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Management of Infantile Spasms During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Authors
  • Grinspan, Zachary M1
  • Mytinger, John R2
  • Baumer, Fiona M3
  • Ciliberto, Michael A4
  • Cohen, Bruce H5
  • Dlugos, Dennis J6
  • Harini, Chellamani7
  • Hussain, Shaun A8
  • Joshi, Sucheta M9
  • Keator, Cynthia G10
  • Knupp, Kelly G11
  • McGoldrick, Patricia E12
  • Nickels, Katherine C13
  • Park, Jun T14
  • Pasupuleti, Archana15
  • Patel, Anup D2
  • Shahid, Asim M14
  • Shellhaas, Renee A9
  • Shrey, Daniel W16
  • Singh, Rani K17
  • And 5 more
  • 1 5922Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY, USA.
  • 2 Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH, USA.
  • 3 6429Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, USA.
  • 4 4083University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City, IA, USA.
  • 5 Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron, Akron, OH, USA.
  • 6 Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
  • 7 Department of Neurology, 1862Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.
  • 8 155697University of California Los Angeles Mattel Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
  • 9 University of Michigan Pediatric Neurology, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
  • 10 Cook Children's Medical Center, Fort Worth, TX, USA.
  • 11 Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA.
  • 12 Boston Children's Health Physicians, Hartsdale, NY, USA.
  • 13 Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.
  • 14 159284University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH, USA.
  • 15 Children's National Hospital, Washington, DC, USA.
  • 16 Children's Hospital of Orange County, Orange, CA, USA.
  • 17 Levine Children's Hospital at Atrium Health System, Charlotte, NC, USA.
  • 18 550033Montefiore Medical System, Bronx, NY, USA.
  • 19 1862University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Southwestern, Dallas, TX, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of child neurology
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2020
Volume
35
Issue
12
Pages
828–834
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/0883073820933739
PMID: 32576057
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic have mandated a change to standard management of infantile spasms. On April 6, 2020, the Child Neurology Society issued an online statement of immediate recommendations to streamline diagnosis and treatment of infantile spasms with utilization of telemedicine, outpatient studies, and selection of first-line oral therapies as initial treatment. The rationale for the recommendations and specific guidance including follow-up assessment are provided in this manuscript. These recommendations are indicated as enduring if intended to outlast the pandemic, and limited if intended only for the pandemic health care crisis but may be applicable to future disruptions of health care delivery.

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