A meeting of 29 senior scientists from Europe, the USA, India and Australia, was held in Naarden, The Netherlands on November 14–16, 2008, to establish consensus Best Practice Guidelines for molecular diagnosis of Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy (DMD/BMD)
Results of a recently published study has shown that children with new/recent onset epilepsy have significantly slowed expansion of white matter volume compared to healthy children over a two year interval. The reduced white matter volume may affect brain connectivity and influence cognition. The study conducted by researchers from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is published in Epilepsia, published on behalf of the International League Against Epilepsy.
One of the newest societies of child neurology in the world, the Child Neurology Society of Nigeria has been inaugurated in West Africa. The population of Nigeria was estimated to be 124 million in 2003, which placed it as tenth most populous nation in the world.
A new guideline from the American Academy of Neurology and the Child Neurology Society finds botulinum toxin type A to be an effective treatment for spasticity, muscle tightness that interferes with movement, in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy, but poses some risk. The guideline is published in the January 26, 2010, issue of Neurology