The US Network of Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Centers: Development, Progress, and Next Steps

T. Charles Casper, John W. Rose, Shelly Roalstad, Emmanuelle Waubant, Gregory Aaen, Anita Belman, Tanuja Chitnis, Mark Gorman, Lauren Krupp, Timothy E. Lotze, Jayne Ness, Marc Patterson, Moses Rodriguez, Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, Brittan Browning, Jennifer Graves, Jan-Mendelt Tillema, Leslie Benson, Yolanda Harris

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Abstract

Multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating diseases in the pediatric population have received an increasing level of attention by clinicians and researchers. The low incidence of these diseases in children creates a need for the involvement of multiple clinical centers in research efforts. The Network of Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Centers was created initially in 2006 to improve the diagnosis and care of children with demyelinating diseases. In 2010, the Network shifted its focus to multicenter research while continuing to advance the care of patients. The Network has obtained support from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health. The Network will continue to serve as a platform for conducting impactful research in pediatric demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system. This article provides a description of the history and development, organization, mission, research priorities, current studies, and future plans of the Network.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1381-1387
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Child Neurology
Volume30
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 18 2015

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Multiple Sclerosis
Demyelinating Diseases
Pediatrics
Research
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
Child Care
Patient Care
Central Nervous System
History
Research Personnel
Organizations
Incidence
Population

Keywords

  • demyelinating disease
  • multicenter research
  • multiple sclerosis
  • network
  • NPMSC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Casper, T. C., Rose, J. W., Roalstad, S., Waubant, E., Aaen, G., Belman, A., ... Harris, Y. (2015). The US Network of Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Centers: Development, Progress, and Next Steps. Journal of Child Neurology, 30(10), 1381-1387. https://doi.org/10.1177/0883073814550656

The US Network of Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Centers : Development, Progress, and Next Steps. / Casper, T. Charles; Rose, John W.; Roalstad, Shelly; Waubant, Emmanuelle; Aaen, Gregory; Belman, Anita; Chitnis, Tanuja; Gorman, Mark; Krupp, Lauren; Lotze, Timothy E.; Ness, Jayne; Patterson, Marc; Rodriguez, Moses; Weinstock-Guttman, Bianca; Browning, Brittan; Graves, Jennifer; Tillema, Jan-Mendelt; Benson, Leslie; Harris, Yolanda.

In: Journal of Child Neurology, Vol. 30, No. 10, 18.09.2015, p. 1381-1387.

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Casper, TC, Rose, JW, Roalstad, S, Waubant, E, Aaen, G, Belman, A, Chitnis, T, Gorman, M, Krupp, L, Lotze, TE, Ness, J, Patterson, M, Rodriguez, M, Weinstock-Guttman, B, Browning, B, Graves, J, Tillema, J-M, Benson, L & Harris, Y 2015, 'The US Network of Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Centers: Development, Progress, and Next Steps', Journal of Child Neurology, vol. 30, no. 10, pp. 1381-1387. https://doi.org/10.1177/0883073814550656
Casper, T. Charles ; Rose, John W. ; Roalstad, Shelly ; Waubant, Emmanuelle ; Aaen, Gregory ; Belman, Anita ; Chitnis, Tanuja ; Gorman, Mark ; Krupp, Lauren ; Lotze, Timothy E. ; Ness, Jayne ; Patterson, Marc ; Rodriguez, Moses ; Weinstock-Guttman, Bianca ; Browning, Brittan ; Graves, Jennifer ; Tillema, Jan-Mendelt ; Benson, Leslie ; Harris, Yolanda. / The US Network of Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Centers : Development, Progress, and Next Steps. In: Journal of Child Neurology. 2015 ; Vol. 30, No. 10. pp. 1381-1387.
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