A better understanding of neural activity and the development of cortical connections and networks is an important requirement for evaluating the cause and treatment of neonatal seizures.
There have been many advances in the management of neonatal seizures such as increased use of EEGs, therapeutic hypothermia for HIE and exome sequencing, to name a few. Neonatal Seizures, Current Management, Future Challenges distils what is known about these advances into one scholarly yet practical text.
Full Book Review
Read the full book review by Janet M Rennie published in Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology.
Neonatologists, paediatricians, neurologists, neurophysiology technologists, and other health professionals who care for neonates with seizures.
1. DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEONATAL CEREBRAL CORTEX 1
2. THE ROLE OF THE VIDEO EEG IN NEONATES WITH SEIZURES 12
Lakshmi Nagarajan and Soumya Ghosh
3. RECORDING A VIDEO-EEG STUDY IN A NEONATE 30
Linda Palumbo and Lakshmi Nagarajan
4. THE ROLE OF AMPLITUDE-INTEGRATED EEG IN THE MANAGEMENT OF NEONATAL SEIZURES 40
Lena Hellström-Westas, Ingmar Rosén and Linda S. de Vries
5. ADVANCES IN NEUROPHYSIOLOGY AND NEONATAL SEIZURES: AUTOMATED SEIZURE DETECTION 56
Nathan J. Stevenson and Geraldine B. Boylan
6. NEUROIMAGING IN NEONATAL SEIZURES 76
Camilo Jaimes, Christos Papadelis and P. Ellen Grant
7. NEONATAL EPILEPSIES AND EPILEPTIC ENCEPHALOPATHIES 100
Maria Roberta Cilio
8. CLINICAL APPROACH TO A NEONATE WITH SEIZURES 114
Shripada Rao, Barry Lewis, Soumya Ghosh and Lakshmi Nagarajan
9. TREATMENT OF NEONATAL SEIZURES 128
10. PREDICTORS OF NEURODEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME IN INFANTS WITH NEONATAL SEIZURES 146
Lakshmi Nagarajan, Andrea Poretti, Thierry A G M Huisman and Soumya Ghosh
11. NEURODEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOMES OF NEONATES WITH SEIZURES 163
Jarred Garfinkle and Michael I Shevell
12. NEUROPROTECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR NEONATES WITH SEIZURES 172
Shilpa D. Kadam, Xiaohe Yu and Michael V. Johnston
'There are numerous chapters in various neurology textbooks that cover neonatal seizures, but these do not give the in-depth review found here. The only other book dedicated to this subject (Diagnosis and Management of Neonatal Seizures, Mizrahi and Kellaway (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1998)) is 18 years old and quite out of date. Dr. Nagarajan has made a substantial contribution to the field with this book, which should find its way into the hands of many neonatal clinicians.'
Jay Goldsmith, MD, Tulane University School of Medicine
'Overall, this is an excellent and highly important contribution. I congratulate the authors and I agree with Prof. Gregory L. Holmes, who provided the foreword, that Prof. Lakshmi Nagarajan deserves great praise for bringing this book to fruition. Everybody who handles neonates and neonatal seizures should have access to this book as a source for current knowledge and developments in neonatal seizures.'
Bernhard Schmitt, Neuropediatrics, 2016
'Professor Nagarajan has done a first-class job gathering and collating contributions from experts around the world, balancing the content of the book appropriately, and avoiding too much repetition. In my opinion this book fills a definite gap in the market.'
Janet M Rennie Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 2016
'This slim volume, part of the International Review of Child Neurology series, provides an up-to-date review of neonatal seizures, covering their definition, pathophysiology, neuroradiological correlates, detection by electrophysiological monitoring, management, and outcome. It is the most contemporary and comprehensive coverage of neonatal seizures currently available in a single volume, and as such, comprises an important source of clinical information.'
Carl E. Stafstrom, Journal of Pediatric Epilepsy, 2016