Update from Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology – May 2023

Update from Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology – May 2023

11th May, 2023

The June issue of DMCN is out now!

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In this issue:

  • Peter Rosenbaum’s editorial invites readers to listen carefully to parents and caregivers.
  • The British Academy of Childhood Disability invited editorial urges professionals to be attentive to what children with profound intellectual disability communicate.
  • A systematic review found that more than 1 in 5 children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and close to 1 in 10 with Becker muscular dystrophy have intellectual developmental disorder, a relevant construct of developmental intellectual disability that was recently refined.
  • One scoping review presents a useful synthesis of developmental trajectories in cerebral palsy (CP) by components and dimensions of the ICF; another one suggests that age-appropriate standing intervention may enhance function, participation, and health in children and young adults with CP.
  • A successful programme of microfinance in community-based rehabilitation for children with CP in a context of extreme poverty in Bangladesh is presented and discussed in terms of social capital, followed by a population-based birth cohort study showing that fine particle air pollution exposure during pregnancy increases the risk for neurodevelopmental disorders.
  • Authors documenting atypical mammillary bodies suggest that these may serve as biomarkers for cognitive outcomes following neonatal therapeutic hypothermia.
  • Findings from a prospective study may help organize better service to meet the needs of children with visual impairment and their family.
  • Results from a randomized control trial show long-lasting improvements of symptoms of autism following brain stimulation with transcranial direct current stimulation as part of a comprehensive school-based intervention involving caregivers.
  • A CDC register study identifies medical, functional, and sociodemographic factors that must be taken into account for education and employment of people with spina bifida.
  • A population-based study of Dravet syndrome found very high prevalence of intellectual disability and deficits in adaptive behaviour, highlighting the need for specific management.
  • A study focusing on later life found that adaptive behaviour remains challenging in adolescents and adults with this condition; these findings should help design better management and transition programmes.
  • Finally, a case series illustrates that craniovertebral junction anomalies can play a hidden but important role in (posterior circulation) arterial ischaemic stroke in children.

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