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Seizures in Pediatric Neurocritical Care

Riviello, JR, James J., Rust, Robert S. (Eds.)

2015, Approx. 400 p.

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  • About this book

  • Includes separate sections on basic mechanisms, states of disease, diagnosis and treatment
  • Provides the differential diagnosis of disorders that mimic seizures
  • The first book to deal specifically with seizures in pediatric neurocritical care

This book will have four sections. The first section will be an introduction to the basic mechanisms of epilepsy; the basics of airway, breathing, circulation, and hemodynamics; the pathophysiology of the intracranial vault; and electrolyte disturbances. The next section will be on the evaluation of the child with a seizure or status epilepticus, including the examination; the use of EEG in both neonates and older children; neuroimaging; and very important, the differential diagnosis of disorders that mimic seizures. The third section will include the specific disease categories in which seizures and status epilepticus occur; and the fourth will review the treatment of neonatal seizures and status epilepticus; seizures and status epilepticus in the older child; and finally refractory status epilepticus. Specifically for the third section, each chapter will start with a description of the specific pathophysiology of this disorder, its effects on the pathophysiology of seizures, and then the specific seizure treatment and management of the disorder. There is an increasing awareness that the outcome of seizures and status epilepticus occurring with acute encephalopathies is worse, and especially, when new-onset status epilepticus develops in sick inpatients and that the therapy should be more aggressive. To date, there is no book that specifically deals with seizures in pediatric neurocritical care, and no recent book on pediatric neurocritical care in general. Given the various specialties involved in the care of these patients, this book will be a useful addition to your neurology, and neurocritical care, series of books.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Neurocritical Care - Neurology - Pediatrics - Seizures

Related subjects » Critical Care & Emergency Medicine - Internal Medicine - Medicine - Neurology - Pediatrics - Surgery

Table of contents 

Preface

Introduction Riviello and Rust

1. Basic Mechanisms of Epilepsy Howard Goodkin, M.D., Univ. of Virginia

2. A,B,C’s, and hemodynamics Riviello

3. The intracranial Vault, ICP, CBP. Rust

4. Basic electrolyte disturbances Riviello

 

Evaluation

5. Examination of the Critically Ill Child Rust

6. EEG: Neonatal and older Eli Mizrahi, MD, Baylor College of Medicine,

Texas Children’s Hospital

7. Neuroimaging Michael Rivkin, MD, Harvard Medical School

Children’s Hospital, Boston

8. Epilepsy Mimics: the Differential
Diagnosis, Syncope Rust

 

Specific Categories:

9. Infectious/Inflammatory Disorders Rust

10. Stroke Geoffrey Heyer, Columbia University

Children’s Hospital of New York

11. Cardiac Neurology Cecil Hahn, MD, Hospital for Sick Children

University of Toronto

Adre duPlessis, MD, Harvard Medical School

Children’s Hospital, Boston

12. Transplantation Amy Malphrus, MD, Baylor College of Medicine

Texas Children’s Hospital

13. Systemic Disorders Rust

14. Metabolic Disorders Riviello and Rust

15. Neonatal Seizures: Etiology Rust

16. Intoxication/Ingestion Michelle Burns, MD, Harvard Medical School

Children’s Hospital, Boston

17. Non-convulsive status epilepticus Cigdem Akman, MD, Columbia University

Children’s Hospital of New York

18. Neurosurgical Issues, Head Trauma Ed Smith, MD, and Joseph Madsen, MD

Harvard Medical School

Children’s Hospital, Boston

19. Iatrogenic/Postoperative Seizures: Riviello

Treatment:

20. Neonatal seizures and neonatal
status epilepticus: John Gaitanis, MD, Brown University

Hasbro Children’s Hospital

21. Status epilepticus Angus Wilfong, MD, Baylor College of Medicine

Texas Children’s Hospital

22. Refractory Status epilepticus Responsible for Riviello

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