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The Ketogenic Diet in Pediatric Patients With Refractory Status Epilepticus

From: Journal of Child Neurology ABSTRACT Refractory status epilepticus carries significant morbidity and mortality. Recent reports have promoted the use of the ketogenic diet as an effective treatment for refractory status epilepticus. We describe our recent experience with instituting the ketogenic diet for 4 critically ill children in refractory status epilepticus, ranging in age from […]

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Vestibular Apparatus

Inner Ear Vestibular Signals Regulate Bone Remodeling

An original article is soon to be published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (1) that identifies a link between bone formation and the vestibular system.  The study found that bilateral vestibular lesions in mice cause a low bone mass phenotype associated with decreased bone formation and increased bone resorption. The inner ear vestibular system […]

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The Dorsal Ramus and Back Pain

Chiropractic Neurologists may be tasked with diagnosing and treating pain that has been recalcitrant to prior forms of intervention.  Overlooking involvement of the lumbar dorsal ramus, and in particular it’s lateral branch, could lead to such a situation.  This article by Zhou et al (found HERE) provides an excellent review of the anatomy, clinical syndromes […]

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Brain and Nerves

Women With Multiple Sclerosis May Have Lower Levels of Anti-Inflammatory Nutrients

Multiple sclerosis is an inflammatory disease of the central nervous system that destroys the protective covering of nerve fibers.  Nerve impulses between the brain and other regions of the body become disrupted and individuals with multiple sclerosis may experience a broad variety of neurological symptom.  Common symptoms may include; incoordination, weakness, difficulty walking, visual disturbances, […]

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Resolution to Establish the International College of Chiropractic Neurology

Resolution to Establish the International College of Chiropractic Neurology Whereas independent chiropractic neurology diplomates exist who desire to network in an association with an open forum where collegial interaction and discourse is appreciated and celebrated, and whereas, Independent chiropractic neurology diplomates also desire a democratic association where all diplomate, fellow and PhD members have a […]

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melatonin

Melatonin Helps Epileptic Children Sleep

Melatonin Helps Epileptic Children Sleep Sejal V Jain, MD, Paul S Horn, PhD; Narong Simakajornboon, MD; Dean W Beebe,PhD; Katherine Holland, MD, PhD; Anna W Byars, PhD; Tracy A Glauser, MD; Melatonin improves sleep in children with epilepsy: randomized, double-blind cross-over study. In Sleep Medicine:  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1389945715000477 Objective Insomnia, especially maintenance insomnia is widely prevalent in epilepsy. […]

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Childhood epilepsy

Vitamin D levels in Children with Epilepsy

Vitamin D levels in Children with Epilepsy Pediatric Neurology Longitudinal Change of Vitamin D Status in Children With Epilepsy on Antiepileptic Drugs: Prevalence and Risk Factors YJ Lee, KM Park, YM Kim, GM Yeon, SO Nam Pediatr. Neurol. 2015 Feb 01;52(2)153-159. BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and risk factors of […]

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Vitamin D

Vitamin D Levels Effect Stroke Outcome

American stroke association meeting report abstract Study Highlights:  In this study stroke patients with low vitamin D levels have more tissue damage resulting from their strokes than patients with normal vitamin D levels. Patients with low vitamin D were found to be less likely than those with normal levels to have good outcomes in the […]

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Motorized Cycling May Prime Brain for Relearning After Stroke

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 12, 2015 – Exercise on a motorized stationary bike appeared to give stroke patients an advantage in relearning everyday tasks and improved motor function of their arms, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2015. Aerobic exercise has been shown to help the brain learn information. The […]

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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and the Pediatric Patient

Article Review OBJECTIVE Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) affects >1 million pediatric patients annually. There are no guidelines available to guide a clinician in the treatment of post-traumatic headache (PTH) in the pediatric patient. This study investigated treatment and outcomes in pediatric patients with post-traumatic headache. METHODS Medical records of all patients (age 13-18 yrs.) […]

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