Category: "Parents"

Epilepsy Characterized as Congenital Heart Disease Complication

Epilepsy Characterized as Congenital Heart Disease Complication

A high overall incidence of epilepsy in children with congenital heart disease (CHD) and a markedly higher incidence in those with perioperative clinical seizures (CS) prompted a neurocardiology team to call for increased perioperative electroencephalogram (EEG) monitoring. “The last decades have been marked by considerable advances in perioperative care of children undergoing congenital heart surgery,” study co-author Nancy Poirier, MD, Division […]

Pediatric epilepsy, febrile seizures raise neuropsychiatric risk

Pediatric epilepsy, febrile seizures raise neuropsychiatric risk

Children who have epilepsy or febrile seizures may have increased risk for later neuropsychiatric conditions. Neuropsychiatric conditions are mental disorders that are typically attributed to diseases that originate from the nervous system. These diseases greatly impair the health of those affected by them and impact their ability to learn, work, and emotionally cope.  Common neuropsychiatric disorders include seizures, attention […]

Childhood Seizures After Phototherapy

Childhood Seizures After Phototherapy

A follow-up study of Danish babies with neonatal hyperbilirubinaemia* who had been treated with phototherapy discovered a modest increase in the risk of childhood epilepsy. The finding has now been replicated in a large database analysis from the United States. Phototherapy is associated with an increase in the likelihood of epilepsy by 30% to 40% […]

Epilepsy in Children

Epilepsy is the most common neurological disorder affecting children, and may be characterized by sudden, recurrent episodes of uncontrolled motor activity and, in some cases, impaired consciousness (seizures). Any condition that triggers disruptive electrical discharges in the brain can produce epilepsy. Although the underlying abnormality may not be correctable, seizures themselves can usually be controlled […]

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