Neurologic Emergencies in Infancy and Childhood

Neurologic Emergencies in Infancy and Childhood

2nd Edition - May 25, 1993

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  • Editors: John M Pellock, Edwin C. Myer
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483193922

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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


    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


Product details

  • No. of pages: 438
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1993
  • Published: May 25, 1993
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483193922

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John M Pellock

Edwin C. Myer

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