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Clinical Neurophysiology in Pediatrics

SKU# 9781620700457

A Practical Approach to Neurodiagnostic Testing and Management

Author: Gloria Galloway

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    This is the first book to comprehensively address neurodiagnostic testing for the broad scope of clinical neurophysiologic disorders in the pediatric population. The field of clinical neurophysiology has expanded exponentially with the development of new approaches, techniques, studies, and certifications. This book bridges the gap in clinical information available for practitioners who use neurophysiologic techniques to evaluate and treat children and adolescents with epilepsy, sleep, neuromuscular, and autonomic disorders but may not have subspecialty training in each individual field.

    Drawing on the expertise and clinical wisdom of leading practitioners and researchers in each area of clinical neurophysiology, the book focuses on the technical and interpretive skills unique to treating the pediatric population. It covers the full spectrum of neurophysiologic topics including pediatric sleep disorders, epilepsy, febrile seizures and nonepileptic paraxosysmal disorders. Chapters address pediatric muscular dystrophies, EMG, brachial plexopathies, peripheral neuropathy, intraoperative monitoring, evoked potentials, evaluation of autonomic disorders, and EEG studies for all applications. This singular working reference will be indispensable for the clinical provider as well as for trainees and technologists who use a wide diversity of clinical neurophysiologic skills to more accurately diagnose and treat neurologic disorders in children and adolescents.

    Key Features:

    • Delivers comprehensive information on all areas of pediatric clinical neurophysiology
    • Provides clinical and procedural guidance for performing and interpreting neurodiagnostic tests in children and adolescents
    • Over 100 illustrations of studies and findings accompany the text
    • Brings together experts from the fields of epilepsy, sleep, neuromuscular and autonomic disorders, and intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring

    Product Details

    • Publication Date September 08, 2015
    • Page Count 296
    • Product Form Paperback / softback
    • ISBN 13 9781620700457
    • EISBN

    Table of Contents




    1. EEG Monitoring in Neonatal Epilepsies

    Lekha M. Rao, MD, Joyce H. Matsumoto, MD, Jason T. Lerner, MD, and Marc R. Nuwer, MD, PhD

    2. Pediatric Febrile Seizures

    Charuta N. Joshi, MBBS, FRCPC and Thoru Yamada, MD, FACNS

    3. Epileptic and Nonepileptic Paroxysmal Events in Childhood

    Jorge Vidaurre, MD

    4. EEG Interpretation in Childhood Epilepsies

    Charuta N. Joshi, MBBS, FRCPC and Thoru Yamada, MD, FACNS

    5. The Evaluation of Pediatric Sleep Disorders

    Deborah C. Lin-Dyken, MD and Mark Eric Dyken, MD

    6. Pediatric Muscular Dystrophies and Myopathies: The Role of Neurophysiology, Genetics, and Ancillary Testing

    Russell J. Butterfield, MD, PhD and Mark B. Bromberg, MD, PhD

    7. Clinical Evaluation in Pediatric Peripheral Neuropathies

    Zarife Sahenk, MD, PhD, FAAN

    8. EMG Considerations in the Pediatric Patient

    Gloria M. Galloway, MD, FAAN

    9. Clinical Neurophysiology in Pediatric Peripheral Neuropathy

    Gloria M. Galloway, MD, FAAN

    10. EMG in Pediatric Brachial Plexopathy

    Jaime R. López, MD

    11. Intraoperative Considerations in the Pediatric Patient

    Gloria M. Galloway, MD, FAAN

    12. Evoked Potentials in Pediatric Brainstem Lesions

    Ze Dong Jiang, MD

    13. Evoked Potentials in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring

    Ronald G. Emerson, MD

    14. Autonomic Disorders in Children

    Nancy L. Kuntz, MD, Theresa Oswald, BS, MS, and Pallavi P. Patwari, MD

    15. Clinical Neurophysiology: Future Role in Pediatric Neurologic Disorders

    Aatif M. Husain, MD