Rinat Jonas

Rinat Jonas
Boston University | BU

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Purpose The purpose of this study was to create and test an animated video to teach adolescent patients about Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). Method Thirty-nine patients and thirteen parents watched the SUDEP video and completed at least one survey. Patients with epilepsy aged 14+ and their parents were recruited to watch the video du...
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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is common in children. The evaluation and management of children with TBI is based on the research performed in adults. There is a relative paucity of research in the literature involving children and many of the practice recommendations for this age are based on expert opinion in the absence of good research studies in...
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Background We developed and validated a Spanish seizure screen for children based on a previously validated English seizure screen that could be administered by a trained research assistant in a 2-step process, approximating the clinical diagnostic process of a pediatric epilepsy specialist. This questionnaire was designed to study seizure prevalen...
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This article aims to highlight the impact of mentorship on the lives of youth with chronic conditions (YCC). Here, we focus on the concepts of mentoring and technology as a means to support transitioning YCC. This is in response to the urgent need for effective healthcare transition strategies and the increasing importance and prevalence of technol...
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Background This study evaluated the effectiveness of a parent-completed questionnaire for detecting seizures in high-risk children. Methods A 2-part seizure screen for children up to 12 years of age with suspected autism spectrum disorder, developmental delay, or seizure, was implemented in 12 Massachusetts clinics serving populations with high he...
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Background: We developed a seizure questionnaire that could be administered by a trained research assistant in a two-step process, approximating the clinical diagnostic process of a pediatric epileptologist. This questionnaire was designed to study seizure prevalence in a research population of 10-year-old children at risk for epilepsy. Methods:...
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We developed a comprehensive set of quality-of-care indicators for the management of children with infantile spasms in the United States, encompassing evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention and management of side effects and comorbidities. The indicators were developed using the RAND/UCLA Modified Delphi Method. After a focused review of...
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Obtaining an emergent EEG for the diagnosis of nonconvulsive status epilepticus and conconvulsive seizures in the intensive care unit raises logistic problems in most hospitals. Previous studies have looked into the hairline EEG for a broader population than the critically ill, with controversial conclusions. The authors created a montage sufficien...
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The authors assessed whether magnetoencephalography/magnetic source imaging (MEG/MSI) identified epileptogenic zones in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). In six TSC children with focal seizures, ictal video-EEG predicted the region of resection with 56% sensitivity, 80% specificity, and 77% accuracy (p = 0.02), whereas interictal MEG/...
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The literature suggests that pediatric epilepsy surgery cases that present in status epilepticus (SE) are an unusual occurrence. However, this concept is based on case reports, and the incidence and clinical characteristics of these patients have not been systematically assessed. The cohort consisted of resective epilepsy surgery cases from 2000 to...
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Children undergoing surgery with infant-onset epilepsy were classified into those with medically refractory infantile spasms (IS), successfully treated IS, and no IS history, and the groups were compared for pre- and postsurgery clinical and Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale (VABS) developmental quotients (DQ). Children without an IS history were ol...
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To evaluate emotional and behavioral outcomes in adolescents who in early childhood were treated for mild developmental deficits; and to identify predictive factors in early childhood, for future emotional and social competence abnormalities. The records of children referred to Hanna Khoushi Child Development Center in Haifa for mild developmental...
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To compare hemispherectomy patients with different pathologic substrates for hospital course, seizure, developmental, language, and motor outcomes. The authors compared hemispherectomy patients (n = 115) with hemimegalencephaly (HME; n = 16), hemispheric cortical dysplasia (hemi CD; n = 39), Rasmussen encephalitis (RE; n = 21), infarct/ischemia (n...