Cynthia V. Stack

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Within the past 11 years, 11 patients with opsoclonus and myoclonus, with or without a history of neuroblastoma, have been admitted to Children's Memorial Hospital. Eight of the 11 children had an occult neuroblastoma. Eight children have had subsequent delayed development with motor incoordination and speech delay (7 with neuroblastoma, 1 without). Nine of(More)
We gave folinic acid to three siblings, and to a fourth child, who have or had dihydropteridine reductase (DHPR) deficiency. The youngest began folinic acid therapy in addition to neurotransmitter precursors and a phenylalanine-restricted diet at age 2 months, and at 2 years of age has near normal development without evidence of neurologic impairment. His(More)
BACKGROUND Chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgical decompression with laminectomy are effective therapeutic options in the treatment of cord compression from neuroblastoma (NB). We report the long-term outcome of patients with intraspinal NB treated with or without laminectomy at two large pediatric oncology centers. PROCEDURE We reviewed the medical(More)
The authors determined the frequency of epileptiform discharges in the electroencephalogram (EEG) of a cohort of children and adolescents referred to a neurology specialty clinic for evaluation of attention-deficit disorders. Of 624 records, 461 (73.9%) were normal and 163 (26.1%) abnormal. Of abnormal EEGs, 70 (42.9%) had focal epileptiform discharges(More)
Although total respiratory compliance (Crs) has been shown to fall in adults on induction of halothane anesthesia, no successful paired studies have been reported in children. The multiple occlusion technique was used to measure Crs in 17 infants and young children during sedated sleep (CrsS) and shortly after, following induction of halothane anesthesia(More)
Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) antibody encephalitis is a recently identified autoimmune disorder that is increasingly recognized in children. Most cases occur in girls and women and may be paraneoplastic with an associated ovarian teratoma. Characteristic clinical features include neuropsychiatric symptoms, dyskinesias, decreased consciousness,(More)
An electroencephalogram (EEG) has not been routinely utilized in the evaluation of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The utility of the EEG in ADHD is unclear. A recent study in our laboratory using sleep and sleep deprivation routinely found one in four non-epileptic children evaluated for attention deficit disorder has(More)
It is difficult to predict the onset of clinical symptoms due to Chiari II malformation. Brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEPs) may be useful to select potential candidates for surgery. We studied 158 BAEPs in 134 asymptomatic children with meningomyelocele (MMC) during the first year of life. Both wave latencies (WLs) and interpeak latencies (IPLs)(More)
Recent studies have suggested a close association between total respiratory compliance (Crs) and tidal volume in anesthetized paralyzed infants who are being artificially ventilated. To investigate this further, the multiple occlusion technique was used to measure Crs in 20 anesthetized infants and young children (aged 1-25 mo) before elective surgery.(More)
BACKGROUND Weekly alternating regimen known as CAPOMEt is compared to standard cyclical chemotherapy (CHOP-Mtx) in aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). PATIENTS AND METHODS Three hundred and eighty-one patients with aggressive NHL were randomised to receive either cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisone and methotrexate (CHOP-Mtx) on a(More)