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Neurology, Behaviour and Development

This section considers studies on neurological, psychiatric, behavioral and developmental disorders in children and adolescents.

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  1. Corpus callosum agenesis is a relatively common brain malformation. It can be isolated or included in a complex alteration of brain (or sometimes even whole body) morphology. It has been associated with a numb...

    Authors: Matteo Chiappedi and Maurizio Bejor

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2010 36:64

    Content type: Review

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  2. Leigh syndrome is a rare progressive neurodegenerative, mitochondrial disorder of childhood with only a few cases documented from India. The clinical presentation of Leigh syndrome is highly variable. However,...

    Authors: Dhananjay Y Shrikhande, Piyush Kalakoti, MM Aarif Syed, Kunal Ahya and Gurmeet Singh

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2010 36:62

    Content type: Case report

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  3. Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) vaccination is known to cause some serious adverse events, such as fever, rash, gland inflammation and neurologic disorders. These include third and sixth cranial nerve palsies.

    Authors: Francesca Manzotti, Chiara Menozzi, Maria R Porta and Jelka G Orsoni

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2010 36:59

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  4. We have reviewed the literature related to the current advances in comprehension of Eating Disorders (ED) in childhood and preadolescence. The state of art regarding the psychodynamic models concerning the ons...

    Authors: Leonardo Sacrato, Alessandro Pellicciari and Emilio Franzoni

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2010 36:49

    Content type: Review

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  5. Knowledge and awareness about childhood autism is low among health care workers and the general populace in Nigeria. Poor knowledge about childhood autism among final year medical, nursing and psychology stude...

    Authors: Monday N Igwe, Muideen O Bakare, Ahamefule O Agomoh, Gabriel M Onyeama and Kevin O Okonkwo

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2010 36:44

    Content type: Research

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  6. School based mental health programs are absent in most educational institutions for intellectually disabled children and adolescents in Nigeria and co-morbid behavioral problems often complicate intellectual d...

    Authors: Muideen O Bakare, Vincent N Ubochi, Peter O Ebigbo and Andrew O Orovwigho

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2010 36:37

    Content type: Research

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  7. Many chromosomal abnormalities are associated with Central Nervous System (CNS) malformations and other neurological alterations, among which seizures and epilepsy. Some of these show a peculiar epileptic and ...

    Authors: Giovanni Sorge and Anna Sorge

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2010 36:36

    Content type: Review

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  8. Angelman syndrome (AS) is a neuro-behavioural, genetically determined condition, characterized by ataxic jerky movements, happy sociable disposition and unprovoked bouts of laughter in association with seizure...

    Authors: Agata Fiumara, Annarita Pittalà, Mariadonatella Cocuzza and Giovanni Sorge

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2010 36:31

    Content type: Review

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  9. In 1997 Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an adjunctive therapy in the treatment of medically intractable partial epilepsy in people aged 12 year...

    Authors: Emilio Franzoni, Valentina Gentile, Maria Chiara Colonnelli, Daniela Brunetto, Ilaria Cecconi, Luisa Iero, Filomena C Moscano, Duccio M Cordelli and Valentina Marchiani

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2010 36:30

    Content type: Research

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  10. Mental retardation is a heterogeneous condition, affecting 1-3% of general population. In the last few years, several emerging clinical entities have been described, due to the advent of newest genetic techniq...

    Authors: Cinzia Galasso, Adriana Lo-Castro, Nadia El-Malhany and Paolo Curatolo

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2010 36:17

    Content type: Review

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  11. We will discuss the clinical and genetic diagnosis of a child with severe psychomotor delay, who at 3 years of age presented with paroxysms of hyperpnea-apnea and seizures unrelated to breathing anomalies.

    Authors: Grazia Taddeucci, Alice Bonuccelli, Ilaria Mantellassi, Alessandro Orsini and Enrico Tarantino

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2010 36:12

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  12. A number of studies have shown that current classification systems (ICD 10, DSM IV TR) have limitation when applied to autistic children and the category PDD NOS (DSM IV TR) has in particular been criticized. ...

    Authors: Matteo Chiappedi, Giorgio Rossi, Maura Rossi, Maurizio Bejor and Umberto Balottin

    Citation: Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2010 36:10

    Content type: Research

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