Four-year-old with severe cerebral palsy walks for the first time after private surgery

Bleu Greenwood, from Leicester, has the most severe form of cerebral palsy. Doctors said he'd need a wheelchair for the rest of his life. But he is now up and moving with a walking frame.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Conclusions: Adults with CP showed high and stable levels of accomplishment and satisfaction in daily activities and social participation more than 25 years after SDR. This is in contrast with the literature, where functional decline was shown for individuals with CP as they age. The relation with functional mobility highlights the importance to focus the rehabilitation on maintaining walking ability in order to enable high level of daily activities and social participation in adults with CP.Implications for rehabilitationSelective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) is a valuable treatment option for a selective group of childr...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
Discussion: These results suggest that modified constraint-induced-movement-therapy with bimanual training is effective in Brachial Plexus Birth Injury. They indicate a comparable improved bimanual performance in children with Brachial Plexus Birth Injury than in unilateral Cerebral Palsy and suggests that both groups of children have affectively overcome their developmental disregard.IMPLICATIONS FOR REHABILITATIONChildren with Brachial Plexus Birth Injury frequently experience difficulties in activities of daily living.It has recently been suggested that children with Brachial Plexus Birth Injury may also show a non-use ...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
This study was part of ESPaCe, a national survey aimed at documenting the views of individuals with cerebral palsy and their families regarding MR services via a questionnaire, developed by a multidisciplinary group. The ESPaCe questionnaire included the Client Satisfaction Questionnaire (CSQ-8), whose total score was the primary outcome of this study. Survey participation was promoted nation-wide. The questionnaire could be completed by the person with cerebral palsy or their main carer. Analysis included the description of determinants across CSQ-8 quartiles and generalised linear modelling of the CSQ-8 score.ResultsFrom...
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
Authors: Khakwani A, Gannon D Abstract A 44-year-old female, with a background of cerebral palsy, epilepsy and learning disabilities, presented with multiple seizures and a persistently reduced consciousness level secondary to valproate-induced hyperammonaemic encephalopathy (plasma levels>50 µg/dl). Withdrawal of valproate and subsequent infusion of L-carnitine led to full recovery. Nonhepatic hyperammonaemia has been shown to be effectively treated by intravenous L-carnitine therapy by a series of case reports. To date, no randomised controlled trials have demonstrated this. Hyperammonaemic encephalopath...
Source: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh - Category: General Medicine Tags: J R Coll Physicians Edinb Source Type: research
iu Hallez The use of data logging systems for capturing wheelchair and user behavior has increased rapidly over the past few years. Wheelchairs ensure more independent mobility and better quality of life for people with motor disabilities. Especially, for people with complex movement disorders, such as dyskinetic cerebral palsy (DCP) who lack the ability to walk or to handle objects, wheelchairs offer a means of integration into daily life. The mobility of DCP patients is based on a head-foot wheelchair steering system. In this work, a data logging system is proposed to capture data from human-wheelchair interaction...
Source: Sensors - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Conditions:   Cerebral Palsy;   Dysarthria Intervention:   Behavioral: PROMPT Sponsor:   IRCCS Fondazione Stella Maris Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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Source: Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Elnaggar RK, Elbanna MF, Mahmoud WS, Alqahtani BA Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the subsequent effects of plyometric training on weight-bearing symmetry, muscle strength, and gait performance in children with unilateral cerebral palsy. METHODS: Thirty-nine children with spastic hemiplegia (age 8-12 years) were randomly divided into either the PLYO group (n=19, received a 30-minute plyometric exercise program plus the traditional physical rehabilitation, twice/week for eight consecutive weeks) or Non-PLYO group (n=20, received the traditional physical rehabilitation only). The weight-bearing symmetry ...
Source: Journal of Musculoskeletal Neuronal Interactions - Category: Neurology Tags: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The simultaneous proprioceptive - visual training might improve spatial and temporal gait parameters with no effect on kinetic gait parameters of children with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy. PMID: 31789301 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Musculoskeletal Neuronal Interactions - Category: Neurology Tags: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Despite a significantly greater improvement in hand and arm function in favour of motion-controlled commercial video games, the results of this review should be interpreted with caution with regards to high risk of bias and the low strength of evidence. There is a need for high-powered studies on the effectiveness of training with motion-controlled commercial video games for persons with cerebral palsy, especially in adults. PMID: 31794044 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Rehabil Med Source Type: research
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