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.
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Source: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeSevere constipation and encopresis are significant problems in the pediatric population. Medical management succeeds in 50 –70%; however, surgical considerations are necessary for the remainder such as the antegrade continence enema (ACE). The purpose of this study is to assess the long-term outcomes following the ACE procedure.MethodsAll patients undergoing an ACE over a 14-year period were included. Data on clinical conditions, treatments, and outcomes were collected. A successful outcome was defined as remaining clean with ≤ 1 accident per week. Comparative data were analyzed using the Fis...
Source: Pediatric Surgery International - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusion: A good outcome was reported in the majority of infants with perinatal asphyxia, TH, and early-onset sepsis. Cooling should not be withheld from these infants.Neonatology 2019;115:127 –133
Source: Neonatology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research
AimSince cross ‐sectional trends of 8‐year‐old cerebral palsy (CP) birth prevalence based on record review were stable from 1985 to 2002 in Metropolitan Atlanta, we examined birth cohort trends using administrative data sets promptly.MethodAmong 755  433 live births from 1996 to 2009 in South Carolina, 2080 received CP diagnosis by age 4 years from linked Medicaid claims with International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision codes 343.X (contributing 1061 [51%] unique cases), hospital discharge data (57 [3%] unique cases), and Departmen t of Disabilities and Special Needs program (64 [3%] unique cases). T...
Source: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology - Category: Child Development Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance,Volume 31, Issue 8, Page 896-909, October 2018. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to assess the knowledge and practices of nursing staff caring for patients with dysphagia to determine any needs for further education programmes. Design/methodology/approach A self-administered questionnaire with close-ended questions was completed by nurses at a tertiary hospital in Saudi Arabia to measure the depth of their dysphagia knowledge. Findings From 316 potential participants, a sample of 174 nurses completed the questionnaire. The results revealed that the participants had...
Source: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: A good outcome was reported in the majority of infants with perinatal asphyxia, TH, and early-onset sepsis. Cooling should not be withheld from these infants. PMID: 30419568 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Neonatology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: Neonatology Source Type: research
International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance,Volume 31, Issue 8, Page 896-909, October 2018. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to assess the knowledge and practices of nursing staff caring for patients with dysphagia to determine any needs for further education programmes. Design/methodology/approach A self-administered questionnaire with close-ended questions was completed by nurses at a tertiary hospital in Saudi Arabia to measure the depth of their dysphagia knowledge. Findings From 316 potential participants, a sample of 174 nurses completed the questionnaire. The results revealed that the participants had...
Source: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: KT may increase muscle strength in children with CP. PMID: 30412508 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research
AbstractOur aim was to investigate the association between vaginalUreaplasma species (spp.) and the subsequent occurrence of chorioamnionitis (CAM), perinatal death, neonatal morbidity, and long-term neurodevelopmental impairments (NDIs) at 3  years of age. We analyzed 55 pregnant women with singleton pregnancy who had preterm premature rupture of the membranes (pPROM) at
Source: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to determine if ambulatory children with spastic CP have greater central adiposity compared to typically developing children. Methodology: Eighteen ambulatory children with spastic CP (n  = 5 girls; 8.6 ± 2.9 yr) and 18 age-, sex-, and race-matched typically developing children (controls; 8.9 ± 2.1 yr) participated in this cross-sectional study.
Source: Journal of Clinical Densitometry - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
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