Stroke in newborn infants
Report of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke workshop on perinatal and childhood stroke.
An international workshop to bring together experts in the field of perinatal and childhood stroke was held in Bethesda, Maryland, on September 18 and 19, 2000, with topics covered included epidemiology, animal models, risk factors, outcome and prognosis.
Predictors of epilepsy in children who have experienced febrile seizures.
Epilepsy developed in children whose neurologic or developmental status was suspect or abnormal before any seizure and whose first seizure was complex (longer than 15 minutes, multiple or focal) epilepsy developed at a rate 18 times higher than in children with no febrile seizures.
Neuropeptides and neurotrophins in neonatal blood of children with autism or mental retardation
In autism and in a heterogeneous group of disorders of cognitive function, overexpression of certain neuropeptides and neurotrophins was observed in peripheral blood drawn in the first days of life.
Neonatal cytokines and coagulation factors in children with cerebral palsy
Investigating the association of inflammatory mediators and markers of autoimmune and coagulation disorders with cerebral palsy concluded that inflammation and these coagulating abnormalities, which have interacting pathways, are important in the etiology of CP.
Antecedents of cerebral palsy. Multivariate analysis of risk.
We examined prenatal and perinatal factors predicting cerebral palsy, using multivariate analysis to investigate which factors were most important and the proportion of cases for which they…
Prognosis in children with febrile seizures.
Febrile seizures were associated with an increased risk of intellectual deficit only among children with preexisting neurological or developmental abnormality, and in those who developed subsequent afebrile epileptic seizures.
Uncertain value of electronic fetal monitoring in predicting cerebral palsy.
The findings arouse concern that, if these indications were widely used, many cesarean sections would be performed without benefit and with the potential for harm.
Twins, triplets, and cerebral palsy in births in Western Australia in the 1980s.
Triplet pregnancies produced a child with cerebral palsy 47 times more often than singleton pregnancies did and twin pregnancies eight times moreOften, as multiple births are increasing mainly because of personal and medical decisions the increased risk of cerebral palsies in multiple births is of concern.
Ischemic Perinatal Stroke: Summary of a Workshop Sponsored by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
A summary of a workshop on ischemic perinatal stroke convened in August 2006 provides a summary of the important issues and proposes a research agenda.