• Acute Movement Disorders in Childhood: A Cohort Study and Review of the Literature

    1 month ago - By Pediatric Emergency Care

    Objectives
    Acute movement disorders are frequent in neurological and pediatric emergencies. Few studies analyzed AMD in children, none in Tunisia or other African country. The purpose of this study was to describe the peculiarities of AMD in a Tunisian pediatric population with a literature review.
    Methods
    We conducted a retrospective descriptive study over 8 years including 80 children (sex ratio, 1.05; mean age of onset, 4.8 years) with AMD, followed in tertiary referral Child Neurology Department in North Tunisia.
    Results
    Acute movement disorders were mainly hyperkinetic (n = 67 with...
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  • Brief interventions delivered in doctors' offices can lead to reductions in drinking

    1 month ago - By News Medical

    A new systematic review and meta-analysis has found that alcohol-targeted brief interventions (short, structured, one-to-one conversations about drinking designed to motivate changes in risky behavior) delivered in doctors' offices and similar medical settings can produce small but useful reductions in drinking.
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  • Motor Developmental Delay After Cardiac Surgery in Children With a Critical Congenital Heart Defect: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-analysis

    Motor Developmental Delay After Cardiac Surgery in Children With a Critical Congenital Heart Defect: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-analysis

    1 month ago - By Pediatric Physical Therapy

    Purpose:
    To systematically review evidence regarding the severity and prevalence of motor development in children with a critical congenital heart defect without underlying genetic anomalies.
    Summary of Key Points:
    Twelve percent of all included studies reported abnormal mean motor developmental scores, and 38% reported below average motor scores. Children with single-ventricle physiology, especially those with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, had the highest severity and prevalence of motor delay, particularly at 0 to 12 months. Most included studies did not differentiate between gross...
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