Conditions and Diseases: Neurological Disorders: Stroke: Pediatric
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Pediatric Stroke Network
Information and support for families dealing with this disease in infancy, childhood, or adolescence. Includes fact sheets, directories of related news reports, and research articles, as well as mailing lists for families and teenaged survivors.
Children's Hemiplegia and Stroke Association
A non-profit organisation offering support for affected children and their families. Explains the different types of stroke and the disabilities that may result, as well as research news and current treatment options.
Stroke Awareness for Everyone
Provides an overview of the condition in neonates, children and adolescents, with possible causes, effects, and potential for recovery.
Medbroadcast Health News
Article discusses research findings that strokes in Canadian children are more common than previously thought.
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
Explains the causes and consequences of stroke in children, and how these differ from adult disease. Also provides information on current research and rehabilitation programs.
Strokes Occur in Children Too
Outlines how the Hospital for Sick Children in Canada is undertaking research into the causes and management of this disease.
Cerebral Sinovenous Thrombosis in Children
Original article from The New England Journal of Medicine presents a study into the causes and effects of blood clots in the neonatal brain. [Free registration required for full text.]
Stroke in Childhood
Peer-reviewed article from the Archives of Disease in Childhood proposes essential investigations and management of this condition, with a description of the symptoms and possible causes.
Recognition and Treatment of Stroke in Children
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke ( USA ) presents a comprehensive review of current knowledge, and makes suggestions for further research. Includes a table listing presumed risk factors.
Childhood Strokes: Evaluation And Management
An article from the Journal of the Duval County Medical Society ( Florida, USA ) covers clinical presentation, etiologies, diagnosis, and treatment. Includes suggested tests and alternative diagnoses to consider.
The Stroke Association: Information for Parents
A network for parents of children who have suffered a stroke, with regional centres throughout the UK.
The Institute of Child Health: Stroke in Children
Describes causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention, as well as offering a fact sheet to download.
Kids Have Strokes
Information on in utero, infant, and childhood stroke. Causes, diagnosis, support, current research studies seeking participants and Childhood Stroke Awareness campaign information.
Royal College of Physicians
Offers a publication entitled Stroke in Childhood; Clinical guidelines for diagnosis, management and rehabilitation. Order the publication or read it online free.
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