Journal article

Surgical fusion of early onset severe scoliosis increases survival in Rett syndrome: a cohort study

Jenny Downs, Ian Torode, Kingsley Wong, Carolyn Ellaway, Elizabeth J Elliott, Maree T Izatt, Geoffrey N Askin, Bruce I Mcphee, Peter Cundy, Helen Leonard

Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2016


Awarded by National Institutes of Health

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Funding Acknowledgements

We express our special appreciation to all the families and carers of females with Rett syndrome who have contributed to the Australian Rett Syndrome Database. We thank the Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit (APSU) for collaboration in case ascertainment, and the paediatricians and health professionals who were specifically involved. We also thank Bill Callaghan and the Rett Syndrome Association of Australia for their important contribution to case ascertainment over the years. The Australian Rett syndrome research programme has previously been funded by the National Institutes of Health (5R01HD043100-05) and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) project grants #303189, and #1004384 and an NHMRC programme grant #572742. Professor Helen Leonard's funding (2009-2014) was from an NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship #572568. Professor Elizabeth J Elliott is supported by an NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship #457084. The funding bodies for this study have not been involved in study design, data collection, data analysis, manuscript preparation, and/or publication decisions. The authors have stated that they had no interests that might be perceived as posing a conflict or bias.