Learn More
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)
OBJECTIVE To identify which clinical characteristics are important to include in clinical decision support systems developed for Antiepileptic Drug (AEDs) selection. METHODS Twenty-three epileptologists from the Childhood Absence Epilepsy network completed a survey related to AED selection. Using cluster analysis their responses where classified into(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 To evaluate the outcome, including drug-resistant epilepsy (DRE) in children with newly diagnosed partial onset epilepsy treated with carbamazepine (CBZ). METHODS A retrospective medical records review and telephone questionnaire were undertaken on a total of 100 subjects. RESULTS Long-term follow-up was obtained on 79 children with a mean(More)