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Historical aspects of the neonatal neurological examination: why child neurologists are not 'little' adult neurologists.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11619013     Owner:  HMD     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The origins of the neonatal neurological examination are described with their common basis attributable to evolutionary theory, the classical neurosciences, clinical neurology, and developmental psychology. It is shown that not only have the techniques of the bedside examination changed over the past half century but the purpose of the examination has also evolved; initially the examination was used to assess maturation of the developing infant, now it is used to determine whether cerebral pathology may be present and whether examination abnormalities are helpful in outcome assessment. The development of several of the current neonatal neuroogical examinations are reviewed and their cllinical and scientific basis examined.
Authors:
S Ashwal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the history of the neurosciences     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0964-704X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hist Neurosci     Publication Date:  1995 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-06-05     Completed Date:  1997-06-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9441330     Medline TA:  J Hist Neurosci     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3-24     Citation Subset:  Q    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, CA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
History, 20th Century
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Neonatology / history*
Neurologic Examination / history*
Pediatrics / history*

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