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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087825/incidence-and-predictors-of-epilepsy-after-pediatric-arterial-ischemic-stroke
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Lori L Billinghurst, Lauren A Beslow, Nicholas S Abend, Michael Uohara, Laura Jastrzab, Daniel J Licht, Rebecca N Ichord
OBJECTIVE: To determine the cumulative incidence and clinical predictors of remote symptomatic seizures and epilepsy after pediatric arterial ischemic stroke (AIS). METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 218 participants with neonatal AIS (NAIS), presumed perinatal AIS (PPAIS), and childhood AIS (CAIS) from a single-center prospective consecutive cohort enrolled from 2006 to 2014. Medical records were reviewed for timing, semiology, and treatment of acute symptomatic seizures, remote symptomatic seizures (RSS), and epilepsy...
January 13, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070152/adult-stroke-screening-tool-in-childhood-ischemic-stroke
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COMMENT
Kathleen M Gorman, Mark S Wainwright
Investigators from Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH performed a retrospective study to determine whether the application of an adult stroke scale could discriminate between children with acute arterial ischemic stroke (AIS) and other causes of acute neurologic deficits.
January 2017: Pediatric neurology briefs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068236/cerebrovascular-diseases-in-childhood-cancer-survivors-role-of-the-radiation-dose-to-willis-circle-arteries
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Chiraz El-Fayech, Nadia Haddy, Rodrigue Sètchéou Allodji, Cristina Veres, Fara Diop, Amar Kahlouche, Damien Llanas, Angela Jackson, Carole Rubino, Catherine Guibout, Hélène Pacquement, Odile Oberlin, Cécile Thomas-Teinturier, Pierre-Yves Scarabin, Jean Chavaudra, Dimitry Lefkopoulos, Maurice Giroud, Yannick Bejot, Valérie Bernier, Christian Carrie, Ibrahima Diallo, Florent de Vathaire
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the role of radiation dose received to the circle of Willis (WC) during radiation therapy (RT) and of potential dose-response modifiers on the risk of stroke after treatment of childhood cancer. METHODS: We evaluated the risk factors for stroke in a cohort of 3172 5-year survivors of childhood cancer who were followed up for a median time of 26 years. Radiation doses to the WC and brain structures were estimated for each of the 2202 children who received RT...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039368/long-term-neurologic-health-and-psychosocial-function-of-adult-survivors-of-childhood-medulloblastoma-pnet-a-report-from-the-childhood-cancer-survivor-study
#4
Allison A King, Kristy Seidel, Chongzhi Di, Wendy M Leisenring, Stephanie Mabry Perkins, Kevin R Krull, Charles A Sklar, Daniel M Green, Gregory T Armstrong, Lonnie K Zeltzer, Elizabeth Wells, Marilyn Stovall, Nicole J Ullrich, Kevin C Oeffinger, Leslie L Robison, Roger J Packer
BACKGROUND: Medulloblastoma is the most common malignant childhood brain tumor, although long-term risks for chronic neurologic health and psychosocial functioning in aging adult survivors are incompletely characterized. METHODS: The Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS) includes 380 five-year survivors of medulloblastoma/primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET; median age at follow-up: 30 y, interquartile range 24-36) and sibling comparison (n = 4031). Cumulative incidence of neurologic health conditions was reported...
December 29, 2016: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024309/stroke-as-initial-manifestation-of-adenosine-deaminase-2-deficiency
#5
Miriam Elbracht, Michael Mull, Norbert Wagner, Christiane Kuhl, Angela Abicht, Ingo Kurth, Klaus Tenbrock, Martin Häusler
Deficiency of adenosine deaminase 2 (ADA2) due to homozygous or compound heterozygous mutations in the cat eye syndrome chromosome region, candidate 1 (CECR1) gene causes an autoimmune phenotype with systemic vasculitis affecting the skin, inner organs, and the central nervous system. Typically, stroke has been reported to follow systemic inflammatory disease and predominantly affects posterior and central brain areas. Here, we describe one of the rare patients in whom acute mesencephalic stroke preceded systemic inflammation and presented as initial clinical symptom...
December 26, 2016: Neuropediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019129/stroke-and-hypertension-in-children-and-adolescents
#6
Juan C Kupferman, Dimitrios I Zafeiriou, Marc B Lande, Fenella J Kirkham, Steven G Pavlakis
Hypertension is the single most important modifiable risk factor for adult stroke. Stroke mortality has significantly decreased over the last 5 decades; this decline has been mainly associated to improved blood pressure control. Though much less prevalent than in adults, stroke is an increasingly recognized cause of morbidity and mortality in children. Although hypertension has not been strongly identified as a risk factor in childhood stroke yet, there is preliminary evidence that suggests that elevated blood pressure may be associated with stroke in children...
January 1, 2016: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011082/-neonatal-arterial-ischemic-stroke-review-of-the-current-guidelines
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E Saliba, T Debillon, S Auvin, O Baud, V Biran, J-L Chabernaud, S Chabrier, F Cneude, A-G Cordier, V Darmency-Stamboul, J-F Diependaele, T Debillon, M Dinomais, C Durand, A Ego, G Favrais, Y Gruel, L Hertz-Pannier, B Husson, S Marret, S N'Guyen The Tich, T Perez, E Saliba, J-B Valentin, C Vuillerot
Neonatal arterial ischemic stroke (NAIS) is a rare event that occurs in approximately one in 5000 term or close-to-term infants. Most affected infants will present with seizures. Although a well-recognized clinical entity, many questions remain regarding diagnosis, risk factors, treatment, and follow-up modalities. In the absence of a known pathophysiological mechanism and lack of evidence-based guidelines, only supportive care is currently provided. To address these issues, a French national committee set up by the French Neonatal Society (Société française de néonatologie) and the national referral center (Centre national de référence) for arterial ischemic stroke in children drew up guidelines based on an HAS (Haute Autorité de santé [HAS]; French national authority for health) methodology...
December 20, 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003889/knowledge-and-health-beliefs-regarding-sickle-cell-disease-among-omanis-in-a-primary-healthcare-setting-cross-sectional-study
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Mohammed H Al-Azri, Rajaa Al-Belushi, Muna Al-Mamari, Robin Davidson, Anil C Mathew
OBJECTIVES: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a global health concern associated with high childhood morbidity and mortality; in Oman, the prevalence of SCD is 0.2%. Public awareness of SCD and the need for premarital screening (PMS) are essential to reduce the incidence of this disease. This study aimed to assess awareness of and beliefs regarding SCD and PMS among Omanis in a primary healthcare setting. METHODS: This cross-sectional study took place in five health centres located in Al-Seeb Province, Muscat, Oman, between June and August 2015...
November 2016: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965905/stroke-as-the-sole-manifestation-of-takayasu-arteritis-in-a-15-year-old-boy-with-latent-tuberculosis
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Espen Benjaminsen, Anne Reigstad, Vanja Cengija, Vibke Lilleby, Maria Carlsson
Introduction. Takayasu arteritis is a rare disease affecting the aorta and its main branches, causing arterial claudication and end-organ ischemia, including stroke. The etiology is unknown but is believed to be autoimmune. An association between Takayasu arteritis and tuberculosis has been suggested, but the possible relation is unclear. Case Presentation. A 15-year-old Somali boy was diagnosed with latent tuberculosis. He had a lesion in the right lung, and both the tuberculin skin test by the Mantoux method and Quantiferon GOLD test turned out positive...
2016: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956044/associations-between-childhood-cognition-and-cardiovascular-events-in-adulthood-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Kathleen G Dobson, Cheryl H T Chow, Katherine M Morrison, Ryan J Van Lieshout
BACKGROUND: The success of behavioural interventions to optimize cardiovascular health is dependent on adequate cognitive functioning beginning in early life. In this study we aimed to systematically review studies that examined associations between childhood cognition and cardiovascular disease (CVD) events in adulthood. METHODS: This study followed the Meta-analysis Of Observational Studies in Epidemiology guidelines to systematically examine associations between childhood cognition and adult CVD, coronary heart disease, and stroke hospitalization or mortality events...
August 30, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939228/long-term-risk-of-atrial-fibrillation-and-stroke-in-patients-with-atrial-septal-defect-diagnosed-in-childhood
#11
Zarmiga Karunanithi, Camilla Nyboe, Vibeke Elisabeth Hjortdal
The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) and stroke in patients with atrial septal defect (ASD) diagnosed before the age of 18 years. Patients diagnosed with ASD from 1963 to 2011 were identified through national Danish registers, of which 1,111 fulfilled the inclusion criteria. Each patient was matched with 10 control subjects on age and gender. Risk of AF and stroke was assessed using Cox proportional hazards regression. Cumulative incidences were calculated using Fine and Gray competing risk regression...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927105/steroid-use-could-help-prevent-childhood-stroke
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Trialled use of steroids to prevent childhood stroke is justified, concludes a systematic review of recent reports.
December 8, 2016: Nursing Children and Young People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919279/height-correlates-with-dyslipidemia-in-non-overweight-middle-aged-japanese-men
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Yuji Shimizu, Hiroyuki Yoshimine, Mako Nagayoshi, Koichiro Kadota, Kensuke Takahashi, Kiyohiro Izumino, Kenichiro Inoue, Takahiro Maeda
BACKGROUND: Our previous study showed that height is inversely associated with the risk of stroke in middle-aged Japanese men, particularly in those with a low body mass index (BMI). Since height is regarded as a surrogate maker of childhood social and physical condition, while BMI may reflect primarily on the current physical condition, a detailed analysis of those with a lower BMI may elucidate the effects of childhood conditions. On the other hand, dyslipidemia is recognized as a prominent risk factor for cardiovascular disease...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Physiological Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907953/management-of-the-pediatric-neurocritical-care-patient
#14
Christopher M Horvat, Haifa Mtaweh, Michael J Bell
Pediatric neurocritical care is a growing subspecialty of pediatric intensive care that focuses on the management of acute neurological diseases in children. A brief history of the field of pediatric neurocritical care is provided. Neuromonitoring strategies for children are reviewed. Management of major categories of acute childhood central neurologic diseases are reviewed, including treatment of diseases associated with intracranial hypertension, seizures and status epilepticus, stroke, central nervous system infection and inflammation, and hypoxic-ischemic injury...
December 2016: Seminars in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899799/population-health-based-approaches-to-utilizing-digital-technology-a-strategy-for-equity
#15
Garth N Graham, MaryLynn Ostrowski, Alyse B Sabina
Health care disparities and high chronic disease rates burden many communities and disproportionally impact racial/ethnic populations in the United States. These disparities vary geographically, increase health care expenses, and result in shortened lifespans. Digital technologies may be one tool for addressing health disparities and improving population health by increasing individuals' access to health information-especially as most low-income U.S. residents gain access to smartphones. The Aetna Foundation partners with organizations to use digital technologies, including mobile applications, data collection, and related platforms, for learning and sharing...
November 2016: Journal of Public Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896131/case-report-5%C3%A2-year-follow-up-of-adult-late-onset-mitochondrial-encephalomyopathy-with-lactic-acid-and-stroke-like-episodes-melas
#16
Kiri Sunde, Patrick R Blackburn, Anvir Cheema, Jennifer Gass, Jessica Jackson, Sarah Macklin, Paldeep S Atwal
Mitochondrial encephalomyopathy with lactic acid and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) is a multisystem mitochondrial disorder that typically presents in childhood. We describe the follow-up of a patient who was diagnosed with late-onset MELAS at the age of 49. Her clinical course includes sensorineural hearing loss, seizures, and multiple episodes of stroke-like metabolic crises. Molecular genetic testing on whole blood revealed 31% heteroplasmy of a m.3243A > G variant in the mtDNA, the causative variant in approximately 80% of MELAS cases...
December 2016: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891299/tourette-syndrome-and-comorbid-neuropsychiatric-conditions
#17
REVIEW
Ashutosh Kumar, William Trescher, Debra Byler
Tourette syndrome is a neuropsychiatric condition characterized by both motor and phonic tics over a period of at least 1 year with the onset in childhood or adolescence. Apart from the tics, most of the patients with Tourette syndrome have associated neuropsychiatric comorbidities consisting of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, rage attacks, sleep issues, depression, and migraine. Patients may also have physical complications directly from violent motor tics which can rarely include cervical myelopathy, arterial dissection, and stroke...
2016: Current Developmental Disorders Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882862/milk-and-dairy-products-good-or-bad-for-human-health-an-assessment-of-the-totality-of-scientific-evidence
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REVIEW
Tanja Kongerslev Thorning, Anne Raben, Tine Tholstrup, Sabita S Soedamah-Muthu, Ian Givens, Arne Astrup
BACKGROUND: There is scepticism about health effects of dairy products in the public, which is reflected in an increasing intake of plant-based drinks, for example, from soy, rice, almond, or oat. OBJECTIVE: This review aimed to assess the scientific evidence mainly from meta-analyses of observational studies and randomised controlled trials, on dairy intake and risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, cancer, and all-cause mortality...
2016: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879452/umbilical-cord-blood-circulating-progenitor-cells-and-endothelial-colony-forming-cells-are-decreased-in-preeclampsia
#19
Diane L Gumina, Claudine P Black, Vivek Balasubramaniam, Virginia D Winn, Christopher D Baker
Preeclampsia (PE) is a pregnancy-specific disease characterized by the new onset of hypertension and proteinuria. Mothers with PE are known to develop endothelial dysfunction, but its effect on infants has been understudied, as newborns are often asymptomatic. Recent studies indicate that infants born from preeclamptic pregnancies develop endothelial dysfunction including higher blood pressure during childhood and an increased risk of stroke later in life. We hypothesize that PE reduces the number and function of fetal angiogenic progenitor cells and may contribute to this increased risk...
November 21, 2016: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864289/immunotherapy-for-arterial-ischaemic-stroke-in-childhood-a-systematic-review
#20
Hannah B Edwards, Andrew A Mallick, Finbar J K O'Callaghan
BACKGROUND: There is little evidence about either prevention or treatment of childhood arterial ischaemic stroke (AIS). However, drugs that regulate the immune and inflammatory response could theoretically prevent occurrence or recurrence of AIS. Additionally, as an acute treatment, they may limit the neurological damage caused by AIS. Here, we systematically review the evidence on the use of immunotherapy in childhood AIS. DESIGN: A systematic review of publications in databases Embase and Medline from inception...
November 18, 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood
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