Shannon M. Standridge

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Economic factors play an increasingly important role in the management of medical conditions. This study evaluated the economic impact of seizures in children in the United States using a large national data set known as the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID). The aim of this study was to characterize hospitalizations including total costs, length of stay, and(More)
There are few studies in the pediatric population regarding the use of magnetic resonance venography to rule out cerebral venous sinus thrombosis in patients presenting with signs and symptoms of idiopathic intracranial hypertension. The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical characteristics of children with presumed idiopathic intracranial(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the incidence and describe the factors influencing ictal cardiac arrhythmias in children with epilepsy. A 2-year review within a pediatric epilepsy monitoring unit revealed 2066 electrographically confirmed seizures in 139 patients. Demographic, seizure, and cardiac variables were collected for each patient. Fisher's(More)
This updated review of pediatric idiopathic intracranial hypertension focuses on epidemiology, clinical presentations, diagnostic criteria, evaluation, clinical course, and treatment. General guidelines for the clinical management of idiopathic intracranial hypertension are discussed. A new algorithm outlines an efficient management strategy for the initial(More)
Inflammatory bowel disease has been linked to cerebrovascular lesions, but the mechanisms of these vascular complications and their frequency among children with inflammatory bowel disease are unclear. We present 4 children with inflammatory bowel disease who developed ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke or cerebral sinovenous thrombosis. All 4 patients were(More)
This research analyzed the clinical notes of epilepsy patients using techniques from corpus linguistics and machine learning and predicted which patients are candidates for neurosurgery, i.e. have intractable epilepsy, and which are not. Information-theoretic and machine learning techniques are used to determine whether and how sets of clinic notes from(More)
BACKGROUND Global developmental delay is usually defined as significant delay in two or more domains of development. Etiologic diagnosis generally proves difficult and the etiology remains undetermined in up to 62% of these children. Those in whom an etiology is established generally undergo an exhaustive and costly diagnostic evaluation, even though this(More)
OBJECTIVE We describe the development and evaluation of a system that uses machine learning and natural language processing techniques to identify potential candidates for surgical intervention for drug-resistant pediatric epilepsy. The data are comprised of free-text clinical notes extracted from the electronic health record (EHR). Both known clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Rett syndrome is a common genetic cause of intellectual disability in girls caused by a mutation in the MECP2 gene. Diagnosis is based on clinical criteria. The aim was to compare the frequencies of the clinical criteria in patients with and without MECP2 mutations. METHODS We performed a retrospective review at a children's hospital of(More)
Microarray testing has revolutionized clinical cytogenetics, as it provides a significantly higher resolution and greater clinical yield than karyotype analysis. This study assessed the clinical utility of single-nucleotide polymorphism microarray in patients with epilepsy. Study subjects were patients between the ages of birth to 23 years who were(More)