Helen G. McCullagh

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BACKGROUND Paediatric arterial ischaemic stroke (AIS) is an important cause of acute neurological symptoms in children, it causes significant morbidity and is one of the top ten causes of childhood deaths. Consensus papers have suggested guidelines for the management of AIS in childhood, although none recommend thrombectomy. Despite this, children within(More)
Delayed diagnosis of ventriculo-peritoneal (VP) shunt malfunction results in avoidable morbidity and mortality. One reason is that most of the signs of shunt malfunction have low specificity. The objective of this study was to evaluate the presence of bradycardia as a sign of VP shunt malfunction in children with treated hydrocephalus. Children presenting(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of epilepsy is greatest in the first 2 years of life, an age group where there is generally a poor prognosis for both seizure control and neurodevelopmental outcome. Early control of seizures can be associated with better developmental outcome but many of the epilepsies presenting in infancy are poorly responsive to antiepileptic(More)
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