Congenital asymmetric crying facies, a minor congenital anomaly due to absence or hypoplasia of the depressor anguli oris muscle on one side of the mouth, is associated at times with major congenital anomalies, most commonly in the cardiovascular system. In a prospective study of 5532 infants born at the Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Israel, during 12… (More)
The severe refractory type of status epilepticus is very rare in the pediatric population. Eight children with the severe refractory type of status epilepticus owing to presumed encephalitis are described. The age at the onset of status epilepticus of the eight study children ranged between 2.5 and 15 years. Seven of the eight children presented with fever… (More)
Neurologic complications are a recognized but unusual manifestation of celiac disease (CD) in adults and children. The use of antigliadin and antiendomysial antibodies in screening has revealed the frequency of CD among symptom-free individuals to be high. Recently, a high frequency (57%) of antigliadin antibodies was demonstrated in adult patients with… (More)
We compared interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta) levels in peripheral blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of children with febrile seizures with those of children with febrile illnesses without seizures (control). Twenty patients were included in the study, 10 with febrile seizures and 10 with febrile illness not complicated by seizures (control). Blood and CSF… (More)
Lumbar disc disease and spinal cord tumors occur relatively rarely in the pediatric age group. We report on a 16-year-old boy who presented with signs and symptoms of lumbar disc disease that failed to respond to conservative treatment. He was diagnosed preoperatively to have schwannoma of the S-1 root.
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)
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)
Focal neurological deficits associated with hypoglycemia have been well described in adults with diabetes. We could find only one report of the association between focal epileptic episodes and hypoglycemia in children with diabetes. We describe 3 patients with seven focal epileptic episodes associated with hypoglycemia.
BACKGROUND Despite the introduction of multiple new antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) in the past 20 years, about 30% of patients with epilepsy continue to experience uncontrolled seizures or significant side effects. AIMS To present our experience with lacosamide therapy in children with drug-resistant epilepsy. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the medical… (More)