Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology

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Early View (Online Version of Record published before inclusion in an issue)

Edited By: Peter Baxter, Bernard Dan and Peter Rosenbaum

Impact Factor: 3.292

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 8/118 (Pediatrics); 49/194 (Clinical Neurology)

Online ISSN: 1469-8749

  1. Opinion

    1. Autism and inborn errors of metabolism: how much is enough?

      Miya R Asato, Amy C Goldstein and Manuel Schiff

      Article first published online: 15 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12771

  2. Original Articles

    1. Predictors for early diagnosis of cerebral palsy from national registry data

      Jakob Bie Granild-Jensen, Gija Rackauskaite, Esben Meulengracht Flachs and Peter Uldall

      Article first published online: 9 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12760

      What this paper adds

      • Median diagnostic age of cerebral palsy (CP) in Denmark is 11 months.
      • Gestational age is not associated with age at diagnosis.
      • CP diagnosis is made earlier when epilepsy or intellectual disability occur.
      • Children with CP were diagnosed earlier when cerebral ultrasonography was abnormal.
  3. Systematic Reviews

    1. Adaptive seating systems in children with severe cerebral palsy across International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health for Children and Youth version domains: a systematic review

      Mattana Angsupaisal, Carel GB Maathuis and Mijna Hadders-Algra

      Article first published online: 9 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12762

      What this paper adds

      • Low levels of evidence from the available studies precludes pertinent conclusions on the effectiveness of adaptive seating systems (AdSSs) in children with severe cerebral palsy.
      • Limited evidence suggests that special-purpose AdSSs may improve self-care and play behaviour.
  4. Commentary

  5. Invited Reviews

    1. Use of paracetamol during pregnancy and child neurological development

      Laurence de Fays, Karen Van Malderen, Karen De Smet, Javier Sawchik, Veerle Verlinden, Jamila Hamdani, Jean-Michel Dogné and Bernard Dan

      Article first published online: 7 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12745

      What this paper adds

      • Animal data suggest that therapeutic doses of paracetamol may alter cognition and behaviour.
      • Epidemiological studies suggest a weak to moderate association between antenatal exposure to paracetamol and neurodevelopment or attention-deficit–hyperactivity disorder, but limitations in the studies' design and weakness of the observed associations prevent causal inference.
      • Given the current knowledge, paracetamol is still to be considered safe in pregnancy and should remain the first line for the treatment of pain and fever.
  6. Case Reports

    1. Mesenchymal stem cell application in children with subacute sclerosing panencephalitis

      Bariş Kuşkonmaz, Duygu Uçkan, Dilek Yalnizoğlu, Mintaze Günel, Kader Karli Oğuz, Bahadir Konuşkan and Banu Anlar

      Article first published online: 6 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12747

  7. Original Articles

    1. Reliability and validity of the Duncan-Ely test for assessing rectus femoris spasticity in patients with cerebral palsy

      Seung Yeol Lee, Ki Hyuk Sung, Chin Youb Chung, Kyoung Min Lee, Soon-Sun Kwon, Tae Gyun Kim, Sang Hyeong Lee, In Hyeok Lee and Moon Seok Park

      Article first published online: 6 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12761

      What this paper adds

      • The interobserver reliability of the Duncan-Ely test was greatest during fast velocity.
      • The sensitivity and specificity of the Duncan-Ely test were greatest during fast velocity.
  8. Systematic Reviews

    1. Australian hip surveillance guidelines for children with cerebral palsy: 5-year review

      Meredith Wynter, Noula Gibson, Kate L Willoughby, Sarah Love, Megan Kentish, Pam Thomason, H Kerr Graham and on behalf of the National Hip Surveillance Working Group

      Article first published online: 3 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12754

      What this paper adds

      • Updated, evidence-based hip surveillance guidelines for children with cerebral palsy (CP).
      • Review of the factors that may influence hip displacement in children with CP.
      • Review of practice experience from applying the 2008 Hip Surveillance Consensus Statement.
      • Highlights the need for hip surveillance into adulthood for a specific patient cohort.
  9. Commentary

    1. Can feeding–swallowing difficulties in children predict language impairments?

      Maureen A Lefton-Greif

      Article first published online: 3 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12770

      This commentary is on the original article by Malas et al.

  10. Invited Reviews

    1. A practical approach to acute hemiparesis in children

      Sanjay Bhate and Vijeya Ganesan

      Article first published online: 1 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12750

      What this paper adds

      • Acute hemiparesis in children is a clinical syndrome with diverse causes.
      • A systematic approach including clinical data and neuroimaging can help establish accurate diagnosis.
  11. Original Articles

    1. Assessment of body composition in children with cerebral palsy: a cross-sectional study in Norway

      Ane-Kristine Finbråten, Catia Martins, Guro Lillemoen Andersen, Jon Skranes, Bente Brannsether, Pétur Benedikt Júlíusson, Unni Syversen, Richard D Stevenson and Torstein Vik

      Article first published online: 1 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12752

      What this paper adds

      • Children with cerebral palsy (CP) who are classified as thin based on body mass index (BMI) calculations may have adequate or excess body fat.
      • BMI, weight z-score, and skinfold thickness alone may be misleading in the assessment of nutritional status in children with CP.
      • Equations based upon skinfold thickness measurements and modified for use in children with CP can reliably estimate percentage body fat.
  12. Commentary

    1. Weighing privacy against effective epidemiology

      Jane L Hutton

      Article first published online: 1 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12756

      This commentary is on the original article by Lehtonen et al.

  13. Original Articles

    1. Feeding–swallowing difficulties in children later diagnosed with language impairment

      Kathy Malas, Natacha Trudeau, Miguel Chagnon and David H Mcfarland

      Article first published online: 25 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12749

      What this paper adds

      • First study to explore the relationship between feeding-swallowing difficulties (FSDs) and language impairment in children with and without motor impairments.
      • Reveals that the prevalence of FSDs in both subgroups of children is higher than a general population estimate.
      • Findings also suggested that combinations of FSD may profile language impairment children with motor impairment.
      • Sets the stage for future prospective studies to assess FSDs as clinical indicators of later language impairment.
    2. Valproate-induced enuresis: a prospective study

      Wissam R Yamak, Ghassan Hmaimess, Yamane Makke, Sandra Sabbagh, Maher Arabi, Ahmad Beydoun and Wassim Nasreddine

      Article first published online: 25 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12737

      What this paper adds

      • Enuresis is a common adverse event of valproate exposure in children.
      • Enuresis rapidly resolves in all children after discontinuation of valproate.
      • Enuresis also resolves eventually in the vast majority of children maintained on valproate.
      • Physicians should specifically inquire about this valproate-induced adverse event.
    3. Variation in health care for children and young people with cerebral palsies: a retrospective multicentre audit study

      Karen Horridge, Peter W G Tennant, Rajesh Balu and Judith Rankin

      Article first published online: 24 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12740

      What this paper adds

      • Health care for children with CP is variable across the north of England.
      • Access to cranial MRI is variable; a third had none.
      • Documentation of pain is variable; a third had none. This was least likely for those from more deprived areas.
      • Documented pain management is variable.
  14. Systematic Reviews

    1. Parent questionnaires measuring feeding disorder in preschool children: a systematic review

      Katherine Sanchez, Alicia J Spittle, Leesa Allinson and Angela Morgan

      Article first published online: 24 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12748

      What this paper adds

      • Establishes that the Behavioral Pediatrics Feeding Assessment Scale has the most comprehensive psychometric data of the included questionnaires.
      • Identifies the need for more thorough research into the psychometric properties of existing questionnaires.
  15. Original Articles

    1. The role of socio-economic status and perinatal factors in racial disparities in the risk of cerebral palsy

      Maureen S Durkin, Matthew J Maenner, Ruth E Benedict, Kim Van Naarden Braun, Deborah Christensen, Russell S Kirby, Martha Wingate and Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp

      Article first published online: 23 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12746

      What this paper adds

      • The risk of spastic cerebral palsy (CP) was higher in black relative to white children.
      • Disparities in maternal education, an indicator of socio-economic status, did not fully explain the greater CP risk among black children.
      • Factors associated with higher maternal education may help protect against the risk of spastic CP.
  16. Commentary

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