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Abnormal Movements in Autism: Association or Causality?

Winter 2023 | CNS Connections magazine

Dr. Rujuta Wilson, an Assistant Professor of Child Psychiatry and Pediatric Neurology at UCLA, is exploring abnormal movements in Autism. When people think of autism, they usually think only of...

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A Marriage of Hematology and Neurology: Studying Sickle Cell Disease in the Pediatric Brain

Summer 2023 | CNS Connections magazine

As we all learned in medical school, sickle cell disease is an inherited hemoglobinopathy, caused by a single base pair mutation in the beta-globin gene. Although sickle cell disease was...

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One More Problem with Childhood Obesity: Increased Risk of Bell Palsy

Winter 2023 | CNS Connections magazine

Association of overweight and obesity with Bell palsy in children. V. Breitling, A. Leha, S Schiller, et al. Pediatric Neurology 2023;139:43-48. What the researchers did: Childhood obesity is a substantial...

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Look Before You Leap: Test for Mimics of Small Vessel Primary Angiitis of the CNS Before Jumping to Brain Biopsy

Winter 2023 | CNS Connections magazine

Mimics of pediatric small vessel primary angiitis of the central nervous system. CM Stredny, MM Blessing, V Yi, et al. Annals of Neurology 2023;93:109-119. What the researchers did: Primary angiitis...

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Levetiracetam and Phenobarbital are Equal (and weak) in Efficacy for Neonatal Seizures

Winter 2023 | CNS Connections magazine

Levetiracetam versus phenobarbital for neonatal seizures: A retrospective cohort study. L. Battig, C. Dunner, D Cserpan et al. Pediatric Neurology 2023;138:62-70. What the researchers did: As all pediatric neurologists know,...

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