The proceedings of a symposium titled "Pulmonary Management of Pediatric Patients with Neuromuscular Disorders" have been published as a supplement to the May 2009 issue of the journal Pediatrics.
The symposium was held Feb. 20, 2008, at Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas, and was sponsored by MDA, as well as Respironics and Hill-Rom Services.
Topics, all of which pertain specifically to children with neuromuscular disorders, include
Pediatrics is the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Summaries of the supplement are free on the journal's Web site. The complete supplement (which is geared toward physicians, not parents) is free for journal subscribers, and nonsubscribers can purchase access to it for $25 through the Web site.
The MDA publication Breathe Easy: Respiratory Care in Neuromuscular Disorders also addresses this topic for individuals and families.