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

Product Type: PDF (Complete Book)

ISBN: 9781911612018

Colin Kennedy (Editor)

Series: A Practical Guide from Mac Keith Press

Edition: 2nd

Publication date: November 2020

Page count: 552

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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.


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

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Colin Kennedy (Editor)

Professor Colin Kennedy

Colin Kennedy studied Psychology and Medicine in Oxford and London and, as a postgraduate, in London, Southampton and Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore. He was the founding paediatric neurologist and, for 25 years, clinical lead of the Southampton-based service. He led a series of studies that established the benefit of universal newborn hearing screening and the introduction of patient/parent reported outcomes into European treatment trials for and clinical care of children with brain tumours.  He is past president of the BPNA and the EPNS. He works with WHO to ‘level up’ the health care of children with neurological problems across WHO Europe.

  • Contents
  • 1 Terms, definitions and concepts
  • Colin Kennedy
  • 2 Interprofessional working: user and carer involvement
  • Audrone Prasauskiene and Maryze Schoneveld van der Linde
  • 3 Clinical epidemiology and evidence-based medicine
  • Andrew L. Lux
  • 4 Promoting child development
  • Audrone Prasauskiene
  • 5 The Neonatal examination and neurodevelopmental assessment
  • Leena Haataja, Vittorio Belmonti and Giovanni Cioni
  • 6 Neurological examination beyond the neonatal period
  • Colin Kennedy
  • 7 Prevention, vaccination and Screening
  • Jane Williams and Colin Kennedy
  • 8 Cranial imaging
  • Brigitte Vollmer and Harriet Joy
  • 9 Neurophysiology (EEG & aEEG)
  • Bernhard Schmitt and Varsine Jaladyan
  • 10 Biochemical and haematological testing
  • Valerie Walker and Mary Morgan
  • 11 Genetic testing
  • Geoffrey Woods and Catarina Olimpio
  • 12 Drug treatments: drugs, vitamins and minerals
  • Imti Choonara and Peter Baxter
  • 13 Nonpharmacological treatment
  • Ilona Autti-Rämö
  • 14 Birth Asphyxia and other acute encephalopathies in the newborn
  • Gian Paolo Chiaffoni and Daniele Trevisanuto
  • 15 Inheritited metabolic encephalopathies of infancy
  • Barbara Plecko
  • 16 Neontal Seizures
  • Barbara Plecko
  • 17 Acute encephalopathy and traumatic brain injury
  • Tiina Talvik, Fenella Kirkham, Tuuli Metsvaht and Inga Talvik
  • 18 Stroke
  • Fenella Kirkham, Tiina Talvik, Rael Laugesaar, Tuuli Metsvaht and Inga Talvik
  • 19 Acute neurological illness with fever: meningitis, encephalitis and infective space-occupying lesions
  • Rachel Kneen and Charles Newton
  • 20 Post-neonatal epileptic seizures
  • Hans Hartmann and J. Helen Cross
  • 21 Non-epileptic paroxysmal disorders in infancy
  • John B.P. Stephenson and Alla Nechay
  • 22 Microcephaly, including congenital infections
  • Alasdair Parker, Vlatka Mejaski-Bosnjak and Richard Chin
  • 23 Macrocephaly, including hydrocephalus and brain tumors
  • Colin Kennedy
  • 24 The floppy infant
  • Helgi Hjartarson and Thomas Sejersen
  • 25 Infancy sleep and behaviour
  • Outi Saarenpää-Heikkilä, E. Juulia Paavonen and Kaija Puura
  • 26 Early developmental impairment and neurological abnormalities at birth
  • Richard W. Newton, Ilona Autti-Rämö and Audrone Prasauskiene
  • 27 Cerebral palsy
  • Florian Heinen and Peter Baxter
  • 28 Central nervous system disorders of movement other than cerebral palsy
  • Peter Baxter and Florian Heinen
  • 29 Progressive loss of skills
  • Meral Topcu, Dilek Yalnızoglu and Richard Newton