Swaiman's Pediatric Neurology - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9781437704358, 9780323249058

Swaiman's Pediatric Neurology

5th Edition

Principles and Practice, 2-Volume Set

Authors: Kenneth Swaiman Stephen Ashwal Donna Ferriero Nina Schor
Hardcover ISBN: 9781437704358
eBook ISBN: 9780323249058
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 29th December 2011
Page Count: 2143


Swaiman’s Pediatric Neurology, by Drs. Kenneth Swaiman, Stephen Ashwal, Donna Ferriero, and Nina Schor, is a trusted resource in clinical pediatric neurology with comprehensive, authoritative, and clearly-written guidance. Extensively updated to reflect advancements in the field, this fifth edition covers new imaging modalities such as pediatric neuroimaging, spinal fluid examination, neurophysiology, as well as the treatment and management of epilepsy, ADHD, infections of the nervous system, and more. The fully searchable text is now available online at www.expertconsult.com, along with downloadable images and procedural videos demonstrating intraventricular hemorrhage and white matter injury, making this an indispensable multimedia resource in pediatric neurology.

Key Features

  • Gain a clear visual understanding from the numerous illustrations, informative line drawings, and summary tables.
  • Tap into the expertise of the authoritative and respected team of editors and contributors.
  • Get comprehensive coverage of all aspects of pediatric neurology with a clinical focus useful for both the experienced clinician and the physician-in-training.

Table of Contents

Part I is Online Only Clinical Evaluation

1 General Aspects of the Patient’s Neurologic History e1

Kenneth F. Swaiman

2 Neurologic Examination of the Older Child e15

Kenneth F. Swaiman

3 Neurologic Examination after the Newborn Period until 2 Years of Age e33

Kenneth F. Swaiman and Lawrence W. Brown

4 Neurologic Examination of the Term and Preterm Infant e43

Kenneth F. Swaiman

5 Muscular Tone and Gait Disturbances e60

Kenneth F. Swaiman and Lawrence W. Brown

6 Vision Loss e71

Douglas R. Fredrick

7 Hearing Impairment e89

Isabelle Rapin and Oranee Sanmaneechai

8 Vertigo e118

Joseph M. Furman and Margaretha L. Casselbrant

9 Taste and Smell e126

Julie A. Mennella

Part II is Online Only Neurodiagnostic Testing

10 Spinal Fluid Examination e140

David J. Michelson

11 Pediatric Neuroimaging e151

Nathaniel D. Wycliffe, Barbara A. Holshouser, and Stephen Ashwal

12 Pediatric Neurophysiologic Evaluation e185

Mark S. Scher

Part III Emerging Neuroscience Concepts

13 Brain Plasticity and its Disorders 3

Michael V. Johnston

14 Neurodegeneration in the Neonatal Brain 13

Frances J. Northington and Lee J. Martin

15 Neuroinflammation 29

Pierre Gressens and Zinaida S. Vexler

Part IV Perinatal Acquired and Congenital Neurologic Disorders

16 Neonatal Seizures 33

Frances E. Jensen and Faye S. Silverstein

17 Hypoxic-Ischemic Brain Injury in the Term Newborn 47

Steven P. Miller and Donna M. Ferriero

18 Neonatal Brain Injury 59

Adam Kirton, Linda S. de Vries, Lori Jordan, and Jerome Y. Yager

19 Injury to the Developing Preterm Brain: Intraventricular Hemorrhage and White Matter Injury 77

Laura R. Ment and Janet S. Soul

20 Perinatal Metabolic Encephalopathies 10


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About the Author

Kenneth Swaiman

Affiliations and Expertise

Director Emeritus, Division of Pediatric Neurology, Professor Emeritus of Neurology and Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Stephen Ashwal

Affiliations and Expertise

Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, Chief of the Division of Child Neurology and Pediatrics, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, California

Donna Ferriero

Affiliations and Expertise

W.H. and Marie Wattis Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Physician-in-Chief, USCF Benioff Children's Hospital, University of California, San Francisco, California

Nina Schor

Affiliations and Expertise

William H. Eilinger Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Professor, Department of Neurology, Pediatrician-in-Chief, Golisano Children’s Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York


"Owning this book is a potential major hazard to workplace productivity...there is the amazing online electronic version that can lead you seamlessly from one compelling section to another, with amusing diversions via Pub Med on the way. Whole days could be passed like this, so enormously interesting, wide-ranging and well-presented is the content...This book is suitable for paediatric neurologists of all vintages and would make an excellent addition to any personal, departmental or hospital library. It is comprehensive, stimulating and engaging and I plan to direct trainees to it as a reference source. It is a long time since I put my hand in my pocket to purchase a textbook, but if I had not been fortunate enough to have been asked to review this book, I believe I would have made an exception...Swaiman et al has found a firm place on my occupational bookshelf."

European Journal of Paediatric Neurology, November 2012,