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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719479/a-simulation-based-quality-improvement-initiative-improves-pediatric-readiness-in-community-hospitals
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Travis Whitfill, Marcie Gawel, Marc Auerbach
BACKGROUND: The National Pediatric Readiness Project Pediatric Readiness Survey (PRS) measured pediatric readiness in 4149 US emergency departments (EDs) and noted an average score of 69 on a 100-point scale. This readiness score consists of 6 domains: coordination of pediatric patient care (19/100), physician/nurse staffing and training (10/100), quality improvement activities (7/100), patient safety initiatives (14/100), policies and procedures (17/100), and availability of pediatric equipment (33/100)...
July 17, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719227/simvastatin-as-an-adjunctive-therapy-to-risperidone-in-treatment-of-autism-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Ehsan Moazen-Zadeh, Fatemeh Shirzad, Mohammad-Ali Karkhaneh-Yousefi, Rasoul Khezri, Mohammad-Reza Mohammadi, Shahin Akhondzadeh
OBJECTIVES: Providing novel treatments for autism has been a subject of long-standing research. Based on etiopathological findings, we aim at assessing potential therapeutic effects of statins, here simvastatin, on autism symptoms for the first time. METHODS: In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group 10-week clinical trial, 70 drug-free children aged 4 to 12 years old with diagnosis of autistic disorder based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision, who had an Aberrant Behavior Checklist-Community (ABC-C) scale irritability subscale score of ≥12, were equally randomized to receive either simvastatin (20-40 mg/day) or placebo as an adjunct to risperidone (1-2 mg/day) whereas administration of both drugs was started simultaneously from baseline...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718256/iron-deficiency-anaemia-as-risk-factor-for-simple-febrile-seizures-a-case-control-study
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Khawaja Tahir Aziz, Naheem Ahmed, Abdul Ghaffar Nagi
BACKGROUND: Febrile fits is common problem in children. Among other risk factors, iron deficiency anaemia is considered as aggravating factor for febrile fits. Iron deficiency anaemia is preventable and treatable disease. The objective of the study was to find out iron deficiency anaemia as risk factor for febrile fits. METHODS: It was a case control study. Thirty cases of febrile fits were recorded. Control group of 30 cases was taken at the same time with same variables but without febrile fits...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718234/paediatrics-brain-imaging-in-epilepsy-common-presenting-symptoms-and-spectrum-of-abnormalities-detected-on-mri
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Azmat Ali, Faiza Akram, Ghayyur Khan, Shaukat Hussain
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy, a common neurological disorder can present at any age and has a number of aetiologies with underlying brain disease being the most common aetiology. Brain imaging becomes important and mandatory in the work up for epilepsy in localization and lateralization of the seizure focus. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in the department of Radiology Ayub Medical Teaching Institution Abbottabad from 1st March 2015 to 31st March 2016...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715780/use-of-perampanel-in-children-and-adolescents-with-lennox-gastaut-syndrome
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Stéphane Auvin, Blandine Dozieres, Adina Ilea, Catherine Delanoë
AIM: Report the use of perampanel treatment in children with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS). METHOD: We conducted a prospective study of 13 LGS patients (seven male; mean age, 12.8years) treated with adjunctive perampanel therapy. Perampanel was initiated at 2mg/day and titrated to a median maximum dose of 6mg/day. RESULTS: After a mean follow-up duration of 10.8months (range, 1-24months), nine patients (69.2%) were responders (≥50% reduction in total seizure frequency) and nine (69...
July 14, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714494/computerized-axial-tomography-findings-in-children-with-afebrile-seizures-a-hospital-based-study-at-eastern-nepal
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P Poudel, M K Gupta, S P Kafle
BACKGROUND: Computerized Tomography can be performed in resource limited areas where Magnetic Resonance Imaging is less practical. This study was conducted to find out the proportion of cases with abnormal CT scan and findings of CT scan in children with afebrile seizures in a resource limited area. METHODS: This prospective study was conducted from 1st July 2009 to 31st March 2014 in a university hospital of Nepal. Patients (1 month to 20 years of age) presenting with history of afebrile seizure were included...
January 2017: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713592/clinicodemographic-profile-of-children-with-seizures-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-a-cross-sectional-observational-study
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Nagendra Chaudhary, Murli Manohar Gupta, Sandeep Shrestha, Santosh Pathak, Om Prakash Kurmi, B D Bhatia, K N Agarwal
Seizures are one of the common causes for hospital admissions in children with significant mortality and morbidity. This study was conducted to study the prevalence and clinicodemographic profile of children with seizures in a tertiary care hospital of western Nepal. This prospective cross-sectional study conducted over a period of 2 years included all admitted children (2 months-16 years) with seizures. Among 4962 admitted children, seizures were present in 3.4% (n = 168) of children, with male preponderance...
2017: Neurology Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712486/myoclonic-epilepsy-in-infancy-with-preceding-or-concurrent-afebrile-generalized-tonic-clonic-seizures-in-chinese-children
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Zhixian Yang, Hui Li, Jiao Xue, Ping Qian, Xiaoyan Liu, Yuehua Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the general characteristics and the category of myoclonic epilepsy in infancy (MEI) with or without afebrile generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCS). METHODS: Thirty-three children were retrospectively recruited from approximately 42,814 video-electroencephalogram (VEEG) recordings monitored in our department over last nearly 10years. Myoclonic seizures (MS) must be identified by VEEG in all patients. The clinical, EEG features and outcome were analyzed among these patients...
July 13, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709631/neurodevelopmental-profiles-of-children-with-congenital-heart-disease-at-school-age
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Nadja Naef, Rabia Liamlahi, Ingrid Beck, Vera Bernet, Hitendu Dave, Walter Knirsch, Beatrice Latal
OBJECTIVES: To assess 6-year neurodevelopmental outcomes in a current cohort of children with congenital heart disease (CHD) who underwent cardiopulmonary bypass surgery (CPB), and to determine risk factors for adverse outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: Outcomes were examined in 233 prospectively enrolled children with CHD (including 64 with a recognized genetic disorder) who underwent CPB between 2004 and 2009. Follow-up assessment included standardized neurologic, motor, and cognitive tests...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709121/spatiotemporal-propagation-patterns-of-generalized-ictal-spikes-in-childhood-absence-epilepsy
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Vasileios Kokkinos, Andreas M Koupparis, Michalis Koutroumanidis, George K Kostopoulos
OBJECTIVE: This work investigates the spatial distribution in time of generalized ictal spikes in the typical absences of childhood absence epilepsy (CAE). METHODS: We studied twelve children with CAE, who had more than two typical absences during their routine video-EEG. Seizures were identified, and ictal spikes were marked over the maximum electronegative peak, clustered, waveform-averaged and spatiotemporaly analyzed in 2D electrode space. RESULTS: Consistency of spatiotemporal patterns of ictal spikes was high between the absences of the same child, but low between children...
June 17, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709078/insomnia-in-people-with-epilepsy-a-review-of-insomnia-prevalence-risk-factors-and-associations-with-epilepsy-related-factors
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Philippe Joaquim Oliveira Menezes Macêdo, Pedro Sudbrack de Oliveira, Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer, Marleide da Mota Gomes
BACKGROUND: Insomnia is a common sleep complaint in the general population, and sleep loss may be a trigger for epileptic seizures. OBJECTIVES: To conduct a comprehensive review of the literature of insomnia symptoms and insomnia disorder, their prevalence and epilepsy-related risk factors in people with epilepsy (PWE). METHODS: A PUBMED search was performed for articles indexed to June 2016 involving human subjects, excluding papers in languages other than English, Spanish and Portuguese and case reports...
June 3, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706399/comparative-effect-of-divided-doses-of-adult-solid-and-liquid-oral-formulations-of-antiepileptic-drugs-in-the-management-of-pediatric-epilepsy
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Ravi Prasad Nidanapu, Bascarane Tamijarassy, Subramanian Mahadevan, Batmanabane Gitanjali
OBJECTIVE: To compare the differences in the efficacy and safety of the commonly prescribed AEDs in the management of epilepsy in children when using divided doses of adult solid oral formulations (DDSF) with the liquid oral formulations (LFs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients who had one or more seizures per month and prescribed with DDSF were recruited. Initially the patients were continued on DDSF for 4 months following which they were switched over to LF for the subsequent 4 months...
April 2017: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705022/evaluation-of-dose-and-outcomes-for-pediatric-vilazodone-ingestions
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Christopher E Gaw, Henry A Spiller, Jason L Russell, Thiphalak Chounthirath, Gary A Smith
BACKGROUND: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) exposures among children younger than 6 years of age are generally well tolerated. Vilazodone is an SSRI with partial agonism at the 5-HT1A receptor with demonstrated clinical efficacy for depression whose off-label usage is likely to increase. Recent evidence suggests that unintentional ingestion of vilazodone in children under 6 years old is associated with more severe clinical effects than other SSRIs. We chose to evaluate dose and outcomes for pediatric vilazodone ingestions...
July 14, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704875/sonographic-and-doppler-sonographic-diagnosis-of%C3%A2-neonatal-ischemic-stroke
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Karl-Heinz Deeg
Children are particularly at risk for stroke in the neonatal period. 1/3 of all strokes in children occur during the perinatal period. The incidence of perinatal stroke is 1:4000. A differentiation is made between ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke. Ischemic strokes are caused by arterial occlusion due to thrombosis or embolism. As a result of the nonspecific clinical symptoms in this age group, diagnosis is usually made too late. The only relatively specific symptom is focal cerebral seizure during the first week of life...
July 13, 2017: Ultraschall in der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704741/outside-the-box-medications-worth-considering-when-traditional-antiepileptic-drugs-have-failed
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REVIEW
Adrian L Turner, M Scott Perry
PURPOSE: Review and discuss medications efficacious for seizure control, despite primary indications for other diseases, as treatment options in patients who have failed therapy with traditional antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). METHODS: Literature searches were conducted utilizing PubMed and MEDLINE databases employing combinations of search terms including, but not limited to, "epilepsy", "refractory", "seizure", and the following medications: acetazolamide, amantadine, bumetanide, imipramine, lidocaine, verapamil, and various stimulants...
June 27, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702509/loss-of-function-variants-of-scn8a-in-intellectual-disability-without-seizures
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Jacy L Wagnon, Bryan S Barker, Matteo Ottolini, Young Park, Alicia Volkheimer, Purnima Valdez, Marielle E M Swinkels, Manoj K Patel, Miriam H Meisler
OBJECTIVE: To determine the functional effect of SCN8A missense mutations in 2 children with intellectual disability and developmental delay but no seizures. METHODS: Genomic DNA was analyzed by next-generation sequencing. SCN8A variants were introduced into the Nav1.6 complementary DNA by site-directed mutagenesis. Channel activity was measured electrophysiologically in transfected ND7/23 cells. The stability of the mutant channels was assessed by Western blot...
August 2017: Neurology. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701250/the-ketogenic-diet-making-a-comeback
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Thomas Walczyk, Jeannette Y Wick
Americans have embraced a large number of diets in an attempt to manage obesity, improve quality of life, and address specific health problems. Among diets developed to address health problems, the ketogenic diet has had a long and variable history. Developed in the 1920s by a faith healer to help children with epilepsy, this diet induces a state that mimics carbohydrate starvation. As medications became available and effectively addressed seizures, the diet fell out of favor. During the last few decades, researchers and clinicians have learned that it can be useful in children and adults with refractory epilepsy and a variety of other conditions...
July 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698727/differences-in-mean-platelet-volume-and-platelet-count-between-children-with-simple-and-complex-febrile-seizures
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Ali Nikkhah, Mohammad Reza Salehiomran, Seyedeh Samane Asefi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to find the relationship of MPV (Mean Platelet Volume) levels and platelet counts as markers of inflammation between simple and complex febrile seizures. MATERIALS & METHODS: In this retrospective comparative study, we investigated the recordings of 356 children between 5 months and 6 yr with diagnosis of simple and complex febrile seizure (SFS&CFS) in Amircola's Children's Hospital, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran between Mar 2011 and Dec 2015...
2017: Iranian Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698725/plasma-pyridoxal-5%C3%A1-phosphate-level-in-children-with-intractable-and-controlled-epilepsy
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Zahra Pirzadeh, Mohammad Ghofrani, Mohsen Mollamohammadi
OBJECTIVE: Intractable epilepsy is a serious neurologic problem with different etiologies. Decreased levels of pyridoxal phosphate in cerebral spinal fluid of patients with intractable epilepsy due to pyridoxine dependency epilepsy are reported. The aim of this study was to compare plasma pyridoxal 5´-phosphate level in patients with intractable and controlled epilepsy. MATERIALS & METHODS: This cross- sectional analytic study included 66 epileptic children, 33 patients with controlled and 33 patients with intractable epilepsy, after neonatal period up to 15 yr old of age...
2017: Iranian Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697163/utility-of-lumbar-puncture-in-children-presenting-with-status-epilepticus
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Kenneth A Michelson, Todd W Lyons, Kara B Johnson, Lise E Nigrovic, Marvin B Harper, Amir A Kimia
OBJECTIVES: Because meningitis may trigger seizures, we sought to determine its frequency in children with first-time status epilepticus (SE). METHODS: We performed a retrospective cross-sectional study of children aged 1 month to 21 years who presented to a single pediatric emergency department between 1995 and 2012 with SE and who had a lumbar puncture (LP) performed as part of the diagnostic evaluation. We defined bacterial meningitis as a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) culture positive for a bacterial pathogen or CSF pleocytosis (CSF white blood cells ≥10 cells/mm) with a blood culture positive for a bacterial pathogen...
July 11, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
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