CAMP Training & Publications

The Child’s Doctor is published by Lurie Children’s twice a year for community-based physicians. The journal offers continuing medical education (CME)  through articles authored by the hospital’s physicians. It also includes news articles on research. 

Pediatric autnomic medicine articles in the Child's Doctor include:

  • Unraveling the Mystery of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) by Debra E. Weese-Mayer, MD, Published Spring/Summer 2009
  • Research: Piecing together the genetics of SIDS by Vita Lerman, Published Spring/Summer 2009

Peer Review Publications

Debra Weese-Mayer, MD, has also worked with other physicians on various publications about congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS) and rapid-onset obesity with hypothalamic dysfunction, hypoventilation and autonomic dysregulation (ROHHAD)​​. Below are lists of some of the most important publications about these conditions.

CCHS Pu​blications

  • Weese-Mayer DE, Berry-Kravis EM, Ceccherini I, Keens TG, Loghmanee DA, and Trang H:  American Thoracic Society Statement. Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome:  Genetic basis, diagnosis, and management. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 181:626-644, 2010. Download the PDF.
  • Carroll MS, Patwari PP, Kenny AS, Brogadir CD, Stewart TM, and Weese-Mayer DE.  Residual chemosensory response to exogenous ventilatory challenges in paired-like homeobox 2B mutation-confirmed congenital central hypoventilation syndrome. J Appl Physiol 116:439-450, 2014.  PMID:  24381123. Download the PDF.
  • Weese-Mayer DE, Rand CM, Berry-Kravis EM, Jennings LJ, Loghmanee DA, Patwari PP, and Ceccherini I:  Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome from past to future:  Model for translational and transitional autonomic medicine.  Pediatr Pulmonol 44(6):521-535, 2009. Download the PDF.
  • Weese-Mayer DE, Marazita ML, Rand CM, and Berry-Kravis EM:  Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome. 2004 Jan 28 [Updated 2014 Jan 30]. In: Pagon RA, Adam MP, Bird TD, et al., editors. GeneReviews™ [Internet]. Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle; 1993-2014. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1427/.  PMID:  20301600. Download the PDF.
  • Axelrod FB, Chelimsky GG, and Weese-Mayer DE:  Pediatric autonomic disorders:  State of the Art.  Pediatrics 118:309-321, 2006. Download the PDF.
  • Gordon SC, Rand CM, and Weese-Mayer DE: Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome.  In: Rare Disease Database. Copyright 2013, National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). Available at rarediseases.org. Download the PDF.
  • Rand CM, Carroll MS, and Weese-Mayer DE:  Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome:  A neurocristopathy with disordered respiratory control & autonomic regulation.  In:  Clinics in Chest Medicine (D’Ambrosio C, editor), Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, in press 2014.
  • Rand CM, Yu M, Jennings LJ, Panesar K, Berry-Kravis EM, Zhou L, and Weese-Mayer DE: Germline mosaicism of PHOX2B mutation accounts for familial recurrence of congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS).  Am J Med Gen A 158A(9):2297-2301, 2012. PMID: 22821709. Download the PDF.
  • Rand CM, Carroll MS, and Weese-Mayer DE: Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome: A Neurocristopathy with Disordered Respiratory Control and Autonomic Regulation. Download the PDF.
  • Weese-Mayer DE, Patwari PP, Rand CM, Diedrich AM, Kuntz NL, and Berry-Kravis EM:  Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome (CCHS) and PHOX2B Mutations. In: Primer on the Autonomic Nervous System (Robertson D, Biaggioni I, Burnstock G, Low PA, and Paton, JFR, editors), Academic Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 445 – 450, 2012. Download the PDF.
  • Saiyed R, Rand CM, Carroll MS, and Weese-Mayer DE.  Pediatric hypoventilation syndromes: Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS) and rapid-onset obesity with hypothalamic dysfunction hypoventilation and autonomic dysfunction (ROHHAD).  In:  Sleep Medicine Clinics on Sleep Hypoventilation Syndromes in Adults and Children (Mokhlesi B; guest editor), Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, in press 2014. 
  • Saiyed R, Rand CM, Carroll MS, and Weese-Mayer DE. Hypoventilation Syndromes of Infancy, Childhood, and Adulthood. Download the PDF.
  • Chin AC, Shaul DB, Patwari PP, Keens TG, Kenny AS, and Weese-Mayer DE:  Diaphragmatic pacing in infants and children with congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS).  In:  Sleep Disordered Breathing in Children:  A Clinical Guide (Kheirandish-Gozal L and Gozal D, editors), Springer Press, New York, NY, pp. 553-573, 2012.  DOI:  10.1007/978-1-60761-725-729, 2012.  Download the PDF.

ROHHAD Publications

  • Vitez SF, Ize-Ludlow D, Rand CM, and Weese-Mayer DE: Rapid-onset obesity with hypothalamic dysfunction, hypoventilation, and autonomic dysregulation (ROHHAD).  In: Rare Disease Database. Copyright 2013, National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). Available at rarediseases.org.
  • Ize-Ludlow D, Gray J, Sperling MA, Berry-Kravis EM, Milunsky JM, Farooqi IS, Rand CM, and Weese-Mayer DE:  Rapid onset obesity with hypothalamic dysfunction, hypoventilation, and autonomic dysregulation presenting in childhood.  Pediatrics 120:e179-e188, 2007. Download the PDF.
  • Saiyed R, Rand CM, Carroll MS, and Weese-Mayer DE. Pediatric hypoventilation syndromes: Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS) and rapid-onset obesity with hypothalamic dysfunction hypoventilation and autonomic dysfunction (ROHHAD). In: Sleep Medicine Clinics on Sleep Hypoventilation Syndromes in Adults and Children (Mokhlesi B; guest editor), Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, in press 2014.
  • Rand CM, Patwari PP, Rodikova EA, Zhou L, Berry-Kravis EM, Wilson RJA, Bech-Hansen T, and Weese-Mayer DE:  Rapid-onset obesity with hypothalamic dysfunction, hypoventilation, and autonomic dysregulation  (ROHHAD):  Analysis of hypothalamic and autonomic candidate genes. Pediatr Res 70(4):375-378, 2011. PMID: 21691246. Download the PDF.
  • Axelrod FB, Chelimsky GG, and Weese-Mayer DE:  Pediatric autonomic disorders:  State of the Art.  Pediatrics 118:309-321, 2006. Download the PDF.
  • Carroll MS*, Pallavi PP*, and Weese-Mayer DE: Carbon dioxide chemoreception and hypoventilation syndromes with autonomic dysregulation. J Appl Physiol 108: 979 - 988, 2010. Download the PDF.