Acute Flaccid Myelitis and Nerve Transfer Surgery – PediaCast CME 059

Show Notes and CME Information

Complications from poliovirus were a thing of the past until a polio-like illness appeared in 2012. Enterovirus D68 is a likely cause of this new disorder but the impact on children is remarkably similar to polio. Drs Amy Moore, Kim Bjorklund and Wilawan Nopkhun visit the studio as we explore the cause, diagnosis and treatment of acute flaccid myelitis, including a promising procedure called nerve transfer surgery. We hope you can join us!      


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PediaCast CME

November 30, 2020

Acute Flaccid Myelitis and Nerve Transfer Surgery

Dr Mike Patrick
PediaCast and PediaCast CME
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Dr Amy Moore
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Dr Kim Bjorklund
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Dr Wilawan Nopkhun
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Nationwide Children’s Hospital


At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Define acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) and describe its cause. 
  2. Establish a differential diagnosis and work-up plan for the child presenting with flaccid extremity weakness
  3. Outline treatment strategies for AFM, including the role of nerve transfer surgery.
  4. Provide anticipatory guidance and support for families impacted by AFM and nerve transfer surgery.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Nationwide Children’s
Acute Flaccid Myelitis Association
Acute Flaccid Myelitis (UpToDate)
Brachial Plexus Injuries – PediaCast 381
Physician Direct Connect: 1-614-355-0221 OR 1-877-355-0221

Michael Patrick, MD
William Long, MD
Jessica Dudley, CME Coordinator

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