Savita Sapra

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UNLABELLED Pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) or Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) include Autistic Disorder (commonest), Asperger's syndrome, Childhood Disintegrative Disorders, Rett's syndrome and PDD-NOS (not otherwise specified). OBJECTIVE Autism is an important cause of social disability and reported more often from the developed world than from(More)
Glutaric acidemia I (GA I, #231670) is one of the treatable, autosomal recessively inherited metabolic disorders. Macrocephaly, acute encephalitis-like crises, dystonia and characteristic frontotemporal atrophy are the hallmarks of this disease. In this communication, we present the clinical, biochemical and molecular profile of seventeen GA I patients from(More)
The present study was designed as a 12-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of donepezil in boys with fragile X syndrome. Twenty boys with fragile X syndrome were randomized to receive 12 weeks of treatment with either placebo or donepezil (2.5 mg daily for initial 4 weeks followed by 5 mg(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the growth and neurosensory outcomes of infants with birth weight ≤ 1,500 g or gestation ≤ 32 wks at 18 months corrected age. This prospective cohort study was conducted at a Level III neonatal unit in India. The neonates with birth weight ≤ 1,500 g or gestation ≤ 32 wks were included in the study. METHODS The infants were followed(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The psychological stress associated with type 1 diabetes (T1D) may be higher in children from developing world due to limited health resources. The aims of the study were to assess the quality of life (QoL), emotional well-being, behavioral, and cognitive profile of children/adolescents with T1D diagnosed at least 6 months prior. (More)
In contrast to adulthood hysterical disorders, childhood hysteria has not been accorded due recognition. Pseudoseizures are paroxysmal alterations in behavior that resemble epileptic seizures but are without any underlying organic cause. There is paucity of literature on pseudoseizures in children. In the present descriptive study of 2 years' duration, a(More)
Forty consecutive children with Down syndrome were included as the Study Group (SG). The Control Group (CG) consisted of forty children attending the immunization clinic in pediatric OPD. Behavior Screening Questionnaire (BSQ) was used to screen the study groups as well as their siblings and control group for behavioral problems. The assessment of parental(More)
This cross sectional study assessed the prevalence of behavioral comorbidity and its association with epilepsy-related factors in children and adolescents with epilepsy. One hundred consecutive patients with active epilepsy, aged 6-16 years, were screened for behavioral comorbidity using the Child Behavior Checklist and those who qualified as having(More)
The improvement in perinatal care has led to increase in survival as well as reduction of morbidity in sick newborns. These babies need to be followed up regularly to assess growth and neurodevelopmental outcome and for early stimulation and rehabilitation. We present a protocol describing the various components of a follow up program, and services.