Investigators from University Children's Hospitals in Bern, Zurich, Aarau, and multiple other centers in Switzerland evaluated prospectively the epidemiology, manifestations, and treatment of all full-term neonates with neonatal arterial ischemic stroke (NAIS) and born 2000-2010.
Investigators at University Children's Hospital, Inselspital, and Universities of Bern, Geneva, Basel, and Zurich, Switzerland compared long-term outcome of children (1 month-16 years) and young adults (16.1-45 years) with arterial ischemic stroke (AIS) using prospective data from the Swiss Neuropediatric Stroke Registry and the Adult Bernese stroke registry, between Jan 2000 and Dec 2008.
Investigators at Emory University, Atlanta, GA; Stony Brook, New York; University of California, San Diego; and other centers determined the type of physician who makes the Rett syndrome (RTT) diagnosis and identified risk factors for delayed diagnosis.
Prognosis, Early Diagnosis, Rett Syndrome, Risk Factors, MECP2
Investigators at Departments of Child Neurology, Neuroscience, Biostatistics, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey studied the parameters for prediction of epileptiform abnormalities in the EEG of 148 children diagnosed with ADHD, according to DSM-IV criteria, aged between 6 and 13 years (mean 8.76 +/- 1.26; 25.7% female). Wake and sleep EEGs lasting about one hour were obtained in 89.2% patients and a WISC-R in 100%.
GRIN1 Mutations in Early-Onset Epileptic Encephalopathy
Investigators from Yokohama City University and other medical centers in Israel and Japan reported mutations on N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors subunit GRIN1 (GluN1) identified in patients with nonsyndromic intellectual disability and early-onset epileptic encephalopathy.
Epilepsy Following Neonatal Seizures Symptomatic Of Stroke
Investigators from Child Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology, Pediatric University Hospital, Padua, Italy studied the long term risk of developing epilepsy in patients with EEG confirmed neonatal seizures and arterial ischemic stroke.
Prognostic Factors of MS Conversion in Optic Neuritis
Investigators from Children's Hospital Aschaffenburg, Germany; University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom; University Children's Hospital Tbingen, Tbingen, Germany; and other international centers studied prognostic factors in optic neuritis.