The book has three sections and fourteen chapters. Currently used therapies have limited efficacy and the treatment of neonatal seizures has not significantly changed in recent decades. Screening the preterm infant at high risk of brain injury; 10. . Controversies still exist as to whether neonatal seizures can cause damage to the developing brain per se, or if the associated neurodevelopmental problems are caused by the underlying condition s.
Neonatal Cerebral Investigation reviews all aspects of the investigation of the neonatal brain, bringing together diagnostic and prognostic information in a highly illustrated and practical text. Table of Contents Glossary and abbreviations Physics, safety, and patient handling p. Signs of central nervous system damage, neurosensory deafness and delayed psychomotor development may ma- nifest as a result of asimptomatic congenital infection later in childhood. This book fills a very important void in the field of neonatology and does so with a superb presentation. An excellent glossary and list of abbreviations in the beginning of the book are most useful. While imaging and neurophysiologic methods are excellently presented in detail, the system of a semi- structured approach to neonatal neurologic examination, adapted from the work of Dubowitz and others by Rennie, is described in only a few words at the end of the chapter on normal neonatal imaging appearances.
The last section is based on solving clinical problems like suspected seizure, suspected infection, and enlarging head etThis massive book of over 1600 large A4-sized pages deserves a massive review, but that might be unfair to thepregnancy, substance and alcohol abuse, and conditions in neonates hypoglycemia, jaundice, congenital heart disease , which may lead to neonatal brain and imaging abnormalities, are also discussed, aswell as findings in pretermbabies at high risk of brain injury, common congenital malformations and postmortem imaging. However, during recent years, there has been substantial progress in the diagnostic possibilities for uncovering the etiologic cause of seizures. The second section covers a review of normal neonatal imaging appearances. An excellent glossary and list of abbreviations in the beginning of the book are most useful. The imaging quality is superb and the figures are of the highest caliber. The E-mail message field is required.
An excellent glossary and list of abbreviations in the beginning of the book are most useful. Typically, only the book itself is included. Subsequent chapters discuss pre-term and term screening and review the imaging appearances in a variety of clinical conditions such as suspected seizure, suspected infection and enlarging head. Responsibility: edited by Janet M. Common maternal and neonatal conditions that may lead to neonatal brain imaging abnormalities; 11.
Normal neonatal imaging appearances; 5. The baby and the fetus with abnormally large cerebral ventricles; 12. The diagnostic review of various problems often includes helpful tables and algorithms for the author's academic approach to these issues. The baby who was depressed at birth; 9. Somecommonmaternal conditions, includingmultiple Inborn Errors of Development, Charles J. The basic principles of physics for eachmethod are presented, as well as the safety of methods and details important for handling patients. Current therapeutic approaches and their efficacy are discussed, with the aim to present the current knowledge on the topic.
The diagnostic review of various problems often includes helpful tables and algorithms for the author's academic approach to these issues. The imaging quality is superb and the figures are of the highest caliber. There are many beautiful colour illustrations. More than two thirds of the textbook applies a clinically relevant approach based on the fundamentals of the technology and its application in normative development. The baby with a suspected seizure; 8. There have been huge advances in diagnostic investigations of the neonatal brain since the first edition, and the present book reviews all currently known aspects of investigations of the neonatal brain.
Cambridge University Press 2008 , 294pp. There are many beautiful colour illustrations. Various stages of the development of the immature brain are presented in a separate chapter with excellent illustrations of the brain at 2-week intervals, from 24 to 36 weeks of gestational age. It is clearly a superb compendium of up-to- date knowledge of the development of eukaryotes, including humans. This article addresses the most common and important treatable etiologic causes of neonatal seizures, and discusses some of the diagnostic tools available.
It is packed with diagrams and photographs mostly in superb colour. This book fills a very important void in the field of neonatology and does so with a superb presentation. This is a well-written and useful book, which I strongly recommend to neonatologists, pediatric neurologists and others interested in diagnostic possibilities in the newborn baby with a potential neurologic problem. More than two thirds of the textbook applies a clinically relevant approach based on the fundamentals of the technology and its application in normative development. Highly recommended to neonatologists, pediatric neurologists and radiologists.