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Neurologia pediatrica

Inflammatory and Autoimmune Disorders of the Nervous System in Children

Angela Vincent, Russell C. Dale

editore: Mac Keith Press

pagine: 448

Inflammatory disorders of the nervous system, although individually uncommon, collectively make up 10-20% of acute paediatric neurology presentations and many are potentially treatable. Research into them is lagging behind adult research, but better diagnosis and often simple treatments could lead to substantial clinical benefit and reduction in long-term disability. This book provides a detailed and comprehensive summary of the childhood diseases that are, or are likely to be, caused by the immune system. The authors not only describe these disorders and their treatments comprehensively, helping pediatricians and pediatric neurologists to improve their understanding and recognition of the conditions, but also highlight recent and exciting developments that will be of considerable importance in the future.
145,00 137,75

Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy for People with Cerebral Palsy

A Problem-Based Approach to Assessment and Management

Christine Imms, Karen J. Dodd
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editore: Mac Keith Press

pagine: 256

This book is a practical resource for physiotherapists and occupational therapists who support people with cerebral palsy, helping them to solve the problems with movement and other impairments that so often accompany cerebral palsy, so that they can be more active and better able to participate in roles such as study, work, recreation and relationships. The first chapters provide the background to the clinical reasoning approach that informs the whole text, as well as an overview of therapeutic interventions. The subsequent chapters present clinical situations that therapists will encounter in the course of their work with individuals with cerebral palsy across the lifespan. Each chapter describes a case in detail, including the reasoning behind assessment and treatment choices, interventions and outcomes. The themes emphasized throughout the book are the use of the clinical reasoning approach of the intervention process model, the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health as a framework to help therapists inform patient and family decision-making, family-centred approaches in developing and implementing therapeutic strategies, and multidisciplinary team work.
41,00 38,95

The Spastic Forms of Cerebral Palsy

Adriano Ferrari, Giovanni Cioni

editore: Springer Verlag

pagine: 378

by A. Berthoz The publication of this volume, edited by Adriano Ferrari and Giovanni Cioni, is a major event for several reasons. Most importantly, it concerns an area of child pathology that has yet to be fully explored. In this context, the authors' efforts to compile their observations as well as those of other clinicians and to elaborate their theories have resulted in an ess- tial step in the field of cerebral palsy (CP). The originality of the book is its very clear focus, while at the same time the authors have encouraged the book's contributors to express their ideas and personal opinions. This leads sometimes to redundancy, but this is precisely one of the benefits of the book - cause the same problems are then exposed from different points of views. The reader is thus spared the normative attempts of many other pathology books, in which the compl- ity of a given disease is hidden by the authors' or editors' desire to impose a rigid taxo- my or epidemiology.
87,00 82,65

Non-Epileptic Childhood Paroxysmal Disorders

Francis J. DiMario

editore: Oxford University Press Inc

pagine: 400

This is a book written for those of us who evaluate the many quirks and behaviors encountered in the lives of developing children. The number of important pathologic conditions that befall this age group is staggering. However, equally staggering is the number of episodic and often benign or developmentally programmed paroxysmal events encountered in this population. The nature of these episodic events in many circumstances leads to their erroneous identification as epileptic in nature. It is my hope that this book will serve as a compendium of those episodically manifest entities often uniquely observed in childhood. The book is organized with some foundations in terminology and an in depth analysis of epidemiology of many of these disorders. As best possible, epidemiologic data are compiled with incidence and prevalence figures provided for comparisons. Discussion on the deductive approach to their clinical assessment is provided along with emphasis on the diagnostic clues contained within the descriptive and observational information provided during clinical evaluation. A categorization of the differential features and ages of presentation are provided as a means to help direct logical diagnostic considerations. Subsequent chapters are organized by major topic (i.e.) Syncopes, Sleep Phenomena, Somatizaion, Factitious Illness, Movement Disorders, and Migraine Syndromes. Each chapter provides discourse on the general principles of underlying pthophysiologic mechanisms and curent knowledge about the chapter topic under discussion. Specific clinical entities encompassed within the general topic are then discussed individually with particular attention to their clinical descriptions and presentations, natural history, particular pathophysiology, genetics, pertinent laboratory, and treatments. The text is aplified by pertinent tables highlighting diagnostic criteria where this applies and reference information where needed. The text is generously referenced to encompass the most relevant information available.
54,00 51,30

Pediatric Headaches in Clinical Practice

Andrew D. Hershey, Marielle A. Kabbouche
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editore: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)

pagine: 234

This book is a foundation for further study into childhood headache and serve as a quick, up-to-date reference for the recognition, diagnosis, basic understanding, evaluation and management of headache disorders in children and adolescents.* Covers primary headache disorders including migraine* Covers secondary headaches, including sinus, and post traumatic headache* Provides thoughtful guidelines on behavioural management strategies as well as pharmacologic therapies
54,00 51,30

Current Management in Child Neurology

Bernard L. Maria

editore: PMPH-USA Limited

pagine: 808

"Current Management in Child Neurology, Fourth Edition" aims to provide busy practitioners with standard-of-care reviews on the evaluation and treatment of the most common complaints or conditions that relate to nervous system disorders and dysfunction. The book is designed to supplement standard textbooks that provide detailed information on etiology, pathogenesis and therapeutic controversies in pediatric clinical neuroscience. This edition contains three sections and 111 chapters written by highly respected leaders in the field. It builds upon the success of previous editions by offering succinct updated reviews of the third edition chapters and several additional reviews by new authors on new topics. In the first section, Clinical Practice Trends, the reader will find data on the most common outpatient and inpatient conditions, insights into educational trends, pearls on conducting a meaningful neurologic examination, information on key Web sites and advice on excelling at the art of medicine. In The Office Visit section, subheadings are organized according to the frequency of conditions in the office or clinic setting. The section offers management reviews in headache, seizures, epilepsy, neurobehavioral disorders, school readiness, developmental delay and a range of other conditions. The final section, The Hospitalized Child, features chapters addressing current therapy issues for trauma, meningitis and encephalitis, injury to the preterm and term brains, status epilepticus and a host of other conditions associated with hospital care. Several chapters were added to this new edition, including selections on current pharmacotherapy for migraine, epilepsy and ADHD, each with practitioner-friendly tables on drugs and one chapter was added on home management of breakthrough seizures.
150,00 142,50

Movement Disorders in Childhood

Donald L. Gilbert, Harvey S. Singer
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editore: Saunders (W.B.) Co Ltd

pagine: 288

This authoritative text and accompanying video focuses on all movement disorders commonly and rarely found in children. Designed to educate the non-expert and the specialist alike, the book discusses neurobiology, classification, diagnostic evaluation, and treatment. The video enhances the material covered in the book by illustrating specific disease entities.
110,00 104,50

Head Injury in Childhood and Adolescence

Abhaya Kulkarni, Daune MacGregor
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editore: Mac Keith Press

pagine: 272

This is a comprehensive framework for the care needed by children and their famiies following a traumatic brain injury.
102,00 96,90

Management of the Motor Disorders of Children with Cerebral Palsy

David Scrutton, Diane Damiano
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editore: Mac Keith Press

pagine: 214

This entirely rewritten edition presents a worldwide overview of the optimal approach to treatment of children with cerebral palsy. Coverage includes the coordination of care and the management team; the types of cerebral palsy; assessment; goal-setting; learning and neural plasticity; global therapeutic approaches and more focused (topical) therapies; the mechanisms of deformity, its prevention and treatment; and the transition to adult life.
75,00 71,25

Pediatric Neurology

Essentials for General Practice

Glenn Castaneda, Peter L. Heilbroner

editore: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

pagine: 352

Geared to primary care practitioners, this straightforward, practical guide focuses on evaluation and management of common pediatric neurologic conditions. Coverage includes routine disorders such as headaches, ADHD and school problems, autism, seizures, developmental delays, behavioral problems, tics, changes in gait, and dizziness, as well as neurologic conditions encountered in the emergency room. The authors address everyday questions such as how to distinguish serious from non-serious conditions, whether or not to order an EEG or MRI, what to do when a child does not respond to medication, and how to discuss common concerns with parents. Each chapter includes typical case studies.
68,00 64,60

Pediatric Thromboembolism and Stroke

Anthony K. C. Chan, Gabrielle DeVeber
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editore: B.C. Decker Inc

pagine: 228

"Andrew's Handbook of Pediatric Thromboembolism and Stroke, Third Edition" is created as a manual in pocketbook format. This new edition presents guidelines for initiating and monitoring existing and new drug therapies for the treatment of thromboembolic complications in children.
25,00 23,75

Treatment of Pediatric Neurological Disorders

Adam L. Hartman, Eric H. Kossoff
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editore: Informa Healthcare

pagine: 600

This reference discusses state-of-the-art methods for the management of children with conditions affecting the nervous system-providing over 80 chapters that outline direct, logical approaches to numerous pediatric neurologic disorders using clear tables, algorithms, and figures for quick reference to key material.
196,00 186,20

Cerebral Palsy

Freeman Miller

editore: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

pagine: 1066

Dr. Miller's valuable resource helps members of the medical team navigate the complexity of cerebral palsy care by explaining unfamiliar treatments that fall outside of their own disciplines. Readers also benefit from a review of current practices in their own fields. It includes recommended treatment algorithms and is designed to help improve decision making. It is written in a very conversational style and illustrated with lots of color the volume provides rehabilitational (part 1) and surgical aspects (part 2). It is accomplished by a CD-ROM which provides lots of case studies - including walking analysis. This is the most comprehensive title on this topic written by a leading expert.
311,00 295,45
161,00 152,95

Cerebral Palsy

Principles and Management

Christos P. Panteliadis

editore: Thieme Publishing Group

pagine: 267

Cerebral palsy poses multiple diagnostic and therapeutic dilemmas. It is not only a medical and scientific issue, but also one with many social, ethical, and economic implications. With many contributions from top European specialists, this book begins with chapters on the history and terminology, classification, incidence and prevalence, etiology, and neuropathology of cerebral palsy. Then diagnosis is covered with extensive chapters on the clinical characteristics of CP, differential diagnosis, and assessing with ultrasound, MRI, and nuclear/molecular imaging. Finally, detailed chapters provide comprehensive information on the newest treatment modalities for CP, including treatment with botulinum toxin, dorsal rhizotomy, intrathecal pharmacotherapy, stereotactic operations, and more. The book closes with chapters considering the psychological and psychosocial aspects of the condition. With its strong interdisciplinary foundation, this book is certain to be a valuable addition to the library of pediatricians, neurologists, and others who may be involved in the care of patients with cerebral palsy.
69,95 66,45

Pediatric hydrocephalus

a cura di G. Cinalli, W. J. Maixner

editore: Springer Verlag

pagine: 477

In the last ten years the pediatric neurosurgeon has witnessed a real revolution in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric hydrocephalus, the most frequently encountered condition in everyday clinical practice. The evolution of MRI and the advent of neuroendoscopic surgery have resuscitated the interest in the classification, etiology and pathophysiology of hydrocephalus. The book offers an updated overview on the recent progress in this field, and a new approach to hydrocephalus: the reader will find in it a modern and new presentation of an old disease, where genetics, endoscopy, cost-effectiveness analyses and many other aspects of the various therapies are extensively discussed. The volume will be useful not only for neurosurgeons, but for all specialists interested in the various aspects of hydrocephalus: pediatricians, radiologists, endocrinologists, pathologists and geneticists.
202,75 192,61

Emicrania e cefalea tensiva in età evolutiva

editore: Franco Angeli

pagine: 240

L'emicrania senza aura e la cefalea sono i più comuni tipi di cefalea idiopatica in età evolutiva. Sebbene la cefalea costituisca un'entità nosografica ben definita, in età pediatrica differisce in alcune caratteristiche da quella dell'adulto. Il testo presenta i criteri classificativi della cefalea, gli aspetti eziopatogenetici e fisiopatologici. Viene inoltre proposto un iter diagnostico, con l'indicazione dei fattori predittivi di rischio delle forme secondarie. Un'ampia sezione viene infine dedicata agli aspetti terapeutici, con descrizione delle più recenti evidenze scientifiche in merito ai presidi farmacologici e non, sia per la cura che per la prevenzione.

Infantile Spasms

Diagnosis, Management and Prognosis

James D. Frost, Richard A. Hrachovy

editore: Kluwer Academic Publishers

pagine: 293

The etiology of infantile spasms/West syndrome remains unknown; the pathophysiology is poorly understood and the optimal course of treatment is controversial. The primary goal of this volume is to carefully assess all aspects of the disorder, provide the reader with a concise guide to the most effective and efficient means for establishing the diagnosis, formulating an appropriate treatment plan and assessing the outlook for long-term outcome. Infantile Spasms: Diagnosis, Management and Prognosis also aims to provide a compact and structured knowledge-base which can be used to facilitate the development of future research protocols designed to uncover the basic mechanisms underlying this disorder and lead to more effective treatment modalities.
130,00 123,50

Weiner and Levitt's Pediatric Neurology

Howard L. Weiner, Lawrence P. Levitt
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editore: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

pagine: 288

Part of the "House Officer Series", "Weiner & Levitt's Pediatric Neurology, Fourth Edition" has been extensively reorganized, thoroughly updated, and includes many algorithms and tables. The new structure presents the book in six sections, and is consistent with the ways in which clinicians approach their patients. The first section offers introductory chapters under the heading of evaluation, and includes neurologic history, neuro exam, and localization. The bulk of the material is in two sections and covers common complaints and specific diseases, while the remaining sections cover drugs and diagnostic and neuropsychological tests.
52,00 49,40
67,59 64,21

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