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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786810/-epilepsy-and-comorbid-neurodevelopmental-disorders
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Viviann Nordin, Ingrid B Olsson, Torbjörn Tomson
In children and adults with epilepsy, it is important to be aware of and diagnose common comorbidities that may have a large impact on quality of life. Comorbid neurodevelopmental disorders include intellectual disability, autism, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Depression and anxiety are common findings, and also the risk of psychosis is increased. The medication used to treat these comorbidities is found to be effective with little risks of seizure exacerbation, i.e. medication with methylphenidate, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and second generation neuroleptics...
May 22, 2018: Läkartidningen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774806/associations-between-childhood-learning-disabilities-and-adult-age-mental-health-problems-lack-of-education-and-unemployment
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Tuija Aro, Kenneth Eklund, Anna-Kaija Eloranta, Vesa Närhi, Elisa Korhonen, Timo Ahonen
We studied the impact of diverse subtypes of learning disabilities (LD) on adult-age mental health, education, and employment by comparing the LD group ( n = 430) with a matched control group without a known history of LD ( n = 2,149). The clinical archived data were merged with lifelong register data on sickness allowances/disability pensions granted on the basis of psychiatric illnesses, reimbursements for psychoactive medication, having a degree after compulsory education, and having received unemployment allowances...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Learning Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773208/childhood-sleep-and-adolescent-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-cfs-me-evidence-of-associations-in-a-uk-birth-cohort
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Simon M Collin, Tom Norris, Paul Gringras, Peter S Blair, Kate Tilling, Esther Crawley
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Sleep abnormalities are characteristic of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS, also known as 'ME'), however it is unknown whether sleep might be a causal risk factor for CFS/ME. PATIENTS/METHODS: We analysed data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) birth cohort. We describe sleep patterns of children aged 6 months to 11 years, who were subsequently classified as having (or not having) 'chronic disabling fatigue' (CDF, a proxy for CFS/ME) between the ages 13 and 18 years, and we investigated the associations of sleep duration at age nine years with CDF at age 13 years, as well as sleep duration at age 11 years with CDF at age 16 years...
June 2018: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768338/botulinum-toxin-injection-to-improve-functional-independence-and-to-alleviate-parenting-stress-in-a-child-with-advanced-pantothenate-kinase-associated-neurodegeneration-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#4
Cho-I Lin, Kuan-Lin Chen, Ta-Shen Kuan, Sheng-Han Lin, Wei-Pin Lin, Yu-Ching Lin
RATIONALE: Pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration (PKAN) is a rare autosomal recessive disease. Progressive motor symptoms such as dystonia and spasticity begin in childhood and relentlessly become incapacitating later in life. Treatments including anticholinergics and iron chelation are usually ineffective. Botulinum toxin type A (BoNT-A) is effective for adult patients with dystonia or spasticity. PATIENT CONCERNS: We reported a 10-year-old female patient with advanced PKAN, manifesting as generalized dystonia and spasticity...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762741/a-longitudinal-analysis-of-the-intergenerational-transmission-of-health-inequality
#5
Andrea E Willson, Kim M Shuey
Objectives: Empirical investigations of cumulative dis/advantage typically treat health inequality as an intra-individual process rooted in early-life conditions and operating within the span of the individual life course, while literature on processes of intergenerational transmission has historically focused on socioeconomic mobility, largely overlooking health. The current study examines the persistence of work disability across generations and multiple explanations for this relationship, including the role of early life disadvantage, childhood health, educational attainment, and social mobility...
May 14, 2018: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761539/-fat-is-really-a-four-letter-word-exploring-weight-related-communication-best-practices-in-children-with-and-without-disabilities-and-their-caregivers
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A C McPherson, T J Knibbe, M Oake, J A Swift, N Browne, G D C Ball, J Hamilton
BACKGROUND: Health care professionals play a critical role in preventing and managing childhood obesity, but the American Academy of Pediatrics recently stressed the importance of using sensitive and nonstigmatizing language when discussing weight with children and families. Although barriers to weight-related discussions are well known, there are few evidence-based recommendations around communication best practices. Disability populations in particular have previously been excluded from work in this area...
May 15, 2018: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757881/health-and-educational-implications-of-prematurity-in-the-united-states-national-survey-of-children-s-health-2011-2012-data
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Michelle M Kelly
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Preterm birth is a significant public health issue, with children born prematurely experiencing educational and health difficulties throughout childhood. The aim of the descriptive secondary data analysis was to compare health implications and educational experiences in children born prematurely compared with children born at term. METHODS: The 2011/2012 National Survey of Children's Health data set was explored using separate chi-square tests of homogeneity to investigate differences in the occurrence of chronic health conditions and educationally relevant outcomes: individualized family services plan/individualized education plan (IFSP/IEP), and grade repetition between children born prematurely compared with those born at term...
March 2018: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753329/a-37-year-old-nigerian-woman-with-apert-syndrome-medical-and-psychosocial-perspectives-a-case-report
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M A Kana, T S Baduku, H Bello-Manga, A S Baduku
BACKGROUND: Apert syndrome is a rare genetic disease that presents a diagnostic dilemma because of its similarity with other craniosynostosis syndromes. Currently, there is paucity of reports about adult patients in African medical literature. Therefore, this case report highlights medical and psychosocial problems associated with the disease in an adult woman who is resident in a resource-constrained setting. CASE PRESENTATION: Our patient is a 37-year-old African woman...
May 13, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747886/therapeutic-hypothermia-how-can-we-optimize-this-therapy-to-further-improve-outcomes
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REVIEW
Girija Natarajan, Abbot Laptook, Seetha Shankaran
Neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy remains associated with considerable death and disability. In multiple randomized controlled trials, therapeutic hypothermia for neonatal moderate or severe hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy among term infants has been shown to be safe and effective in reducing death and disability in survivors. In this article, the current status of infant and childhood outcomes following this therapy is reviewed. The clinical approaches that may help to optimize this innovative neuroprotective therapy are presented...
June 2018: Clinics in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730963/screening-for-intellectual-disabilities-a-validation-of-the-hayes-ability-screening-index-for-in-patients-with-substance-use-disorder
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Kirsten J Braatveit, Torbjørn Torsheim, Oddbjørn Hove
BACKGROUND: There is a reason to believe that many individuals with substance use disorder (SUD) in contact with services have an undiagnosed intellectual disability (ID). Assessing ID in persons with SUD can be challenging due to the influence of substances, time consumption, and specific requirements for the education of the assessor. On the other hand, an undiagnosed condition may lead to a lack of treatment adjustment and may result in drop-out from treatment or lack of treatment effect...
May 7, 2018: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726738/perceptions-of-disability-environmental-risk-factors-and-available-services-among-local-leaders-and-parents-of-young-children-with-disabilities-in-west-timor-indonesia
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Indra Kiling, Clemence Due, Dominggus Li, Deborah Turnbull
PURPOSE: As an underdeveloped region of Indonesia, West Timor faces a significant challenge of childhood disability compounded by environmental risk factors such as poverty, discrimination and stigma, and limited access to basic services. However, very little is currently known about how this important social issue is viewed from the perspective of parents and local leaders, who play an influential role in local society. This research aimed to explore the views of these groups, towards childhood disability, within an environmental risk context...
May 4, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725874/atypical-facial-and-head-pain-in-childhood-and-adolescence
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REVIEW
Licia Grazzi, Emanuela Sansone, Paul Rizzoli
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review will consider forms of atypical facial and head pain in children and adolescents. A brief and general overview of typical head and facial pains and treatments will be offered. Moreover, atypical head and face pain will be discussed with treatment options. RECENT FINDINGS: The most recent literature including case reports will be evaluated; possible pathophysiological mechanisms, resulting disabilities, and family and social impact will be discussed...
May 3, 2018: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724248/predicting-unfavorable-long-term-outcome-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-results-from-the-nordic-cohort-study
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Veronika Rypdal, Ellen Dalen Arnstad, Kristiina Aalto, Lillemor Berntson, Maria Ekelund, Anders Fasth, Mia Glerup, Troels Herlin, Susan Nielsen, Suvi Peltoniemi, Marek Zak, Marite Rygg, Martin Rypdal, Ellen Nordal
BACKGROUND: The aim was to develop prediction rules that may guide early treatment decisions based on baseline clinical predictors of long-term unfavorable outcome in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). METHODS: In the Nordic JIA cohort, we assessed baseline disease characteristics as predictors of the following outcomes 8 years after disease onset. Non-achievement of remission off medication according to the preliminary Wallace criteria, functional disability assessed by Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire (CHAQ) and Physical Summary Score (PhS) of the Child Health Questionnaire, and articular damage assessed by the Juvenile Arthritis Damage Index-Articular (JADI-A)...
May 3, 2018: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724222/factors-associated-with-recent-intimate-partner-violence-experience-amongst-currently-married-women-in-afghanistan-and-health-impacts-of-ipv-a-cross-sectional-study
#14
Andrew Gibbs, Julienne Corboz, Rachel Jewkes
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is exceedingly common in conflict and post-conflict settings. We first seek to describe factors associated with past 12 month IPV amongst currently married women in Afghanistan, focused on the factors typically assumed to drive IPV. Second, to describe whether IPV is independently associated with a range of health outcomes. METHODS: Cross-sectional analysis of currently married Afghan women, comprising the baseline study of a trial to prevent IPV...
May 3, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719080/lymphovenous-anastomosis-and-debulking-procedure-for-treatment-of-combined-severe-lower-extremity-and-genital-lymphedema-a-case-report
#15
Mario F Scaglioni, Semra Uyulmaz
Lymphedema most commonly occurs after cancer treatment and can affect limbs and genitalia. Genital lymphedema (GL) is a rare condition and can be disabling psychologically and physically. It often occurs along with lower extremity lymphedema (LEL). Conservative and physiologic reconstructive surgery such as lymphaticovenous anastomosis (LVA) offer good treatment options for LEL. GL however remains a reconstructive dilemma. The most effective surgical therapies in advanced GL are still debulking procedures in properly selected patients...
May 2, 2018: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718808/differences-in-lumbar-motor-neuron-pruning-in-an-animal-model-of-early-onset-spasticity
#16
Joline E Brandenburg, Heather M Gransee, Matthew J Fogarty, Gary C Sieck
Motor neuron (MN) development in early onset spasticity is poorly understood. For example, spastic cerebral palsy (sCP), the most common motor disability of childhood, is poorly predicted by brain imaging, yet research remains focused on the brain. By contrast, MNs, via the motor unit and neurotransmitter signaling, are the target of most therapeutic spasticity treatments and are the final common output of motor control. MN development in sCP is a critical knowledge gap as the late embryonic and postnatal periods are not only when the supposed brain injury occurs, but are critical times for spinal cord neuromotor development...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713171/does-higher-severity-really-correlate-with-a-worse-quality-of-life-in-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-a-meta-regression
#17
Andrea Pozza, Christine Lochner, Fabio Ferretti, Alessandro Cuomo, Anna Coluccia
Background: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is one of the leading causes of disability and reduced quality of life (QOL), with impairment in a number of domains. However, there is a paucity of literature on the association between severity of OCD symptoms and QOL, and the data that do exist are inconsistent. In addition, the role of severity in QOL has not been summarized as yet from a cross-generational perspective (ie, across childhood/adolescence and adulthood). Through meta-regression techniques, the current study summarized evidence about the moderator role of severity of OCD symptoms on differences in global QOL between individuals with OCD and controls...
2018: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710020/-a-15-year-old-girl-with-congenital-cytomegalovirus-infection-presenting-with-sensorineural-hearing-impairment-and-cerebral-while-matter-lesions-but-no-intellectual-disability
#18
Keiichi Nakagawa, Masato Kadoya, Hiroshi Matsumoto, Hiroyuki Moriuchi, Katsunori Ikewaki, Kenichi Kaida
A 15-year-old girl presented with non-progressive sensorineural hearing impairment in her right ear since her early childhood. She had normal intellectual development. When she was 15 years old, small deep white matter lesions around the lateral ventricles were incidentally detected in brain MRI studies through further investigation of auditory organs. Laboratory data including cerebrospinal fluid analysis and antibodies to aquaporin-4 or myelin-oligodendrocyte glycoprotein were normal. She was diagnosed as a congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection based on the detection of CMV DNA from preserved umbilical cord tissue by real-time polymerase chain reaction...
April 28, 2018: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707060/patient-reported-mobility-function-and-engagement-in-young-adults-with-cerebral-palsy-a-cross-sectional-sample
#19
N Lennon, C Church, F Miller
Purpose: To describe self-reported life satisfaction and motor function of young adults with cerebral palsy (CP). Methods: A total of 57 young adults with spastic CP classified as levels I (seven), II (25), III (16), IV (nine) by the Gross Motor Function Classification System, followed from childhood by our CP clinic, returned at a mean age of 27 years two months (SD 3 years 4 months). Self-reported life satisfaction and mobility status were measured by the Pediatric Outcomes Data Collection Instrument (PODCI), Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS), Functional Mobility Scale (FMS) and a project questionnaire...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707051/treatment-strategy-and-long-term-functional-outcome-of-traumatic-elbow-dislocation-in-childhood-a-single-centre-study
#20
G Nussberger, S Schädelin, J Mayr, D Studer, P Zimmermann
Purpose: Traumatic elbow dislocation (TED) is the most common injury of large joints in children. There is an ongoing debate on the optimal treatment for TED. We aimed to assess the functional outcome after operative and nonoperative treatment of TED. Methods: We analysed the medical records of patients with TED treated at the University Children's Hospital, Basel, between March 2006 and June 2015. Functional outcome was assessed using the Mayo Elbow Performance Score (MEPS) and Quick Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (QuickDASH) Sport and Music Module score...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
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