I strive to maintain enthusiasm, optimism, and rigorous science as I design and lead studies to translate the genetic origins of neuromuscular disease into effective treatments for the infants and children in my care.

EDUCATION

Medical School

  • University of Athens Medical School , 1977 , Athens , Greece

Internship

  • University of Athens Hospital , 1979 , Athens , Greece

Residency

  • Nassau County Medical Center, Clinical Campus SUNY at Stony Brook , 1982 , Stony Brook , NY

Fellowship

  • Tufts Medical School, New England Medical Center , 1985 , Boston , MA

Fellowship

  • Yale University School of Medicine , 1988 , New Haven , CT

Philosophy of Care

During my childhood in Greece, my parents instilled in me intellectual curiosity, the ambition to excel, and personal values focused on service. My approach to care reflects my interest in the genetic basis of neurological disease and my desire to practice on the forefront of clinical care and research.

I was born and raised in Greece and was strongly influenced by a number of doctors in my family. One of my uncles would let me watch him treat patients and help him give immunizations in schools.

I earned my country's highest marks on nationwide tests to be admitted to medical school, and graduated from Athens University School of Medicine at the top of my class. But I became frustrated by the system that controlled access to further training in pediatrics (I was required to wait three to four years), so I came to the U.S. for my residency. I had planned to return to Greece, but stayed in the U.S. due to the enormous opportunities here to do research and care for patients at the highest possible level.

I am motivated to find cures for children with neuromuscular disorders. I have trained and published extensively as a basic scientist, but was not fulfilled by researching and diagnosing patients alone without helping to improve their lives and outcomes. As a result, I've become very active in clinical research and am excited to be practicing and researching at a time in the field when powerful new resources are at our disposal.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Dr. Darras serves as an expert for the Department of Neurology for Boston Children's Hospital Precision Medicine Service. For more information about the Precision Medicine Service please visit bostonchildrens.org/precisionmed.

I focus in my practice on treating children with neuromuscular diseases, which present as problems of motor development and function.

I am Associate neurologist-in-Chief at Boston Children's Hospital and hold the Joseph J. Volpe Chair in Neurology at Harvard Medical School. I am the Chief of the division of clinical neurology in the Department of Neurology at the hospital. For 11 years, I ran the hospital's neurology residency training program and I was twice voted teacher of the year by neurology residents.
  
My special focus is in the care of children with neuromuscular conditions originating from inherited or acquired conditions of the motor unit. These include patients with complex muscle diseases like muscular dystrophies and congenital or metabolic myopathies, neuromuscular transmission defects, neuropathies, motor neuronopathies, and also inflammatory muscle or nerve conditions. Further, I see patients with general neurological problems such seizures when I attend on the inpatient neurology services.
   
Following medical school in Greece and residencies in pediatrics and child neurology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and Tufts Medical Center, respectively. I completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Yale in genetics, which gives me a unique lens through which I approach problems of childhood motor development.

When I was training in neurology, I gravitated toward neuromuscular cases. The fact that many have a genetic basis appealed to me. I felt that there was a higher probability of finding a treatment if we could understand the pathogenesis of the diseases.

At Boston Children's Hospital, I am proud to be involved with two innovative multi-disciplinary clinical programs. I direct the Neuromuscular Program, which provides diagnostic evaluation and therapeutic services for children with neuromuscular diseases and is one largest of its kind in the country; and the Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Clinical Research Program, which seeks to improve medical care of children with SMA and discover new treatments for this devastating motor neuron disease.

Through my clinical and research experience, as well as my hospital leadership roles, I have influenced care in the field of pediatric neuromuscular diseases both nationally and internationally.

 

 

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Neurology
  • American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics, Clinical Genetics

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Yeo and Darras: Extraneuronal Phenotypes of Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Ann Neurol. 2021 01; 89(1):24-26. View abstract
  2. Medical management of muscle weakness in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. PLoS One. 2020; 15(10):e0240687. View abstract
  3. Respiratory Trajectories in Type 2 and 3 Spinal Muscular Atrophy in the iSMAC Cohort Study. Neurology. 2021 01 26; 96(4):e587-e599. View abstract
  4. Clinical Variability in Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type III. Ann Neurol. 2020 12; 88(6):1109-1117. View abstract
  5. Defining the clinical, molecular and imaging spectrum of adaptor protein complex 4-associated hereditary spastic paraplegia. Brain. 2020 10 01; 143(10):2929-2944. View abstract
  6. Meta-analyses of ataluren randomized controlled trials in nonsense mutation Duchenne muscular dystrophy. J Comp Eff Res. 2020 10; 9(14):973-984. View abstract
  7. Gain and loss of abilities in type II SMA: A 12-month natural history study. Neuromuscul Disord. 2020 09; 30(9):765-771. View abstract
  8. Seven-Year Experience From the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke-Supported Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials. JAMA Neurol. 2020 06 01; 77(6):755-763. View abstract
  9. Longitudinal natural history of type I spinal muscular atrophy: a critical review. Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2020 04 05; 15(1):84. View abstract
  10. Overturning the Paradigm of Spinal Muscular Atrophy as Just a Motor Neuron Disease. Pediatr Neurol. 2020 08; 109:12-19. View abstract
  11. Response to "The Spectrum of Neuromuscular Disorders Admitted to a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Is Broader Than Anticipated". J Child Neurol. 2020 03; 35(4):302-303. View abstract
  12. The Value of Imaging and Composition-Based Biomarkers in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Clinical Trials. Neurotherapeutics. 2020 01; 17(1):142-152. View abstract
  13. Revised Recommendations for the Treatment of Infants Diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Via Newborn Screening Who Have 4 Copies of SMN2. J Neuromuscul Dis. 2020; 7(2):97-100. View abstract
  14. Scoliosis Surgery Significantly Impacts Motor Abilities in Higher-functioning Individuals with Spinal Muscular Atrophy1. J Neuromuscul Dis. 2020; 7(2):183-192. View abstract
  15. Electrical impedance myography for reducing sample size in Duchenne muscular dystrophy trials. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2020 01; 7(1):4-14. View abstract
  16. A novel homozygous splice-site mutation in the SPTBN4 gene causes axonal neuropathy without intellectual disability. Eur J Med Genet. 2020 Apr; 63(4):103826. View abstract
  17. Deflazacort vs prednisone treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy: A meta-analysis of disease progression rates in recent multicenter clinical trials. Muscle Nerve. 2020 01; 61(1):26-35. View abstract
  18. Acute Neuromuscular Disorders in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. J Child Neurol. 2020 01; 35(1):17-24. View abstract
  19. An Integrated Safety Analysis of Infants and Children with Symptomatic Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Treated with Nusinersen in Seven Clinical Trials. CNS Drugs. 2019 09; 33(9):919-932. View abstract
  20. Nusinersen improves walking distance and reduces fatigue in later-onset spinal muscular atrophy. Muscle Nerve. 2019 10; 60(4):409-414. View abstract
  21. Urine mRNA to identify a novel pseudoexon causing dystrophinopathy. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2019 Jun; 6(6):1106-1112. View abstract
  22. Nusinersen in later-onset spinal muscular atrophy: Long-term results from the phase 1/2 studies. Neurology. 2019 05 21; 92(21):e2492-e2506. View abstract
  23. Neurofilament as a potential biomarker for spinal muscular atrophy. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2019 May; 6(5):932-944. View abstract
  24. X-linked myotubular myopathy: A prospective international natural history study. Neurology. 2019 04 16; 92(16):e1852-e1867. View abstract
  25. Systemic nature of spinal muscular atrophy revealed by studying insurance claims. PLoS One. 2019; 14(3):e0213680. View abstract
  26. Homozygous TRPV4 mutation causes congenital distal spinal muscular atrophy and arthrogryposis. Neurol Genet. 2019 Apr; 5(2):e312. View abstract
  27. Exploring the relationship between electrical impedance myography and quantitative ultrasound parameters in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Clin Neurophysiol. 2019 04; 130(4):515-520. View abstract
  28. Revised upper limb module for spinal muscular atrophy: 12?month changes. Muscle Nerve. 2019 04; 59(4):426-430. View abstract
  29. Identification of a pathogenic mutation in ATP2A1 via in silico analysis of exome data for cryptic aberrant splice sites. Mol Genet Genomic Med. 2019 03; 7(3):e552. View abstract
  30. Functional Mixed-Effects Modeling of Longitudinal Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Electrical Impedance Myography Data Using State-Space Approach. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2019 06; 66(6):1761-1768. View abstract
  31. Deflazacort versus prednisone/prednisolone for maintaining motor function and delaying loss of ambulation: A post HOC analysis from the ACT DMD trial. Muscle Nerve. 2018 11; 58(5):639-645. View abstract
  32. Analysis of extracellular mRNA in human urine reveals splice variant biomarkers of muscular dystrophies. Nat Commun. 2018 09 25; 9(1):3906. View abstract
  33. Precious SMA natural history data: A benchmark to measure future treatment successes. Neurology. 2018 08 21; 91(8):337-339. View abstract
  34. Recruitment & retention program for the NeuroNEXT SMA Biomarker Study: Super Babies for SMA! Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2018 Sep; 11:113-119. View abstract
  35. Quantitative Evaluation of Lower Extremity Joint Contractures in Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Implications for Motor Function. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2018 07; 30(3):209-215. View abstract
  36. Ambulatory function in spinal muscular atrophy: Age-related patterns of progression. PLoS One. 2018; 13(6):e0199657. View abstract
  37. A checklist for clinical trials in rare disease: obstacles and anticipatory actions-lessons learned from the FOR-DMD trial. Trials. 2018 May 10; 19(1):291. View abstract
  38. Spectrum of Neuromuscular Disorders With HyperCKemia From a Tertiary Care Pediatric Neuromuscular Center. J Child Neurol. 2018 05; 33(6):389-396. View abstract
  39. Comprehensive nutritional and metabolic assessment in patients with spinal muscular atrophy: Opportunity for an individualized approach. Neuromuscul Disord. 2018 06; 28(6):512-519. View abstract
  40. Spinal muscular atrophy, pediatric virology and gene therapy: A challenge of modern weakness and hope. Exp Ther Med. 2018 Apr; 15(4):3671-3672. View abstract
  41. Nusinersen versus Sham Control in Later-Onset Spinal Muscular Atrophy. N Engl J Med. 2018 02 15; 378(7):625-635. View abstract
  42. Electrophysiologic Features of Radial Neuropathy in Childhood and Adolescence. Pediatr Neurol. 2018 04; 81:14-18. View abstract
  43. Treatment Algorithm for Infants Diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy through Newborn Screening. J Neuromuscul Dis. 2018; 5(2):145-158. View abstract
  44. Evaluator Training and Reliability for SMA Global Nusinersen Trials1. J Neuromuscul Dis. 2018; 5(2):159-166. View abstract
  45. Natural history of infantile-onset spinal muscular atrophy. Ann Neurol. 2017 Dec; 82(6):883-891. View abstract
  46. NeuroNEXT is at your service. Ann Neurol. 2017 12; 82(6):857-858. View abstract
  47. Clinical and genetic characterization of AP4B1-associated SPG47. . 2018 02; 176(2):311-318. View abstract
  48. Nusinersen versus Sham Control in Infantile-Onset Spinal Muscular Atrophy. N Engl J Med. 2017 11 02; 377(18):1723-1732. View abstract
  49. Muscle compression improves reliability of ultrasound echo intensity. Muscle Nerve. 2018 03; 57(3):423-429. View abstract
  50. X-linked myotubular myopathy: Living longer and awaiting treatment. Neurology. 2017 09 26; 89(13):1316-1317. View abstract
  51. Electrical impedance myography for assessment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Ann Neurol. 2017 May; 81(5):622-632. View abstract
  52. Quantitative muscle ultrasound detects disease progression in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Ann Neurol. 2017 May; 81(5):633-640. View abstract
  53. Developing standardized corticosteroid treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Contemp Clin Trials. 2017 07; 58:34-39. View abstract
  54. Content validity and clinical meaningfulness of the HFMSE in spinal muscular atrophy. BMC Neurol. 2017 Feb 23; 17(1):39. View abstract
  55. Revised Hammersmith Scale for spinal muscular atrophy: A SMA specific clinical outcome assessment tool. PLoS One. 2017; 12(2):e0172346. View abstract
  56. Electrophysiologic features of ulnar neuropathy in childhood and adolescence. Clin Neurophysiol. 2017 05; 128(5):751-755. View abstract
  57. Spectrum of Nondystrophic Skeletal Muscle Channelopathies in Children. Pediatr Neurol. 2017 05; 70:26-33. View abstract
  58. Revised upper limb module for spinal muscular atrophy: Development of a new module. Muscle Nerve. 2017 06; 55(6):869-874. View abstract
  59. Novel mutation in CNTNAP1 results in congenital hypomyelinating neuropathy. Muscle Nerve. 2017 05; 55(5):761-765. View abstract
  60. Electrophysiologic features of fibular neuropathy in childhood and adolescence. Muscle Nerve. 2017 05; 55(5):693-697. View abstract
  61. Loss of electrical anisotropy is an unrecognized feature of dystrophic muscle that may serve as a convenient index of disease status. Clin Neurophysiol. 2016 Dec; 127(12):3546-3551. View abstract
  62. Rasch analysis of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory-computer adaptive test (PEDI-CAT) item bank for children and young adults with spinal muscular atrophy. Muscle Nerve. 2016 12; 54(6):1097-1107. View abstract
  63. The sensitivity of exome sequencing in identifying pathogenic mutations for LGMD in the United States. J Hum Genet. 2017 Feb; 62(2):243-252. View abstract
  64. Developmental milestones in type I spinal muscular atrophy. Neuromuscul Disord. 2016 11; 26(11):754-759. View abstract
  65. Longitudinal Patterns of Thalidomide Neuropathy in Children and Adolescents. J Pediatr. 2016 Nov; 178:227-232. View abstract
  66. Mitochondrial Membrane Protein-Associated Neurodegeneration Mimicking Juvenile Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Pediatr Neurol. 2016 11; 64:83-86. View abstract
  67. Force-controlled ultrasound to measure passive mechanical properties of muscle in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2016 Aug; 2016:2865-2868. View abstract
  68. Quantitative Ultrasound Assessment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Using Edge Detection Analysis. J Ultrasound Med. 2016 Sep; 35(9):1889-97. View abstract
  69. Clinical trial readiness in non-ambulatory boys and men with duchenne muscular dystrophy: MDA-DMD network follow-up. Muscle Nerve. 2016 10; 54(4):681-9. View abstract
  70. Results from a phase 1 study of nusinersen (ISIS-SMN(Rx)) in children with spinal muscular atrophy. Neurology. 2016 Mar 08; 86(10):890-7. View abstract
  71. Baseline results of the NeuroNEXT spinal muscular atrophy infant biomarker study. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2016 02; 3(2):132-45. View abstract
  72. Physical therapy services received by individuals with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 2016; 9(1):35-44. View abstract
  73. Patterns of disease progression in type 2 and 3 SMA: Implications for clinical trials. Neuromuscul Disord. 2016 Feb; 26(2):126-31. View abstract
  74. Spinal muscular atrophy functional composite score: A functional measure in spinal muscular atrophy. Muscle Nerve. 2015 Dec; 52(6):942-7. View abstract
  75. Dystrophinopathies. Semin Neurol. 2015 Aug; 35(4):369-84. View abstract
  76. Old measures and new scores in spinal muscular atrophy patients. Muscle Nerve. 2015 Sep; 52(3):435-7. View abstract
  77. Spinal muscular atrophies. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2015 Jun; 62(3):743-66. View abstract
  78. Outcome reliability in non-ambulatory boys/men with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Muscle Nerve. 2015 Apr; 51(4):522-32. View abstract
  79. A slowly progressive form of limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2C associated with founder mutation in the SGCG gene in Puerto Rican Hispanics. Mol Genet Genomic Med. 2015 Mar; 3(2):92-8. View abstract
  80. Quantitative muscle ultrasound in Duchenne muscular dystrophy: a comparison of techniques. Muscle Nerve. 2015 Feb; 51(2):207-13. View abstract
  81. Inter-session reliability of electrical impedance myography in children in a clinical trial setting. Clin Neurophysiol. 2015 Sep; 126(9):1790-6. View abstract
  82. Congenital myopathies: Rebuilding the natural history, one gene at a time. Neurology. 2015 Jan 06; 84(1):15-6. View abstract
  83. Composite biomarkers for assessing Duchenne muscular dystrophy: an initial assessment. Pediatr Neurol. 2015 Feb; 52(2):202-5. View abstract
  84. Reply: To PMID 23893312. Muscle Nerve. 2014 Sep; 50(3):458-9. View abstract
  85. Observational study of spinal muscular atrophy type I and implications for clinical trials. Neurology. 2014 Aug 26; 83(9):810-7. View abstract
  86. Optimizing electrical impedance myography measurements by using a multifrequency ratio: a study in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Clin Neurophysiol. 2015 Jan; 126(1):202-8. View abstract
  87. Minimal training is required to reliably perform quantitative ultrasound of muscle. Muscle Nerve. 2014 Jul; 50(1):124-8. View abstract
  88. Referral and diagnostic trends in pediatric electromyography in the molecular era. Muscle Nerve. 2014 Aug; 50(2):244-9. View abstract
  89. The motor neuron response to SMN1 deficiency in spinal muscular atrophy. Muscle Nerve. 2014 May; 49(5):636-44. View abstract
  90. Comparison of plasmapheresis and intravenous immunoglobulin as maintenance therapies for juvenile myasthenia gravis. JAMA Neurol. 2014 May; 71(5):575-80. View abstract
  91. Cross-sectional evaluation of electrical impedance myography and quantitative ultrasound for the assessment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy in a clinical trial setting. Pediatr Neurol. 2014 Jul; 51(1):88-92. View abstract
  92. One year outcome of boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy using the Bayley-III scales of infant and toddler development. Pediatr Neurol. 2014 Jun; 50(6):557-63. View abstract
  93. Progression of spinal deformity in wheelchair-dependent patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy who are not treated with steroids: coronal plane (scoliosis) and sagittal plane (kyphosis, lordosis) deformity. Bone Joint J. 2014 Jan; 96-B(1):100-5. View abstract
  94. A randomized, double-blind trial of lisinopril and losartan for the treatment of cardiomyopathy in duchenne muscular dystrophy. PLoS Curr. 2013 Dec 12; 5. View abstract
  95. Current advances in drug development in spinal muscular atrophy. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2013 Dec; 25(6):682-8. View abstract
  96. Neuromuscular disorders: from diagnosis to translational research, drug development and clinical trials. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2013 Dec; 25(6):674-5. View abstract
  97. Identification of KLHL41 Mutations Implicates BTB-Kelch-Mediated Ubiquitination as an Alternate Pathway to Myofibrillar Disruption in Nemaline Myopathy. Am J Hum Genet. 2013 Dec 05; 93(6):1108-17. View abstract
  98. Lambert-Eaton syndrome, an unrecognized treatable pediatric neuromuscular disorder: three patients and literature review. Pediatr Neurol. 2014 Jan; 50(1):11-7. View abstract
  99. Predicting hearing loss in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy. Neurology. 2013 Oct 15; 81(16):1370-1. View abstract
  100. Exome sequencing identifies a novel SMCHD1 mutation in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy 2. Neuromuscul Disord. 2013 Dec; 23(12):975-80. View abstract
  101. Teaching NeuroImages: characteristic phenotype of Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy. Neurology. 2013 Aug 13; 81(7):e44-5. View abstract
  102. Compound heterozygosity of predicted loss-of-function DES variants in a family with recessive desminopathy. BMC Med Genet. 2013 Jul 02; 14:68. View abstract
  103. Clinical application of whole-exome sequencing: a novel autosomal recessive spastic ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay sequence variation in a child with ataxia. JAMA Neurol. 2013 Jun; 70(6):788-91. View abstract
  104. Motor and cognitive assessment of infants and young boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: results from the Muscular Dystrophy Association DMD Clinical Research Network. Neuromuscul Disord. 2013 Jul; 23(7):529-39. View abstract
  105. SMA-MAP: a plasma protein panel for spinal muscular atrophy. PLoS One. 2013; 8(4):e60113. View abstract
  106. Clinical correlates of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease in patients with pes cavus deformities. Muscle Nerve. 2013 Apr; 47(4):488-92. View abstract
  107. Making sense of genetic heterogeneity: Emergence of pathways in developmental brain disorders. Neurology. 2013 Jan 29; 80(5):426-7. View abstract
  108. Electrical impedance myography for the assessment of children with muscular dystrophy: a preliminary study. J Phys Conf Ser. 2013; 434(1). View abstract
  109. Childhood chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy: combined analysis of a large cohort and eleven published series. Neuromuscul Disord. 2013 Feb; 23(2):103-11. View abstract
  110. Prospective cohort study of spinal muscular atrophy types 2 and 3. Neurology. 2012 Oct 30; 79(18):1889-97. View abstract
  111. Case of infantile onset spinocerebellar ataxia type 5. J Child Neurol. 2013 Oct; 28(10):1292-5. View abstract
  112. The spectrum of myotonic and myopathic disorders in a pediatric electromyography laboratory over 12 years. Pediatr Neurol. 2012 Aug; 47(2):97-100. View abstract
  113. Machine learning algorithms to classify spinal muscular atrophy subtypes. Neurology. 2012 Jul 24; 79(4):358-64. View abstract
  114. Electrical impedance myography in spinal muscular atrophy: a longitudinal study. Muscle Nerve. 2012 May; 45(5):642-7. View abstract
  115. Mutation spectrum in the large GTPase dynamin 2, and genotype-phenotype correlation in autosomal dominant centronuclear myopathy. Hum Mutat. 2012 Jun; 33(6):949-59. View abstract
  116. Mutations in the satellite cell gene MEGF10 cause a recessive congenital myopathy with minicores. Neurogenetics. 2012 May; 13(2):115-24. View abstract
  117. More can be less: SMN1 gene duplications are associated with sporadic ALS. Neurology. 2012 Mar 13; 78(11):770-1. View abstract
  118. Spinal muscular atrophy: a clinical and research update. Pediatr Neurol. 2012 Jan; 46(1):1-12. View abstract
  119. Autoimmune neuromuscular disorders in childhood. Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2011 Dec; 13(6):590-607. View abstract
  120. Validation of the Expanded Hammersmith Functional Motor Scale in spinal muscular atrophy type II and III. J Child Neurol. 2011 Dec; 26(12):1499-507. View abstract
  121. Non-5q spinal muscular atrophies: the alphanumeric soup thickens. Neurology. 2011 Jul 26; 77(4):312-4. View abstract
  122. Child neurology residency training in neuromuscular disorders. Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2011 Jun; 18(2):116-9. View abstract
  123. Thigh muscle volume measured by magnetic resonance imaging is stable over a 6-month interval in spinal muscular atrophy. J Child Neurol. 2011 Oct; 26(10):1252-9. View abstract
  124. Pediatric sciatic neuropathies: a 30-year prospective study. Neurology. 2011 Mar 15; 76(11):976-80. View abstract
  125. Assessing spinal muscular atrophy with quantitative ultrasound. Neurology. 2011 Mar 08; 76(10):933; author reply 933-4. View abstract
  126. Observational study of spinal muscular atrophy type 2 and 3: functional outcomes over 1 year. Arch Neurol. 2011 Jun; 68(6):779-86. View abstract
  127. Pediatric sciatic neuropathy associated with neoplasms. Muscle Nerve. 2011 Feb; 43(2):183-8. View abstract
  128. Assessing electrical impedance alterations in spinal muscular atrophy via the finite element method. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2011; 2011:1871-4. View abstract
  129. Validation of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Infant Test of Neuromuscular Disorders (CHOP INTEND). Pediatr Phys Ther. 2011; 23(4):322-6. View abstract
  130. Serum transaminase levels in boys with Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy. Pediatrics. 2011 Jan; 127(1):e132-6. View abstract
  131. Characterizing spinal muscular atrophy with electrical impedance myography. Muscle Nerve. 2010 Dec; 42(6):915-21. View abstract
  132. Muscle volume estimation by magnetic resonance imaging in spinal muscular atrophy. J Child Neurol. 2011 Mar; 26(3):309-17. View abstract
  133. Association of plastin 3 expression with disease severity in spinal muscular atrophy only in postpubertal females. Arch Neurol. 2010 Oct; 67(10):1252-6. View abstract
  134. Assessing spinal muscular atrophy with quantitative ultrasound. Neurology. 2010 Aug 10; 75(6):526-31. View abstract
  135. Electrophysiologic evidence for anterior horn cell disease in amyoplasia. Pediatr Neurol. 2010 Aug; 43(2):142-7. View abstract
  136. Adiposity is increased among high-functioning, non-ambulatory patients with spinal muscular atrophy. Neuromuscul Disord. 2010 Jul; 20(7):448-52. View abstract
  137. Inefficient dystrophin expression after cord blood transplantation in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Muscle Nerve. 2010 Jun; 41(6):746-50. View abstract
  138. Six-Minute Walk Test demonstrates motor fatigue in spinal muscular atrophy. Neurology. 2010 Mar 09; 74(10):833-8. View abstract
  139. Child neurology: past, present, and future: part 2: Present training structure. Neurology. 2010 Feb 09; 74(6):e17-9. View abstract
  140. Pediatric monomelic amyotrophy: evidence for poliomyelitis in vulnerable populations. Muscle Nerve. 2009 Nov; 40(5):860-3. View abstract
  141. Automated DNA mutation detection using universal conditions direct sequencing: application to ten muscular dystrophy genes. BMC Genet. 2009 Oct 18; 10:66. View abstract
  142. Rapid-onset dystonia-parkinsonism in a child with a novel atp1a3 gene mutation. Neurology. 2009 Aug 04; 73(5):400-1. View abstract
  143. Congenital myasthenic syndrome with episodic apnea. Pediatr Neurol. 2009 Jul; 41(1):42-5. View abstract
  144. Juvenile myasthenia gravis. Muscle Nerve. 2009 Apr; 39(4):423-31. View abstract
  145. The longitudinal course of cardiomyopathy in Friedreich's ataxia during childhood. Pediatr Cardiol. 2009 Apr; 30(3):306-10. View abstract
  146. Pediatric sciatic neuropathies due to unusual vascular causes. J Child Neurol. 2008 Jul; 23(7):738-41. View abstract
  147. Motor variant of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy in a child. Pediatr Neurol. 2008 Jun; 38(6):426-9. View abstract
  148. Cardiac manifestations in a child with a novel mutation in creatine transporter gene SLC6A8. Neurology. 2008 Apr 29; 70(18):1642-4. View abstract
  149. Inherited myopathies and muscular dystrophies. Semin Neurol. 2008 Apr; 28(2):250-9. View abstract
  150. Clinical trials in spinal muscular atrophy. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2007 Dec; 19(6):675-9. View abstract
  151. LGMD2I in a North American population. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2007 Nov 24; 8:115. View abstract
  152. Safety and efficacy of carvedilol therapy for patients with dilated cardiomyopathy secondary to muscular dystrophy. Pediatr Cardiol. 2008 Mar; 29(2):343-51. View abstract
  153. An expanded version of the Hammersmith Functional Motor Scale for SMA II and III patients. Neuromuscul Disord. 2007 Oct; 17(9-10):693-7. View abstract
  154. Steroid-responsive neurologic relapses in a child with a proteolipid protein-1 mutation. Neurology. 2007 Apr 17; 68(16):1305-7. View abstract
  155. Posterior spinal fusion for scoliosis in duchenne muscular dystrophy diminishes the rate of respiratory decline. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2007 Feb 15; 32(4):459-65. View abstract
  156. Nemaline myopathy with minicores caused by mutation of the CFL2 gene encoding the skeletal muscle actin-binding protein, cofilin-2. Am J Hum Genet. 2007 Jan; 80(1):162-7. View abstract
  157. Dichloroacetate causes toxic neuropathy in MELAS: a randomized, controlled clinical trial. Neurology. 2006 Oct 10; 67(7):1313; author reply 1313. View abstract
  158. Catecholamine toxicity in aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase deficiency. Pediatr Neurol. 2006 Aug; 35(2):142-4. View abstract
  159. A novel mutation in two families with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2C. Neurology. 2006 Jul 11; 67(1):167-9. View abstract
  160. Atypical presentations of spinal muscular atrophy type III (Kugelberg-Welander disease). Neuromuscul Disord. 2006 Aug; 16(8):492-4. View abstract
  161. Diagnostic challenges for Pompe disease: an under-recognized cause of floppy baby syndrome. Genet Med. 2006 May; 8(5):289-96. View abstract
  162. Association of Duchenne muscular dystrophy with autism spectrum disorder. J Child Neurol. 2005 Oct; 20(10):790-5. View abstract
  163. Scapulothoracic fusion for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2005 Oct; 87(10):2267-75. View abstract
  164. Thalidomide neuropathy in childhood. Neuromuscul Disord. 2005 Feb; 15(2):172-6. View abstract
  165. Electroencephalographic correlate of juvenile Huntington's disease. J Child Neurol. 2004 Jul; 19(7):541-3. View abstract
  166. Neuromuscular problems of the critically ill neonate and child. Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2004 Jun; 11(2):147-68. View abstract
  167. Multifocal slowing of nerve conduction in metachromatic leukodystrophy. Muscle Nerve. 2004 Apr; 29(4):531-6. View abstract
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