Tuesday, 4 September 2018
first FDA-approved clinical trial to determine whether an infusion of stem cells from umbilical cord blood can improve the quality of life for children with cerebral palsy.
Monday, 23 July 2018
Monday, 28 May 2018
Pediatric Headache is a common reason for pediatric patients to seek medical care. Headaches can result from any of a number of causes, including genetic predisposition, trauma, an intracranial mass, a metabolic or vascular disease, or sinusitis. Recognition that pediatric headaches can result from primary and secondary causes is crucial to their treatment.
Facts about headaches
A headache is pain or discomfort in the head or face area. Headaches can be single or recurrent in nature, and localized to one or more areas of the head and face.
Facts about headaches in children:
· Forty percent (or more) of all children have had a headache by the age of 7.
· Among 7-year-olds, approximately 4 percent have frequent headaches.
· By the age of 15, 75 percent of children have had a headache.
· Only one child in 40,000 is found to have a brain tumor causing the headache.
· About 2 to 10 percent of headaches are due to an underlying brain abnormality.
· Five to 29 percent of children complain of headaches.
· Three percent of children suffer from migraine headaches.
Monday, 14 May 2018
Friday, 11 May 2018
Acute stroke in sickle cell disease
Stroke is a common and potentially devastating manifestation of sickle cell disease (SCD) that can affect children and adults. Challenges in management include distinguishing acute stroke from other cerebrovascular manifestations of the disease such as meningitis, cerebral malaria, or seizure disorder, and distinguishing acute ischemic stroke from hemorrhagic stroke. Care of the patient with an acute stroke requires specialized expertise in exchange transfusion practices.
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Thursday, 10 May 2018
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