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Corticosteroid treatment of Duchenne dystrophy

Report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the Practice Committee of the Child Neurology Society

R.T. Moxley III, MD; S. Ashwal, MD; S. Pandya, MS, PT; A. Connolly, MD; J. Florence, MHS, PT; K. Mathews, MD; L. Baumbach, MD; C. McDonald, MD; M. Sussman, MD; and C. Wade, PhD, PT, RN


Approved by the QSS on February 13, 2004; by the Practice Committee on August 7, 2004; and by the AAN Board of Directors on October 16, 2004.



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Diagnostic assessment of the child with status epilepticus (an evidence-based review)

Report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the Practice Committee of the Child Neurology Society

J.J. Riviello, Jr., MD; S. Ashwal, MD; D. Hirtz, MD; T. Glauser, MD; K. Ballaban-Gil, MD; K. Kelley, MD; L.D. Morton, MD; S. Phillips, MD; E. Sloan, MD; and S. Shinnar, MD, PhD


Endorsed by the American College of Emergency Physicians on August 31, 2006; by the American Academy of Pediatrics on October 3, 2006; and by the American Epilepsy Society on October 3, 2006.

Approved by the Quality Standards Subcommittee on January 28, 2006; by the Practice Committee on August 5, 2006; and by the AAN Board of Directors on August 17, 2006.



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Evaluating a first nonfebrile seizure in children Report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology, the Child Neurology Society, and the American Epilepsy Society

D. Hirtz, MD; S. Ashwal, MD; A. Berg, PhD; D. Bettis, MD; C. Camfield, MD; P. Camfield, MD; P. Crumrine, MD; R. Elterman, MD; S. Schneider, MD; and S. Shinnar, MD, PhD

Approved by the Quality Standards Subcommittee April 1, 2000. Approved by the Practice Committee May 3, 2000. Approved by the AAN Board of Directors June 9, 2000.



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Evaluation of children and adolescents with recurrent headaches

Report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the Practice Committee of the Child Neurology Society

D.W. Lewis, MD; S. Ashwal, MD; G. Dahl, BS; D. Dorbad, MD; D. Hirtz, MD; A. Prensky, MD; and I. Jarjour, MD



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Evaluation of the child with global developmental delay

Report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and The PracticeCommittee of the Child Neurology Society

M. Shevell, MD; S. Ashwal, MD; D. Donley, MD; J. Flint, MD; M. Gingold, MD; D. Hirtz, MD; A. Majnemer, PhD; M. Noetzel, MD; and R.D. Sheth, MD

This statement has been endorsed by the Child Neurology Society. Approved by the AAN Quality Standards Subcommittee April 16, 2002. Approved by the AAN Practice Committee August 3, 2002. Approved by the AAN Board of Directors October 19, 2002.



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Evaluation of the child with microcephaly
(an evidence-based review)

Report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the Practice Committee of the Child Neurology Society

S. Ashwal, MD; D Michelson, MD; L Plawner, MD; WB Dobyns, MD


Approved by the Quality Standards Subcommittee on November 5, 2008; by the Child Neurology Society (CNS) Practice Committee on August 2, 2009; by the AAN Practice Committee on November 20, 2008; and by the AAN Board of Directors on July 7, 2009.



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Medical Treatment of Infantile Spasms

Report of the American Academy of Neurology and the Child Neurology Society

M.T. Mackay, MBBS; S.K. Weiss, MD; T. Adams-Webber, MLS; S. Ashwal, MD; D. Stephens, MSc; K. Ballaban-Gill, MD; T.Z. Baram, MD, PhD; M. Duchowny, MD; D. Hirtz, MD; J.M. Pellock, MD; W.D. Shields, MD; S. Shinnar, MD, PhD; E. Wyllie, MD; and O.C. Snead III, MD

Approved by the Quality Standards Subcommittee on July 26, 2003. Approved by the AAN Practice Committee on November 16, 2003. Approved by the AAN Board of Directors in January, 2004. This practice parameter has been endorsed by the American Epilepsy Society.



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Neuroimaging of the neonate Report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology

L.R. Ment, MD; H.S. Bada, MD; P. Barnes, MD; P.E. Grant, MD; D. Hirtz, MD; L.A. Papile, MD; J. Pinto–Martin, PhD; M. Rivkin, MD; and T.L. Slovis, MD

This statement has been endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology, and the Society for Pediatric Radiology. Approved by the AAN Quality Standards Subcommittee December 8, 2001. Approved by the AAN Practice Committee January 28, 2002. Approved by the AAN Board of Directors February 23, 2002. Approved by the CNS Practice Committee January 30, 2002.



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Pharmacological treatment of migraine headache in children and adolescents

Report of the American Academy of Neurology Quality Standards Subcommittee and the Practice Committee of the Child Neurology Society

D. Lewis, MD; S. Ashwal, MD; A. Hershey, MD; D. Hirtz, MD; M. Yonker, MD; and S. Silberstein, MD

Endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Headache Society. Approved by the QSS on April 27, 2004; by the Practice Committee on August 7, 2004; and by the AAN Board of Directors on October 16, 2004.



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Pharmacologic treatment of spasticity in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy (an evidence-based review)

M.R. Delgado, MD; D. Hirtz, MD; M. Aisen, MD; S. Ashwal, MD; D.L. Fehlings, MD, MSc; J. McLaughlin, MD; L.A. Morrison, MD; M.W. Shrader, MD; A. Tilton, MD; J. Vargus-Adams, MS

Approved by the Quality Standards Subcommittee on February 7, 2009; by the AAN Practice Committee on April 10, 2009; by the CNS Practice Committee on December 7, 2009; by the AAN Board of Directors on October 19, 2009; and by the CNS Board of Directors on December 11, 2009.



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Screening and diagnosis of autism

Report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the Child Neurology Society

P.A. Filipek, MD; P.J. Accardo, MD; S. Ashwal, MD; G.T. Baranek, PhD, OTR/L; E.H. Cook, Jr., MD; G. Dawson, PhD; B. Gordon, MD, PhD; J.S. Gravel, PhD; C.P. Johnson, MEd, MD; R.J. Kallen, MD; S.E. Levy, MD; N.J. Minshew, MD; S. Ozonoff, PhD; B.M. Prizant, PhD, CCC-SLP; I. Rapin, MD; S.J. Rogers, PhD; W.L. Stone, PhD; S.W. Teplin, MD; R.F. Tuchman, MD; and F.R. Volkmar, MD



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