New Edition
Volpe's Neurology of the Newborn,
Edition 6
By Joseph J. Volpe, MD, Terrie E. Inder, MB, ChB, MD, Basil T. Darras, Linda S. de Vries, MD, Adre J du Plessis, MB, ChB, Jeffrey Neil, MD and Jeffrey M Perlman, MBChB

Publication Date: 03 Nov 2017

A clear, engaging writing style, hundreds of full-color images, and new information throughout make Volpe’s Neurology of the Newborn, 6th Edition, an indispensable resource for those who provide care for neonates with neurological conditions. World authority Dr. Joseph Volpe, along with Dr. Terrie E. Inder and other distinguished editors, continue the unparalleled clarity and guidance you’ve come to expect from the leading reference in the field – keeping you up to date with today’s latest advances in diagnosis and management, as well as the many scientific and technological advances that are revolutionizing neonatal neurology.

Key Features

  • Provides comprehensive coverage of neonatal neurology, solely written by the field’s founding expert, Dr. Joseph Volpe - for a masterful, cohesive source of answers to any question that arises in your practice.
  • Focuses on clinical evaluation and management, while also examining the many scientific and technological advances that are revolutionizing neonatal neurology.
  • Organizes disease-focused chapters by affected body region for ease of reference.

New Features

    • Features a brand new, full-color design with hundreds of new figures, tables, algorithms, and micrographs.
    • Includes two entirely new chapters: Neurodevelopmental Follow-Up and Stroke in the Newborn; a new section on Neonatal Seizures; and an extensively expanded section on Hypoxic-Ischemia and Other Disorders.
    • Showcases the experience and knowledge of a new editorial team, led by Dr. Joseph Volpe and Dr. Terrie E. Inder, Chair of the Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, all of whom bring a wealth of insight to this classic text.
    • Offers comprehensive updates from cover to cover to reflect all of the latest information regarding the development of the neural tube; prosencephalic development; congenital hydrocephalus; cerebellar hemorrhage; neuromuscular disorders and genetic testing; and much more.
    • Uses an improved organization to enhance navigation.
    • Expert Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, Q&As, and references from the book on a variety of devices.


    About the author
    By Joseph J. Volpe, MD, Bronson Crothers Professor of Neurology, Emeritus, Harvard Medical School, Neurologist-in-Chief, Emeritus, Boston Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine, Harvard Institutes of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts; Terrie E. Inder, MB, ChB, MD, Mary Ellen Avery Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Chair, Department of Pediatric, Newborn Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts; Basil T. Darras, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA; Linda S. de Vries, MD, Professor of Neonatal Neurology, Department of Neonatology, UMC Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands; Adre J du Plessis, MB, ChB, The Fetal Medicine Institute, Children's National Health System, Washington, Distric of Columbia; Jeffrey Neil, MD, Boston Children's Hospital, Department of Neurology, Boston, Massachusetts and Jeffrey M Perlman, MBChB, Chief, Division of Newborn Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York
    Table of Contents
    Unit I: Human Brain Development


    1. Neural Tube Development and Defects

    2. Prosencephalic Development and Defects

    3. Congenital Hydrocephalus

    4. Cerebellar Development and Defects

    5. Neuronal Proliferative Events and Defects

    6. Neuronal Migrational Events and Defects

    7. Organizational Events and Defects

    8. Myelination Events and Defects

    Unit II: Neurological Evaluation


    9. Neurological Examination: Normal and Abnormal Features

    10. Specialized Neurological Studies

    11. Neurodevelopmental Followup

    Unit III: Neonatal Seizures


    12. Neonatal Seizures

    Unit IV: Hypoxic-ischemic and Related Disorders


    13. Pathophysiology General Principles

    14. Encephalopathy of the Preterm - Neuropathology

    15. Encephalopathy of the Preterm - Pathophysiology

    16. Encephalopathy of the Preterm - Clinical - Neurological Features, Diagnosis, Imaging, Prognosis, Therapy

    17. Intrauterine, Intrapartum Assessments in the Term Infant

    18. Hypoxic Ischemic Injury in the Term Infant – Neuropathology

    19. Hypoxic Ischemic Injury in the Term Infant – Pathophysiology

    20. Hypoxic Ischemic Injury in the Term Infant – Clinical - Neurological Features, Diagnosis, Imaging, Prognosis, Therapy

    21. Stroke in the Newborn

    Unit V: Intracranial Hemorrhage


    22. Intracranial/Hemorrhage – Supratentorial (Subdural, Subarachnoid, Intraventricular (Term Infant), Miscellaneous

    23. Intracranial Hemorrhage Infratentorial/Cerebellar

    24. Preterm IVH/Posthemorrhagic Hydrocephalus

    Unit VI: Metabolic Encephalopathies


    25. Glucose

    26. Bilirubin

    27. Amino acids

    28. Organic acids

    Unit VII: Degenerative Disorders

    29. Degenerative Disorders of the Newborn

    Unit VIII: Neuromuscular Disorders


    30. Evaluation, Specialized Studies

    31. Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita

    32. Levels Above Lower Motor Neuron to Neuromuscular Junction

    33. Muscle Involvement and Restricted Disorders

    Unit IX: Intracranial Infections


    34. Viral, Protozoan and Related Intracranial Infections

    35. Bacterial and Fungal Intracranial Infections

    Unit X: Perinatal Trauma

    36. Injuries of Extracranial, Cranial, Intracranial, Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nervous System Structures

    Unit XI: Intracranial Mass Lesions

    37. Brain Tumors and Vein of Galen Malformations

    Unit XII: Drugs and the Developing Nervous System


    38. Passive Addiction and Teratogenic Effects

    Book Reviews

    "sets 'biblical standards' as the pinnacle of current medical knowledge on the neurology of the newborn"

    "A highly recommendable book for now and for foreseeable future"

     "This edition reaffirms the preeminent place is holds as the gold standard in this field. The addition of new editors and authors has broadened the scope and brought even greater credibility to the opinions expressed in areas that are controversial. This is a "must have" for every neonatal care provider and will probably find its way into many courtrooms where the etiology of perinatal brain injury is being adjudicated." Reviewed by Jay P. Goldsmith, MD (Tulane University School of Medicine) Doody's Score: 97, 5 Stars!

    Book details
    ISBN: 9780323428767
    Page Count: 1240
    Illustrations : 400 illustrations (400 in full color)
    Retail Price : £149.99
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