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UC Davis Neuromuscular Research

Recent Publications


McDonald CM, Joyce NC. Neuromuscular disease management and rehabilitation, part II: specialty care and therapeutics. Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North America. 2012 Nov;23(4):xiii-xvii.


Selected Publications


Henricson E, Abresch R, Han JJ, Nicorici A, Goude Keller E, Elfring G, Reha A, Barth J, McDonald CM. Percent-predicted 6-minute walk distance in duchenne muscular dystrophy to account for maturational influences. Version 2. PLoS Curr. 2012.  

Escolar DM, Zimmerman A, Bertorini T, Clemens PR, Connolly AM, Mesa L, Gorni K, Kornberg A, Kolski H, Kuntz N, Nevo Y, Tesi-Rocha C, Nagaraju K, Rayavarapu S, Hache LP, Mayhew JE, Florence J, Hu F, Arrieta A, Henricson E, Leshner RT, Mah JK. Pentoxifylline as a rescue treatment for DMD: a randomized double-blind clinical trial. Neurology. 2012 Mar 20;78(12):904-13.  

Lai JS, Nowinski C, Victorson D, Bode R, Podrabsky T, McKinney N, Straube D, Holmes GL, McDonald CM, Henricson E, Abresch RT, Moy CS, Cella D. Quality-of-life measures in children with neurological conditions: pediatric Neuro-QOL.Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2012 Jan;26(1):36-47.  

Escolar DM, Hache LP, Clemens PR, Cnaan A, McDonald CM, Viswanathan V, Kornberg AJ,Bertorini TE, Nevo Y, Lotze T, Pestronk A, Ryan MM, Monasterio E, Day JW, Zimmerman A, Arrieta A, Henricson E, Mayhew J, Florence J, Hu F, Connolly AM. Randomized, blinded trial of weekend vs daily prednisone in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Neurology. 2011 Aug 2;77(5):444-52.  

Spurney CF, Rocha CT, Henricson E, Florence J, Mayhew J, Gorni K, Pasquali L, Pestronk A, Martin GR, Hu F, Nie L, Connolly AM, Escolar DM; Cooperative International Neuromuscular Research Group Investigators. CINRG pilot trial of coenzyme Q10 in steroid-treated Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Muscle Nerve. 2011 Aug;44(2):174-8. 

Zimmerman A, Clemens PR, Tesi-Rocha C, Connolly A, Iannaccone ST, Kuntz N, Arrieta A, Hache L, Henricson E, Hu F, Mayhew J, Escolar DM. Liquid formulation of pentoxifylline is a poorly tolerated treatment for duchenne dystrophy. Muscle Nerve. 2011 Aug;44(2):170-3. 

Pegoraro E, Hoffman EP, Piva L, Gavassini BF, Cagnin S, Ermani M, Bello L, Soraru G, Pacchioni B, Bonifati MD, Lanfranchi G, Angelini C, Kesari A, Lee I, Gordish-Dressman H, Devaney JM, McDonald CM; Cooperative International Neuromuscular Research Group. SPP1 genotype is a determinant of disease severity in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Neurology. 2011 Jan 18;76(3):219-26.