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pediatric migraines

Zuzana Novak, Mary Aglipay, Nick Barrowman, Keith O Yeates, Miriam H Beauchamp, Jocelyn Gravel, Stephen B Freedman, Isabelle Gagnon, Gerard Gioia, Kathy Boutis, Emma Burns, Andrée-Anne Ledoux, Martin H Osmond, Roger L Zemek
Importance: Persistent postconcussion symptoms (PPCS) pose long-term challenges and can negatively affect patients' health-related quality of life (HRQoL). To date, no large comprehensive study has addressed the association between PPCS and HRQoL. Objectives: To determine the association between HRQoL and PPCS at 4 weeks after concussion and assess the degree of impairment of HRQoL in the subsequent 12 weeks. Design, Setting, and Participants: In a prospective, multicenter cohort study (Predicting Persistent Postconcussive Problems in Pediatrics [5P]) from August 14, 2013, to September 30, 2014, children aged 5 to 18 years who presented to the emergency department within 48 hours after head injury and were considered to have an acute concussion were enrolled across 9 pediatric emergency departments within the Pediatric Emergency Research Canada Network...
October 24, 2016: JAMA Pediatrics
Jonathan Rabner, Alessandra Caruso, David Zurakowski, Lori Lazdowsky, Alyssa LeBel
PURPOSE: To examine symptoms indicating central nervous system (CNS) autonomic dysfunction in pediatric patients with migraine and tension-type headache. METHODS: A retrospective chart review assessed six symptoms (i.e. constipation, insomnia, dizziness, blurry vision, abnormal blood pressure, and cold and clammy palms and soles) indicating central nervous system (CNS) autonomic dysfunction in 231 patients, ages 5-18 years, diagnosed with migraine, tension-type headache (TTH), or Idiopathic Scoliosis (IS)...
October 19, 2016: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
Christina L Szperka, Amy A Gelfand, Andrew D Hershey
OBJECTIVE: To describe current patterns of use of nerve blocks and trigger point injections for treatment of pediatric headache. BACKGROUND: Peripheral nerve blocks are often used to treat headaches in adults and children, but the available studies and practice data from adult headache specialists have shown wide variability in diagnostic indications, sites injected, and medication(s) used. The purpose of this study was to describe current practice patterns in the use of nerve blocks and trigger point injections for pediatric headache disorders...
October 12, 2016: Headache
David C Sheridan, Garth D Meckler
OBJECTIVE: To describe the inpatient management of pediatric migraine and the association between specific medications and hospital length of stay (LOS). STUDY DESIGN: Historical cohort study review of patients age <19 years of age admitted to a single tertiary care children's hospital between 2010 and 2015 for treatment of migraine headache. RESULTS: The cohort consisted of 58 encounters with an average patient age of 14.3 years (SD 3...
September 12, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
Dean Cordingley, Richard Girardin, Karen Reimer, Lesley Ritchie, Jeff Leiter, Kelly Russell, Michael J Ellis
OBJECTIVE The objectives of this study were 2-fold: 1) to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and clinical use of graded aerobic treadmill testing in pediatric patients with sports-related concussion (SRC), and 2) to evaluate the clinical outcomes of treatment with a submaximal aerobic exercise program in patients with physiological post-concussion disorder (PCD). METHODS The authors conducted a retrospective chart review of pediatric patients (age < 20 years) with SRC who were referred to a multidisciplinary pediatric concussion program and underwent graded aerobic treadmill testing between October 9, 2014, and February 11, 2016...
September 13, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
S Ahmed, S Tabassum, S M Rahman, S Akhter, M M Rahman, F Bayes, S Roy
Recurrent headache is common in children. Among them migraine is the most common disabling cause of primary headache. It causes serious disability in child's life and family. It causes negative impact on their quality of life. Clinical characteristic of migraine in children differ from adult. It may be shorter in duration and bifrontal or bitemporal in location in contrast to adult which is longer in duration and usually unilateral. It is less common before 3 years of age. Males are more affected before puberty...
July 2016: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
Mark T Mackay, Adriana Yock-Corrales, Leonid Churilov, Paul Monagle, Geoffrey A Donnan, Franz E Babl
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Clinical identification of stroke in the pediatric emergency department is critical for improving access to hyperacute therapies. We identified key clinical features associated with childhood stroke or transient ischemic attack compared with mimics. METHODS: Two hundred and eighty consecutive children presenting to the emergency department with mimics, prospectively recruited over 18 months from 2009 to 2010, were compared with 102 children with stroke or transient ischemic attack, prospectively/retrospectively recruited from 2003 to 2010...
October 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
Tal Eidlitz-Markus, Shirit Zolden, Yishai Haimi-Cohen, Avraham Zeharia
OBJECTIVE: To compare comorbidities between migraine and tension headache in patients treated in a tertiary pediatric headache clinic. METHODS: Files of patients with migraine or tension headache attending a pediatric headache clinic were retrospectively reviewed for the presence of organic comorbidities. Additionally, patients were screened with the self-report Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire to identify nonorganic comorbidities. If necessary, patients were referred to a pediatric psychiatrist, psychologist or social worker for further evaluation...
September 1, 2016: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
Arpita Lakhotia, Alok Sachdeva, Supriya Mahajan, Nancy Bass
Aphasia is an important presenting symptom of acute stroke. With increasing reliance on electronic communication, incoherent texting or "dystextia," which is a subset of aphasia that is reflected in text messages, can be a useful tool for symptom recognition and analysis. It can be a red flag for the family and therefore can help in early identification of an acute neurological deficit. It is also useful for providers to reliably analyze the deficit as well as establish a timeline of evolution of symptoms. There have been case reports where dystextia has been the presenting feature of stroke or complicated migraine and in one case of meningioma...
2016: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
Olcay Ünver, Büşra Kutlubay, Tolga Besci, Gazanfer Ekinci, Feyyaz Baltacıoğlu, Dilşad Türkdoğan
BACKGROUND: Transient splenial lesions of the corpus callosum are rare radiological findings first described in association with epilepsy, antiepileptic drugs and viral encephalitis. However, subsequently more cases were described associated with diverse clinical conditions. CASE REPORT: We describe a 13-year-old girl suffering from migraine with aura presenting with headache, right-sided hemiparesis and encephalopathy. Brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed an ovoid lesion in the splenium of the corpus callosum...
2016: Acta Medica (Hradec Králové)
Marco Angriman, Samuele Cortese, Oliviero Bruni
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a relatively common neurological disorder in childhood, although it is usually overlooked due to the atypical presentation in children and associated comorbid conditions that may affect its clinical presentation. Here, we aimed to perform, for the first time, a systematic review of studies reporting the association between RLS in children and adolescents (<18 y) and somatic or neuropsychiatric conditions. We searched for peer-reviewed studies in PubMed, Ovid (including PsycINFO, Ovid MEDLINE(®), and Embase), Web of Knowledge (Web of Science, Biological abstracts, BIOSIS, FSTA) through November 2015, with no language restrictions...
July 1, 2016: Sleep Medicine Reviews
Joanne Kacperski, Andrew D Hershey
Treatment of pediatric migraine remains an unmet medical need. There continues to be a paucity of pediatric randomized controlled trials for the treatment of migraine, both in the acute and preventive settings. Pediatric studies are often complicated by high placebo-response rates and much of our current practice is based on adult trials. This lack of significant pediatric studies results in a wide variation in migraine management both amongst clinicians and between institutions, and evidence-based treatments are not always administered...
September 2016: CNS Drugs
Tomoko Okumura, Takao Imai, Kayoko Higashi-Shingai, Yumi Ohta, Tetsuo Morihana, Takashi Sato, Suzuyo Okazaki, Yoriko Iwamoto, Yukiko Hanada, Yoshiyuki Ozono, Ryusuke Imai, Kazuya Ohata, Hidenori Inohara
INTRODUCTION: A pathological nystagmus is an objective sign that a patient feels vertigo. However, there have been few opportunities to observe and record pathological nystagmus during a paroxysmal vertigo attack. Furthermore, it can be difficult to obtain cooperation in pediatric patients. We present two cases of paroxysmal vertigo in children in whom we successfully recorded and analyzed their pathological nystagmus during a vertigo attack. METHODS: Of a total sample of 4349 patients seen at our hospital for dizziness in the last decade, a retrospective analysis revealed that 68 were children (<15 years old; 1...
September 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Gisela Chelimsky, Katja Kovacic, Pippa Simpson, Melodee Nugent, Donald Basel, Julie Banda, Thomas Chelimsky
OBJECTIVE: To determine if children with benign joint hypermobility (BJH) syndrome and chronic functional pain disorders have more autonomic dysfunction. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review study of pediatric patients seen in the pediatric neurogastroenterology and autonomic clinic who underwent autonomic testing and had either a Beighton score of ≥6 and met Brighton criteria for BJH (with BJH) or a score of ≤2 (no BJH). RESULTS: Twenty-one female subjects (10 without BJH) met inclusion criteria; 64% of BJH had diagnosis confirmed by genetics consultation...
October 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
Anker Stubberud, Emma Varkey, Douglas C McCrory, Sindre Andre Pedersen, Mattias Linde
CONTEXT: Migraine is a common problem in children and adolescents, but few satisfactory prophylactic treatments exist. OBJECTIVE: Our goal was to investigate the pooled evidence for the effectiveness of using biofeedback to reduce childhood migraine. DATA SOURCES: A systematic search was conducted across the databases Medline, Embase, CENTRAL, CINAHL, and PsychINFO. STUDY SELECTION: Prospective, randomized controlled trials of biofeedback for migraine among children and adolescents were located in the search...
August 2016: Pediatrics
Toshiyuki Hikita
Prevalence of abdominal migraine (AM) and recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) was evaluated in patients who visited Hikita Pediatric Clinic between May 2010 and April 2015. Patient data were collected prospectively using a questionnaire. Out of a total of 3611 cases, observed prevalence was 2.44% for repeated abdominal pain over a period of ≥3 months, 1.47% for RAP, and 0.19% for AM. Duration of abdominal pain was longer for AM than for non-AM RAP. Certain clinical features were significantly different between AM and non-AM RAP...
July 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
Claudio Romano, Simona Valenti, Sabrina Cardile, Marc A Benninga
As defined by Rome III, there are four abdominal pain-related functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) in children: irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), functional dyspepsia (FD), abdominal migraine, and functional abdominal pain (FAP). Dyspepsia is a constellation of symptoms referable to the gastroduodenal region of the upper gastrointestinal tract. FD refers to dyspeptic symptoms that cannot currently be explained by an organic cause, and affects 25-40% of the adult population over a lifetime. In children, this condition results in increased specialist consultations, with reported prevalence between 3%-27%...
July 20, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Fenella Jane Kirkham
Pediatric neurology relies on ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. CT prevails in acute neurologic presentations, including traumatic brain injury (TBI), nontraumatic coma, stroke, and status epilepticus, because of easy availability, with images of diagnostic quality, e.g., to exclude hemorrhage, usually completed quickly enough to avoid sedation. Concerns over the risks of ionizing radiation mean re-imaging and higher-dose procedures, e.g., arteriography and venography, require justification...
2016: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
David R Howell, Emily Hanson, Dai Sugimoto, Andrea Stracciolini, William P Meehan
OBJECTIVE: Postural stability is often affected by sport-related injuries and subsequently evaluated during postinjury examinations. Intrinsic factors, however, may also affect postural control. We sought to compare the postural control of female and male athletes as measured simultaneously by (1) the modified balance error scoring system (mBESS) and (2) a video-force plate system. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Sports injury prevention center...
July 15, 2016: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
Jennifer M Allen, Danielle M Graef, Jennifer H Ehrentraut, Brooklee L Tynes, Valerie M Crabtree
BACKGROUND: Sleep disruption is a common comorbidity of pediatric pain. Consequences of pain and disrupted sleep, evidence for the pain-sleep relation, and how aspects of illness, treatment, and pharmacological pain management may contribute to or exacerbate these issues are presented. AIMS: This conceptual review explored the relation between pain and sleep in children diagnosed with chronic medical or developmental conditions. The goal of this review is to expand upon the literature by examining common themes in sleep disturbances associated with painful conditions across multiple pediatric illnesses...
July 15, 2016: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
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