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December  2014  

Volume 1 Issue 2
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Research Article

Impaired Sleep and Reduced Spontaneous Movement Activity in Acute Stroke: An Exploratory Study

Jianghai Ruan, Rüdiger J. Seitz*

Stroke damages the brain and most frequently becomes apparent clinically by hemiparesis. Recordings with the electroencephalogram (EEG) have revealed that stroke patients may exhibit focal slow waves activity (SWA) of 1 to 4 Hz as well as focal epileptic changes in the affected hemisphere. Focal SWA (1-4 Hz) has been reported to predict poor recovery from stroke but can last even for years as was described in aphasic stroke patients.           

        

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Case Report

Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome in a Child with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia: A Multifactorial Scenario

Luiz Carlos Porcello Marrone, MD*, Bianca Fontana Marrone, MD, João Pedro Farina Brunelli, William Alves Martins, Felipe Kalil-Neto, Antônio Carlos Huf Marrone, MD, PhD, Jaderson Costa da Costa, MD, PhD

Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome is a clinicoradiologic disorder characterized by seizures, altered mental status, headaches and visual disturbance that is associated with white matter vasogenic edema predominantly affecting the occipital and parietal lobes of the brain. The most common neuroimaging presentation of PRES is the parieto-occipital subcortical T2 hyperintensity without enhancement.We report a case of seven years old boy that developed PRES during a clinical scenario with many possible triggers.              

 

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Case Report

Support Intervention for Siblings of Children with Developmental Disabilities: An Italian Experience

Valentina Genitori-D’Arrigo, Priscilla Mertoli, Luana Ferlito, Cristina Platania, Claudia Brogna, Domenico M. Romeo*

Siblings of children with disabilities showed a high incidence of behavior problems. Specific support programs are not provided.The aims of the present study are to assess the behavior of a group of Italian siblings of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and to analyze the possible influence of a specific support intervention.     

    

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Research Article

Headache Awareness in a Neurological Outpatient Clinic Setting

Flavio Devetag Chalaupka*

Headache is one of the most common neurological conditions affecting 47% of adults worldwide and 53% of adults in Europe. Headache is an isolated complaint during the lifetime of 66% of individuals worldwide and 77% of people in Europe. Moreover, the headache prevalence remained essentially stable among adults in a Norwegian county during an 11-year period.

   

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Research Article

Echoes of the Future: Adults with Disabilities Living at Home with Their Parents

Karola Dillenburger* and Lynne McKerr

Almost 90% of all adult sons and daughters with disabilities live at home with their parents. Consequently, they have life experiences that are atypical for most of their adult peers and their aging caregivers are under stress due to failing health, financial pressures, bereavement, and worry about the future.

 

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Short Communication

Systematic Review of Drug Labeling Changes That Inform Pediatric Weight Gain

Ingrid Kohlstadt MD, MPH* and M. Dianne Murphy MD

The FDA communicates what clinicians need to know about the drugs they prescribe through the information found in the medication’s package insert and electronic sources collectively referred to as drug labeling.      

   

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