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Nationwide Children’s Specialists Collaborate on Manual of Pediatric Neurology

Columbus, OH - 8/21/2012

More than two dozen pediatric specialists from Nationwide Children’s Hospital contributed to the recently released “Manual of Pediatric Neurology,” published by World Scientific Publishing Co. The physicians, who represent an array of pediatric disciplines, collaborated to address frequently encountered conditions for pediatric patients in all clinical settings.

Edited by Pedro Weisleder, MD, PhD, pediatric neurologist at Nationwide Children’s, the textbook is geared to the interests of primary care pediatricians, sub-specialists, medical students, clinical residents and nurses. The content covers all aspects of caring for pediatric neurology patients, including managing seizures in the emergency department, treating epilepsy in the outpatient setting, acute and chronic management of headaches, tic disorder, and neuromuscular illnesses, among others. Emphasis is placed on signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, as well as practical advice on treatment.

Chapters also address topics tangentially related to child neurology such as syncope and ventriculo-peritoneal shunt failure. Emerging and rapidly changing topics, such as neonatal neurology and the management of stroke in children, are also covered.

In addition to Dr. Weisleder, contributors include Neurology Chief, E. Steve Roach, MD, as well as other leading pediatric specialists in child neurology, neurosurgerycardiologyhospice and palliative care, and infectious diseases.

The “Manual of Pediatric Neurology” is the newest publication among seven texts authored or edited in recent years by a faculty member from the Neurosciences Center at Nationwide Children’s. 

The Neurosciences Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital includes leading clinicians and researchers in neurology and neuromuscular disease, neurosurgery, neurodiagnosticsphysical medicine and rehabilitation, and sleep medicine.

U.S.News & World Report recently recognized Nationwide Children’s among the top 10 programs in the country for neurology and neurosurgical care. This ranking came in addition to the hospital’s overall “Honor Roll” designation, which ranks it among the country’s top seven children’s hospitals.

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