Issue #29 – Down Syndrome and Infantile Spasms: Outcomes and Impact.

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Infantile (Epileptic) Spasms represent the most common epilepsy syndrome in Down syndrome.  Infantile Spasms usually occur in the first year of life, but may present later, particularly in children with Down syndrome.  Compared with the general population, there is a higher risk of infantile spasms in babies with Down syndrome…

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Issue #29 – The Importance of Early Detection and Treatment of Infantile Spasms

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Infantile spasms are a unique type of seizure disorder that appears in infancy. Although infantile spasms are rare in the general population, they are the most common type of seizure seen among babies with Down syndrome, with a prevalence of approximately three percent. They emerge between the ages of three and twelve months, peaking at four to eight months…

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Issue #29 – Diagnosis by Osmosis

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Moishey’s birthweight was only five and a half pounds, and much like his siblings before and after him (there we go again – even though babies with DS will frequently have failure to thrive, Moishey’s pattern of weight gain and growth was replicating his non-DS sibs) he gained weight very slowly, averaging a quarter pound a week. By the time he was three months old, he weighed only eight pounds and had a huge cold.

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Issue #29 – Dancing Through the Darkness – Connecting Through Corona

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We used to think that Corona was a brand of beer. Now, almost a year later, we have all experienced this devastating pandemic on some level.

When NYC locked down and students were subjected to learning from home I was fraught with anxiety. How will this EVER WORK? But thanks to the outstanding efforts of Yehuda’s yeshiva, it was a lifesaver.

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