International multifocus approach on arousals in children

Toshiko Sawaguchi, Andre Kahn, Christian Guilleminault, Robert Brouillette, Jose Groswasser, Piero Salzarulo, Gianluca Ficca, Henning Wulbrand, Jun Kohyama, Brad Thach, Noboru Kobayashi, Patricia Franco, Ronald Harper, Takeshi Sakurai, Yoshiro Maru, Masaya Segawa, Claude Gaultier, Lilia Curzi Dascalova, Paul Johnson, Rosemary HorneAdrian Walker, Tomokatsu Hori, Sachio Takashima, Tibor Varga, Hajime Togari, Ineko Kato, Hiroshi Nishida, Yukuo Konishi, Kyoko Hirasawa, Shoichi Uezono, Makoto Ozaki, Yoshiaki Saito, Makiko Osawa, Ryoji Matoba, Akiko Sawaguchi

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Abstract

Objective: The "International Symposium on Arousals in Children" was organized in Tokyo in October 2002 to promote the development of study on arousals in children through the scientific collaboration of scientists involved in the field. Design: The interdisciplinary symposium included the collaboration of pediatricians, neurologists, physiologists, pathologists and forensic medicine experts. Materials and Methods: Eighteen guest lecturers, including 10 foreigners, were invited with the following perspectives: 1) The comparison of scoring systems for arousals in children; 2) The functional brain mapping associated with arousals in children; 3) The characteristics of autonomic reactions and arousal reactions in children; 4) Clinical topics referring to pediatric arousal reactions. 5) Lectures on molecular aspects of arousal and infant mind development were also included. Results: International discussion has led to the establishment of common research programs. Conclusions: With the recent development in technology and knowledge, research on arousals characteristics in children is expected to be further developed to benefit clinical conditions in children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-55
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Medical Journal
Volume10
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2003

Keywords

  • Arousal
  • Child
  • Infant
  • Sleep

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Sawaguchi, T., Kahn, A., Guilleminault, C., Brouillette, R., Groswasser, J., Salzarulo, P., Ficca, G., Wulbrand, H., Kohyama, J., Thach, B., Kobayashi, N., Franco, P., Harper, R., Sakurai, T., Maru, Y., Segawa, M., Gaultier, C., Dascalova, L. C., Johnson, P., ... Sawaguchi, A. (2003). International multifocus approach on arousals in children. International Medical Journal, 10(1), 51-55.