Pediatric Neurology

Seizure Monitoring Smartwatch Cleared for Use in Children

Seizure Monitoring Smartwatch Cleared for Use in Children

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The Food and Drug Administration has granted 501(k) clearance to the Embrace watch for use in epilepsy patients aged ≥6 years. The smartwatch identifies generalized tonic-clonic seizures and alerts caregivers.

Online Family Problem-Solving Program May Improve Behavioral Outcomes in Older Children With TBI

Online Family Problem-Solving Program May Improve Behavioral Outcomes in Older Children With TBI

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Benefits of online family problem-solving treatment on externalizing and executive function behaviors were more apparent for older children with traumatic brain injury who began treatment longer after injury.

Case Study Report: Herbal Supplement Kratom Associated With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Case Study Report: Herbal Supplement Kratom Associated With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

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Pediatricians need to ask about nonprescription substance use during pregnancy when taking histories from mothers with opioid dependence to better care for their newborns.

CBD Superior to Placebo, Similar to AEDs for Managing Epilepsy Syndromes

CBD Superior to Placebo, Similar to AEDs for Managing Epilepsy Syndromes

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Cannabinoids appeared more effective than placebo and similarly efficacious as other antiepileptic drugs for managing pediatric patients with Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome as well as adults with epilepsy.

Postresection Monitoring May Provide Further Insights on Epileptogenic Zone Following Multistage Epilepsy Surgery

Postresection Monitoring May Provide Further Insights on Epileptogenic Zone Following Multistage Epilepsy Surgery

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Investigators found that it may be prudent to continue postoperative invasive monitoring in children who have had surgical resection of epileptic lesions.

Prevalence of Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Exceptionally High in Ontario, Canada Compared With Global Numbers

Prevalence of Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Exceptionally High in Ontario, Canada Compared With Global Numbers

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Researchers provide a practical, valid method to estimate the incidence and prevalence of MS in the pediatric population.

Strategies for Reducing Cognitive Deficits in Pediatric Epilepsy

Strategies for Reducing Cognitive Deficits in Pediatric Epilepsy

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In the past, many epilepsy providers have focused solely on seizure control as a way to improve developmental outcomes and HRQOL; however, we now know that the most effective treatment for pediatric epilepsy is comprehensive.

Case Numbers of US Children With Polio-Like Illness Hit Record High

Case Numbers of US Children With Polio-Like Illness Hit Record High

There has been a record number of cases of a rare paralyzing illness among children in the United States this year.

Side Effects, Tolerability of Newer DMTs Similar in Pediatric, Adult Multiple Sclerosis

Side Effects, Tolerability of Newer DMTs Similar in Pediatric, Adult Multiple Sclerosis

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Children with MS were more likely to receive a newer DMT prior to turning 18 years old compared with patients with CIS.

Montelukast With or Without Intranasal Steroids Evaluated for Pediatric OSA

Montelukast With or Without Intranasal Steroids Evaluated for Pediatric OSA

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A team of authors performed a systematic review of studies examining anti-inflammatory treatments for pediatric OSA through June 28, 2018 using PubMed/MEDLINE and 4 other databases.

Smaller Heads Related to Opioid-Related Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Smaller Heads Related to Opioid-Related Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Chronic opioid use during pregnancy that causes neonatal abstinence syndrome is associated with smaller neonatal head circumference.

Case Description Can Reliably Define Acute Flaccid Myelitis

Case Description Can Reliably Define Acute Flaccid Myelitis

A case description can reliably define patients with acute flaccid myelitis.

CDC Announces Acute Flaccid Myelitis Task Force

CDC Announces Acute Flaccid Myelitis Task Force

A task force to investigate a rising number of cases of a rare polio-like disease among children in the United States has been created by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CDC: Cases of Polio-Like Illness Still Increasing in the US

CDC: Cases of Polio-Like Illness Still Increasing in the US

Cases of a polio-like condition that mainly affects children continue to rise this year in the United States, health officials say.

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