Hagit Friedman

University of Haifa Israel

Dr. Hagit Friedman, Ph.D., is an expert in neurodevelopment and neurorehabilitation, researching and developing new scientific-clinical tools for early diagnosis and intervention of neural injuries and developmental disabilities. She has published her scientific clinical work in peer-reviewed scientific international journals and book chapters, as well as top scientific international conferences. Dr. Friedman is certified in 3LT and several clinical-scientific tools for neurodevelopmental assessment of infants and children (USA, England). She is an experienced lecturer in MA, BA, and MD programs in neuroscience, psychology, physiology, and child development. Dr. Friedman is an active member and board member in academic and clinical associations and committees, an invited scientific editor and reviewer in several research foundations and scientific journals, and an active participant in international scientific conferences.

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Neuropediatrics is a branch of health care that involves the diagnosis and treatment of congenital and acquired diseases of the central and peripheral nervous systems in children and adolescents. In history, as the medical care opportunities for severe neural injuries were minimal, children with brain damage were usually rejected and many of them died early from infections, inappropriate treatment, and neglect. Since the middle of the twentieth century, due to the development of neuropathology and advanced brain diagnostic tools, neural damage during childbirth was for the first time defined as the most fundamental cause of cerebral injury, bringing attention to the focus of brain damage. Since then, novel scientific approaches have made extraordinary improvements in the prevention, diagnosis, and therapy of infants and children with neural injuries. However, there are still major scientific, ethical, and therapeutic challenges for the future, especially in prenatal diagnosis, neonatology, intensive care, therapy, and more. This book offers comprehensive knowledge about the current state of the art in neuropediatrics, concentrating on the most significant evidence-based advances in this important field.

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