Neurologic Emergencies in Infancy and Childhood - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780750694193, 9781483193922

Neurologic Emergencies in Infancy and Childhood

2nd Edition

Editors: John M Pellock Edwin C. Myer
eBook ISBN: 9781483193922
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 25th May 1993
Page Count: 438
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Description

This second edition of Neurologic Emergencies in Infancy and Childhood is written in response to colleagues who have requested an updated version of the book because of numerous advances in child neurology and medicine in general since the first offering. The chapters were designed for easy use in emergency and general medical situations and all chapters have been revised, rewritten, or replaced. This book is organized into 21 chapters written by 31 contributors. A separate section on spinal cord disorders has greatly expanded the previous chapter on myelomeningocele and it includes a discussion on spinal cord trauma and other causes of paraplegia. A separate chapter on psychiatric emergencies possibly presenting with neurologic signs or symptoms has been added. The chapters also contain information concerning drug dosages and the use of newer agents, including antibiotics, antiepileptics and other drugs. This book will be of interest to persons dealing with studies on the management of neurologic emergencies.

Table of Contents


Contents

Contributing Authors

Preface

1. Neonatal Intracranial Hemorrhage and Hypoxia

2. Neonatal Seizures

3. Infant Apnea, Life-Threatening Events, and Sudden Infant Death

4. Increased Intracranial Pressure: Theoretical Considerations

5. Monitoring and Management of Increased Intracranial Pressure

6. Central Nervous System Trauma

7. Diagnosis and Management of Coma in Children

8. Spinal Cord Trauma and Associated Disorders

9. Poisoning

10. Status Epilepticus

11. Acute Therapy of Childhood Stroke

12. Acute Ataxia

13. Central Nervous System Infections

14. Pediatrie Neuromuscular Emergencies

15. Neuro-Ophthalmology

Visual Emergencies

Eye Movement Disorders

Pupillary Disorders

16. Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders

17. Psychiatric Syndromes Presenting as Neurologic Emergencies

18. Brain Death

19. Neuroradiologic Evaluation of Pédiatrie Emergencies

20. Emergency Use of Electroencephalography

21. Emergency Use of Electromyography

Index


Details

No. of pages:
438
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 1993
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9781483193922

About the Editor

John M Pellock

Edwin C. Myer