Drs. Bass and Valasek’s article in the August 2018 issue of Contemporary Pediatrics titled “Sports-related concussion: When it’s OK to return to play” provides a comprehensive review of sports-related concussions (SRC).
Pediatricians need to understand both pathophysiology and management of concussion to correctly address the question of return-to-play for athletes after a jolt to the head.
Physicians must understand current diagnostic criteria for pediatric migraine and its variants, and exercise their best clinical judgment regarding treatment.
For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a multicenter observational study published in JAMA Neurology that looked at time to treatment in children with refractory convulsive status epilepticus and the impact on mortality.
A pediatrician with special training in neuromuscular disorders cautions that nothing replaces the traditional workup—a complete history and physical—for diagnosing neuromuscular complaints.
New research looks at the role of maternal-placental-fetal interaction on cognitive function and disease.
Stratifying tumors by their clinical characteristics and underlying biology will enable future targeting of specific therapies for glioma in children.
Phase III clinical trials of new antiepileptic medications show promise for reducing frequency of convulsive seizures in children.
Pediatricians are the frontline providers for identifying neurologic problems in neonates and infants.
When is a spot not just a spot? Children can sprout a variety of discolorations, and it takes a trained eye to know when to investigate further.