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For information on our training programs and continuing education at Boston Children’s Hospital, please see the For Health Professionals pages for Neurology and for all of Boston Children’s.

Clinicians in our Neuromuscular Program are actively engaged in research to improve the care we can provide for our patients. Some recent publications from our group are listed below.

For more information on Boston Children’s research on neuromuscular disorders, please see the links in the Research and Innovation tab.

Journal articles

Kang PB, Lidov HGW, White AJ, Mitchell M, Balasubramanian A, Estrella E, Bennett RR, Darras BT, Shapiro FD, Bambach BJ, Kurtzberg J, Gussoni E, Kunkel LM. Inefficient dystrophin expression after cord blood transplantation in DMD. Muscle and Nerve 2010;41:746-750. PMID: 20513101.

McMillan HJ, Santagata S, Shapiro FD, Batish SD, Couchon EJ, Donnelly S, Kang PB. Novel MPZ mutations and congenital hypomyelinating neuropathy. Neuromuscular Disorders 2010;Jul 9 (epub). PMID: 20621479.

Boyden SE, Salih MA, Duncan AR, White AJ, Estrella EA, Burgess SL, Seidahmed MZ, Al-Jarallah AS, Alkhalidi HMS, Al-Maneea WM, Bennett RR, Alshemmari SH, Kunkel LM, Kang PB. Efficient identification of novel mutations in patients with limb girdle muscular dystrophy. Neurogenetics 2010;Jul 13 (epub). PMID: 20623375.

Gaitanis JN, McMillan HJ, Wu A, Darras BT. Electrophysiologic evidence for anterior horn cell disease in amyoplasia. Pediatric Neurolology 2010 Aug;43(2):142-147.

Darras BT, Kang PB. Clinical trials in spinal muscular atrophy. Current Opinion in Pediatrics 2007;19(6):675-679.

Book chapters

Darras BT.  Myopathies. In: Rudolph C, Lister G, Gershon A, First L, Rudolph A (eds). Rudolph’s Pediatrics. 22nd edition. New York: McGraw-Hill (in press).

Darras BT. The hypotonic infant. In: Rudolph C, Lister G, Gershon A, First L, Rudolph A (eds). Rudolph’s Pediatrics. 22nd edition. New York: McGraw-Hill (in press).

Chan K-K, Darras BT. Neonatal hypotonia. In:  Perlman JM, editor. Neonatology: Questions and Controversies Series: Neurology. Polin R, series consultant. Philadelphia:  Elsevier 2008. pp 172-194.

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