Michael K Sowell

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BACKGROUND Pediatric patients undergoing repair of congenital cardiac abnormalities have a significant risk of an adverse neurologic event. Therefore this retrospective cohort study examined the potential benefit of interventions based on intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring in decreasing both postoperative neurologic sequelae and length of hospital(More)
In a retrospective analysis of 2110 admissions to the pediatric intensive care unit, 564 cases of septic shock were identified (26.7% of the total admissions). Septic shock was defined in patients with: (1) clinical evidence of sepsis; (2) fever (greater than 38.3 degrees C) or hypothermia (less than 35.6 degrees C); (3) tachycardia; (4) tachypnea; and (5)(More)
The management of pediatric migraine requires a balance of biobehavioral measures coupled with agents for acute treatment and, if needed, daily preventive medicines. A recent American Academy of Neurology practice parameter has critically reviewed the limited data regarding the efficacy and safety of medicines for the acute and preventive therapy of(More)
Migraine and epilepsy share a number of clinical attributes, including pathophysiology and clinical expression. Both are paroxysmal in nature and thus constitute episodic disorders, yet either may be chronic and/or recurrent. Epileptic seizures and migraine headaches may be mistaken one for the other and may even overlap. In particular, occipital lobe(More)
OBJECTIVE To survey all US medical school clerkship directors (CDs) in neurology and to compare results from a similar survey in 2005. METHODS A survey was developed by a work group of the American Academy of Neurology Undergraduate Education Subcommittee, and sent to all neurology CDs listed in the American Academy of Neurology database. Comparisons were(More)
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