Kristy J. Rose

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AIM Motor skill impairment and cognitive dysfunction are commonly reported features of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). We characterized and determined the relationship between motor impairment, gait variables, and cognitive function in children and adolescents with NF1. METHOD Motor function, gait, and neurocognitive abilities were assessed in 46 children(More)
Recent progress in scientific research has facilitated accurate genetic and neuropathological diagnosis of congenital myopathies. However, given their relatively low incidence, congenital myopathies remain unfamiliar to the majority of care providers, and the levels of patient care are extremely variable. This consensus statement aims to provide care(More)
Preschool-age children with neuromuscular disorders are often excluded from clinical trials due to the lack of reliable and objective strength measures. We evaluated the reliability of measuring foot and ankle muscle strength in 60 healthy children age 2-4 years. The strength of foot inversion and eversion, ankle plantarflexion, and dorsiflexion was(More)
Dynamin-2-related centronuclear myopathy (DNM2-CNM) is a clinically heterogeneous muscle disorder characterized by muscle weakness and centralized nuclei on biopsy. There is little known about the muscle dysfunction underlying this disorder, and there are currently no treatments. In this study, we establish a novel zebrafish model for DNM2-CNM by(More)
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease affects foot and ankle strength from the earliest stages of the disease; however, little is known about factors influencing normal strength development or the pathogenesis of foot weakness and deformity in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. The authors investigated factors associated with foot and ankle strength in healthy(More)
BACKGROUND Reduced ankle dorsiflexion range of motion, or ankle equinus, is a common and disabling problem for patients with neuromuscular disease. Clinicians devote considerable time and resources implementing interventions to correct this problem although few of these interventions have been subject to rigorous empirical investigation. OBJECTIVES To(More)
Potential therapies are currently under development for two congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD) subtypes: collagen VI-related muscular dystrophy (COL6-RD) and laminin alpha 2-related dystrophy (LAMA2-RD). However, appropriate clinical outcome measures to be used in clinical trials have not been validated in CMDs. We conducted a two-year pilot study to(More)
QUESTION Does 4 weeks of serial night casting followed by 4 weeks of stretching of the gastrocnemius and soleus improve ankle dorsiflexion range and other outcomes compared with no intervention in children and young adults with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease? DESIGN Randomised trial with concealed allocation, assessor blinding, and intention-to-treat(More)
Curcumin is the newest therapeutic agent for ameliorating the clinical and neuropathologic phenotype of a mouse model of Déjérine-Sottas disease. We undertook a 12-month dose-escalation safety trial of oral curcumin in a 15-year-old Caucasian girl with Déjérine-Sottas disease (point mutation, Ser72Leu) complicated by severe weakness, scoliosis, and(More)
BACKGROUND Functional ankle instability (FAI) is commonly reported by children and adolescents with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), however,, the specific variables associated with FAI remain unknown. An improved understanding of these variables may suggest interventions to improve ankle stability and possibly prevent the long-term complications(More)