When added to existing antiepileptic treatment, fenfluramine hydrochloride significantly reduced the frequency of convulsive seizures in children and young adults with Dravet syndrome and had a dose-response effect, according to a randomized trial in patients in whom seizures had not been completely controlled by their current treatment regimen.
Winter weather is getting children out on the rink to play ice hockey, which unfortunately carries a risk of concussion. A new study looks at mouth guards and whether they can reduce the risk of concussive head injury.
When evaluating and diagnosing migraines in pediatric patients, a thorough medical history is key to giving a diagnosis. These 8 questions are structured to pinpoint concerning headache patterns earlier in the diagnosing process.
Early treatment in acute migraines is important, but behavioral and lifestyle changes may be the best prevention tool in the pediatric population.
Experts seek to clear confusion, trepidation about concussion identification and management.
Computed tomography scans are often used when treating children for traumatic brain injury, but the exposure to ionizing radiation may give a clinician pause in cases that are extremely subtle. A new study published in Pediatrics looked at whether fast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, meaning motion-tolerant MRI sequences done without sedation) was accurate and feasible in young children.
Home furnishings, toys, home electronics, and other consumer products may be responsible for the nonfatal pediatric traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) that send children aged 0 to 19 years to the emergency department, according to a recent study.
When a student athlete wants to return to playing following a concussion, there are 6 phases that that athlete will need to follow to get pack to the field.
Boys and girls experience similar rates of migraine as they approach puberty, but new findings reveal that girls’ incidence of migraine spikes after early menarche.
A new study suggests that patients may develop a tolerance to cannabidiol (CBD) oil over time, resulting in a loss of efficacy for seizure control.