Katherine Standley

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Wtih the use of perinatal data from a prospective study of 73 primigravid women and their newborn infants, we determined that prenatal anxiety is not a unitary construct, but that it is useful to consider the distinct concerns of pregnancy. From interviews with the pregnant women, three dimensions of anxiety were identified: (1) anxiety about the pregnancy(More)
Determining a prognosis for functional recovery after prolonged status epilepticus can be difficult. Prior case studies have shown that despite seizure control, functional outcomes are typically poor unless a reversible cause is identified. Herein we present a case of idiopathic status epilepticus with a surprisingly good outcome after a 125-day(More)
INTRODUCTION The landscape of antiepileptic drugs is constantly evolving with new compounds being released onto the market on a regular basis. Most new agents are, at least initially, approved for use as adjunctive treatment of localization-related (focal) epilepsy, and only rarely are new medications released for other types of epilepsy. Though it has been(More)
Previous research on infant temperament has implicated a variety of prenatal and perinatal conditions, but most studies have investigated a single source of infant variability. This study examined the impact of several prenatal and perinatal factors on infant outcome according to a conceptual system of hypothetical models of influence. Seventy-five couples(More)
Administration of local-regional anesthesia during norgnal deliveries was correlated significantly with newborn behaviors as evaluated by the Brazelton neonatal assessment scale. Three days after birth, infants whose mothers received local-regional anesthesia were more irritable and motorically less mature than those infants whose mothers were not medicated.