Hemiplegia following mild head injury in a child with Sturge-Weber syndrome - a diagnostic dilemma - Ahmed S, Paul SP.

Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) is a neurocutaneous disorder with skin, eye, and brain involvement. Hemiplegia in children with SWS after a mild head injury is known to occur in up to one-fifth of cases. A3-year male child presented with a sudden onset hemiple...
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Source: The Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Rediscovering the Physical Exam Source Type: research
We report a case of QTc prolongation associated with mild concussion in a pediatric patient. An 11-year-old male presented to the emergency department after sustaining a head injury during football practice. He complained of headache and blurry vision. Physical examination was within normal apart from an irregular heart rhythm. Electrocardiogram (ECG) showed normal sinus rhythm with QTc (Bazett formula) 460  ms. The patient was diagnosed with concussion and referred for cardiology follow-up of the QTc. ECG the next day showed QTc 462 ms (heart rate 105 bpm) supine and 494 ms after suddenly standing up (...
Source: Pediatric Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
It has long been established that fighting sports such as boxing and mixed martial arts can lead to head injury. Prior work from this group on the Professional Fighters Brain Health Study found that exposure to repetitive head impacts is associated with lo...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
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Source: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Brain and Behavior - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
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Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research
To examine the symptomatology and treatment of Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) from a large patient registry to identify common symptoms, clinical outcomes, and areas of unmet clinical need.
Source: The Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Improved protection for the child pedestrian requires a precise knowledge of the biomechanics of specific injury mechanisms for this particular category of pedestrian. In the absence of tests on cadaver subjects, numerical models are a possible route of in...
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Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Brief Clinical Studies Source Type: research
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