Call for Patients to Complete a Questionnaire: Hereditary Neuropathy and Vocal Cord Problems

It has been known for some time that certain types of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disorder (CMT) involve the muscles of the larynx (voice box), and there is reason to think that such problems may be more common than doctors have realized. The Continue reading Call for Patients to Complete a Questionnaire: Hereditary Neuropathy and Vocal Cord Problems

Alternatives to endotracheal intubation for patients with neuromuscular diseases

Servera E, Sancho J, Zafra MJ, Catala A, Vergara P, Marin J: Alternatives to endotracheal intubation for patients with neuromuscular diseases. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2005;84:851-857. OBJECTIVE:: To evaluate the usefulness of continuous noninvasive mechanical ventilation and mechanical coughing Continue reading Alternatives to endotracheal intubation for patients with neuromuscular diseases

Molecular alterations resulting from frameshift mutations in peripheral myelin protein 22: Implications for neuropathy severity

J Neurosci Res. 2005 Nov 4 Johnson JS, Roux KJ, Fletcher BS, Fortun J, Notterpek L. Department of Neuroscience, College of Medicine, McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Alterations in peripheral myelin protein 22 (PMP22) expression are associated Continue reading Molecular alterations resulting from frameshift mutations in peripheral myelin protein 22: Implications for neuropathy severity

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center

As you may know, the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) is federally funded through the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The House and Senate Appropriations Committees are currently negotiating next year’s budget, and there is Continue reading The Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center

Neurological and Neuromuscular Disease as a Risk Factor for Respiratory Failure in Children Hospitalized With Influenza Infection

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends annual influenza vaccination for children with certain chronic medical conditions to prevent serious complications of influenza infection. Little is known about the relative contribution of each of these chronic medical conditions to Continue reading Neurological and Neuromuscular Disease as a Risk Factor for Respiratory Failure in Children Hospitalized With Influenza Infection