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OBJECTIVE Only few Indian reports exist on neuroimaging abnormalities in children with cerebral palsy (CP) from India. MATERIALS & METHODS We studied the clinico-radiological profile of 98 children diagnosed as CP at a tertiary centre in North India. Relevant investigations were carried out to determine the etiology. RESULTS Among the 98 children(More)
Antiepileptic therapy is associated with alteration of thyroid hormone levels. We evaluated the effect of valproate and carbamazepine therapy on the thyroid hormone profile of epileptic children. Subjects included children aged 2-12 years receiving therapy for at least 6 months. Free triiodothyronine, free thyroxine, and thyroid-stimulating hormone were(More)
We conducted a case control study to evaluate the effect of phenytoin and valproic acid on serum lipids and liver function tests in epileptic children. Seventy-nine children receiving at least 6 months of antiepileptic monotherapy were categorized into two groups, depending on whether they were receiving phenytoin or valproic acid. Age matched healthy(More)
Evidence suggests that carbamazepine affects bone metabolism by altering vitamin D status. We prospectively compared 25-hydroxyvitamin D, parathormone, calcium, phosphorus, and alkaline phosphatase levels at initiation and 6 months of carbamazepine therapy in children, and correlated them with carbamazepine levels. We included 47 children newly diagnosed(More)
Our aim was to assess the effect of intrauterine growth retardation on neurosensory development by evaluating brainstem auditory evoked responses (BAER) in term small for gestational age (SGA) newborn infants born to undernourished mothers. This prospective clinical study included 25 singleton healthy SGA newborn infants born between 38 and 41 weeks to(More)
Worldwide, viral hepatitis continues to be a cause of considerable morbidity and mortality. Mass immunization with a single dose of live attenuated HAV has been shown to significantly reduce disease burden in the community. This was a phase IV, 5-year follow up study carried out at 4 centers (Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai) across India. The subjects(More)
AIM To study the profile of children with developmental delay and microcephaly. MATERIALS AND METHODS Children attending child development clinic with developmental delay were evaluated as per protocol. Z scores of head circumference were calculated using WHO charts. Clinical, radiological and etiological profile of those with microcephaly and those(More)
Parents of children with cerebral palsy (CP) must have knowledge about the disease and its management to improve the outcome. This uncontrolled interventional trial was carried out to evaluate the parental knowledge of CP and assess the impact of an educational programme on it. Preset questionnaires were filled before and 1 week after a single session(More)