Robotic suit helps kids with cerebral palsy walk upright

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health created a robotic exoskeleton that attaches to children's legs who have cerebral palsy. It improved posture just as well as surgery would.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Related Links:

(Natural News) For people whose children happen to suffer from infantile cerebral palsy, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) may prove to be a therapeutic boon. A major Taiwanese survey determined that complementary treatment with TCM helps improve both cerebral palsy and associated disorders. The survey is the first large-scale study on the use of complementary TCM...
Source: NaturalNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
ConclusionsThere is no superior efficacy of the Inerventions method compared to conventional physiotherapy.
Source: Polish Journal of Neurology and Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeCerebral palsy (CP) is a disorder characterized by an increased muscle stiffness that can be contingent on both neurological and biomechanical factors. The neurological aspects are related to hyper-excitability of the stretch reflex, while the biomechanical factors are related to modifications in muscle structure. We used smart-shear wave elastography (S-SWE) to analyze muscle properties and to compare shear wave speed in soleus muscles of patients affected by CP and typically developing children.MethodsWe enrolled 21 children (15 males and 6 females; age range 3 –16) with spastic hemiplegia CP and 21 ...
Source: Journal of Ultrasound - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Semin Hear 2018; 39: 288-304 DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1666819Cerebral palsy (CP) is a nonprogressive permanent brain injury that causes an impairment of movement and posture. This scoping review aimed to answer the following questions: (1) “What is the status of oculomotor function in children with CP?” (2) “What is the status of vestibular function (i.e., gaze stability, perception of vertical, vestibular-related balance abilities) in children with CP?” Using Arksey's and O'Malley's five-stage framework, we searched six online databases for relevant articles. The inclusion criteria were: (1) participant...
Source: Seminars in Hearing - Category: Audiology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
Semin Hear 2018; 39: 321-333 DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1666821This perspective explores common pediatric diagnoses that could present with central vestibular pathway dysfunction, leading to delays in motor development and postural control, and gaze instability. Specifically, the following diagnoses are considered: cerebral palsy, myelomeningocele, vestibular migraine, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, developmental coordination disorder, concussion, childhood cancer, congenital muscular torticollis, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, and autism. Suggestions for clinical screening, vestibular function testing, and vestibula...
Source: Seminars in Hearing - Category: Audiology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
Conclusions: Perinatal anemia causing moderate to severe perinatal asphyxia is associated with a higher risk for neonatal mortality. All survivors with perinatal anemia, however, showed a normal NDO in contrast to children who were born asphyxiated due to other causes. The underlying pathophysiological mechanism for the favorable NDO in the perinatal anemia group needs further elucidation.Neonatology 2018;114:315 –322
Source: Neonatology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research
Publication date: April–June 2018Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, Volume 9, Issue 2, Supplement 1Author(s): Rahul Ghuse, Virendra Kori, Rajgopala Shrikrishnan, Kalpana Patel
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: April–June 2018Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, Volume 9, Issue 2, Supplement 1Author(s): Sonam, Mahapatra Arun Kumar, S. Rajagopala
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: April–June 2018Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, Volume 9, Issue 2, Supplement 1Author(s): M.K. Lekshmi
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: 2018Source: NeuroImage: Clinical, Volume 20Author(s): Sabrina Yu, Helen L. Carlson, Aleksandra Mineyko, Brian L. Brooks, Andrea Kuczynski, Jacquie Hodge, Sean Dukelow, Adam KirtonAbstractBackgroundStroke is a leading cause of perinatal brain injury with variable outcomes including cerebral palsy and epilepsy. The biological processes that underlie these heterogeneous outcomes are poorly understood. Alterations in developmental myelination are recognized as a major determinant of outcome in preterm brain injury but have not been explored in perinatal stroke. We aimed to characterize myelination in hemipare...
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
More News: Cerebral Palsy | Children | Health | National Institutes of Health (NIH)