pediatric neurology

Can salivary microRNA levels identify risk for prolonged concussion symptoms?A study in children with mild traumatic brain injury found that concentrations of 5 salivary microRNAs (miRNAs) identified prolonged concussion symptoms with 85% accuracy, suggesting that the answer to this question is “yes.”
Two potential drugs to treat Dravet syndromePhase III clinical trials of new antiepileptic medications show promise for reducing frequency of convulsive seizures in children.
Screen routinely for central neurologic disordersPediatricians are the frontline providers for identifying neurologic problems in neonates and infants.
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.
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.
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.”