Welcome to the Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology podcast album. Here you will find monthly podcasts that deal with current issue in developmental medicine and pediatric health and focus on a selected paper from each issue. Authors and guests are invited to discuss the topics in hand with the Editor in Chief of Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, Dr Peter Baxter.
Behavioural comorbidity in Tanzanian children with epilepsy: a community-based case–control study
‘Behavioural comorbidity in Tanzanian children with epilepsy: a community-based case–control study’ by Kathryn Burton, Jane Rogathe, Ewan Hunter, Matthew Burton, Mark Swai, Jim Todd, Brian Neville, Richard Walker, Charles Newton. The aim and emphasis of this study was to define the prevalence of and risk factors for behavioural disorders in children with epilepsy from a rural district of Tanzania by conducting a community-based case–control study. Editor in Chief of Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, Dr Peter Baxter, speaks to one of the co-authors, Professor Charles Newton (Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, North Tyneside General Hospital, North Shields, UK) and to Professor David Dunn (Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA), who has written a commentary with Rachel Yoder on this paper: ‘Challenge of neurological and psychosocial problems in developing countries’.
Read the paper: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1469-8749.2011.04109.x/abstract
Read the commentary: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1469-8749.2011.04121.x/abstract
NOVEMBER 2011: Neurodevelopmental movement disorders – an update on childhood motor stereotypies
The term ‘stereotypies’ encompasses a diverse range of movements, behaviours, and/or vocalizations that are repetitive, lack clear function, and sometimes appear to have a negative impact upon an individual’s life. This review aims to describe motor stereotypies. This study reviewed the current literature on the nature, aetiology, and treatment of motor stereotypies. This review features in the November 2011 issue of Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology: ‘Neurodevelopmental movement disorders – an update on childhood motor stereotypies’ by Sinéad Barry, Gillian Baird, Karine Lascelles, Penny Bunton, Tammy Hedderly. Pediatric Neurologist and Leader of the TANDeM Clinic, Evelina Children’s Hospital, London and Professor Mark Mahone, Child Neuropsychologist and Director of the Neuropsychology in Kennedy Kreeger Institute in Baltimore
Editor in Chief Dr Peter Baxter, speaks to one of the authors of the review, Tammy Hederly (Pediatric Neurologist and Leader of the TANDeM Clinic, Evelina Children’s Hospital, London) and guest speaker Professor Mark Mahone (Child Neuropsychologist and Director of the Neuropsychology in Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, USA).
Read the paper: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1469-8749.2011.04058.x/abstract
OCTOBER 2011: Predictive validity of Prechtl’s Method on the Qualitative Assessment of General Movements
The aim of this systematic review was to examine the evidence for the predictive validity of Prechtl’s Method on the Qualitative Assessment of General Movements (GMsA) with respect to neurodevelopmental outcomes. This paper: ‘Predictive validity of Prechtl’s Method on the Qualitative Assessment of General Movements: a systematic review of the evidence’ authored by Vasiliki Darsaklis, Laurie M Snider, Annette Majnemer, Barbara Mazer, published in the October issue of Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, is discussed by Dr Peter Baxter, Editor in Chief of the journal, and two of the authors, Vasiliki Darsaklis (Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Greater Montreal (CRIR), School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada) and Laurie M Snider (School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University, and CRIR, Montreal Children’s Hospital, Montreal, QC, Canada).
Read the paper: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1469-8749.2011.04017.x/abstract
Cerebrospinal fluid B-cell expansion
A first episode of central nervous system (CNS) demyelination may represent heterogeneous entities such as acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, clinically isolated syndrome, neuromyelitis optica (NMO), or multiple sclerosis. As new immune therapies become available, it is increasingly important to make an early diagnosis.
In this podcast, Editor in Chief of Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, Dr Peter Baxter, talks to Professor Russell Dale (Clinical School, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney) about the paper he co-authored in the September issue of the journal: 'Cerebrospinal fluid B-cell expansion in longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis associated with neuromyelitis optica immunoglobulin G' by Russell C Dale, Esther Tantsis, Vera Merheb, Fabienne Brilot.
Read the paper:http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1469-8749.2011.03975.x/abstract
Developing and validating the Communication Function Classification System for individuals with cerebral palsy
The purpose of this study was to create and validate the Communication Function Classification System (CFCS) for children with cerebral palsy (CP), for use by a wide variety of individuals who are interested in CP. In this August podcast, Dr Peter Baxter speaks to Professor Mary Jo Cooley Heidecker (Assistant Professor, Department of Speech–Language Pathology, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR, USA) and Professor Peter Rosenabum (Professor of Paediatrics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada), who were co-authors of the paper ‘Developing and validating the Communication Function Classification System for individuals with cerebral palsy’ by Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker, Nigel Paneth, Peter L Rosenbaum, Raymond D Kent, Janet Lillie, John B Eulenberg, Ken Chester, Jr, Brenda Johnson, Lauren Michalsen, Morgan Evatt, Kara Taylor.
Read the paper: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1469-8749.2011.03996.x/abstract
Read the commentary: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1469-8749.2011.04035.x/abstract
SEPTEMBER 2010: Pamidronate treatment and fracture rate in children with cerebral palsy
The discussants are Dr Peter Baxter, Editor of Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, Dr Steven Bachrach, the author of the article, and Dr Jay Shapiro. Dr Bachrach is co-director of the cerebral palsy program at the Department of Pediatrics, Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and Nemours Children’s Clinic, Wilmington and also part of the pediatric faculty of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Dr Shapiro is the director of the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Program at Kennedy Krieger Institute and also a Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.
Decreased fracture incidence after 1 year of pamidronate treatment in children with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy STEVEN J BACHRACH, HEIDI H KECSKEMETHY, H THEODORE HARCKE, JOBAYER HOSSAIN