospital San Juan de Dios.

He graduated from the Salonica University, Greece, trained in Neurology at Great Ormond Street, London, UK and at the Hôpital de la Salpetriere and in Child Neurology as a fellow of Jean Aicardi at the Hôpital des Enfants Malades in Paris, France. He then with worked with Jean Aicardi for over 25 years. He served as: Chair of the Scientific Committee of the European Paediatric Neurology Society; Editor-in-Chief of the International League Against Epilepsy (IALE) educational journal Epileptic Disorders; Elected member of the European Commission of the ILAE.

Together with Jean Aicardi and Renzo Guerrini he authored Aicardi’s Epilepsy in Children. He is the editor of seven books and an author or co-author of over one hundred scientific articles in the fields of cognition, medical and surgical treatment of childhood epilepsies.

Anne O'Hare
Anne O'Hare

Professor Anne O’Hare is Professor of Community Paediatrics and Director of the Salvesen Mindroom Centre for Learning Difficulties, at the University of Edinburgh, UK. She is a developmental paediatrician with extensive clinical experience in neurodisability, neuroscience and child protection.

Her research interests include how neurodevelopmental conditions impact on the development of speech, language, communication, motor skills and learning and the development of effective interventions. She has co-edited and contributed to numerous book chapters and articles in her field.

Michael V Johnston
Michael Johnston

Professor Michael V Johnston is a Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Chief Medical Officer and the Blum Moser Endowed Professor of Pediatric Neurology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

He trained in pediatrics, neurology and neuroscience at Johns Hopkins, and his clinical and research interests include fetal and neonatal neurology, as well as care for older children with cerebral palsy and neurogenetic disorders including Rett syndrome. He has been active in development of strategies to protect the developing brain from hypoxic-ischemic injury. He is one of the founding faculty members of the Neurosciences Intensive Care Nursery (NICN) research and clinical care group at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and he has also been a leader in of the Phelps Cerebral Palsy Center at Kennedy Krieger.

Robert Ouvrier
Robert_Ouvrier

Professor Robert Ouvrier is the Emeritus Professor of child neurology in the University of Sydney.

After training in general paediatrics in Sydney, Perth and Papua-New Guinea, he undertook specialist training in child neurology at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, the University of Kentucky (1969-70) and the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore USA (1971-72). He was then Head of the Department of Neurology at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney for 25 years. In 1999, he became the Foundation Head of the Institute for Neuroscience and Muscle Research at The Children’s Hospital, Westmead. He was President of the International Child Neurology Association from 2006-2010.

He is the author of two books, thirty book chapters and an author or co-author of over 150 scientific articles on paediatric neurology.

Other books by Ouvrier

Jean Aicardi (1926–2015)
Jean Aicardi: A Brief Curriculum Vitae
About the Editors
Authors’ Appointments
Preface to Third Edition
Preface to Fourth Edition
Acknowledgements
Part 1 Fetal and Neonatal Neurology
1. Fetal Neurology
Adré J Du Plessis and Michael V Johnston
2. Neurological Diseases in the Perinatal Period
Miriam Martinez-Biarge and Linda S de Vries
Part 2 Brain Malformations, Neurocutaneous Syndromes, Genetic Anomalies and Dysmorphic Syndromes
3. Developmental Brain Malformations
Nadia Bahi-Buisson and Nathalie Boddaert
4. Neurocutaneous Diseases and Syndromes
Eleni Panagiotakaki and Alexis Arzimanoglou
5. Genetic Anomalies and Dysmorphic Syndromes
Karine Pelc and Bernard Dan
Part 3 Neurological Consequences of Prenatal, Perinatal and Early Postnatal Interference with Brain Development
6. Osseous Malformations of the Skull and Craniovertebral Junction
Richard Hayward and Dominic Thompson
7. Hydrocephalus and Non-Traumatic Pericerebral Collections
Andrew Whitelaw and Christian Sainte-Rose
8. Cerebral Palsy and Related Movement Disorders
Ingeborg Krägeloh-Mann
Part 4 Metabolic and Heredodegenerative Disorders
9. Metabolic Diseases
Linda De Meirleir
10. Heredodegenerative Disorders
Victoria San Antonio Arce, Jaume Campistol Plana, Alexis Arzimanoglou and Robert Ouvrier
Part 5 Postnatal Extrinsic Insults
11. Infectious Diseases
Michael Eyre, Alasdair Bamford and Cheryl Hemingway
12. Parainfectious and Other Inflammatory Disorders of Immunological Origin
Marc Tardieu and Michael Johnston
13. Accidental and Non-Accidental Injuries by Physical and Toxic Agents
Karen Barlow, Robert Forsyth and Robert Minns
Part 6 Tumours and Vascular Disorders
14. Tumours of the Central Nervous System, Other Space-Occupying Lesions and Pseudotumour Cerebri
Colin Kennedy, Aabir Chakraborty and David Walker
15. Cerebrovascular Disorders
Gabrielle deVeber and Adam Kirton
Part 7 Paroxysmal Disorders
16. Epilepsy and Other Seizure Disorders
Alexis Arzimanoglou and Michael S Duchowny
17. Headache Disorders in Children
Kenneth J Mack
18. Sleep Disorders
Patricia Franco
Part 8 Movement Disorders
19. Basal Ganglia Diseases and Movement Disorders
Paddy Grattan-Smith, Russell C Dale and Emilio Fernandez-Alvarez
20. Tics and Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome
Robert Ouvrier and Russell C Dale
21. Non-Epileptic Paroxysmal Movement Disorders
Paddy Grattan-Smith, Russell C Dale, Emilio Fernández-Alvarez
Part 9 Disorders of the Oculomotor, Visual, Auditory and Vestibular Systems
22. Disorders of Visual and Oculomotor Functions
Carey Matsuba
23. Disorders of Auditory and Vestibular Function
Anne O’Hare
Part 10 Neuromuscular Diseases
24. Diseases of the Motor Neuron
Mariacristina Scoto and Francesco Muntoni
25. Disorders of the Peripheral Nerves
Manoj Menezes and Robert Ouvrier
26. Muscle Disorders
Monique M Ryan, Francesco Muntoni and Kathryn N North
Part 11 Neurological Manifestations of Systemic Diseases
27. Electrolyte and Acid-Base Metabolism Disturbances, Nutritional Disorders and Other Systemic Diseases
Peter Baxter
Part 12 Developmental and Neuropsychiatric Disorders of Childhood
28. Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and their Management
Bruce K Shapiro
29. Autism Spectrum Disorder and Autistic-Like Conditions
Anne O’Hare and Roberto Tuchman
30. Attention-Deficit–Hyperactivity Disorder and Co-existing Impairments
Bruce K Shapiro
31. Disorders of Speech, Language and Communication
Anne O’Hare
32. Psychogenic Neurological Disorders
Paddy Grattan-Smith
Index

'This book is not only well organized and well written, it lives up to its goal of being practical and comprehensive. It is an important resource for anyone interested in child neurology. The fact that the senior authors are from France, the U.S., Scotland, and Australia and the contributors encompass a wide range of experts from all over the world provides an international perspective. This is definitely a reference that will be used on a regular basis.'

Lawrence Brown, MD, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2018

'Jean Aicardi is a name synonymous with modern child neurology. Single-handedly, he wrote the first edition of the book, which bears his name and was published in 1995. The fourth edition, 23 years later, is edited by 4 eminent child neurologists and written by 47 authors. Recent advancement in areas of neuroimaging, molecular biology and molecular genetics have unravelled many of the mysteries that challenged paediatric neurologists over the years leading to a better understanding of many disease processes, but also bringing with them new challenges and higher expectations... Aicardi’s Diseases of the Nervous System in Childhood is a valuable resource and a reference book to practicing child neurologists, trainees and all physicians looking after children in acute hospital setting, in office practice or managing children with chronic neurodisabilities. It will, undoubtedly, make its way to the desks, computers and laptops of many paediatric neurologists.'

I. Abu‐Arafeh, Epileptic Disorders, 2018

'The [chapters] are comprehensive. The print of illustrations (many in full color) is of good quality. The cost performance ratio is very favorable. Undoubtedly, the editors and authors have succeeded (as intended in the preface) in providing a reference book for practicing child neurologists...'

Eugen Boltshasuer, Neuropediatrics, 2019

‘This book is a combined effort of 47 leading pediatric neurologists from all over the world. It covers systematically the whole range of pediatric neurological disorders. Each chapter is written by authors who have made substantial contribution to the topic. This updated version is definitely a gem of a book and should be on the shelves of libraries of departments of pediatrics, neurology and clinical genetics. We are convinced that this book will be readily adopted by most students and pediatricians and that it is here to stay.’

Veronica Arora & Ishwar Verma, The Indian Journal of Pediatrics, 2019

‘Aicardi's Diseases of the Nervous System in Childhood established itself in its previous editions as the pre‐eminent textbook for a non‐American readership, and I would go as far as to say that the current edition should now be required reading for the worldwide paediatric neurology community. It has been structured and written by leading authorities in their specific disciplines, thereby creating a complete picture of the clinical and pathological areas that concern us as child neurologists, setting out what has been known for many years, but also what has been established more recently. I believe that it has a major role to play in helping neurologists, new and old, make sense of a complex, fascinating, and constantly changing field. I believe that each paediatric neurology department should have this book in its library.’

Neil Thomas, Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 2019

Aicardi’s Diseases of the Nervous System in Childhood, 4th Edition – Chapter 6: Osseous Malformations of the Skull and Craniovertebral Junction (free ebook) - £0
Aicardi’s Diseases of the Nervous System in Childhood, 4th Edition – Part I: Fetal and Neonatal Neurology (ebook) - £24
Aicardi’s Diseases of the Nervous System in Childhood, 4th Edition – Part II: Brain Malformations, Neurocutaneous Syndromes, Genetic Anomalies and Dysmorphic Syndromes (ebook) - £24
Aicardi’s Diseases of the Nervous System in Childhood, 4th Edition – Part III: Neurological Consequences of Prenatal, Perinatal and Early Postnatal Interference with Brain Development (ebook) - £24
Aicardi’s Diseases of the Nervous System in Childhood, 4th Edition – Part IV: Metabolic and Heredodegenerative Disorders (ebook) - £24
Aicardi’s Diseases of the Nervous System in Childhood, 4th Edition – Part IX: Disorders of the Oculomotor, Visual, Auditory and Vestibular Systems (ebook) - £24
Aicardi’s Diseases of the Nervous System in Childhood, 4th Edition – Part V: Postnatal Extrinsic Insults (ebook) - £24
Aicardi’s Diseases of the Nervous System in Childhood, 4th Edition – Part VI: Tumours and Vascular Disorders (ebook) - £24
Aicardi’s Diseases of the Nervous System in Childhood, 4th Edition – Part VII: Paroxysmal Disorders (ebook) - £24
Aicardi’s Diseases of the Nervous System in Childhood, 4th Edition – Part VIII: Movement Disorders (ebook) - £24
Aicardi’s Diseases of the Nervous System in Childhood, 4th Edition – Part X: Neuromuscular Diseases (ebook) - £24
Aicardi’s Diseases of the Nervous System in Childhood, 4th Edition – Part XI: Neurological Manifestations of Systemic Diseases (ebook) - £24
Aicardi’s Diseases of the Nervous System in Childhood, 4th Edition – Part XII: Developmental and Neuropsychiatric Disorders of Childhood (ebook) - £24