Sleep positioning systems for children with cerebral palsy

Sleep positioning systems can be prescribed for children with cerebral palsy to help reduce or prevent hip migration, provide comfort to ease pain and/or improve sleep. As sleep disturbance is common in children with developmental disabilities, with impact on their carers' sleep, and as sleep positioning systems can be expensive, guidance is needed to support decisions as to their use
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Authors: Yu X, Wang J, Hou S, Zeng R Abstract Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis in pediatric patients is rare and may cause severe micrognathia and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. The present study reports on the treatment and 4-year follow-up of a pediatric patient with early-onset bilateral TMJ ankylosis and severe secondary micrognathia, as well as obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. A typical 'bird face' appearance was noted with severe mandible retrognathism and a significant convex facial profile. The treatment of this patient involved TMJ ankylosis release with condylectomy and simultaneous bilateral m...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Authors: Yang H, Wang Y, Gao J, Wang P, Jiang X, Tian D, Hu H Abstract A 67-year-old male patient had a history of repeated urinary tract infections for numerous years. X-ray examination revealed a large calcific density in the pelvic cavity, with a diameter of 10.4 cm and a CT value of ~792.9 HU. On MRI of the pelvis, the lesion displayed with extremely low signals. The inside of the stone had a concentric ring shape with a slightly higher signal and the patient was diagnosed with a large left seminal vesicle calculus. Laparoscopic surgery was selected to treat the stone. The patient recovered rapidly and the symp...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Oral mucositis is among the most common tissue toxicities associated with both cytotoxic cancer regimens and head and neck radiotherapy. Current management of oral mucositis might comprise growth factors and cytokines, anti-inflammatory agents, anesthetics, analgesics, antimicrobial and coating agents, cryotherapy and mucosal protectants. Despite its long history and its impact on patients, there are currently no effective options for the prevention or treatment of mucositis. In recent years, more attention has been focused on the role of natural drugs. Verbascoside belongs to the phenylpropanoid glycosides family. Several...
Source: Anti-Cancer Drugs - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
ConclusionResults suggest that looming pedestrians, while present for shorter duration, impose a greater risk of collision. Results further suggest a possible lateralization of attention and maintenance of personal space during collision avoidance. Collectively, present findings will help better understand how visual information is used for obstacle negotiation in a community environment and will serve as a basis for comparison to understand community walking challenges experienced by older adults and individuals with a physical disability.
Source: Neurophysiologie Clinique - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
ConclusionThe application of additional tactile cues using low thickness placed under the toes could contribute to change postural control and may have therapeutic benefits in the management of patients with chronic pain syndromes. This brings new perspectives also in the management of athletes to prevent injury risk and optimize performance.
Source: Neurophysiologie Clinique - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Conclusions and implicationsBehavioral difficulties were reported in one in four children with CP and were associated with sleep problems and nighttime pain. Identifying and treating behavioral difficulties, sleep problems or nighttime pain is important in the care of children with CP.
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
Conclusions: Half of this group of young children with CP were reported to have pain. Pain restricted the children's everyday lives and seemed to be under-treated. If pain can be addressed early, the children's everyday lives are likely to be improved. Implications for rehabilitation There is a need to early identify and treat pain in young children. Important to discuss pain with parents irrespectively of the child's age and severity level. Pain interference assessment gives valuable information. Early treatment of pain might improve children's everyday life. PMID: 31526138 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
Silvia Pregnolato1*, Elavazhagan Chakkarapani1, Anthony R. Isles2 and Karen Luyt1 1Department of Neonatal Neurology, Translational Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom 2Behavioural Genetics Group, MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom Preterm birth complications are the leading cause of child death worldwide and a top global health priority. Among the survivors, the risk of life-long disabilities is high, including cerebral palsy and impairment of movement, cognition, and behavior. U...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
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Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Future of Medicine artificial intelligence augmented reality brain-computer interface cyborg gamification gc4 Health Innovation nanotechnology Personalized medicine psychology robotics virtual reality Source Type: blogs
Dear Frankie, You may not know the impact you've had on my life. I have endless memories of ​our childhood together ​and ​I could probably write about them forever. But there are specific moments​​ looking back​ that I realize just in how many ways, I am who I am because of you. One of these moments I remember quite vividly. It was a beautiful summer day and we were excited because mom had the day off. Giancarlo (​o​ur older brother) was playing with friends and so it ended up being just me, you and mom. You were in that blue stroller you used to have when you were 8 years old. With my hand on one of the h...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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