Considerations for Epilepsy Treatment in Pediatrics

Age Insurance Comorbidities (particularly ADHD, cerebral palsy, autism, mental retardation, migraines and being conscious of the drug-drug interactions that may be associated with the meds being used to treat those conditions) Correct diagnosis of seizure disorder (seizure type and EEG findings if applicable) Side effect profile of antiepileptic Medication administration considerations (ex. tabs vs. liquids; … Continue reading

Epilepsy Resources

http://www.ilae-epilepsy.org http://www.aan.com http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org

Dietary Gluten

Common Sources of Gluten in the Diet: Malt containing products (ex. Malt vinegar) Rye Matzo Wheat Couscous Breading Barley Flour Brown Rice Syrup Seasoned chips Seasoned Nuts Hot dogs Salami Sausage Processed lunch meats Imitation meats (ex. Bacon, seafood, etc) Rice Pilaf Drink mixes Beer Croutons Some medications/vitamins/supplements Energy bars Dairy substitutes Marinades Sauces/gravies Salad … Continue reading

Celiac Disease Resources

The following websites are additional resources that specialize in the treatment of Celiac Disease: childrenshospitalla.org http://www.utmedicalcenter.org http://www.uihealthcare.com http://www.celiaccenter.org http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/digestivehealth/nutrition/celiacsupport.cfm http://www.chw.org http://www.bidmcharvard.edu/celiaccenter http://www.mayoclinic.org/celiacdisease http://www.koganceliaccenter.com http://www.celiacdisease.net http://www.celiacdiseasecenter.org http://www.mainlinehealth.org http://www.nemours.org jeffersonhospital.org celiaccenter.ucsd.edu http://www.americanceliac.org http://www.eatright.org http://www.foodallergy.org http://www.celiac.org http://www.triumphdining.com http://www.celiaccentral.org

Overactive Bladder

Overactive bladder is a disease which can result from several different etiologies but is primarily characterized by a hyperactive bladder wherein affected individuals feel a frequent urge to urinate and may also experience spontaneous urine loss. Antimuscarinics are the traditional first-line therapy for treatment.  Any antimuscarinic should be tried for at least two weeks to … Continue reading