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Purpose: Walking is a major target in childhood physiotherapy for children with cerebral palsy (CP). Little information exists on the importance or value of walking when these children grow up. The aim of this study was to explore personal reflectio...
Publication date: June 2020Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 101Author(s): Reem Alwhaibi, Reham Alsakhawi, Safaa ElKholi
Conclusions Our results suggest a predominantly genetic or prenatal etiology for ataxic-hypotonic CP and imply that a diagnosis of ataxic-hypotonic CP does not impart a worse prognosis with respect to comorbidities or functional impairment. This study contributes toward a better understanding of ataxic-hypotonic CP as a distinct nosologic entity within the spectrum of CP with its own pathogenesis, risk factors, clinical profile, and prognosis compared with other CP subtypes.
Neonatal brain imaging undoubtedly can provide the most accurate information on which to determine whether cerebral palsy is likely to affect an individual infant born preterm. The sensitivity and specificity of that information is different between cranial ultrasound and MRI, depending on what approaches and sequences are used and the timing of the examinations. In this chapter we highlight the changing incidence of different patterns of brain injury in the preterm newborn and present a comparison of cranial ultrasound and MRI for predicting cerebral palsy in preterm infants affected by the commoner intracranial pathologies.
AbstractAimsThe safety and efficacy of tranexamic acid (TXA) in reducing blood loss after total joint arthroplasty and spinal fusion surgery has been well documented. However, little data exist regarding the effectiveness of intraoperative TXA in children with cerebral palsy (CP). The aim of this double cohort study is to investigate the safety and efficacy of intraoperative TXA in reducing blood loss and transfusion requirements for children with CP undergoing a proximal unilateral or bilateral femoral varus derotational osteotomy (VDRO).Patients and methodsA retrospective review was performed of all paediatric theatre li...
Authors: Taczała J, Wolińska O, Becher J, Majcher P Abstract Medical rehabilitation plays an important leading role in the treatment of children with cerebral palsy (CP). Collaboration between specialists in medical rehabilitation and the rehabilitation team is a prerequisite for good medical care. The quality of medical services for children with CP depends chiefly on the level of expertise of the treatment team. Through training of specialists and sharing of knowledge, we can help more patients. This idea was developed and implemented by Dr Ewa Kooyman-Piskorz, the founder and president of Wandafonds Foundation...
Conclusions: Both intrinsic and extrinsic factors influence walking in adults with CP. Reflections by the adults with CP suggest these features may reduce participation in public spaces and potentially increase acceptance and use of mobility aids. PMID: 32238123 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusion: Since the pilot study had a small sample size, potential treatment benefits should be interpreted with caution. However, this pilot study provides important information in the planning of future larger and controlled studies on mindfulness-based interventions programs via video conferencing for adults with cerebral palsy and other persons living with long-term disability.
Conditions: Cerebral Palsy; Prematurity; Early Intervention; Family Centered Care Interventions: Other: NeoRehab Bundle; Other: Routine care Sponsor: University of Virginia Recruiting
This study aimed to examine the effect of using 2S-HAL on a pediatric CP patient.