Laurie M Douglass

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Obtaining an emergent EEG for the diagnosis of nonconvulsive status epilepticus and conconvulsive seizures in the intensive care unit raises logistic problems in most hospitals. Previous studies have looked into the hairline EEG for a broader population than the critically ill, with controversial conclusions. The authors created a montage sufficiently(More)
A neonatal burst suppression electroencephalogram (EEG) is usually associated with an ominous prognosis. It is controversial whether a reactive burst suppression pattern (ie, a burst suppression pattern that can be interrupted by stimulation) is predictive of a better outcome. We retrospectively studied 22 full-term newborns with burst suppression EEGs to(More)
Benign paroxysmal torticollis is an under-recognized cause of torticollis of early infancy. The attacks usually last for less than 1 week, recur from every few days to every few months, improve by age 2 years, and end by age 3. There very frequently is a family history of migraine. We did a detailed analysis of 10 cases of benign paroxysmal torticollis,(More)
Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is an increasingly used therapy for patients with treatment-refractory epilepsy and depression. Hypomanic and manic symptoms are a rare but recognized adverse effect of VNS treatment. Here we describe a case in which VNS treatment in a patient with epilepsy and unipolar depression was associated with the rapid development of(More)
BACKGROUND We developed a seizure questionnaire that could be administered by a trained research assistant in a two-step process, approximating the clinical diagnostic process of a pediatric epileptologist. This questionnaire was designed to study seizure prevalence in a research population of 10-year-old children at risk for epilepsy. METHODS(More)
Congenital unilateral facial palsy has been described as a distinct entity, but there have been few reports of an isolated unilateral familial form, and no reports with supportive neuroimaging. We studied three males from three generations in the same family. Each had a left facial palsy, which was more pronounced with every successive generation. On the(More)
Benign paroxysmal torticollis of infancy is an unusual movement disorder, often accompanied by a family history of migraine. Some benign paroxysmal torticollis cases are associated with CACNA1A mutations. The authors sought to determine the frequency of CACNA1A mutations in benign paroxysmal torticollis by testing 8 children and their parents and by(More)
We developed a comprehensive set of quality-of-care indicators for the management of children with infantile spasms in the United States, encompassing evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention and management of side effects and comorbidities. The indicators were developed using the RAND/UCLA Modified Delphi Method. After a focused review of the(More)
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