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Clinical approach The consultation What, where, and when History taking Examination Higher cognitive function Cranial nerves Peripheral nervous system Neonatal neurological examination Real world examination sequences Synthesis Neurodiagnostic tools Principles of investigation Principles of neuroradiology Neuroradiological anatomy Brainstem anatomy Principles of neurophysiology Peripheral neurophysiological tests Neurophysiological testing of central sensory pathways Specialist investigations Practical procedures Neuropsychological testing Signs and symptoms Agitation and confusion Back pain Behaviour disorders Developmental delay Exercise limitation and muscle pain Eye movement abnormalities Facial movement abnormalities Facial sensation abnormalities Floppy infant Foot deformaties Funny turns (paroxysmal episodes) Funny turns: likely epilepsy? Gait abnormalities Head shape abnormalities Head size abnormalities Headache Hearing loss Incontinence Movement abnormalities MRI: developmental abnormalities MRI: unexpected and incidental findings MRI: white matter abnormalities Numbness, pain and sensory disturbance Peripheral weakness Psychomotor regression School failure Sleep disturbance Speech difficulties Swallowing and feeding problems Toe walking Unsteadiness and falls Visual disturbances Specific conditions Acquired brain injury Acquired spinal cord injury Autoimmune disease of the CNS 'Autoinflammatory' conditions Autoimmune encephalitides Cerebral palsy and neurodisability Care of the disabled child Feeding Communication Special Senses Respiratory disease in neurodisability Demyelinating disease Epilepsy Non-epileptic paroxysmal phenomena Functional illness Headache Hydrocephalus Idiophathic intracranial hypertension Infection of the CNS Metabolic disease: late presentations Mitochondrial disease Movement disorders Neuromuscular disease Neurocutaneous syndromes Neurodegenerative conditions Neurotransmitter disorders Sleep disorders Stroke and intracerebral haemorrhage Tumours of the CNS Vitamin-responsive disorders Consults with other services General principles Cardiology consultations Endocrinology consultations Gastroenterology consultations Neonatal unit consultations Neurosurgical consultations Oncology consultations PICU consultations Psychiatry consultations Renal consultations Respiratory consultations Rheumatology consultations Emergencies Acute agitation Coma Convulsive status epilepticus Status dystonicus Sudden onset visual loss The child who suddenly stops walking Pharmacopoeia

About the Author

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 is National Training Adviser for the British Paediatric Neurology Association and Neurology Specialty Advisory Committee of the RCPCH. 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.

Reviews

I greatly enjoyed reviewing this book. It includes a wealth of information, and the spirit of practical approach and clinical experience iswell appreciated. I can recommend this handbook as a companion. * Neuropediatrics *
This book is a welcome aid for busy clinicians... Most textbooks today have to compete with online resources but I think that this book, with its pocket-sized format, thorough cross-referencing and tasteful author recommendations, is a match for any website. * Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association, May 2013 *

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