Special Issue "Prevention and Treatment of Spinal Cord Dysfunction in Children"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 January 2024 | Viewed by 3016
2. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
Interests: pediatric paralysis; spinal cord injury; spinal cord dysfunction; traumatic spinal cord injury; non traumatic spinal cord injury; acquired myelopathies; autoimmune myelopathies; inflammatory myelopathies; spina bifida; meningomyelocele; rehabilitation
Pediatric-onset paralysis differs significantly from the adult-onset condition: its incidence is lower (and thus the ability to develop expertise is limited); etiologies are more abundant; co-morbidities are compounded through changes induced by growth; rehabilitation starts, in many cases, with habilitation; education and caregiving is an intricate part of the landscape; the social and economic context in which paralysis is contained evolves and transitions from the pediatric health care environment to the adult one. All these elements pose numerous problematic questions and challenges that can benefit from ongoing education and knowledge dissemination. These are the stated purposes of this Special Issue of Children. An additional aim is to foster collaborations that are diverse in terms of discipline and geography while also being inclusive. Children worldwide should benefit from expert knowledge.
Dr. Cristina L. Sadowsky
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- pediatric paralysis
- spinal cord injury
- spinal cord dysfunction
- traumatic spinal cord injury
- non traumatic spinal cord injury
- acquired myelopathies
- autoimmune myelopathies
- inflammatory myelopathies
- spina bifida