Infantile Spasms

Disease-Specific ICD Code Helps Identify Infantile Spasms in Claims Data

Disease-Specific ICD Code Helps Identify Infantile Spasms in Claims Data

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Claims data spanning 4 years were obtained from a pediatric accountable care organization.

Vigabatrin Dose Affects Risk for Brain Abnormalities in Infantile Spasms

Vigabatrin Dose Affects Risk for Brain Abnormalities in Infantile Spasms

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There is as much as a 32% risk for vigabatrin-associated brain abnormalities in patients with infantile spasms.

Vigabatrin Plus Hormonal Therapy Superior in Infantile Spasms

Vigabatrin Plus Hormonal Therapy Superior in Infantile Spasms

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Greater spasm cessation was achieved in the combination group vs those who received hormonal therapy alone.

VIDEO: Gap in Provider Knowledge Delays Diagnosis, Treatment of Infantile Spasms

VIDEO: Gap in Provider Knowledge Delays Diagnosis, Treatment of Infantile Spasms

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Shaun Hussain, MD, MS, discusses a gap in health care provider knowledge that may contribute to the delay in the diagnosis and treatment of infantile spasms.

Major Provider Knowledge Gap Delays Diagnosis, Treatment of Infantile Spasms

Major Provider Knowledge Gap Delays Diagnosis, Treatment of Infantile Spasms

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Less than 30% of patients were seen by an effective provider within 1 week of onset of infantile spasms.

Surgical Resection May Be Only Hope to Prevent Infantile Spasm Relapse

Surgical Resection May Be Only Hope to Prevent Infantile Spasm Relapse

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Long-term use of pharmacological treatments are associated with adverse events.

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