Journal of Pediatric Neurological Disorders
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About the Journal

Journal of Pediatric Neurological Disorders is an open access, peer reviewed journal which publishes scientific papers concerning the latest advances and research on nervous system developement, neurological disorders, their diagnosis and treatment in pediatrics.

Researchers and Scientific experts of the discipline are encouraged to publish innovative ideas in Open Peer-Review Journals. The Journal is a free-access, multidisciplinary publication that aims to cover new advances in Neurosciences. It provides a platform for papers that covers broad range of topics of general interest to those working on the nervous system including cellular, functional, evolutionary, computational, molecular, cellular and medical aspects of the nervous system and their disorders.

The Journal accepts papers such as research articles, case reports, reviews, medical reviews,commentaries, book reviews, molecular images, student's perspectives on published reports in the form of journal clubs and people and views.

The Journal is using Editorial Manager System for quality review process. Editorial Manager System is an online manuscript submission, review and tracking systems. Review processing is performed by the editorial board members of Pediatric Neurological Disorders journal or outside experts; at least two independent reviewers approval followed by editor approval is required for acceptance of any citable manuscript. Authors may submit manuscripts and track their progress through the system, hopefully to publication. Reviewers can download manuscripts and submit their opinions to the editor. Editors can manage the whole submission/review/revise/publish process.

Epilepsy and Seizures

Seizures, abnormal movements or behavior due to unusual electrical activity in the brain, are a symptom of epilepsy. Epilepsy is defined as a brain disorder characterized by an enduring predisposition to generate epileptic seizures and by the neurobiologic, cognitive, psychological, and social consequences of this condition. The clinical signs and symptoms of seizures depend on the location of the epileptic discharges in the cerebral cortex and the extent and pattern of the propagation of the epileptic discharge in the brain

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Genetic Epilepsies

Genetic Epilepsies: Genetics play a part in many types of epilepsy. The concept of genetic epilepsy is that the epilepsy is, as best as understood, the direct result of a known or presumed genetic defect(s) in which seizures are the core symptom.

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Headaches and Migraines

Migraines are painful headaches often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light. Migraines and other types of headaches, such as tension headache and sinus headache, are painful. Migraine symptoms are treated with anti-nausea drugs and abortive or preventive medications. Headache remedies include pain relievers.

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Genetic and Metabolic Disorders

Inherited metabolic disorders are genetic conditions that result in metabolism problems. A metabolic disorder occurs when the metabolism process fails and causes the body to have either too much or too little of the essential substances needed to stay healthyRelated journals for Genetic and Metabolic Dissorders:

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Stroke and Perinatal Injuries

Perinatal strokes are focal diseases of brain blood vessels that lead to injury in the brain during the fetal or newborn period. Diagnosis of perinatal stroke requires a careful assessment of both clinical factors and brain imaging by a specialist familiar with perinatal stroke. Some babies have symptoms in immediate time period (hours to days) after birth. These are most often seizures though other neurological concerns may be present. This in turn leads to imaging being performed that reveals the stroke

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Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Neurodevelopmental disorders are impairments of the growth and development of the brain or central nervous system. A narrower use of the term refers to a disorder of brain function that affects emotion, learning ability, self-control and memory and that unfolds as the individual grows.

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Congenital Brain Defects

Experimentalis, Autism Research, Neural Processing Letters, Neuroinformatics Congenital Brain Defects: Congenital brain defects are abnormalities in the brain that are present at birth. The defects typically affect the bone and soft tissue in the head and spine. There are many different types of these malformations. They can vary greatly from mild to severe conditions. A congenital brain defect usually occurs due to an interruption in the normal growth of the nervous system. The brain begins to form in the first month after conception. Development of the brain begins from a small, special plate of cells on the surface of the embryo. These cells grow and form the different regions of the brain. When this process is disturbed, it can cause structural defects in the brain and skull. Normal brain function can be impaired even if only the skull’s growth is upset.

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Movement Disorders

Movement disorders are neurological conditions that affect the speed, fluency, quality, and ease of movement. Abnormal fluency or speed of movement (called dyskinesia) may involve excessive or involuntary movement (hyperkinesia) or slowed or absent voluntary movement (hypokinesia). Common dystonias include spasmodic torticollis, which affects muscles of the head, face, and neck, and blepharospasm, which causes involuntary closing of the eyelids.

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Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is one of the most common inherited disorders worldwide. It is a disorder that affects boys almost exclusively. Parents may first see that their three-to-five year old child has frequent falls, runs slowly, has a toe walking or waddling gait. The child's calves are often unusually large. Weakness is initially most pronounced in the hips and upper leg muscles, but will include most voluntary muscles over time, including those responsible for respiration. The heart similarly becomes weak over time. Weakness of the heart and respiratory muscles make this a fatal disorder that requires careful medical management.

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Neuromuscular Disease

A neuromuscular disease is a disorder that affects the peripheral nervous system. The peripheral nervous system includes muscles, the nerve-muscle (neuromuscular) junction, peripheral nerves in the limbs, and the motor-nerve cells in the spinal cord. Other spinal cord or brain diseases are not considered “neuromuscular” diseases. Patients with neuromuscular diseases can have weakness, loss of muscle bulk, muscle twitching, cramping, numbness, tingling, and a host of other symptoms. Problems with the nerve-muscle junction can also cause droopy eyelids, double vision, and weakness that worsen with activity. Some neuromuscular disorders can also cause difficulty with swallowing and sometimes with breathing.

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Pediatric Brain Tumour

A brain tumor is a collection (or mass) of abnormal cells in the brain. The skull is very rigid and the brain is enclosed, so any growth inside such a restricted space can cause problems. Brain tumors can be cancerous (malignant) or non-cancerous (benign). When benign or malignant tumors grow they can cause the pressure inside the skull to increase. This can cause brain damage and even death. Brain tumors are categorized as primary or secondary. Primary brain tumors originate in the brain. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, about half of primary brain tumors are benign. Secondary brain tumors occur when cancer cells spread to the brain from another organ such as the lung or breast.

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Chiari malformation

Chiari malformation is a condition in which brain tissue extends into your spinal canal. It occurs when part of your skull is abnormally small or misshapen, pressing on your brain and forcing it downward. Chiari malformation is uncommon, but improved imaging tests have led to more frequent diagnoses. Chiari malformation type I develops as the skull and brain are growing. As a result, signs and symptoms may not occur until late childhood or adulthood. The most common pediatric form, called Chiari malformation type II, is present at birth (congenital). Treatment of Chiari malformation depends on the form, severity and associated symptoms. Regular monitoring, medications and surgery are treatment options. In some cases, no treatment is needed.

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Neurological Complications of AIDS

AIDS is primarily an immune system disorder caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), but it can also affect the nervous system. HIV does not appear to directly invade nerve cells but it jeopardizes their health and function, causing symptoms such as confusion, forgetfulness, behavioral changes, severe headaches, progressive weakness, loss of sensation in the arms and legs, stroke, cognitive motor impairment, or damage to the peripheral nerves. Other complications that can occur as a result of HIV infection or the drugs used to treat it include pain, seizures, shingles, spinal cord problems, lack of coordination, difficult or painful swallowing, anxiety disorder, depression, fever, vision loss, gait disorders, destruction of brain tissue, and coma.

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Neurogenetic Disorders

Genetic disorders in children can have highly variable effects. Even relatively common disorders may go undiagnosed and untreated by clinicians who are not familiar with the range of "atypical" cognitive or behavioral symptoms possible in an affected child. Recent research in genetics and brain development has altered the phenotypic description of various disorders, but this new knowledge is not readily available to practitioners. This collection provides a single resource that will help clinicians, pediatricians, neuropsychologists, educators, and others use the latest research to identify and treat a variety of genetic disorders as early as possible.

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Pediatric Sleep Disorders

Sleep disorders in children and adolescents are common; even infants may have sleep disorders. Studies have shown that poor sleep quality and/or quantity in children are associated with a host of problems, including academic, behavioral, developmental and social difficulties, weight abnormalities, and other health problems. Not only do pediatric sleep problems affect child health, but they can impact family dynamics and parental or sibling sleep. Children may suffer from problems falling or staying asleep; physiological problems such as obstructive sleep apnea abnormal or disruptive behaviors during sleep such as sleepwalking or other parasomnias symptoms that occur near sleep onset such as restless legs syndrome, and daytime symptoms such as excessive sleepiness, cataplexy and others. While adults may suffer from the same problems, the etiology, presentation, and associated findings in children may be very different than those seen in adults. In addition, developmental aspects of childhood play an important role in pediatric sleep, such as in the cases of early childhood insomnias and adolescent delayed sleep phase syndrome.

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Neonatal encephalopathy

Neonatal encephalopathy is a clinically defined syndrome of disturbed neurologic function in the earliest days of life in an infant born at or beyond 35 weeks of gestation, manifested by a subnormal level of consciousness or seizures, and often accompanied by difficulty with initiating and maintaining respiration and depression of tone and reflexes. This expanded clinical definition must be put into use based on measures that can be reliably and accurately implemented by trained staff. The first mandatory step in an assessment of neonatal encephalopathy is to confirm whether a specific infant meets the case definition.

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Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Encephalopathy is a term that means brain disease, damage, or malfunction. Encephalopathy can present a very broad spectrum of symptoms that range from mild, such as some memory loss or subtle personality changes, to severe, such as dementia, seizures, coma, or death. In general, encephalopathy is manifested by an altered mental state that is sometimes accompanied by physical manifestations (for example, poor coordination of limb movements). The term encephalopathy, in most cases, is preceded by various terms that describe the reason, cause, or special conditions of the patient that leads to brain malfunction. For example, anoxic encephalopathy means brain damage due to lack of oxygen, and hepatic encephalopathy means brain malfunction due to liver disease. Additionally, some other terms either describe body conditions or syndromes that lead to a specific set of brain malfunctions. Examples of these are metabolic encephalopathy and Wernicke's encephalopathy (Wernicke's syndrome). There are over 150 different terms that modify or precede "encephalopathy" in the medical literature; the purpose of this article is to introduce the reader to the main categories of conditions that fall under the broad term of encephalopathy

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Behavioral Psychology

Behavioral psychology is a branch of psychology that focuses on the study and alteration of people's behaviors, including their actions, emotions and thoughts. This branch, also known as behaviorism, relies on the theory that mental and emotional disorders can be improved through behavior-modifying techniques. There are four recognized sub-disciplines of behavioral psychology: applied behavior analysis, behavior therapy, cognitive therapy and cognitive-behavior therapy. Techniques that may be applied include cognitive restructuring, behavioral modeling and, most commonly, classical and operant conditioning.

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