Age, sex, and family factors play a role in the persistence of post-concussion symptoms one year after injury.
Fingolimod shows superior efficacy to interferon beta-1a in pediatric multiple sclerosis: the PARADIGMS trialOctober 17, 2018
Among pediatric patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis, fingolimod was associated with a lower annualized rate of relapse and lower incidence of new lesions identified on T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compared to interferon beta-1a.
Meeting recommendations on adequate sleep time and physical activity and limiting recreational screen time are associated with superior global cognition among children.
For high school students, sleeping less than eight hours on an average school night is associated with increased odds of selected unsafe behaviors.
The prevalence of traumatic brain injury is 2.5% among US children, and TBI is associated with several health conditions.
Percentile-Based Systolic Blood Pressure Targets Better Identify Hypotension in Severe Pediatric TBIOctober 08, 2018
The investigators observed an increased risk for in-hospital mortality among patients with systolic blood pressure in the <75th percentile across all ages.
Use of a decision aid can improve parent knowledge for children with minor head injury at intermediate risk of clinically important traumatic brain injury.
There is an urgent need for clinical trials to investigate the use of cannabinoids in pediatric patients with neurological disorders.
For children with traumatic epidural hematomas (EDHs), repeated computed tomography imaging is common, but rarely impacts management.
Children with a history of neonatal abstinence syndrome are more likely to be referred for a disability evaluation and meet criteria for a disability.
Among pediatric patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis, fingolimod is associated with a lower rate of relapse but a higher rate of serious adverse events.
The Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network published clinical prediction rules in 2009 to identify children with head trauma for whom computed tomography neuroimaging can be avoided.
Parents' use of digital devices may exacerbate their child's poor behavior.
Talk and interaction during early childhood, especially during 18 to 24 months, is associated with language and cognitive outcomes.
Routine X-rays and blood tests should not be used to diagnose children's concussions, new US government guidelines say.
From 1997-1998 to 2015-2016, there was an increase in the prevalence of ADHD among children,
Gradually increasing academic pursuits requires careful planning among the medical, school, and family units to enable prompt return and avoidance of prolonging school absence.
Approximately 78% of treated patients experienced at least 1 treatment-related adverse event.
Although regarded as a miracle drug to some, nusinersen comes with some troublesome strings attached.
The root causes of the disparity reported among families of different income levels are unclear and deserve additional investigation.
Pediatric patients with chronic kidney disease have higher global cerebral blood flow and regional differences in CBF.
Treatment with TPE was well tolerated in 108 of 114 treatments.
Many children of mothers with evidence of confirmed or possible Zika virus infection during pregnancy do not undergo all recommended evaluations.
Exposing infants to alcohol through breastfeeding may reduce their cognitive ability at age 6 to 7 years.
Studies that have evaluated the use of VNS in children, including those as young as 6 months old, and have generally concluded that it is well tolerated and improves quality of life.
Children with a complex motor disorder, characterized by a combination of movement and posture abnormalities (eg, spasticity and dystonia), were enrolled.
Across the entire cohort, the predominant motor types featured were 70% spastic, 22% dyskinetic (21% dystonic and 1% choreoathetotic), 6% hypotonic, and 2% ataxic.
Children often fill outpatient opioid prescriptions, with the most common indication for dental procedures.
Severe and adverse late findings on neonatal cranial ultrasound and MRI in preterm infants, including cerebellar lesions and white matter abnormalities, may predict cognitive impairment and disability at 6 to 7 years of age.
Lower cognitive ability total and verbal ability scores were predictive of greater risk for early-onset dementia.
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