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Braun KP, Kappelle LJ, Kirkham FJ, Deveber G. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2006;48:985-990.
The researchers analyzed case histories of children affected by stroke and found the condition was frequently not initially recognized as the cause of symptoms. They suggest that specialized centers familiar with pediatric stroke and standardized diagnostic procedures should be used.
MedWatch Safety Alert. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; October 9, 2009.
This announcement informs professionals of a potential safety hazard when using CT brain perfusion scans to aid in the diagnosis of stroke. At one facility, patients received excessive doses of radiation.