New Resources - Subspecialty Rotations: Neurology
Section Contributor: Sotirios T. Keros
a. Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man www.omim.org
A database of human genes and mutations with the currently known diseases and phenotypes associated with each. Easy to search and navigate. A particular strength is that there are multiple clinical descriptions for most genetic disorders based on actual findings in individuals, which allows one to appreciate the breadth of presentations and feature in those who otherwise share the same genetic condition.
Pina-Garza JE, Ed. Fenichels Clinical Pediatric Neurology: A Signs and Symptoms Approach (Expert Consult Online and Print), 7th ed. Saunders; 2013.
Volpe JJ. Neurology of the Newborn, 5th Ed. Saunders; 2008.
Online learning opportunities
a. http://www.childneurologysociety.org/Particularly useful information for medical students and residents interested in Child Neurology can be found at this specific page (http://www.childneurologysociety.org/careers/getting-in), which is a collection of short videos taken from various Q&A panels from past Child Neurology Society national meetings. (PBLI2)
b. http://simulconsult.com/A free site which allows you to input a set of findings (age, sex, exam, lab findings, etc., both positive and negative) on a real or hypothetical child and will offer a differential diagnosis in order of probability based on your inputs. There is then additional information offered on each possible diagnosis, which can be useful for determining what additional information may be useful in narrowing the differential. (PC4, PBLI2)
c. http://library.med.utah.edu/pedineurologicexam/html/home_exam.html - This is an outstanding free site for any medical student, resident or practicing physician. There are hundreds of demonstration videos of both normal and abnormal neurologic exam, organized by age (zero to 2.5 years old). The newborn section demonstrates all of the infant reflexes and how to elicit them. The adult videos are generally applicable to the older children. Videos can be downloaded and used in presentations. (PBLI2)
d. http://www.aan.com/Guidelines/Home/ByTopic?topicId=14A list of the currently available guidelines published by the AAN. Examples include guidelines on the treatment of infantile spasms, concussions, metabolic and genetic testing, treatment of spasticity, workup of microcephaly, management of pediatric headache, and many others. (PC4, PC5, MK1)