Navigation Links
US neurologists agree on protocols for treatment of infantile spasms
Date:9/2/2010

Researchers from across the U.S., as part of the Infantile Spasms Working Group (ISWG), established guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of infantile spasms (IS). The goal of the ISWG is to improve patient outcomes by creating protocols that educate pediatricians on early diagnosis and treatment options. Full details of this study appear online in Epilepsia, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the International League Against Epilepsy.

Infantile spasmsknown also as West syndrome and named after Dr. William James West who provided the first account of the disease in his 1841 medical articleis a rare epileptic disorder that typically presents in infants between 3 and 7 months of age.

Symptoms of IS include spasms of the limbs and trunk (extending or stiffening of the arms, legs, neck or trunk) that occur in clusters, an electroencephalography (EEG) pattern of hypsarrhythmia, and psychomotor delay or arrest.

The IS incidence ranges from 2 to 3.5 per 10,000 live births, occurring in more boys than girls (60:40). Approximately 90% of all IS cases occur during the first year of life, but can affect children up to the age of 4. While some cases have unknown cause (cryptogenic IS), many experts cite tuberous sclerosis (benign growth of brain tumors) and lack of oxygen to the baby at birth as common causes of symptomatic IS.

As part of their investigation, the ISWG (led by John Pellock, M.D.) examined scores of related studies and reviewed current clinical practice. The goal was to establish criteria that target early diagnosis, timely treatment options, and support IS patients and their families. Dr. Pellock, commenting on the agreed protocols, said "We strongly recommend broad clinical evaluation, including: detailed clinical neurophysiology; continued use of vigabatrin (VGB) or adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) as first-line treatment to suppress clinical spasms and abolish hypsarrhythmic EEG; a
'/>"/>

Contact: Dawn Peters
healthnews@wiley.com
781-388-8408
Wiley-Blackwell
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. Mens Health Network and SAGE announce an agreement to partner
2. Real Life "Fat Camp" Owner Disagrees With How Such Camps Are Depicted In ABC Family's new show, "Huge"
3. The Dawson Academy Announces the Signing of a Joint Marketing Agreement with Ads Next™
4. US, Ukraine agree to share standards for quality of medicines
5. Midbrook Medical Announces Agreement with Premier Partners L.P.
6. Summit Health, U.S. Preventive Medicine Agree to Continue Worksite Screening Partnership
7. Ellsworth Adhesives Signs Distribution Agreement With Dow Corning Solar Solutions
8. MetricStream Enters into Agreement to Provide Enterprise Risk Management Software Solution to AEI
9. Disagreement on symptom-reflux association analysis parameters in infants
10. IT-Lifeline, Inc and OptiStor Technologies, Inc. Enter Joint Marketing Agreement
11. CIGNA and Cancer Treatment Centers of America Reach New Agreement
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/23/2014)... Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) November 23, 2014 ... and TV Have in Common, **FDAnews On-Demand Webinar**, Dec. ... http://www.fdanews.com/TheFDAisWatchingOnDemand , The FDA’s focus on promotional ... ads. , Now they're looking at websites, ... , Mark the calendar for Thursday, Dec. 11, for ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... Columbus, OH (PRWEB) November 23, 2014 ... claims on behalf of Ohio and West Virginia residents ... and other health disorders due to drinking C8 ... Plant In Parkersburg, West Virginia. According to the C8 ... because they either worked or lived in at least ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... City, Utah (PRWEB) November 23, 2014 ... health insurance reimbursement for small businesses, announced their ... book, The End of Employer-Provided Health Insurance. ... insurance is the greatest financial risk facing most ... facing U.S. employers, small and large, when it ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... A new AlignLife Chiropractic & Natural ... downtown Greenville area. Dr. Chelsea Sineath, owner and chiropractor ... open her own clinic after working in another AlignLife ... , AlignLife believes that the body can heal ... on chiropractic care and rehabilitation to allow the spine ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... PrettyTailor , an outstanding dress company, has recently ... can buy new dresses at its online shop now. ... , As a matter of fact, PrettyTailor specializes in ... four types of wedding outfits, including bridesmaid dresses, mother ... also provides a variety of occasion dresses, such as ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:FDAnews Announces The FDA is Watching: What Twitter, Tradeshows and TV Have in Common, On-Demand Webinar, Dec. 11, 2014 2Health News:FDAnews Announces The FDA is Watching: What Twitter, Tradeshows and TV Have in Common, On-Demand Webinar, Dec. 11, 2014 3Health News:FDAnews Announces The FDA is Watching: What Twitter, Tradeshows and TV Have in Common, On-Demand Webinar, Dec. 11, 2014 4Health News:FDAnews Announces The FDA is Watching: What Twitter, Tradeshows and TV Have in Common, On-Demand Webinar, Dec. 11, 2014 5Health News:40 C8 Lawsuit Claims Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC Alleged Serious Illness Due To C8 Contaminated Water In Ohio And West Virginia 2Health News:40 C8 Lawsuit Claims Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC Alleged Serious Illness Due To C8 Contaminated Water In Ohio And West Virginia 3Health News:40 C8 Lawsuit Claims Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC Alleged Serious Illness Due To C8 Contaminated Water In Ohio And West Virginia 4Health News:Zane Benefits, Inc. Announces New Webinar on The End of Employer-Provided Health Insurance Now Available On-Demand! 2Health News:AlignLife of Downtown Greenville is Now Open and Accepting New Patients 2Health News:Customers Are Welcome to Shop at PrettyTailor.com 2
... brain scans to try and study the biology of dread. ... brain pays to the expected pain // determines and whether ... that simple diversions could alleviate the misery. ,The ... new field called neuroeconomics that uses brain imaging to try ...
... Baeg Moon-hong. He is a senior researcher at the Korea ... was show cased in an exhibition at the Seoul Education ... meters tall. The special features are that it can understand ... expressions. , The first android was made by ...
... the shaking leg syndrome is a common type of disorder in ... For the first time Europe has approved the drug to be ... aches and pains. Statistics show that about 10% of the people ... by the European Medicines Agency. As of now it is used ...
... Health conscious people here lawyers in California have sued PepsiCo ... benzene//., ,The drink in question is Pepsi Twist drink, ... three' soft drinks firms has been drawn into a legal ... the lawsuit, "Pepsi Twist has been falsely promoted as a ...
... the Supreme Court Friday reversed an earlier order directing ... all-India basis// for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes candidates ... ,A bench of judges K.G. Balakrishnan, A.R. Lakshmanan ... General Gopal Subramaniam that enforcing the 10 percent quota ...
... kid of Orissa, declared that his health is normal. // ... up after he ran an astounding 65km earlier this week. ... at Bhubaneswar for a medical check up on the orders ... coach Biranchi Das was exploiting the boy for his personal ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Supreme Court Quashed Reservation Quotas For PG Medical Courses 2Health News:Marathon Kid Budhia’s Health Not Compromise 2
(Date:11/22/2014)... 2014  New data demonstrates that flibanserin, a novel, ... of female sexual dysfunction, Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD), ... in premenopausal women when taken at bedtime. The data ... North America,s (SMSNA) 20th Annual Fall ... SMSNA accepted this study as a late ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... 2014   Long Beach dentist , Dr. Rassouli, is ... gold standard in tooth replacement because they offer the closest ... to restore and preserve smiles and improve overall dental health. ... tooth or as a part of a smile makeover or ... of a smile. The loss of a tooth ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... , Nov. 21, 2014  Particle Sciences, ... devices, has developed and manufactured a new innovative ... the Research and Development arm of Exeltis Pharmaceuticals.  ... of Project Management at Particle Sciences, "This vaginal ... utilizing our material sciences and modeling expertise.  We ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Study on Efficacy and Sedation-Related Safety of Flibanserin in Premenopausal Women Released Today at Sexual Medicine Society of North America Meeting 2Study on Efficacy and Sedation-Related Safety of Flibanserin in Premenopausal Women Released Today at Sexual Medicine Society of North America Meeting 3Long Beach Dentist, Dr. Rassouli, is Now Offering Dental Implants 2Particle Sciences' Clinical Trial Supplies Group Manufactures Innovative Vaginal Ring 2
... Cardiac Science Corporation , a global leader in automated external ... devices, has been awarded a contract to deploy Powerheart® AEDs ... U.S. Postal Inspection Service is the primary law enforcement arm ... proud to have been selected to protect the men and ...
... 2011 Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: ... today that the United States District Court for ... Watson,s generic versions of Mucinex®, Mucinex® D and ... Extended-Release products, do not infringe U.S. Patent No. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:U.S. Postal Inspection Service Awards AED Contract to Cardiac Science 2U.S. Postal Inspection Service Awards AED Contract to Cardiac Science 3U.S. Postal Inspection Service Awards AED Contract to Cardiac Science 4Watson Announces Favorable District Court Ruling in Generic Mucinex® Patent Suit 2
... Exact uses rapid technology to ... A Streptococcal antigen from throat ... A Exact uses a patented, ... sensitive and specific results for ...
One inch disposable patch electrode uses a specially formulated adhesive solid gel. Reusable lead wire with snap connector provides economic benefits. Ideal for sleep studies where leg movement or EK...
10-mm (0.4-in) diameter cups have multi-color lead wires and 2-mm (0.08-in) holes for easy paste/collodion application. Available in a variety of lengths to suit many different needs....
... elastic fabric, these head cap systems are ... begin testing. Each Electro-Cap System features pure ... 10-20 System. When you place your order, ... with your head cap system and whether ...
Medicine Products: