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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181411/infant-muscle-tone-and-childhood-autistic-traits-a-longitudinal-study-in-the-general-population
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Fadila Serdarevic, Akhgar Ghassabian, Tamara van Batenburg-Eddes, Tonya White, Laura M E Blanken, Vincent W V Jaddoe, Frank C Verhulst, Henning Tiemeier
In a longitudinal population-based study of 2,905 children, we investigated if infants' neuromotor development was associated with autistic traits in childhood. Overall motor development and muscle tone were examined by trained research assistants with an adapted version of Touwen's Neurodevelopmental Examination between ages 2 and 5 months. Tone was assessed in several positions and items were scored as normal, low, or high tone. Parents rated their children's autistic traits with the Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS) and the Pervasive Developmental Problems (PDP) subscale of the Child Behavior Checklist at 6 years...
February 9, 2017: Autism Research: Official Journal of the International Society for Autism Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141719/-more-than-meets-the-eye-when-the-neonatal-course-may-impact-several-years-out
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Fadiyla Dopwell, John Maypole, Bharati Sinha, Heidi Currier, William DeBassio, Marilyn Augustyn
Nadia is a 7-year-old girl who you have followed since her discharge from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Her parents are here today for an urgent visit with behavioral concerns, such as inattention, hyperactivity, and aggression.Nadia is a former 40-weeker born through vacuum-assisted vaginal delivery at 9 pounds 7 ounces. Her delivery was complicated with shoulder dystocia, which resulted in resuscitation. Her Apgar scores were 1, 3, and 4 at 1, 5, and 10 minutes, respectively. After intubation and stabilization on mechanical ventilation, Nadia was transferred to the NICU...
February 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141706/attached-to-a-diagnosis-the-quandary-of-social-deficits-and-reactive-attachment-disorder
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Randall Phelps, Debra Eisert, Susan Schulz, Marilyn Augustyn
Alex is a 9-year-old boy brought to you, his primary care provider, for a "fifth opinion." You have cared for Alex since he was adopted from a Romanian orphanage at 3 years of age. He has been physically healthy with normal growth parameters and no evidence of fetal alcohol syndrome. Alex has long-standing history of social difficulties, impulsivity, lying, controlling, manipulative behaviors, violent outbursts at home with subsequent lack of remorse, and excessive chatter. You referred Alex to an interdisciplinary child development clinic 2 years ago, where he was diagnosed with reactive attachment disorder (RAD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)...
February 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120018/-surgical-treatment-of-achalasia-endoscopic-or-laparoscopic-proposal-for-a%C3%A2-tailored-approach
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B H A von Rahden, J Filser, M Al-Nasser, C-T Germer
Primary idiopathic achalasia is the most common form of the rare esophageal motility disorders. A curative therapy which restores the normal motility does not exist; however, the therapeutic principle of cardiomyotomy according to Ernst Heller leads to excellent symptom control in the majority of cases. The established standard approach is Heller myotomy through the laparoscopic route (LHM), combined with Dor anterior fundoplication for reflux prophylaxis/therapy. At least four meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have demonstrated superiority of LHM over pneumatic dilation (PD); therefore, LHM should be used as first line therapy (without prior PD) in all operable patients...
January 24, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068465/one-year-developmental-outcomes-for-infants-of-mothers-with-bipolar-disorder
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Aimee K Santucci, Lynn T Singer, Stephen R Wisniewski, James F Luther, Heather F Eng, Dorothy K Sit, Katherine L Wisner
OBJECTIVE: Few data about the development of infants born to women with bipolar disorder have been published. We hypothesized that infants of women with bipolar disorder (by DSM-IV criteria) treated with psychotropics (BD+) or untreated with psychotropics (BD-) would demonstrate poorer cognitive and behavioral development than infants of controls. On the basis of previous studies, we expected that psychotropic-exposed infants of women in the BD+ group would have poorer neuromotor performance during infancy...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044203/advances-with-neonatal-aerodigestive-science-in-the-pursuit-of-safe-swallowing-in-infants-invited-review
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REVIEW
Sudarshan R Jadcherla
Feeding, swallowing, and airway protection are three distinct entities. Feeding involves a process of sequential, neurosensory, and neuromotor interactions of reflexes and behaviors facilitating ingestion. Swallowing involves anterograde bolus movement during oral-, pharyngeal-, and esophageal phases of peristalsis into stomach. During these events, coordination with airway protection is vital for homeostasis in clearing any material away from airway vicinity. Neurological-airway-digestive inter-relationships are critical to the continuum of successful feeding patterns during infancy, either in health or disease...
February 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936074/association-between-metabolic-syndrome-and-cognitive-impairment-after-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-cross-sectional-study-in-a-chinese-population
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Pan Li, Wei Quan, Da Lu, Yan Wang, Hui-Hong Zhang, Shuai Liu, Rong-Cai Jiang, Yu-Ying Zhou
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Metabolic syndrome (MetS), a risk factor for many vascular conditions, is associated with vascular cognitive disorders. The objective of the present study was to explore the associations of MetS and its individual components with the risks of cognitive impairment and neurological dysfunction in patients after acute stroke. METHODS: This cross-sectional study enrolled 840 patients ranging in age from 53 to 89 years from the Tianjin area of North China...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933283/neonatal-diagnostics-toward-dynamic-growth-charts-of-neuromotor-control
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Elizabeth B Torres, Beth Smith, Sejal Mistry, Maria Brincker, Caroline Whyatt
The current rise of neurodevelopmental disorders poses a critical need to detect risk early in order to rapidly intervene. One of the tools pediatricians use to track development is the standard growth chart. The growth charts are somewhat limited in predicting possible neurodevelopmental issues. They rely on linear models and assumptions of normality for physical growth data - obscuring key statistical information about possible neurodevelopmental risk in growth data that actually has accelerated, non-linear rates-of-change and variability encompassing skewed distributions...
2016: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855513/recent-developments-in-circulating-biomarkers-in-parkinson-s-disease-the-potential-use-of-mirnas-in-a-clinical-setting
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REVIEW
Marcia Cristina Teixeira Dos Santos, Rosie Bell, Andre Nogueira da Costa
Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder, affecting 5% of the elderly population. PD diagnosis is still based on the identification of neuromotor symptoms although nonmotor manifestations emerge years prior to diagnosis. The discovery of biomarkers at the earliest stages of PD is of extreme interest. miRNAs have been considered potential biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases, but only a limited number have been found to be PD related. This review focuses on the current findings in the field of circulating miRNAs in PD and the challenges surrounding clinical utility and validation...
December 2016: Bioanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847348/characterization-of-infant-mu-rhythm-immediately-before-crawling-a-high-resolution-eeg-study
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Ran Xiao, Xiao Qi, Alejandro Patino, Andrew H Fagg, Thubi H A Kolobe, David P Miller, Lei Ding
Crawling is an important milestone in infant motor development. However, infants with developmental motor disorders can exhibit delays, or even miss, in the acquisition of crawling skill. And little information is available from the neurodevelopmental domain about the changes in brain function with intervention. The mu rhythm can potentially play a substantial role in understanding human motor development at early ages in infants, as it has in adults. Studies about the mu rhythm in infants were in coarse temporal resolution with longitudinal samples taken months or years apart...
February 1, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742862/hypertonia-assessment-tool-reliability-and-validity-in-children-with-neuromotor-disorders
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Petra Marsico, Victoria Frontzek-Weps, Julia Balzer, Hubertus J A van Hedel
The Hypertonia Assessment Tool is a 7-item instrument that discriminates spasticity, dystonia, and rigidity on 3 levels: item scores, subtype, and hypertonia diagnosis for each extremity. We quantified the inter- and intrarater reliability using Kappa statistics, Gwet's first-order agreement coefficient (both with 95% confidence interval), and percentage agreement for all levels. For validity, we compared the Hypertonia Assessment Tool subtype with the clinical diagnosis provided by the physicians. Two physiotherapists tested 45 children with neuromotor disorders...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27701907/speech-and-nonspeech-what-are-we-talking-about
#12
Edwin Maas
Understanding of the behavioural, cognitive and neural underpinnings of speech production is of interest theoretically, and is important for understanding disorders of speech production and how to assess and treat such disorders in the clinic. This paper addresses two claims about the neuromotor control of speech production: (1) speech is subserved by a distinct, specialised motor control system and (2) speech is holistic and cannot be decomposed into smaller primitives. Both claims have gained traction in recent literature, and are central to a task-dependent model of speech motor control...
October 5, 2016: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27683483/clinical-characterization-genetics-and-long-term-follow-up-of-a-large-cohort-of-patients-with-agenesis-of-the-corpus-callosum
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Romina Romaniello, Susan Marelli, Roberto Giorda, Maria F Bedeschi, Maria C Bonaglia, Filippo Arrigoni, Fabio Triulzi, Maria T Bassi, Renato Borgatti
To gain a better understanding of the clinical and genetic features associated with agenesis of corpus callosum, we enrolled and characterized 162 patients with complete or partial agenesis of corpus callosum. Clinical and genetic protocols allowed us to categorize patients as syndromic subjects, affected by complex extra-brain malformations, and nonsyndromic subjects without any additional anomalies. We observed slight differences in sex ratio (56% males) and agenesis type (52% complete). Syndromic agenesis of corpus callosum subjects were prevalent (69%)...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648849/differences-between-the-activity-of-the-masticatory-muscles-of-adults-with-cerebral-palsy-and-healthy-individuals-while-at-rest-and-in-function
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Miriam Yumi Matsui, Lilian Chrystiane Giannasi, Sandra Regina Freitas Batista, Jose Benedito Oliveira Amorim, Claudia S Oliveira, Luis Vicente F Oliveira, Monica Fernandes Gomes
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to compare the electromyographic activity of masticatory muscles of adult patients with different degrees of oral motor impairment (cerebral palsy) with the electromyographic activity of healthy individuals in a control group. Electromyographic activity was compared when the masticatory muscles were at rest and in motion. DESIGN: Thirty adult patients with cerebral palsy and 30 subjects without neuromotor disorders were enrolled in the present study...
January 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27541087/cerebral-palsy-i
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M C Piper
Physical and occupational therapists have long been associated with the care and treatment of children with cerebral palsy. This review paper examines this association in light of current prevalence data and clinical research findings. A variety of epidemiological issues, such as the impact of neonatal intensive care and the risk of preterm birth are considered. Recent evidence suggests that cerebral palsy as a neuromotor disorder is not appearing. Implications of this finding for physical and occupational therapists are discussed...
1983: Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27468604/-new-opportunities-in-neuro-rehabilitation-robot-mediated-therapy-in-conditons-post-central-nervous-system-impairments
#16
REVIEW
Gábor Fazekas, Ibolya Tavaszi, András Tóth
Decreasing the often-seen multiple disabilities as a consequence of central nervous system impairments requires broadening of the tools of rehabilitation. A promising opportunity for this purpose is the application of physiotherapy robots. The development of such devices goes back a quarter of century. Nowadays several robots are commercially available both for supporting upper and lower limb therapy. The aim is never to replace the therapists, but rather to support and supplement their work. It is worthwhile applying these devices for goal-oriented exercises in high repetition, which one physically fatiguing for the therapist or for the correction of functional movement by various strategies...
March 30, 2016: Ideggyógyászati Szemle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27358225/clinical-effects-of-non-invasive-cerebellar-magnetic-stimulation-treatment-combined-with-neuromotor-rehabilitation-in-traumatic-brain-injury-a-single-case-study
#17
Alex Martino Cinnera, S Bonnì, M Iosa, V Ponzo, A Fusco, Carlo Caltagirone, Giacomo Koch
Multimodal treatments are emerging as effective approaches for motor recovery in traumatic brain injury (TBI). Various evidence has demonstrated that repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) may improve outcomes in people with motor disorders. Behavioral gains from rTMS protocols may be maximized when brain stimulation is coupled with carefully designed occupational/physical therapy. We present the case of a 25-year-old man with chronic TBI (a bilateral corticosubcortical parieto-occipital lesion) who underwent three weeks of cerebellar intermittent theta burst stimulation (iTBS), a form of rTMS, combined with neurorehabilitation treatment...
April 2016: Functional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27290613/children-with-nocturnal-enuresis-have-posture-and-balance-disorders
#18
R Pavione Rodrigues Pereira, S Nascimento Fagundes, A Surry Lebl, L Azevedo Soster, M G Machado, V H Koch, C Tanaka
INTRODUCTION: Integration of the neuromuscular system is required for maintaining balance and adequate voiding function. Children with enuresis have delayed maturation of the motor cortex, with changes in the sensory and motor systems. Along with various alterations, including the genetic, hormonal, behavioral, and sleep disturbances, and neuromotor and sensory deficits associated with nocturnal enuresis (NE) in children and adults, a consistent alteration in the posture of children with NE has been observed in the current practice...
August 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27226610/investigating-the-mechanism-by-which-gain-of-function-mutations-to-the-%C3%AE-1-glycine-receptor-cause-hyperekplexia
#19
Yan Zhang, Anna Bode, Bindi Nguyen, Angelo Keramidas, Joseph W Lynch
Hyperekplexia is a rare human neuromotor disorder caused by mutations that impair the efficacy of glycinergic inhibitory neurotransmission. Loss-of-function mutations in the GLRA1 or GLRB genes, which encode the α1 and β glycine receptor (GlyR) subunits, are the major cause. Paradoxically, gain-of-function GLRA1 mutations also cause hyperekplexia, although the mechanism is unknown. Here we identify two new gain-of-function mutations (I43F and W170S) and characterize these along with known gain-of-function mutations (Q226E, V280M, and R414H) to identify how they cause hyperekplexia...
July 15, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27222258/clinical-effects-of-non-invasive-cerebellar-magnetic-stimulation-treatment-combined-with-neuromotor-rehabilitation-in-traumatic-brain-injury-a-single-case-study
#20
Alex Martino Cinnera, S Bonnì, M Iosa, V Ponzo, A Fusco, Carlo Caltagirone, Giacomo Koch
Multimodal treatments are emerging as effective approaches for motor recovery in traumatic brain injury (TBI). Various evidence has demonstrated that repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) may improve outcomes in people with motor disorders. Behavioral gains from rTMS protocols may be maximized when brain stimulation is coupled with carefully designed occupational/physical therapy. We present the case of a 25-year-old man with chronic TBI (a bilateral corticosubcortical parieto-occipital lesion) who underwent three weeks of cerebellar intermittent theta burst stimulation (iTBS), a form of rTMS, combined with neurorehabilitation treatment...
May 25, 2015: Functional Neurology
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