Primary care physicians, including pediatricians, admit that they are not as familiar about specific aspects of epilepsy as they should be.
Contemporary Pediatrics week in review: Tool to aid in autism diagnosis, increased RSV activity, and more
Review some of the top stories from the Contemporary Pediatrics website over the last week, and catch up on anything you may have missed.
PODCAST: Auditory brain stem implants in young children.
Jamie Glater, MD, discusses an NIH-sponsored study investigating the effectiveness of an auditory brain stem implant in young children with congenital cochlear nerve agenesis.
Mediterranean diet, stress reduction improves child neurodevelopment
In a recent study, improved neurodevelopmental outcomes were seen in children aged 2 years whose mothers received a Mediterranean diet or mindfulness-based stress reduction intervention during pregnancy.
Association between prenatal COVID-19 exposure and neurodevelopment
In a recent study, Developmental Assessment of Young Children, second edition scores for neurodevelopmental outcomes did not differ between infants exposed to maternal COVID-19 during pregnancy and those not exposed.
Infantile spasms: A frontline guide for pediatricians
Delaying diagnosis and treatment for this early childhood disorder can lead to worse outcomes, so early recognition is crucial.
Drug-resistant patients have improved health-related quality of life post pediatric epilepsy surgery
At 2 years post-pediatric epilepsy surgery, 72% of patients were seizure-free compared to 33% of medically-treated patients.
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