Updates from Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology – August 2021
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Key papers published this month
Parents of children with disabilities and the COVID-19 pandemic Our latest Invited Editorial is by Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium. It looks at the impact COVID-19 has had on parents and children with disabilities, with a focus on reduced access to services and increased awareness of fatigue and mental health issues. The Editorial has been translated into Dutch, French, and German.
Is the search for cerebral palsy ‘cures’ a reasonable and appropriate goal in the 2020s? Honan et al. explore the contentious notion of ‘cures’ in cerebral palsy, combining perspectives acquired during community consultations with those published in the literature.
Consensus clinical management guideline for beta-propeller protein-associated neurodegeneration this excellent review by Wilson et al. is informed by an evaluation of the literature and expert opinion and provides recommendations for the evaluation and management of individuals with beta-propeller protein-associated neurodegeneration.
Functional development in children with cerebral palsy in Uganda: population-based longitudinal cohort study Andrews et al.’s study found limited access to health care and rehabilitation likely contribute to children with cerebral palsy in Uganda developing motor skills at a slower rate than peers in high-income countries.
Check out more on the DMCN homepage and the very latest releases on Early View.
Recent DMCN podcast highlights include:
- Should Doctors Work with the Pharmaceutical Industry? An Ethical Miasma | Chambers | DMCN
- Precision Medicine for Genetic Childhood Movement Disorders | Soo & Ferrini | DMCN
- Sit-to-stand Training Self-care/Mobility in CP Children: Randomized Controlled Trial | Taylor | DMCN
- Effects of Extreme Weather Events on Child Mood and Behavior | Barkin | DMCN
- Patient Perspectives in Pediatric Neurology: A Shift in Paradigm Outcome Measurement | Ronen | DMCN
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