neurology

How one hospital reduced pediatric epilepsy emergency visits, admissionsNationwide Children’s Hospital sees dramatic drop in ED visits and inpatient admissions for epilepsy patients with collaborative quality improvement project.
Continued play after concussion lengthens recovery timeAthletes who continued to play after experiencing a concussion were 8.8 times more likely to take a long time to recover (≥21 days) than athletes who immediately left the field.
How to diagnose neurologic problems in neonatesThe presentation described a number of neonatal neurology issues about which pediatricians commonly have questions and described an efficient and evidence-based approach to doing a neonatal neurology exam called the Dubowitz exam.
Midazolam warning for preemiesA recent study in preterm infants found that exposure to midazolam, a commonly used sedative in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), was associated with macro- and microstructural alterations in hippocampal development and poorer outcomes consistent with hippocampal dysmaturation.
Where are kids being treated for concussions?A new report looks at where parents are seeking care for their children following a concussion.
Top picks for holiday reading
Top picks for holiday readingThere’s nothing quite like curling up with a good book, especially during the cold winter months. Dermatologists on Dermatology Times’ editorial board shared the recent books they said might make great holiday reads.
NEUROLOGY: Brain pain and migraine variantsRecognizing that children’s migraines don’t necessarily look or act like those of adults can speed diagnosis and appropriate treatment, said Eric Pearlman, MD, PhD, during his presentation “Brain Pain: Migraine and Its Variants.”
Anti-NMDA-receptor encephalitis: A review
Anti-NMDA-receptor encephalitis: A reviewIn 2005, a bizarre syndrome consisting of severe neuropsychiatric symptoms, seizures, loss of consciousness, and central hypoventilation was reported in 4 young women with ovarian teratoma (OT).