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OBJECTIVE To compare the safety and efficacy of midazolam given intranasally with diazepam given intravenously in the treatment of children with prolonged febrile seizures. DESIGN Prospective randomised study. SETTING Paediatric emergency department in a general hospital. SUBJECTS 47 children aged six months to five years with prolonged febrile(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Long-term follow-up of children with idiopathic West syndrome (WS) treated with adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) or vigabatrin. METHODS Records of 28 normal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) WS cases were reviewed for seizure development and cognitive outcome in relation to treatment type and lag. RESULTS Average age at disease(More)
This study compared the efficacy of Adeli suit treatment (AST) with neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT) in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Twenty-four children with CP, Levels II to IV according to the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS), were matched by age and functional status and randomly assigned to the AST or NDT treatment groups. In(More)
Here we report inherited dysregulation of protein phosphatase activity as a cause of intellectual disability (ID). De novo missense mutations in 2 subunits of serine/threonine (Ser/Thr) protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A) were identified in 16 individuals with mild to severe ID, long-lasting hypotonia, epileptic susceptibility, frontal bossing, mild(More)
Acute transverse myelopathy is an uncommon disease that manifests with gradually developing weakness of the lower extremities associated with bladder or bowel dysfunction, sensory deficits, and pain localized in the back, legs, or abdomen. There are controversies in the literature regarding the role of steroids in the treatment of acute transverse(More)
Visual evoked potentials (VEPs) were performed in a blind fashion in 114 children aged 3 to 17 years with different types of headaches, in order to investigate whether this could be helpful in the diagnosis of migraine versus other types of headaches in children. The study showed that the amplitude between P100 and N2 was significantly larger in children(More)
Respiratory difficulties are not uncommon during epileptic activity in all age groups. Laryngospasm, as an isolated manifestation of epileptic disorder, is a rare phenomenon described previously in only two patients. We report our experience with five children in whom nocturnal laryngospasm was the only clinical manifestation of their epileptic disorder.(More)