Arthur L. Prensky

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A prospective study tested the stability of the IQ in children with seizure disorders. Seventy-two children with epilepsy underwent psychological evaluations within two weeks of initial diagnosis and yearly thereafter for an average of 4 years. Forty-five of the patients also had a nonepileptic sib evaluated in parallel. The mean IQ for all the children(More)
We here enumerate criteria that we believe are suitable for the diagnosis of migraine in children. Using these criteria, we identified 84 children retrospectively, and studied their illness for 3 to 9 years thereafter. The majority were male, and 47 patients had frontal headaches. EEGs were performed in 64 children: 17 were paroxysmal, but 7 patients never(More)
A 5-year-old girl developed recurrent prolonged episodes of severe oral apraxia, dysarthria, and drooling, similar to the opercular syndrome in children. Each episode lasted several weeks to > 6 months and was associated with exacerbation of epileptiform activity in her EEG. Electrographic status epilepticus during slow wave sleep (ESES) was recorded during(More)
OBJECTIVE The Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the Practice Committee of the Child Neurology Society develop practice parameters as strategies for patient management based on analysis of evidence. For this parameter, the authors reviewed available evidence on the evaluation of the child with recurrent headaches and(More)
A progressive neurologic syndrome developed in six children with longstanding cholestatic liver disease. The neurologic abnormalities included areflexia, gait disturbance, decreased proprioceptive and vibratory sensation, and paresis of gaze. Serum vitamin E concentrations were uniformly low. Neuropathological studies carried out in two of the three fatal(More)
We report two cases of the moyamoya syndrome which became clinically apparent after irradiation of an optic glioma during childhood. A summary of 14 cases of this syndrome following irradiation of intracranial tumors is also presented. Nine of these cases were optic gliomas; five were found in children with neurofibromatosis, another disorder that has a(More)
We report a study of 73 consecutive children with acute cerebellar ataxia, representing all of the children evaluated at St. Louis Children's Hospital during a 23-year-period to whom this diagnosis could appropriately be assigned. Twenty-six percent had chickenpox, 52% had other illnesses that were presumed to be viral, and in 3% the ataxia was related to(More)