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By M KKhan Pediatric Intensivist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940011/pediatric-intracranial-hypertension
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REVIEW
Shawn C Aylward, Rachel E Reem
Primary (idiopathic) intracranial hypertension has been considered to be a rare entity, but with no precise estimates of the pediatric incidence in the United States. There have been attempts to revise the criteria over the years and adapt the adult criteria for use in pediatrics. The clinical presentation varies with age, and symptoms tending to be less obvious in younger individuals. In the prepubertal population, incidentally discovered optic disc edema is relatively common. By far the most consistent symptom is headache; other symptoms include nausea, vomiting tinnitus, and diplopia...
January 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857121/guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-a-century-of-progress
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REVIEW
John A Goodfellow, Hugh J Willison
In 1916, Guillain, Barré and Strohl reported on two cases of acute flaccid paralysis with high cerebrospinal fluid protein levels and normal cell counts - novel findings that identified the disease we now know as Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). 100 years on, we have made great progress with the clinical and pathological characterization of GBS. Early clinicopathological and animal studies indicated that GBS was an immune-mediated demyelinating disorder, and that severe GBS could result in secondary axonal injury; the current treatments of plasma exchange and intravenous immunoglobulin, which were developed in the 1980s, are based on this premise...
December 2016: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894444/unusual-structural-autonomic-disorders-presenting-in-pediatrics-disorders-associated-with-hypoventilation-and-autonomic-neuropathies
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Gisela Chelimsky, Thomas Chelimsky
Structural autonomic disorders (producing structural damage to the autonomic nervous system or autonomic centers) are far less common than functional autonomic disorders (reflected in abnormal function of a fundamentally normal autonomic nervous system) in children and teenagers. This article focuses on this uncommon first group in the pediatric clinic. These disorders are grouped into 2 main categories: those characterized by hypoventilation and those that feature an autonomic neuropathy.
February 2017: Pediatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894447/differentiating-familial-neuropathies-from-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome
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Brett J Bordini, Priya Monrad
Differentiating Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) from inherited neuropathies and other acquired peripheral neuropathies requires understanding the atypical presentations of GBS and its variant forms, as well as historical and physical features suggestive of inherited neuropathies. GBS is typically characterized by the acute onset of ascending flaccid paralysis, areflexia, and dysesthesia secondary to peripheral nerve fiber demyelination. The disorder usually arises following a benign gastrointestinal or respiratory illness, is monophasic, reaches a nadir with several weeks, and responds to immunomodulatory therapy...
February 2017: Pediatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894452/immune-mediated-diseases-of-the-central-nervous-system-a-specificity-focused-diagnostic-paradigm
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REVIEW
Dominic O Co, Brett J Bordini, Arthur B Meyers, Christopher Inglese
Immune-mediated diseases of the central nervous system show wide variability both symptomatically and with respect to underlying pathophysiology. Recognizing aberrant immunologic activity as the cause of neurologic dysfunction requires establishing as precise a neuroanatomic and functional phenotype as possible, and a diagnostic and therapeutic strategy that stabilizes the patient, excludes broad categories of disease via rapidly available diagnostic assays, and maintains a broad differential diagnosis that includes immune-mediated conditions...
February 2017: Pediatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356250/pseudotumor-cerebri-syndrome-in-childhood-incidence-clinical-profile-and-risk-factors-in-a-national-prospective-population-based-cohort-study
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Yim-Yee Matthews, Fiona Dean, Ming J Lim, Karen Mclachlan, Alan S Rigby, Guirish A Solanki, Catharine P White, William P Whitehouse, Colin R Kennedy
AIM: To investigate the epidemiology, clinical profile and risk factors of pseudotumor cerebri syndrome (PTCS) in children aged 1-16 years. METHODS: A national prospective population-based cohort study over 25 months. Newly diagnosed PTCS cases notified via British Paediatric Surveillance Unit were ascertained using classical diagnostic criteria and categorised according to 2013 revised diagnostic criteria. We derived national age, sex and weight-specific annual incidence rates and assessed effects of sex and weight categories...
March 29, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383197/exploring-the-strengths-and-weakness-of-the-ictal-epileptic-headache-criteria
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EDITORIAL
Pasquale Parisi, Pasquale Striano, Vincenzo Belcastro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527161/prognostic-indicators-of-response-to-plasmapheresis-in-patients-of-guillain-barre-syndrome
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H B Prasad, R T Borse, A N Avate, Assistant Professor In Medicine Palasdeokar
INTRODUCTION: Plasmapheresis is an important modality for the treatment of GBS. Moreover the response to this treatment modality is not same in all cases. We therefore studied the various prognostic indicators of response to plasmapheresis in patients of Guillain Barre Syndrome. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 40 patients were included in the study. Thorough clinical examination was done. Nerve conduction was done to find out the type of neuropathy. All were then given plasmapheresis...
April 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469537/rituximab-for-treatment-of-refractory-anti-nmda-receptor-encephalitis-in-a-pediatric-patient
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Sarah Hallowell, Esli Tebedge, Margaret Oates, Elizabeth Hand
Anti-N-methyl d-aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis is a devastating disease that is increasingly being identified in both children and adults with psychosis, language disturbances, behavioral changes, and motor deficits. Currently no consensus guidelines exist for the optimal management of patients with this disease, although intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) therapy is often considered first-line pharmacotherapy. We present a case of an otherwise healthy 4 year-old-child who presented with seizures, loss of age-appropriate language skills, and behavioral changes, in whom anti-NMDAR was subsequently diagnosed...
March 2017: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338488/respiratory-complications-management-and-treatments-for-neuromuscular-disease-in-children
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MyMy C Buu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To summarize current literature describing the respiratory complications of neuromuscular disease (NMD) and the effect of respiratory interventions and to explore new gene therapies for patients with NMD. RECENT FINDINGS: Measurements of respiratory function focus on vital capacity and maximal inspiratory and expiratory pressure and show decline over time. Management of respiratory complications includes lung volume recruitment, mechanical insufflation-exsufflation, chest physiotherapy and assisted ventilation...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27572859/acute-disseminated-encephalomyelitis-updates-on-an-inflammatory-cns-syndrome
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REVIEW
Daniela Pohl, Gulay Alper, Keith Van Haren, Andrew J Kornberg, Claudia F Lucchinetti, Silvia Tenembaum, Anita L Belman
Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is an immune-mediated demyelinating CNS disorder with predilection to early childhood. ADEM is generally considered a monophasic disease. However, recurrent ADEM has been described and defined as multiphasic disseminated encephalomyelitis. ADEM often occurs postinfectiously, although a causal relationship has never been established. ADEM and multiple sclerosis are currently viewed as distinct entities, generally distinguishable even at disease onset. However, pathologic studies have demonstrated transitional cases of yet unclear significance...
August 30, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274641/pathways-for-neuroimaging-of-childhood-stroke
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REVIEW
David M Mirsky, Lauren A Beslow, Catherine Amlie-Lefond, Pradeep Krishnan, Suzanne Laughlin, Sarah Lee, Laura Lehman, Mubeen Rafay, Dennis Shaw, Michael J Rivkin, Max Wintermark
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this article is to aid practitioners in choosing appropriate neuroimaging for children who present with symptoms that could be caused by stroke. METHODS: The Writing Group members participated in one or more pediatric stroke neuroimaging symposiums hosted by the Stroke Imaging Laboratory for Children housed at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Through collaboration, literature review, and discussion among child neurologists with expertise diagnosing and treating childhood stroke and pediatric neuroradiologists and neuroradiologists with expertise in pediatric neurovascular disease, suggested imaging protocols are presented for children with suspected stroke syndromes including arterial ischemic stroke, cerebral sinovenous thrombosis, and hemorrhagic stroke...
January 25, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26888997/antibiotic-associated-encephalopathy
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REVIEW
Shamik Bhattacharyya, R Ryan Darby, Pooja Raibagkar, L Nicolas Gonzalez Castro, Aaron L Berkowitz
Delirium is a common and costly complication of hospitalization. Although medications are a known cause of delirium, antibiotics are an underrecognized class of medications associated with delirium. In this article, we comprehensively review the clinical, radiologic, and electrophysiologic features of antibiotic-associated encephalopathy (AAE). AAE can be divided into 3 unique clinical phenotypes: encephalopathy commonly accompanied by seizures or myoclonus arising within days after antibiotic administration (caused by cephalosporins and penicillin); encephalopathy characterized by psychosis arising within days of antibiotic administration (caused by quinolones, macrolides, and procaine penicillin); and encephalopathy accompanied by cerebellar signs and MRI abnormalities emerging weeks after initiation of antibiotics (caused by metronidazole)...
March 8, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389438/management-and-investigation-of-neonatal-encephalopathy-2017-update
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Kathryn Martinello, Anthony R Hart, Sufin Yap, Subhabrata Mitra, Nicola J Robertson
This review discusses an approach to determining the cause of neonatal encephalopathy, as well as current evidence on resuscitation and subsequent management of hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE). Encephalopathy in neonates can be due to varied aetiologies in addition to hypoxic-ischaemia. A combination of careful history, examination and the judicious use of investigations can help determine the cause. Over the last 7 years, infants with moderate to severe HIE have benefited from the introduction of routine therapeutic hypothermia; the number needed to treat for an additional beneficial outcome is 7 (95% CI 5 to 10)...
July 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284393/epilepsy-in-inborn-errors-of-metabolism-with-therapeutic-options
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Jaume Campistol
Inborn errors of metabolism (IEM) are rare conditions that represent more than 1000 diseases, with a global prevalence of approximately 1:2000 individuals. Approximately, 40%-60% of IEM may present with epilepsy as one of the main neurologic signs. Epilepsy in IEM may appear at any age (fetal, newborn, infant, adolescent, or even adult). Different pathophysiological mechanisms may be responsible for the clinical phenotype, such as disturbances in energy metabolism (mitochondrial and fatty oxidation disorders, GLUT-1, and cerebral creatine deficiency), accumulation of complex molecules (lysosomal storage disorders), toxic mechanisms (organic acidurias and urea cycle disorders), or impairment of neurotransmission...
November 2016: Seminars in Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276062/ilae-classification-of-the-epilepsies-position-paper-of-the-ilae-commission-for-classification-and-terminology
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Ingrid E Scheffer, Samuel Berkovic, Giuseppe Capovilla, Mary B Connolly, Jacqueline French, Laura Guilhoto, Edouard Hirsch, Satish Jain, Gary W Mathern, Solomon L Moshé, Douglas R Nordli, Emilio Perucca, Torbjörn Tomson, Samuel Wiebe, Yue-Hua Zhang, Sameer M Zuberi
The International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) Classification of the Epilepsies has been updated to reflect our gain in understanding of the epilepsies and their underlying mechanisms following the major scientific advances that have taken place since the last ratified classification in 1989. As a critical tool for the practicing clinician, epilepsy classification must be relevant and dynamic to changes in thinking, yet robust and translatable to all areas of the globe. Its primary purpose is for diagnosis of patients, but it is also critical for epilepsy research, development of antiepileptic therapies, and communication around the world...
April 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276064/instruction-manual-for-the-ilae-2017-operational-classification-of-seizure-types
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Robert S Fisher, J Helen Cross, Carol D'Souza, Jacqueline A French, Sheryl R Haut, Norimichi Higurashi, Edouard Hirsch, Floor E Jansen, Lieven Lagae, Solomon L Moshé, Jukka Peltola, Eliane Roulet Perez, Ingrid E Scheffer, Andreas Schulze-Bonhage, Ernest Somerville, Michael Sperling, Elza Márcia Yacubian, Sameer M Zuberi
This companion paper to the introduction of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) 2017 classification of seizure types provides guidance on how to employ the classification. Illustration of the classification is enacted by tables, a glossary of relevant terms, mapping of old to new terms, suggested abbreviations, and examples. Basic and extended versions of the classification are available, depending on the desired degree of detail. Key signs and symptoms of seizures (semiology) are used as a basis for categories of seizures that are focal or generalized from onset or with unknown onset...
April 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128038/management-of-anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-nmda-receptor-encephalitis-in-children
#18
Madhu Nagappa, S Bindu Parayil, Anita Mahadevan, Sanjib Sinha, Pavagada S Mathuranath, Arun B Taly
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183838/autoimmune-encephalitis-pathophysiology-and-imaging-review-of-an-overlooked-diagnosis
#19
REVIEW
B P Kelley, S C Patel, H L Marin, J J Corrigan, P D Mitsias, B Griffith
Autoimmune encephalitis is a relatively new category of immune-mediated disease involving the central nervous system that demonstrates a widely variable spectrum of clinical presentations, ranging from the relatively mild or insidious onset of cognitive impairment to more complex forms of encephalopathy with refractory seizure. Due to its diverse clinical features, which can mimic a variety of other pathologic processes, autoimmune encephalitis presents a diagnostic challenge to clinicians. Imaging findings in patients with these disorders can also be quite variable, but recognizing characteristic findings within limbic structures suggestive of autoimmune encephalitis can be a key step in alerting clinicians to the potential diagnosis and ensuring a prompt and appropriate clinical work-up...
June 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096104/recent-developments-in-the-surgical-management-of-paediatric-epilepsy
#20
REVIEW
Vijay M Ravindra, Matthew T Sweney, Robert J Bollo
Among the 1% of children affected by epilepsy, failure of pharmacological therapy and early age of seizure onset can lead to worse long-term cognitive outcomes, mental health disorders and impaired functional status. Surgical management often improves functional and cognitive outcomes in children with medically refractory epilepsy, especially when seizure remission is achieved. However, surgery remains underused in children with drug-resistant epilepsy, creating a large treatment gap. Several recent innovations have led to considerable improvement in surgical technique, including the recent development of minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic techniques such as stereotactic EEG, transcranial magnetic stimulation, MRI-guided laser ablation, as well as novel paradigms of neurostimulation...
August 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
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