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This one-of-a-kind reference is unique in its exclusive devotion to the clinical neurophysiology of children. Written by a stellar group of recognized authorities, it blends classical electrophysiological techniques such as EEG, EMG, and nerve conduction studies with today's most cutting-edge methods, including magnetic stimulation and magnetoencephalography. The result is the first comprehensive review of all clinical neurophysiological techniques used to treat children with neurological disorders. This stand-alone text is essential to anyone performs or interprets neurophysiologic tests on children.
• Provides detailed correlations between clinical features and neurophysiological studies, as well as vital information on both common and rare neurological disorders.
• Includes practical guidelines on interpreting neonatal and pediatric EEGs.
• Details the use of magnetoencephalogrphy in the localization of cerebral function.
• Features intracranial EEG monitoring in the evaluation of children with medically intractable epilepsy.
• Explores the neurophysiology of language and behavioral disorders in children.
• Addresses intraoperative evoked potentials as a means of gathering subtle clinical information.
• Discusses the interrelation of DNA analysis and clinical neurophysiology in the diagnosis of chronic neuromuscular disorders of childhood.
• Examines the neurophysiological root of frequently encounter pediatric sleep disorders.
• Presents concise descriptions of the neurological disorders in which clinical neurophysiological testing is valuable.
• Organizes information in an easy-to-find, clinically relevant manner.
Basic Principles and Maturational Change
1. Basic Principles of Electroencephalography
2. Electroencephalography of the Newborn: Normal Features
3. Visual Analysis of the Neonatal Electroencephalogram
4. Normal Development of the Electroencephalogram: Infancy Through
5. Visual Analysis of the Pediatric Electroencephalogram
6. Clinical Neurophysiology of the Motor Unit in Infants and Children
7. Maturational Changes vis-à-vis Neurophysiology Markers and the
Development of Peripheral Nerves
8. Somatosensory Evoked Potentials in Pediatrics—Normal
9. Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potentials in Pediatrics—Normal
10. Visual Evoked Potentials in Pediatrics—Normal
Disorders of Cerebral Function
11. Age-Specific Seizure Disorders
12. Neurophysiology of Language and Behavioral Disorders in Children
13. Neonatal Electroencephalography: Abnormal Features
14. Drug Effects on the Human Electroencephalogram
15. Electroencephalography and Structural Disease of the Brain
16. Manifestations of Metabolic, Toxic, and Degenerative Diseases
17. Infectious Diseases
18. Head Trauma
19. Childhood Sleep-Wake Disorders
20. The Diagnosis of Brain Death
21. Ambulatory Electroencephalography
22. Electroencephalography in Evaluation for Epilepsy Surgery in Children
23. Long-Term Electroencephalogram and Video Monitoring
24. Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring Using Evoked Potentials
Abnormal Evoked Potentials
25. Somatosensory Evoked Potentials in Pediatrics—Abnormal
26. Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potentials in Pediatrics—Abnormal
27. Visual Evoked Potentials in Pediatrics—Abnormal
28. The Floppy Infant
29. Facial and Bulbar Weakness
30. Spinal Muscular Atrophies and Other Disorders of the Anterior Horn Cell
31. Plexopathies and Nerve Root Lesions
32. Focal Neuropathies in Children
33. Clinical Neurophysiology of Pediatric Polyneuropathies
34. Autonomic Testing in Childhood
35. Neuromuscular Transmission Defects
36. Muscle Disorders in Children: Neurophysiologic Contributions to
Diagnosis and Management
37. Neuromuscular Problems of the Critically Ill Neonate, Child, and Adolescent
38. The Interrelation of DNA Analysis with Clinical Neurophysiology in the Diagnosis of
Chronic Neuromuscular Disorder of Childhood
Other Neurophysiologic Techniques
39. Magnetoencephalography (MEG)
40. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: An Overview
41. Sphincter Dysfunction