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Jennifer Benjamin, Judith Groner, Jennifer Walton, Garey Noritz, Gregg M Gascon, John D Mahan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 5, 2018: Academic Pediatrics
J M Conway, B H Walsh, G B Boylan, D M Murray
AIMS: Hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE) remains a significant cause of long term neurodisability despite therapeutic hypothermia (TH). Infants with mild HIE, representing 50% of those with HIE, are perceived as low risk and are currently not eligible for TH [1]. This review examines the available evidence of outcome in term infants with mild HIE. METHODS: Medline, Embase and Cochrane Clinical Trials databases were searched in March 2017. Studies with well-defined HIE grading at birth and standardised neurodevelopmental assessment at ≥18 months were included...
February 26, 2018: Early Human Development
Jitin Bajaj, Manjari Tripathi, Rekha Dwivedi, Savita Sapra, Sheffali Gulati, Ajay Garg, Madhavi Tripathi, Chandra S Bal, Sarat P Chandra
INTRODUCTION: Epilepsy has several comorbidities and associated stigma. Stigma associated with epilepsy is well known and prevalent worldwide. Surgical treatment is an established treatment for drug refractory epilepsy. Following surgery in children, it is possible that the stigma may reduce, but such an effect has not been studied earlier. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Analysis of prospectively collected data was performed for pediatric patients at a single tertiary center for treating epilepsy...
February 3, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
Colin Reilly, Patricia Atkinson, Ayesha Memon, Chloe Jones, Lyvia Dabydeen, Krishna B Das, Christopher Gillberg, Brian G R Neville, Rod C Scott
The objective was to provide population-based data on depression, anxiety, and stress in parents of young children with epilepsy and to compare findings with those of parents of developmental-, age-, and gender-matched children with nonepilepsy-related neurodisability (neurological and/or neurodevelopmental concerns). The parents (mothers and fathers) of 47 (89% ascertainment) young children (1-7years) with epilepsy in a defined geographical area of the UK completed the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales - Short Form (DASS-21), a screening measure for depression, anxiety, and stress...
January 25, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
Kathy Davis, Simone Carter, Elizabeth Myers, Nicola Rocca
Research confirms that children and young people with severe learning disabilities do not have the same level of access to high-quality care, health education and health promotion activities as children and young people without disabilities. This article discusses a quality improvement, action research project to investigate alternative approaches to health promotion that enhance the health and well-being of children and young people with complex neurodisabilities. The project involved assessment of school records and completion by staff of an eight-question survey...
February 7, 2018: Nursing Children and Young People
Paul Bangirana, Andrea L Conroy, Robert O Opoka, Michael T Hawkes, Laura Hermann, Christopher Miller, Sophie Namasopo, W Conrad Liles, Chandy C John, Kevin C Kain
BACKGROUND: Severe malaria is a leading cause of acquired neurodisability in Africa and is associated with reduced nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability. A neuroprotective role for inhaled NO has been reported in animal studies, and administration of inhaled NO in preterm neonates with respiratory distress syndrome is associated with a 47% reduced risk of cognitive impairment at two years of age. METHODS: A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial of inhaled NO versus placebo as an adjunctive therapy for severe malaria was conducted in Uganda between 2011 and 2013...
2018: PloS One
David J O ' Driscoll, Valeria D Felice, Louise C Kenny, Geraldine B Boylan, Gerard W O'Keeffe
Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) resulting from intrauterine or perinatal hypoxic-ischemia (HI) is a leading cause of long-term neonatal neurodisability. While most studies of long-term outcome have focused on moderate and severe HIE in term infants, recent work has shown that those with mild HIE may have subtle neurological impairments. However, the impact of mild HI on pre-term infants is much less clear given that pre-term birth is itself a risk factor for neurodisability. Here we show that mild HI insult alters behaviour, inflammation and the corticosterone stress response in a rat model of pre-term HIE...
January 16, 2018: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
Bryony Beresford, Susan Clarke, Jane Maddison
BACKGROUND: Therapy interventions emerged four times in the top 10 research priorities in a James Lind Alliance research prioritisation exercise for children with neurodisabilities (Morris C, Simkiss D, Busk M, Morris M, Allard A, Denness J, et al. Setting research priorities to improve the health of children and young people with neurodisability: a British Academy of Childhood Disability-James Lind Alliance Research Priority Setting Partnership. BMJ Open 2015;5:e006233). The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) commissioned this study as part of an information-gathering exercise in response to this...
January 2018: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
Frances Morrison, Jack Fairhurst, Charlie Fairhurst
AIM: Evaluation of topical Glyceryl trinitrate as a therapeutic option to improve peripheral circulation in 16 children with severe complex neurodisability, poor capillary return and signs of vascular insufficiency, including discomfort. METHODS: If insufficient improvement in capillary return was obtained using conservative measures, a 5 mg GTN patch was placed each day on the front of the tibia of each leg. Children were reviewed clinically for up to 12 months of treatment...
December 31, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
Meta van den Heuvel, Wieger Voskuijl, Kate Chidzalo, Marko Kerac, Sijmen A Reijneveld, Robert Bandsma, Melissa Gladstone
Background: Early childhood development provides an important foundation for the development of human capital. Although there is a clear relation between stunting and child development outcomes, less information is available about the developmental and behavioural outcomes of children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM). Particularly an important research gap exists in Sub-Saharan Africa where there is a high prevalence of SAM and a high rate of co-occurring HIV (human immune deficiency virus) infection...
December 2017: Journal of Global Health
Jeremy R Parr, Emma Todhunter, Lindsay Pennington, Deborah Stocken, Jill Cadwgan, Anne E O'Hare, Catherine Tuffrey, Jane Williams, Mike Cole, Allan F Colver
OBJECTIVE: Investigate whether hyoscine patch or glycopyrronium liquid is more effective and acceptable to treat drooling in children with neurodisability. DESIGN: Multicentre, single-blind, randomised controlled trial. SETTING: Recruitment through neurodisability teams; treatment by parents. PARTICIPANTS: Ninety children with neurodisability who had never received medication for drooling (55 boys, 35 girls; median age 4 years)...
November 30, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
Alexander Moreno, Ari Laoch, Nathan D Zasler
BACKGROUND: There is an increasing interest in sexual and gender diversity in neurorehabilitation. Healthcare professionals wanting to improve their practice know the importance of understanding the needs and expectations of specific communities. OBJECTIVE: To critically review the literature about neurological disorders in people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and people with other sexual orientations and forms of gender expression (LGBTQIA+)...
2017: NeuroRehabilitation
Sudhin Thayyil, Vania Oliveira, Peter J Lally, Ravi Swamy, Paul Bassett, Mani Chandrasekaran, Jayashree Mondkar, Sundaram Mangalabharathi, Naveen Benkappa, Arasar Seeralar, Mohammod Shahidullah, Paolo Montaldo, Jethro Herberg, Swati Manerkar, Kumutha Kumaraswami, Chinnathambi Kamalaratnam, Vinayagam Prakash, Rema Chandramohan, Prathik Bandya, Mohammod Abdul Mannan, Ranmali Rodrigo, Mohandas Nair, Siddarth Ramji, Seetha Shankaran
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic hypothermia reduces death and disability after moderate or severe neonatal encephalopathy in high-income countries and is used as standard therapy in these settings. However, the safety and efficacy of cooling therapy in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where 99% of the disease burden occurs, remains unclear. We will examine whether whole body cooling reduces death or neurodisability at 18-22 months after neonatal encephalopathy, in LMICs. METHODS: We will randomly allocate 408 term or near-term babies (aged ≤ 6 h) with moderate or severe neonatal encephalopathy admitted to public sector neonatal units in LMIC countries (India, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka), to either usual care alone or whole-body cooling with usual care...
September 18, 2017: Trials
Francesca Penagini, Barbara Borsani, Katia Maruca, Valeria Giosia, Stefania Bova, Massimo Mastrangelo, Gian Vincenzo Zuccotti, Stefano Mora
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Vitamin D deficiency is common in children with neurodisabilities. Oral vitamin D3 may not be absorbed appropriately due to dysphagia and tube feeding. The aim of this study was to compare efficacy of vitamin D3 buccal spray with that of oral drops. METHODS: Twenty-four children with neurodisabilities (5-17 years) and vitamin D deficiency (25(OH)D ≤20 ng/mL) were randomized to receive vitamin D3 buccal spray 800 IU/daily (n = 12) or oral drops 750 IU/daily (n = 12) for 3 months during winter...
2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
Michael Eisenhut, Samyami Choudhury
BACKGROUND: Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) occurs in 60-70% of neonates weighing 500-750 g and 10-20% of those weighing 1,000-1,500 g. All forms of IVH have been associated with neurocognitive deficits. Both subarachnoid and IVHs have been associated with delayed vasospasm leading to neurological deficits. Pathways linking hemoglobin release from blood clots to vasospasm include heme-induced activation of inflammasomes releasing interleukin-1 (IL-1) that can cause calcium dependent and independent vasospasm...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
Aline Bogossian, Gillian King, Lucyna M Lach, Melissa Currie, David Nicholas, Ted McNeill, Michael Saini
BACKGROUND: In the past thirty years, theoretical and empirical scholarship on father involvement has emerged and firmly established itself. Efforts to define, measure, and explore outcomes related to father involvement in the context of childhood neurodisability are evident but less well established. The purpose of this study was to systematically map empirical studies on father involvement in the context of childhood neurodisability in order to delineate the current state of research and to highlight profitable directions for future research...
August 30, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
Sarah L Bauer Huang
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August 2017: American Journal of Bioethics: AJOB
Anthony Richard Hart, Ruchi Sharma, Mark Atherton, Samer Alabed, Sally Simpson, Stuart Barfield, Judith Cohen, Nicholas McGlashan, Asha Ravi, Michael James Parker, Daniel Ja Connolly
OBJECTIVE: To study the frequency a diagnosis is made in children with early developmental impairment (EDI), and the contribution made to diagnosis by specific investigations. DESIGN: Retrospective case note review. SETTING: Community, neurodisability and neurology department at a UK tertiary centre. PARTICIPANTS: Children referred to determine the aetiology of EDI where a cause was not evident on history and examination...
November 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
Linda Eddy
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June 26, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
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June 12, 2017: Nursing Children and Young People
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