Updates from Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology –January 2022
Happy new year from Mac Keith Press and all the best for the coming year!
Starting the year strong, there’s lots to be looking forward to. In January you can expect a truly fascinating new title from Gough and Shortland on much-needed new approaches to the musculoskeletal system in children with cerebral palsy (available for pre-order now).
If you’re heading to the BPNA 2022 conference, don’t forget to check out the Mac Keith Press virtual stand.
The Musculoskeletal System in Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Philosophical Approach to Management
Martin Gough and Adam Shortland to the assessment and management of the musculoskeletal system in children with cerebral palsy? This book encourages clinicians to reflect on how their thoughts and approaches are shaped by the clinical society. Using new perspectives and expertise, this book will inspire clinicians to rethink conventions about the child with cerebral palsy, consider how they communicate these new concepts to their fellow clinicians, and act to bring about positive changes in the management of children with cerebral palsy.
The Musculoskeletal System in Children with Cerebral Palsy is available for pre-order now. Expected publication in January 2022.
Listen to the Author podcast interview here
An Interview with Mijna Hadders-Algra
Nine months on from publication, Early Detection and Early Intervention in Developmental Motor Disorders editor Mijna Hadders-Algra reflects on the key themes and insight from their book.
Key papers published this month
Genetic diagnosis of basal ganglia disease in childhood
In this study of 62 children with basal ganglia disease, Baide-Mairena et al. combined whole-exome sequencing and mitochondrial DNA sequencing to identify several genetic conditions affecting basal ganglia metabolism. The paper is free access for a limited time only.
Neurological features in infants with congenital heart disease
Butler et al. found that neurological examination abnormalities were common in infants with congenital heart disease aged 5 to 12 months. They highlight the need for early developmental services and adherence to American Heart Association recommendations for developmental follow-up for this high risk group.
Declining prevalence of cerebral palsy in children born at term in Denmark
This cohort study of nearly 1 million children by Larsen et al. found that a reduction in maternal smoking during pregnancy, fewer children being born post-term, and advances in neonatal treatment have led to the declining prevalence of cerebral palsy in Denmark.
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