Michael H. Goodman

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OBJECTIVES To report a series of cases of rickettsial infections from central India and to develop a clinical scoring system for its early detection. DESIGN Retrospective review of children hospitalized during one year period with fever without a source, and presence of one or more of the clinical features suggestive of rickettsial infection. Diagnosis of(More)
BACKGROUND The American Academy of Neurology and Child Neurology Society recommend performing routine screening head ultrasounds (HUS) on preterm infants of less than 30 weeks gestation. OBJECTIVE To study the incidence of intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) and evaluate the need for screening HUS in preterm infants with gestational age (GA) of 30-34 weeks.(More)
Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), a clinical condition that has been recognized for over 30 years, remains a significant clinical issue, although our knowledge of abstinence, its treatment, and outcome continues to grow. The condition is now complicated by polydrug use (which is becoming more prevalent) as well as concomitant use of tobacco, and(More)
The electroencephalogram is a noninvasive method of demonstrating cerebral function. The fetal electroencephalogram (FEEG) contains important information regarding the status of a fetus. It is believed that disorganization of normal FEEG development may help detect the onset of cerebral palsy and mental retardation syndromes. Unfortunately, noninvasive(More)
Vomiting is a physical finding that can occur at any age but presents the greatest challenge when it is recurrent in a child. The etiology is varied (Sieunarine and Manmohansingh, 1989; Suzuki, 1982), and recurrent vomiting can be a symptom of life threatening medical or surgical emergencies. Early recognition is mandatory for preventing delay in management(More)
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