J. Tavar

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Nineteen children were acutely dysphoric, inattentive, irritable, and sometimes mute following midline posterior fossa neoplasm resection and arteriovenous malformation hemorrhage. These symptoms represent an acute manifestation of the cerebellar cognitive affective syndrome. The authors aimed to describe the acute psychiatric changes in mood and behavior(More)
The study of delirium has been neglected in pediatric patients, and there are no diagnostic criteria or rating scales adapted for use in this age group. The Delirium Rating Scale is widely used to diagnose and rate the severity of delirium in adults. It was retrospectively administered to 84 children and adolescents diagnosed with delirium to evaluate its(More)
Rarely reported in pediatric patients, the characteristic symptoms and course of delirium are well known in adults. This retrospective study was undertaken to describe the clinical presentation, symptoms, and outcome of delirium in children and adolescents. Eighty-four patients age 6 months to 18 years were identified with delirium, from 1,027 consecutive(More)
Delirium is presumed to be the same syndrome in all ages. Comparing pediatric and adult studies, the authors found many of the same symptoms reported, but often at significantly different rates. Sleep-wake disturbance, fluctuating symptoms, impaired attention, irritability, agitation, affective lability, and confusion were more often noted in children;(More)
OBJECTIVE Atypical antipsychotics have been documented to be effective in the management of delirium in adults and older children, but despite considerable need, their use has been less studied in the very young. A retrospective chart review was undertaken to describe the use of atypical antipsychotics in controlling symptoms of delirium in infants and(More)
BACKGROUND Atypical antipsychotics have been documented to be effective in the management of delirium in adults, but despite considerable need, their use has been less studied in pediatric patients. OBJECTIVE A retrospective chart review was done to describe the use of atypical antipsychotics in controlling symptoms of delirium in children and(More)
UNLABELLED The posterior fossa syndrome (PFS) is common after cerebellar tumor resection in pediatric patients. It is characterized by postoperative mutism and ataxia and associated with persistent abnormalities in mood and cognition. METHOD A 2-year prospective study of children and adolescents with cerebellar tumors identified by neuroimaging was(More)
Previous work has shown that fetal hydrographic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provided additional information complementary to T2-weighted single-shot fast spin echo (ssFSE) images. The objective of this study was to determine if hydrographic MRI provides better conspicuity of fetal eye structures compared with ssFSE MRI. ssFSE and hydrographic images(More)
Survivors of pediatric intracranial malignancies are at recognized high risk for neurocognitive and psychosocial dysfunction, endocrinopathies, growth abnormalities, and second neoplasms. The late onset of persistent psychosis may represent an additional serious psychiatric consequence of childhood intracranial malignancies. The authors report eight(More)