Update from Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology – June 2023
The June issue of DMCN is out now!
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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