The Child Neurology Society Annual Meeting is held to bring clinicians and researchers together to collaborate and share the latest research and data, and discuss the hottest topics in pediatric neurology.
Intranasal Diazepam Safe, Tolerable in Pediatric Epilepsy
Analysis of long-term safety of intranasal diazepam shows favorable results in children and adolescents with cluster or acute, repetitive seizures.
Deflazacort Superior to Prednisone for Treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Study results show that deflazacort tops prednisone across multiple checkpoints in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
New Assessment May Better Screen Adolescents With Epilepsy for Adult Transition
Epilepsy-specific TRAQ questionnaire shows high validity in pediatric epilepsy patients transitioning to adult epilepsy care.
CBD Shows Long-Term Safety as Add-On Therapy in Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome
Data presented at the Child Neurology Society Annual Meeting suggest that the safety and efficacy of cannabidiol (Epidiolex; GW Pharmaceuticals) is maintained through 72 weeks of treatment for patients with LGS.
Botox Improves Gait, Pain in Pediatric Patients With Lower Limb Spasticity
The drug recently gained FDA approval for treatment of lower limb spasticity in pediatric patients without cerebral palsy, in which it is associated with improved functional outcomes.
Fenfluramine Reduces Frequency of TC Seizures in Dravet Syndrome
A pooled analysis of 2 phase 3 trials of fenfluramine demonstrate the clinical potential of the drug for patients with Dravet syndrome.
Using Big Data to Personalize Epilepsy Care
The professor and head of the Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation at the University of Illinois at Chicago spoke about how data can better inform epilepsy care.
Ethical Issues Raised by Novel Therapies
The Carolyn and Matthew Bucksbaum Professor of Clinical Ethics at the University of Chicago spoke about the ethical considerations of spinal muscular atrophy and its treatment.
Epilepsy, the Perfect Paradigm in Implementing Telemedicine
The clinical professor in pediatric neurology and director of regional neurology services at Children's Hospital Colorado shared her thoughts on why epilepsy is the perfect paradigm to implement telemedicine.
Dystonia, A Disorder Longing for More Therapies
The Pediatric Movement Disorders Neurologist at UT Southwestern recommends that when encountering a patient with a movement disorder to organize your thought process in 3 steps.
Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Questions That Remain Unanswered
Darryl De Vivo, MD, emphasized that while there's been a tremendous advance in the field of SMA, it’s important to continue tinkering around the margins to make the effective treatment increasingly better.
Spinal Muscular Atrophy, From Bench to Bedside
The Sidney Carter Professor of Neurology at Columbia University Medical Center spoke about the 127 year history of spinal muscular atrophy and how basic science has led to exciting developments.
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