Neuropsychological-EEG Activation in Genetic Generalized Epilepsy
Investigators from Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, evaluated the effects of neuropsychological activation (NPA) tasks on epileptiform discharges (ED) in adolescents with idiopathic generalized epilepsy (IGE) and in comparison with hyperventilation and photic stimulation.
Investigators from the Critical Care Continuous EEG Task Force of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society reported a consensus statement on indications for the use of critical care continuous electroencephalographic monitoring (ccEEG) in adults and children.
Pediatrics, Critical Care, EEG
Neurology, Infant, Brain Diseases, Neurosurgery, Pediatrics, Nervous System Diseases, Child, Child Development
Kurz, Jonathan E., Wainwright, Mark S.
DigitalHub. Galter Health Sciences Library, Pediatric Neurology Briefs Publishers
Investigators from the University of California performed a case-control study of the association of stroke with congenital heart disease (CHD) within a population of 2.5 million children in Northern California.
Academic Underachievement in Children with Active Epilepsy
Investigators from Lingfield, Surrey, UK; University of Gothenburg, Sweden; Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK, and other centers, conducted psychological assessment including measures of IQ, working memory and processing speed in 85 (74%) of 115 school aged children with active epilepsy (a seizure in the past year and/or on AEDs) from a population-based sample, without exclusion for intellectual deficiency.
Investigators from Pavia, Rho, Brescia and Milan, Italy, studied 22 patients diagnosed with GLUT1 deficiency syndrome (GLUT1DS) to document clinical or genetic differences between patients with familial SLC2A1 gene mutations (n=11) and those with sporadic mutations (n=11).
Investigators from Washington University School of Medicine and University of Florida College of Medicine, report that susceptibility-weight imaging (SWI) may be useful in differentiating initial presentation of pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS) from acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM).
Outcome of Cerebellar Injury with Intraventricular Hemorrhage
Investigators from the Department of Pediatric Neurology, Morinomiya Hospital, Osaka, Japan performed a retrospective IRB approved study of the prevalence of cerebellar injury (CI) and effect on functional outcomes among preterm children with intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) and cerebral palsy (CP), comparing them to infants with post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus (PH).
MRI Predicts Outcome After HIE Treated with Hypothermia
Investigators from Children's National Medical Center and George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, studied the correlation between white matter tract changes and developmental outcomes in a series of infants with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) treated with whole body cooling.
Diffusion Tensor Imaging, Corpus Callosum, Hypothermia, Magnetic Resonance Imaging