Paediatric Neurology (Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Paediatrics)
This unique guide has been fully updated to reflect changes in the field since the previous edition, including expanded sections on genetics, new material on neuroinflammation, and neuropsychiatric presentations, and updated information on headache and epilepsy.
With accurate, concise guidance and a helpful pharmacopoeia chapter, this handbook is the essential companion for any trainee or qualified paediatrician or paediatric neurologist.
- A practical guide to day-to-day care in child neurology
- Uses key concepts to introduce complex topics
- Includes anatomical diagrams for quick and easy reference
- Reflecting real life situations on the ward
- Covers common and rare conditions
- Updated to reflect changes in the field since the previous edition.
- Reflects major advances in neurogenetics including new section on approaches to the genetic investigation of neurological disease
- Includes new section on approaches to the genetic investigation of neurological disease
- New material on neuroinflammation and neuropsychiatric presentations
- Updated information on headache and epilepsy
Table of Contents
1: Clinical Approach
2: Neurodiagnostic Tools
3: Signs and Symptoms
4: Specific Conditions
5: Consultation with other services
Edited by Rob Forsyth, Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Child Neurology, Great North Children's Hospital, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK, and Richard Newton, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, UK
Rob Forsyth trained at Cambridge and Oxford Universities. His general paediatric training was in Nottingham before moving to Newcastle to complete a PhD in brain energy metabolism. After a fellowship in Vancouver he was appointed as Consultant and Senior Lecturer in child neurology in Newcastle in 1997. He has a research interest in recovery from paediatric acquired brain injury and a longstanding interest in medical education. He is a former National Training Adviser for the British Paediatric Neurology Association and secretary of the European Committee of National Training Advisers in child neurology. He is on the editorial board of European Journal of Paediatric Neurology and a former member of the editorial board of Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology.
Richard Newton trained at King's and Guy's in London and then completed a GP Vocational training Scheme in Humberside. A growing interest in Paediatric Neurology then took him to Manchester where he completed his Higher Specialist Training. He has been a consultant in Paediatric Neurology to the Manchester Children's Hospitals since 1983 and their Director of Clinical Services, later Medical Director from 1988 to 1997. He is the author of over 70 peer-reviewed papers, 20 chapters and author/editor of 6 books with a special research interest in febrile seizures, psycho-social stress in pregnancy and its relationship to adverse outcome, the immunological basis of childhood encephalopathy, headache and medical aspects of Down's syndrome. He is past-President of the British Paediatric Neurology Association and the European Association of Learning Disability Medicine (MAMH). He was Chairman of the Education and Training Committee of the European Paediatric Neurology Society from 2010-2014.
Simon Bailey, Newcaste University and Great North Children's Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Anna Basu, Newcaste University and Great North Children's Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Tracy Briggs, University of Manchester and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Rob Forsyth, Newcaste University and Great North Children's Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Cheryl Hemingway, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK
Imedla Hughes, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, UK
Rachel Kneen, Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool, UK
Ming Lim, Evelina Children's Hospital, London, UK
Ram Kumar, Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool, UK
Dan Lumsden, Evelina Children's Hospital, London, UK
Robert McFarland, Newcastle University and Great North Children's Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Richard Newton, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, UK
John Walter, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, UK
Grace Vassallo, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, UK