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Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology

Cover image for Vol. 56 Issue 8

August 2014

Volume 56, Issue 8

Pages 704–796

  1. Editorial

    1. Top of page
    2. Editorial
    3. Commentaries
    4. Reviews
    5. Original Articles
    6. Case Report
    7. Book Review
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      Neurodisability perspectives (page 704)

      Hilary Hart

      Version of Record online: 9 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12532

  2. Commentaries

    1. Top of page
    2. Editorial
    3. Commentaries
    4. Reviews
    5. Original Articles
    6. Case Report
    7. Book Review
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      Heads you win, tails you lose: measuring head circumference (page 705)

      Kenton R Holden

      Version of Record online: 24 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12449

      This commentary is on the original article by von der Hagen et al. on pages 732–741 of this issue.

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      The role of diffusion tensor imaging in paediatric Chiari I malformation (page 706)

      Anna Losurdo

      Version of Record online: 12 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12507

      This commentary is on the original article by Eshetu et al. on pages 742–748 of this issue.

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      Idiopathic intracranial hypertension: new insights, new definitions but the same old problems (pages 707–708)

      Rahul R Singh and Ming Lim

      Version of Record online: 4 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12499

      This commentary is on the original article by Krishnakumar et al. on pages 749–755 of this issue.

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      Measuring environmental qualities: an innovative approach (pages 708–709)

      Keiko Shikako-Thomas

      Version of Record online: 18 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12440

      This commentary is on the original article by King et al. on pages 763–769 of this issue.

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      Movement quality: is beauty only in the eyes of the beholder? (pages 709–710)

      Bert Steenbergen

      Version of Record online: 9 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12429

      This commentary is on the original article by Wright et al. on pages 770–778 of this issue.

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      Providing a population-based perspective on the perinatal factors associated with cerebral palsy (pages 710–711)

      Russell S Kirby

      Version of Record online: 1 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12465

      This commentary is on the original article by Trønnes et al. on pages 779–785 of this issue.

  3. Reviews

    1. Top of page
    2. Editorial
    3. Commentaries
    4. Reviews
    5. Original Articles
    6. Case Report
    7. Book Review
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      Social-communicative abilities as treatment goals for preschool children with autism spectrum disorder: the importance of imitation, joint attention, and play (pages 712–716)

      Petra Warreyn, Sara van der Paelt and Herbert Roeyers

      Version of Record online: 9 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12455

      What this paper adds

      • Imitation, joint attention, and play are pivotal abilities in early development.
      • In young children with autism spectrum disorder, social-communicative abilities should be promoted.
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      Is melatonin ready to be used in preterm infants as a neuroprotectant? (pages 717–723)

      Valérie Biran, An Phan Duy, Fabrice Decobert, Nathalie Bednarek, Corinne Alberti and Olivier Baud

      Version of Record online: 27 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12415

      What this paper adds

      • Experimental data obtained using several independent animal models of brain injury in neonates support the plausibility of melatonin as a neuroprotectant in preterm neonates.
      • There is general agreement that short-term melatonin therapy has a remarkably benign safety profile both in animals and in humans.
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      The contribution of platelet studies to the understanding of disease mechanisms in complex and monogenetic neurological disorders (pages 724–731)

      Christophe Goubau, Gunnar M Buyse, Chris Van Geet and Kathleen Freson

      Version of Record online: 3 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12421

      What this paper adds

      • Platelets and neurons share many secretory pathways and transporters for neurotransmitter uptake and packaging.
      • Functional and morphological platelet studies can contribute to unravelling complex and monogenetic neurological disorders.
  4. Original Articles

    1. Top of page
    2. Editorial
    3. Commentaries
    4. Reviews
    5. Original Articles
    6. Case Report
    7. Book Review
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      Diagnostic approach to microcephaly in childhood: a two-center study and review of the literature (pages 732–741)

      Maja von der Hagen, Mark Pivarcsi, Juliane Liebe, Horst von Bernuth, Nataliya Didonato, Julia B Hennermann, Christoph Bührer, Dagmar Wieczorek and Angela M Kaindl

      Version of Record online: 12 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12425

      What this paper adds

      • The distribution of various aetiologies of microcephaly in the largest cohort of children to be studied to date.
      • The rate of success in diagnosing microcephaly is illustrated.
      • A uniform data documentation and standardized initial diagnostic approach to children with microcephaly is proposed.

      This article is commented on by Holden on page 705 of this issue.

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      Diffusion tensor imaging in pediatric Chiari type I malformation (pages 742–748)

      Tadesse Eshetu, Avner Meoded, George I Jallo, Benjamin S Carson, Thierry AGM Huisman and Andrea Poretti

      Version of Record online: 13 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12494

      What this paper adds

      • Significant differences in axial diffusivity of the middle cerebellar peduncles were found in children with symptomatic versus asymptomatic Chiari type I malformation (C1M) as well as children with CIM with and without hydromyelia.

      This article is commented on by Losurdo on pages 706 of this issue.

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      Idiopathic intracranial hypertension in childhood: pitfalls in diagnosis (pages 749–755)

      Deepa Krishnakumar, John D Pickard, Zofia Czosnyka, Louise Allen and Alasdair Parker

      Version of Record online: 22 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12475

      What this paper adds

      • Confirmed idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) was very rare in our region.
      • IIH is extremely unlikely to occur in prepubertal children of normal stature.
      • Misdiagnosis is frequent when fundoscopy and standard lumbar puncture alone are used.
      • Misdiagnosis can be reduced by multidisciplinary specialist assessment.

      This article is commented on by Singh and Lim on pages 707–708 of this issue.

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      Prevalence, clinical investigation, and management of gallbladder disease in Rett syndrome (pages 756–762)

      Michael Freilinger, Michael Böhm, Ines Lanator, Klara Vergesslich-Rothschild, Wolf-Dietrich Huber, Alison Anderson, Kingsley Wong, Gordon Baikie, Madhur Ravikumara, Jenny Downs and Helen Leonard

      Version of Record online: 15 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12358

      What this paper adds

      • Gallbladder disease occurs more frequently in those with RTT compared with the general population.
      • Smaller gallbladder volumes and decreased contractility were found in RTT compared with healthy controls similar to those with Down syndrome.
      • Gallbladder disease should be considered in the differential diagnosis of abdominal pain in Rett syndrome.
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      Development of a direct observation Measure of Environmental Qualities of Activity Settings (pages 763–769)

      Gillian King, Patty Rigby, Beata Batorowicz, Margot McMain-Klein, Theresa Petrenchik, Laura Thompson and Michelle Gibson

      Version of Record online: 15 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12400

      What this paper adds

      • The Measure of Environmental Qualities of Activity Settings (MEQAS) is the first observer-completed measure of environmental qualities of activity settings for young people.
      • Trained raters can reliably infer environmental qualities from observation of activity settings.
      • Important qualities include opportunities for physical and social activities, choice, and personal growth.
      • The new measure shows good to excellent reliability and ability to detect differences between types of activity settings.

      This article is commented on by Shikako-Thomas on pages 708–709 of this issue.

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      The Quality Function Measure: reliability and discriminant validity of a new measure of quality of gross motor movement in ambulatory children with cerebral palsy (pages 770–778)

      F Virginia Wright, Peter Rosenbaum, Darcy Fehlings, Ronit Mesterman, Ute Breuer and Marie Kim

      Version of Record online: 7 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12453

      What this paper adds

      • The Quality Function Measure (QFM) evaluates key quality attributes of motor function in ambulatory children with CP.
      • The measure has excellent interrater, intrarater, and test–retest reliability.
      • The QFM attributes differentiate children by GMFCS level.
      • The QFM provides a ‘higher-power’ assessment of movement quality of young people with CP.

      This article is commented on by Steenbergen on pages 709–710 of this issue.

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      Risk of cerebral palsy in relation to pregnancy disorders and preterm birth: a national cohort study (pages 779–785)

      Håvard Trønnes, Allen J Wilcox, Rolv T Lie, Trond Markestad and Dag Moster

      Version of Record online: 13 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12430

      What this paper adds

      • The paper provides absolute risk estimates of developing CP with preterm birth and pregnancy disorders.
      • Clinicians may use the results to provide more specific information about risk of CP with preterm birth and pregnancy disorders.
      • Placental abruption, chorioamnionitis, intrauterine growth restriction, and congenital malformation are associated with increased CP risk in most gestational ages.

      This article is commented on by Kirby on pages 710–711 of this issue.

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      School readiness of children with cerebral palsy (pages 786–793)

      Frances E Gehrmann, Andrea Coleman, Kelly A Weir, Robert S Ware and Roslyn N Boyd

      Version of Record online: 16 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12377

      What this paper adds

      • Preschool-age children with CP show vulnerability in most school-readiness domains.
      • Children with CP function significantly below CTD in the domain of health and physical development.
      • Their performance in social competence, emotional well-being, and communication skills is also below the norm.
      • Multifaceted early developmental screening supported by multimodal interventions, may improve school readiness in children with CP.
  5. Case Report

    1. Top of page
    2. Editorial
    3. Commentaries
    4. Reviews
    5. Original Articles
    6. Case Report
    7. Book Review
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      Does early treatment improve outcomes in N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor encephalitis? (pages 794–796)

      Susan Byrne, Blathanid McCoy, Bryan Lynch, David Webb and Mary D King

      Version of Record online: 19 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12411

      What this paper adds

      • Early treatment of N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor encephalitis in children may improve outcome.
  6. Book Review

    1. Top of page
    2. Editorial
    3. Commentaries
    4. Reviews
    5. Original Articles
    6. Case Report
    7. Book Review
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      Book Review: Childhood Headache, 2nd edition (page 796)

      Rajat Gupta

      Version of Record online: 19 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12340

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