This eBook was written and edited by Prof. Mohammed M. S. Jan with an aim to present a simplified, organized, and comprehensive problem based approach to common pediatric neurological disorders directed to the level of medical students, pediatric and neurology residents, general practitioners and general pediatricians. It is composed of 22 chapters with many tabled and illustrated figures and photos.
This eBook will provide a concise outline with practical tips to facilitate proper diagnosis and management of various neurological disorders.
Prof. Ali O. Saabat
Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Pediatric neurology is considered a relatively new and evolving subspecialty. Over the last century, remarkable advances at both the basic and clinical levels have considerably improved our ability to evaluate and treat children with neurological disorders. These disorders are common and many cases seen by general pediatricians are primarily neurological accounting for up to 30% of all consultations to pediatrics with a high ratio of follow-up visits to new patients of about 3:1. Many medical students feel that their teaching experiences in neurology are not strong and only a small percentage actually select pediatric neurology as the first future career choice. This is not encouraging given the strong demand for this specialty in our region. Apart from large textbooks, limited pediatric neurology references are available for medical students and pediatric residents. It was for this reason that this manual was developed. In our experience, many of undergraduate medical students refer to deficient and oversimplified references that do not enable them to deal with pediatric neurology patients adequately. Please note that no financial contributions or any potential conflict of interest to any of the book chapters exist.
Mohammed M. S. Jan
Professor & Consultant of Pediatric Neurology
Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed M.S. Jan
King Abdulaziz University
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
“It [the book] provides a useful illustrated guide to approaching a child with a neurological problem in a problem based, concise, and simple manner.
…I was struck by the fact that the author covered the clinical applications of this material in greater depth than has been achieved in books and learning programs currently available.” - Raidah S. Al-Baradie, Neuroscience Center, King Fahad Specialist Hospital