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Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is often present in patients with post-streptococcal neuropsychiatric disorders such as Sydenham's chorea and PANDAS, in which anti-basal ganglia antibodies (ABGA) have been frequently found. Our study investigates the hypothesis that pharyngeal group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus (GABHS) infections and serum(More)
Attention problems are frequently seen in children with epilepsy. This review gives an overview of the most used constructs of attention and analyzes the available evidence for attention deficits in children with epilepsy, the effects of epilepsy variables on attention, and the possible pathophysiological mechanisms involved. Children with benign childhood(More)
INTRODUCTION Cognitive disorders are common in patients with epilepsy. Their aetiology is multifactorial, being affected by the type and location of the epileptogenic lesion, epileptic syndrome, type of seizures, age of onset, frequency and severity. Timely diagnosis and treatment can help to reduce their impact on the patient's quality of life. RESULTS(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Positive outcome of patients with spastic cerebral palsy treated with botulinum toxin reported in the last three years has led us to perform this study with the aim to show our experience in the management of spastic cerebral palsy with the toxin, determine its indications, analyze the results and propose new possible indications(More)
The majority of neuropsychological tests used to evaluate attention processes in children lack ecological validity. The AULA Nesplora (AULA) is a continuous performance test, developed in a virtual setting, very similar to a school classroom. The aim of the present study is to analyze the convergent validity between the AULA and the Continuous Performance(More)
The cases of three children, 16, 12, and 12 years of age, who suffered sudden confusional state and cortical blindness lasting 12 to 30 minutes while under treatment with high-dose methotrexate, cyclophosphamide, and dactinomycin for a lower limb osteosarcoma are reported. Transient neuropsychologic deficits arose after the acute phase of treatment: left(More)
Introduction and development. Frontal lobe syndrome in adulthood is characterised by executive function deficits leading to altered behavioural control with difficulties in social interactions and in maintaining stable jobs and interpersonal relationships. Generalisation of this concept to children with early frontal lobe damage is not straightforward.(More)
OBJECTIVES To review the different concepts and definitions of the executive system (ES) and its relationship with attention and working memory. To apply these concepts to the theories about executive dysfunction in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). DEVELOPMENT A functional and terminological definition about ES is made(More)
AIM To know the current state of the approach of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in neuropediatricians. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A telematic survey was carried out to collect preliminary information on the interest, difficulties in the management and treatment of ADHD to the 437 fellowship of the Neuropediactric Spanish Society (SENEP). (More)