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Epilepsy children neonate newborn

Biljana Vucetic Tadic, Ruzica Kravljanac, Vlada Sretenovic, Vladislav Vukomanovic
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate long-term outcome and assess predictors of prognosis in children with neonatal seizures (NS). METHOD: This retrospective study includes children with NS treated at our Institute from January the 1st 2005 until December the 31st 2015. The data were collected from medical charts and the electroencephalogram (EEG) database at the Institute. The predictive value was evaluated for following parameters: (1) characteristics of the patients, such as gender, gestational age, birth body weight, Apgar score, artificial ventilation; (2) etiology; (3) characteristics of seizures such as type, time of onset, resistance to treatment; and (4) EEG background activity and paroxysmal discharges...
May 15, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
Elizabeth Hisle-Gorman, Apryl Susi, Theophil Stokes, Gregory Gorman, Christine Erdie-Lalena, Cade M Nylund
BackgroundWe explored the association of 29 previously reported neonatal, perinatal, and prenatal conditions, and exposures with later diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in a large sample of children followed over multiple years.MethodsA retrospective case-cohort study was formed using the Military Health System database. Cases were identified by International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision codes for ASD between 2000 and 2013, and were matched 3:1 with controls on sex, date of birth, and enrollment time frame...
April 18, 2018: Pediatric Research
Louis T Dang, Faye S Silverstein
The mainstay of treatment of childhood epilepsy is to administer antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). This article provides an overview of the clinical approach to drug treatment of childhood epilepsy, focusing on general principles of therapy and properties of recently introduced medications. Initiation and cessation of therapy, adverse medication effects, drug interactions, indications for the various AEDs, and off-label use of AEDs are reviewed. The distinct challenges in treatment of epileptic spasms and neonatal seizures are addressed...
December 2017: Pediatric Clinics of North America
Orhideja Stomnaroska, Elizabeta Petkovska, Sanja Ivanovska, Snezana Jancevska, Dragan Danilovski
AIM: Severe neonatal hypoglycaemia (HG) leads to neurologic damage, mental retardation, epilepsy, impaired cardiac performance and muscle weakness. The aim was to assess the frequency and severity of HG in a population of newborns. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We investigated 739 patients with neonatal hypoglycaemia (HG) (M:F=370:369) born at the University Clinic for Gynaecology and Obstetritics in Skopje in the period 2014-2016 and treated at the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)...
September 1, 2017: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
C Vuillerot, S Marret, M Dinomais
Neonatal Arterial Ischemic Stroke (NAIS) affects 6-17 newborns on 100 000-birth term neonates, most of these children keeping long-term motor and cognitive impairments. Based on a literature review, the objectives of this paper are to describe motor and cognitive outcomes after a NAIS and to propose a consensual monitoring of these children to improve their management. About 30 % of children after a NAIS will develop a unilateral cerebral palsy requiring a management by a team with expertise in physical medicine and rehabilitation...
September 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
Amir Freud, Eyal Sheiner, Tamar Wainstock, Daniella Landau, Asnat Walfisch
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the possible association between fetal gender and long-term pediatric neurological morbidity. METHODS: We performed a population-based retrospective cohort analysis comparing the risk of long-term neurological morbidity (up to age 18 years) of children born during the years 1991 to 2013 according to their gender. Neurological morbidity evaluated included hospitalizations in childhood involving pervasive developmental disorder, obstructive sleep apnea, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and infantile spasms and disorders of eating as recorded in the hospital files...
September 2017: Pediatric Neurology
Renée A Shellhaas, Courtney J Wusthoff, Tammy N Tsuchida, Hannah C Glass, Catherine J Chu, Shavonne L Massey, Janet S Soul, Natrujee Wiwattanadittakun, Nicholas S Abend, Maria Roberta Cilio
OBJECTIVE: Although individual neonatal epilepsy syndromes are rare, as a group they represent a sizable subgroup of neonatal seizure etiologies. We evaluated the profile of neonatal epilepsies in a prospective cohort of newborns with seizures. METHODS: Consecutive newborns with seizures were enrolled in the Neonatal Seizure Registry (an association of 7 US children's hospitals). Treatment and diagnostic testing were at the clinicians' discretion. Neonates with seizures related to epileptic encephalopathies (without structural brain abnormalities), brain malformations, or benign familial epilepsies were included in this analysis...
August 29, 2017: Neurology
Orhideja Stomnaroska, Elizabeta Petkovska, Snezana Jancevska, Dragan Danilovski
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Severe neonatal hypoglycemia (HG) leads to neurologic damage, mental retardation, epilepsy, personality disorders, impaired cardiac performance and muscle weakness. We aimed to assess the clinical characteristics of children with hypoglycemia in a random population of newborns. PATIENTS, METHODS AND RESULTS: We investigated 84 patients (M:F=35:48) born at the University Clinic for Gynecology and Obstetrics in Skopje (hospitalized in the NICU) who were found to have hypoglycemia...
March 1, 2017: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
Laura Merlini, Sylviane Hanquinet, Joel Fluss
BACKGROUND: Neonatal thalamic hemorrhagic stroke is related to cerebral sinus venous thrombosis and associated with neurological sequelae. Predicting factors are however lacking. METHODS: Clinical and radiological findings at onset and on follow-up of 5 neonates with thalamic hemorrhage stroke are described. RESULTS: All neonates presented with abrupt lethargy, ophistotonos, irritability and/or seizures. The thalamic hemorrhagic stroke was most often unilateral (4/5), involving the posterior/entire thalamus in 3 cases and the anterior thalamus in 2...
July 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
F Pisani, E Pavlidis, C Facini, C La Morgia, C Fusco, G Cantalupo
Seizures are a frequent acute neurological event in the neonatal period. Up to 12 to 18% of all seizures in newborns are due to perinatal stroke and up to 39% of affected children can then develop epilepsy in childhood. We report the case of a young patient who presented stroke-related seizures in the neonatal period and then developed focal symptomatic epilepsy at 15 years of age, and in whom the epileptic focus was found to co-localize with the site of his ischemic brain lesion. Such a prolonged silent period before onset of remote symptomatic epilepsy has not previously been reported...
January 2017: Functional Neurology
J W Logan, O Dammann, E N Allred, C Dammann, K Beam, R M Joseph, T M O'Shea, A Leviton, K C K Kuban
OBJECTIVE: A neonatal illness severity score, The Score for Neonatal Acute Physiology-II (SNAP-II), predicts neurodevelopmental impairments at two years of age among children born extremely preterm. We sought to evaluate to what extent SNAP-II is predictive of cognitive and other neurodevelopmental impairments at 10 years of age. STUDY DESIGN: In a cohort of 874 children born before 28 weeks of gestation, we prospectively collected clinical, physiologic and laboratory data to calculate SNAP-II for each infant...
May 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
Rikke Damkjær Maimburg, Jørn Olsen, Yuelian Sun
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to estimate the association between newborn children treated with phototerapy for hyperbilirubinemia and the subsequent risk of febrile seizures or epilepsy in early childhood. METHODS: We conducted a follow-up study of singleton children (N=70 230) born between February 1998 and May 2003 from the Danish National Birth Cohort (DNBC). Information on exposure to phototherapy for hyperbilirubinemia was obtained from a questionnaire in the DNBC...
August 2016: Epilepsy Research
Stéphane Chabrier, Emeline Peyric, Laure Drutel, Johanna Deron, Manoëlle Kossorotoff, Mickaël Dinomais, Leila Lazaro, Jérémie Lefranc, Guillaume Thébault, Gérard Dray, Joel Fluss, Cyrille Renaud, Sylvie Nguyen The Tich
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the epileptic, academic, and developmental status at age 7 years in a large population of term-born children who sustained neonatal arterial ischemic stroke (NAIS), and to assess the co-occurrence of these outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: A cohort study including 100 term newborns with NAIS was designed. Two infants died during the neonatal period, 13 families were lost to follow-up, and 5 families declined to participate in this evaluation. Thus, 80 families completed the 7-year clinical assessment...
May 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
Melisa Carrasco, Sanjai C Rao, Cynthia F Bearer, Sripriya Sundararajan
INTRODUCTION: Gabapentin, an anticonvulsant, neuroleptic, and pain medication, is widely used in both adults and children for management of epilepsy, bipolar illness, and neuropathic pain. Gabapentin use has also been recommended for hyperemesis gravidarum and restless leg syndrome in pregnant mothers. OBJECTIVE: Although gabapentin use is deemed safe during pregnancy, no clinical reports of gabapentin withdrawal syndrome in a neonate have been described. RESULTS: We present a newborn who showed signs of withdrawal after prolonged in utero exposure to gabapentin...
November 2015: Pediatric Neurology
Sascha Meyer, Umut Yilmaz, Yoo-Jin Kim, Robert Steinfeld, Gabriele Meyberg-Solomayer, Barbara Oehl-Jaschkowitz, Andreas Tzschach, Ludwig Gortner, Julia Igel, Otto Schofer
BACKGROUND: Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (NCL) is characterized by a combination of retinopathy, dementia, and epilepsy. As a group, they encompass ten distinct biological and clinical entities and are the most common type of childhood neurodegenerative disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Case reports. RESULTS: We demonstrate the clinical course of two neonates (brother and sister) with infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (NCL) (CLN 10 disease) presenting with intractable seizures and respiratory insufficiency immediately after birth...
May 2015: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
A Mockova, E Dortova, J Dort, J Nahlovsky, V Korecko, Z Ulcova-Gallova
The case presented describes a high-risk pregnancy of a woman with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with multiple lesions of central nervous system (CNS), vasculitis, secondary epilepsy and antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). At gestational age 28 weeks and 3 days the pregnancy was urgently terminated via caesarean section and an extremely hypotrophic immature newborn with a birth weight of 580 g was born. The high disease activity in the mother at the time of conception and the histologically proven chronic placental insufficiency due to APS are presumably the causes for the extensive hypotrophy of the neonate...
March 2014: Lupus
Barış Ekici, Nur Aydınlı, Kubilay Aydın, Mine Çalışkan, Emine Eraslan, Meral Özmen
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to analyze the development of epilepsy in a patient group with periventricular leukomalacia followed at a tertiary pediatric neurology center. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included 108 children aged between 2 and 8 years with radiologically proven periventricular leukomalacia who had been regularly observed at the Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurology outpatient clinic between January 2006 and December 2011...
October 2013: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Ana Alarcon, Miriam Martinez-Biarge, Fernando Cabañas, Angel Hernanz, Jose Quero, Alfredo Garcia-Alix
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate clinical, biochemical, and neuroimaging findings as predictors of neurodevelopmental outcome in patients with symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV). STUDY DESIGN: The study cohort comprised 26 patients with symptomatic congenital CMV born between 1993 and 2009 in a single center. Absolute and weight deficit-adjusted head circumference were considered. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) investigations included standard cytochemical analysis, determination of beta2-microglobulin (β2-m), neuron-specific enolase, and CMV DNA detection...
September 2013: Journal of Pediatrics
Anne M Clark, Robert L Kriel, Ilo E Leppik, James R White, Thomas R Henry, Richard C Brundage, James C Cloyd
PURPOSE: Although topiramate is widely prescribed for epilepsy and migraine, there is no intravenous product. We have developed an injectable topiramate formulation in which the drug is solubilized in a cyclodextrin matrix, Captisol(®) (Ligand Pharmaceuticals, Inc., La Jolla, CA). Our long-term goal is to evaluate intravenous topiramate for the treatment of neonatal seizures. Prior to studies in newborns, we carried out an investigation of injectable topiramate's safety and pharmacokinetics in adult patients...
June 2013: Epilepsia
Karina J Kersbergen, Linda S de Vries, Frans S S Leijten, Kees P J Braun, Rutger A J Nievelstein, Floris Groenendaal, Manon J N L Benders, Floor E Jansen
PURPOSE: Thalamic hemorrhage has been associated with neonatal cerebral sinovenous thrombosis (CSVT), especially when the straight sinus is involved, and often presents with neonatal seizures. Early thalamic injury has previously been shown to predispose to epilepsy and electrical status epilepticus in slow wave sleep (ESES). The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of sleep-induced epileptic electroencephalography (EEG) abnormalities and postneonatal epilepsy after neonatal thalamic hemorrhage associated with CSVT, in the absence of more widespread cerebral damage...
April 2013: Epilepsia
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