PathMaker Neurosystems wins the fast track at FDA for MyoRegulator device
PathMaker Neurosystems said it won expedited access pathway designation from the FDA for its MyoRegulator PM-2200 system, which is designed to treat muscle spasticity. The MyoRegulator device, based on PathMaker’s DoubleStim technology, is designed to provide simultaneous, non-invasive stimulation at spinal and peripheral locations, the Boston-based company said. In June PathMaker inked a deal with Proven Process to develop and manufacture a device for treating patients with muscle tone disorders using trans-spinal direct current stimulation. The MyoRegulator device aims to treat muscle spasticity in patien...
Source: Mass Device - October 30, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regulatory/Compliance PathMaker Neurosystems Inc. Source Type: news

Celebrating Halloween in style
From dressing up to candy, everyone loves Halloween. To celebrate, we asked families to show off their creativity and share their favorite Halloween photos.   Hunter, a patient in the Cerebral Palsy Program, enjoyed dressing up as a pirate in a pirate ship and loves all the attention from his peers on Halloween.   Kinley, a patient of the Center for Spina Bifida and Spinal Cord Conditions, celebrated in a Hello Kitty car. She loves dressing up and dressing up her wheelchair, and of course, she loves all of the candy she receives!   Eliana lights up a room in the Dana-Farber/Boston Children&rsquo...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 30, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: All posts Source Type: news

United Apologizes To Passenger With Cerebral Palsy Who Had To Crawl Off Plane
United Airlines apologized on Tuesday to D'Arcee Neal, a man with cerebral palsy who was forced to crawl off a plane when the airline did not have a wheelchair available for him. Last week, United failed to provide an aisle-sized wheelchair to help Neal, who was flying to Washington's Reagan National Airport, exit the aircraft. After waiting some time for assistance, Neal had to use the bathroom, so he crawled half the length of the plane, from his seat to the doorway, to reach his regular wheelchair. United said in its statement Tuesday that the aisle wheelchair had been available, but that a staff member had mistake...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Magnesium during labor may reduce risk of fever in mothers and complications in babies
Women who received magnesium sulfate during labor were less likely to develop maternal fever, a condition that can lead to a variety of complications in newborns including difficulty breathing, seizures, cerebral palsy and a condition known as “floppy baby syndrome,” characterized by inadequate muscle tone, according to a retrospective study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 25, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Risk of fall (RoF) intervention by affecting visual egocenter through gait analysis and yoked prisms - Padula WV, Subramanian P, Spurling A, Jenness J.
BACKGROUND: Following a neurologic event such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), cerebrovascular accident (CVA), and chronic neurological conditions including Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, and cerebral palsy a shift in the visual midline (egocente... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Julie Ward
Director, Health PolicyJulie Ward, Health Policy Director, The Arc, is responsible for representing The Arc before Congress and Federal agencies on health care reform, Medicaid, Medicare and related issues. Prior to this position, she represented The Arc and United Cerebral Palsy for seven years as part of the Disability Policy Collaboration (DPC) where she had primary responsibility for budget and appropriations, employment, TANF and transportation issues. Before that she spent 18 years with the Epilepsy Foundation, the last ten years as the Senior Director of Government Affairs, overseeing the Foundation's federal and st...
Source: PHRMA - October 23, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ali Source Type: news

Three pediatric products to compete on ‘Innovation Tank’
The creators of a powered arm brace, a device to aid newborn resuscitation and a platform for virtual nutritional consults have been chosen to present at Boston Children’s Hospital’s second annual pitch competition—otherwise known as the Innovation Tank—during the hospital’s Global Pediatric Innovation Summit + Awards 2015. Presented by the health care company Philips, the November 9 competition will be hosted by Troy Carter, founder and CEO of the entertainment company Atom Factory (managing Lady Gaga, among others) and newly named guest shark on ABC’s Shark Ta...
Source: Mass Device - October 23, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog Vector Blog Source Type: news

The severely disabled man who plays music with his EYES
Bradley Warwick, 21, from Bristol, who has cerebral palsy, was spotted at auditions earlier this year when he played ground bass using his EyeGaze communication aid device. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How rapid prototyping is changing medical tech
Some people bring data and completed designs. Others just bring simple sketches. “We have this idea for this device,” they begin. “It may only help 15 kids a year, but it could really improve their quality of life.” Other people bring only a clinical need: “We need something to keep babies lying still after their procedure, without having to medicate them.” To make these ideas more tangible and help launch them down a formal development path, the Boston Children’s Hospital Simulator Program, SIMPeds, has begun making its 3D printing and engineering service available ...
Source: Mass Device - October 20, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog Vector Blog Source Type: news

Feature: The Strange Case of Anna Stubblefield
She told the family of a severely disabled man that she could help him to communicate with the outside world. The relationship that followed would lead to a criminal trial. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DANIEL ENGBER Tags: Stubblefield, Anna (1969- ) Facilitated Communication Biklen, Douglas (1945- ) Shane, Howard C (1947- ) Special Education Disabilities McDonald, Anne (1961-2010) Crossley, Rosemary (1945- ) Cerebral Palsy Source Type: news

Cerebral palsy can’t this slow this coxswain
For the women’s crew team at College of the Holy Cross and rowers everywhere, all eyes are on the Head of the Charles Regatta. It’s a long journey for every rower participating in the sport’s ultimate competition. But few have come so far as Caroline Laurendau, the 4’11” coxswain for the Holy Cross Crusaders women’s rowing team. Caroline, who was born weighing just 1 lb. 11 oz., spent the first four-and-a-half months of her life in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) at Boston Children’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Those first few months were hectic and sca...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 15, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Our patients’ stories cerebral palsy Dr. Brian Snyder Dr. Jane Stewart hip dysplasia Infant Follow-up Program Orthopedic Center Source Type: news

Cerebral palsy can’t slow this coxswain
For the women’s crew team at College of the Holy Cross and rowers everywhere, all eyes are on the Head of the Charles Regatta. It’s a long journey for every rower participating in the sport’s ultimate competition. But few have come so far as Caroline Laurendeau, the 4’11” coxswain for the Holy Cross Crusaders women’s rowing team. Caroline, who was born weighing just 1 lb. 11 oz., spent the first four-and-a-half months of her life in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) at Boston Children’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Those first few months were hectic and sc...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 15, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Our patients’ stories cerebral palsy Dr. Brian Snyder Dr. Jane Stewart hip dysplasia Infant Follow-up Program Orthopedic Center Source Type: news

Kayla Eales with cerebral palsy takes her first steps after Botox injections
Kayla Eales, from Northampton, pictured, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy three years ago and the condition has meant she has never been able to stand on the flats of her feet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brigham & Women’s Hospital Uses Cooling Blankets To Help Babies At Risk
BOSTON (CBS) – “The day you’re born might be the riskiest day of your life,” says Dr. Michael Prendergast, a neonatologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “For most babies, thankfully this is a wonderful and healthy event but for some babies this is complicated by a period of reduced blood supply to the brain,” he adds. In an attempt to protect brain injury, doctors are now doing something that might sound strange. Within hours of birth, they’re wrapped in cooling blankets to lower their body temperature about four degrees below normal. It’s called therapeutic hypother...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Brigham & Women's Hospital Dr. Mallika Marshall Dr. Michael Prendergast Source Type: news

Awesome Spirited Teen With Cerebral Palsy Gets Voted Homecoming Queen
A high school in Minnesota recently came together to ensure its biggest supporter was crowned homecoming queen. Murray County Central High School students crowned Tori Van Peursem, an 18-year-old with cerebral palsy, their homecoming queen as a way to show how much they appreciated her. "She's so, so supportive of our senior class," homecoming queen candidate Rachel Schmitz told KSFY. "Every single game she's there wishing us good luck." Tori's mother, Marilyn Van Peursem, told The Huffington Post she was surprised when her daughter came home and announced she was on the homecoming queen ballot. After h...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preventing cerebral palsy in preterm infants through dermal monitoring
This study has expanded the possibilities for accurate methods of monitoring jaundice, and it is hoped that this will lead to a decrease in cerebral palsy and hearing loss in preterm infants due to kyperbilirubinemia. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 29, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Rabbit as a Model of Cerebral Palsy
Rabbits, like humans, are perinatal brain developers. We have developed a model of fetal hypoxia-ischemia that results in postnatal rabbit kits with a phenotype analogous to that observed in humans with cerebral palsy. This chapter gives a practical approach to performing the model and shows the range methods available for study using the model. (Source: Springer protocols feed by Neuroscience)
Source: Springer protocols feed by Neuroscience - September 21, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: news

Bilateral Uterine Artery Ligation (BUAL): Placental Insufficiency Causing Fetal Growth Restriction and Cerebral Palsy
Placental insufficiency is the leading cause of intrauterine growth restriction in the western world. The fetus, when exposed to a compromised environment, is vulnerable to a number of disorders later in life, as a consequence of the reduction in oxygen and nutrition during gestation and the resulting fetal growth restriction. These conditions include neurological disabilities such as cerebral palsy (CP), intellectual disability, epilepsy, and mental health issues in childhood (Autism and ADHD) and in later life (schizophrenia). Certainly, fetal growth restriction as a result of placental insufficiency has been strongly as...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Neuroscience - September 21, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: news

Perinatal Intracerebral Hemorrhage Model and Developmental Disability
Perinatal intracerebral hemorrhage, also known as germinal matrix hemorrhage (GMH), refers to the bleeding that arises from the sub-ependymal (or periventricular) germinal region of the immature brain. Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) refers to the bleeding that extends into the ventricles, usually as an extension of GMH. Clinical studies have shown that infants who experience GMH/IVH may develop hydrocephalus or suffer from long-term neurological dysfunctions, including cerebral palsy, seizures, and learning disabilities. Understanding the pathogenesis of subsequent brain damage is important for the prevention and manage...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Neuroscience - September 21, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: news

Unilateral Common Carotid Artery Ligation as a Model of Perinatal Asphyxia: The Original Rice–Vannucci Model
Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a detrimental event leading to unfavorable neurological outcomes in the newborn, the clinical phenotype of which is typically referred to as cerebral palsy. The high incidence of HIE results in a need for animal models that can replicate this human experience in order to determine the pathophysiology of injury and develop therapeutic interventions. One of the first models to be developed was, the now commonly referred to as the Rice–Vannucci model, after the student and principle investigator who first developed and described the model. Now, perhaps the best characterized and ...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Neuroscience - September 21, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: news

Oliver Dickey has been freed from his wheelchair after cerebral palsy operation
Oliver Dickey, seven, had the £60,000 operation, which is available on the NHS for a limited number of families, at the St Louis Children's Hospital in Missouri last year. He now walks with sticks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Finding the Right Pediatrician: One Aspect of Parenting With a Disability
In the months and weeks leading up to the arrival of a new baby there's a sense of excitement and anticipation in the air. It's also a busy time full of doctor appointments, shopping for new clothes to fit your growing body, and going to parties, just to name a few things on the agenda. If you're a first-time mom, choosing a pediatrician for your baby should also be on the list of things to do. It's an important decision that sometimes doesn't seem to get the attention it deserves. Now is the time to do your homework before your baby's grand entrance into the world. While it is important to find out about the doctor's qual...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oregon settles lawsuit alleging mistreatment of disabled workers
Oregon has settled a lawsuit over employment services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The class action suit, Lane v. Kitzhaber (later Lane v. Brown), was originally filed in 2012. The U.S. Department of Justice later joined it. The plaintiffs are eight individuals with developmental disabilities and the United Cerebral Palsy chapter of Oregon and southwest Washington. They contended they were segregated in "sheltered workshops," which afford little or no interaction… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 8, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Greatest Risks for Cerebral Palsy Occur Prior to Birth (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Birth defects play a much larger role than asphyxia (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - September 4, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Advancing Neurologic Care in the Intensive Care Nursery
Up to 25% of neonates at tertiary care nurseries are diagnosed as having neurologic conditions, including encephalopathy and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy [HIE], as well as seizures, stroke, and intracranial hemorrhage. These children are at high risk for lifelong disabilities, including cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and cognitive and behavioral disabilities. Establishing a neurointensive care nursery involves a culture change toward brain-focused care, with all bedside clinicians (including physicians, nurses, respiratory technologists, and trainees) maintaining constant awareness of the potential neurologic complications o...
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - September 1, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Glass, H. C. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Articles Source Type: news

Gait Deviation Index, Gait Profile Score and Gait Variable Score in children with spastic cerebral palsy: intra-rater reliability and agreement across two repeated sessions - Rasmussen HM, Nielsen DB, Pedersen NW, Overgaard S, Holsgaard-Larsen A.
The Gait Deviation Index (GDI) and Gait Profile Score (GPS) are the most used summary measures of gait in children with cerebral palsy (CP). However, the reliability and agreement of these indices have not been investigated, limiting their clinimetric qual... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 19, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Namibia: Misery, Sickness and Poverty in the Slums
[New Era] Windhoek -An eight-year-old stunted cerebral palsy sufferer lives in abject poverty with 16 family members who are crammed into a corrugated iron sheet shack. They all rely on a N$250 disability grant from government. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 7, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Observations From Below: An Introduction
With a name like Bryan Dooley, you can probably guess that I'm Irish. Bryan is a Celtic word meaning strength and nobility or high. I'm going to stick with strength and nobility, just in case my mom is reading this. My mother chose my name because I would need strength. She spelled it less commonly, so I could stand out from other people named Brian. At least my name stands out, even if I don't actually stand. I've always been eager. I was born two months early, making my debut in North Carolina's Forsyth Hospital in 1990. My family jokes that I wanted to beat my cousins, so I could be the oldest of the second wave. We ar...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cerebral palsy: researchers uncover evidence of genetic causes
Contrary to what was previously believed, a research team has discovered evidence of genetic causes for cerebral palsy, radically changing how the condition is understood. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Evidence found of genetic cause for cerebral palsy
Contrary to what was previously believed, a research team has discovered evidence of genetic causes for cerebral palsy, radically changing how the condition is understood. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Study sheds surprising light on the causes of cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy is the most common cause of physical disability in children. It has historically been considered to be caused by factors such as birth asphyxia, stroke and infections in the developing brain of babies. In a new game-changing study, a research team has uncovered strong evidence for genetic causes of cerebral palsy that turns experts' understanding of the condition on its head. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 3, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Canadian study sheds surprising light on the causes of cerebral palsy
(McGill University Health Centre) Cerebral palsy is the most common cause of physical disability in children. It has historically been considered to be caused by factors such as birth asphyxia, stroke and infections in the developing brain of babies. In a new game-changing Canadian study, a research team from SickKids and the Research Institute of the MUHC has uncovered strong evidence for genetic causes of cerebral palsy that turns experts' understanding of the condition on its head. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

ICYMI: The Plight Of Veterans And Bad News About Your Favorite Selfies
This week, we took in a gorgeously photographed personal account of a 37-year-old veteran, who found himself homeless in New York City until a local organization connected him with the resources he needed to put his life back together following the trauma of war.   We also reaffirmed our frustration with the discrimination New York's 535,839 disabled people face every day -- both overt discrimination from taxi drivers and public transportation operators and less obvious discrimination in the form of potholes, crumbling curbs and improperly sloped sidewalks.  through the inaccessibility of the city's sidewalks. &n...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ICYMI: The Plight Of Veterans And Bad News About Your Favorite Selfies
This week, we took in a gorgeously photographed personal account of a 37-year-old veteran, who found himself homeless in New York City until a local organization connected him with the resources he needed to put his life back together following the trauma of war.   We also reaffirmed our frustration with the discrimination New York's 535,839 disabled people face every day -- both overt discrimination from taxi drivers and public transportation operators and less obvious discrimination in the form of potholes, crumbling curbs and improperly sloped sidewalks.  through the inaccessibility of the city's sidewalks. &n...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paediatrician guilty of failing to order treatment for baby
Inquiry heard the baby was subsequently left with brain damage and now was cerebral palsy (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paediatrician found guilty of failing to order treatment for baby
Inquiry heard the baby was subsequently left with brain damage and now was cerebral palsy (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People With Disabilities Are Twice As Likely To Be Poor. These Businesses Are Fighting That Stat
The staggering unemployment and poverty rates among people with disabilities is a reminder of how much work still needs to be done to protect this underserved demographic. Sunday marks 25 years since Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act, a bill that aimed to give the group equal opportunities to pursue jobs and public and private services. While some vital progress has been made, people with disabilities still face incredible challenges when it comes to obtaining employment and becoming financially stable.     President George Bush signs the Americans with Disabilities Act during a ceremony on the ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Camp Leg Power propels kids with cerebral palsy forward
Each day, the kids at Camp Leg Power start their day with a spirited group chant, followed by an energetic UCLA fight song. The chant, which is done with corresponding hand and leg motions, is actually a therapeutic activity in disguise, the first in a three-hour session that converts therapy for children with movement disorders into summertime fun. Camp Leg Power is a program of the Center for Cerebral Palsy at UCLA that’s staffed by physical therapists and student volunteers.   On Wednesday, Oliver Mann, who has received therapeutic services through the interdisciplinary center since he was a toddler, leads th...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 24, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Baby girl Lilia Fynn pronounced dead 'came back to life' after 10 MINUTES
Lilia Fynn, now 20 months old, of Chesterfield, South Yorkshire, was technically dead for 9.5 minutes. The birth starved her brain of oxygen and she was later diagnosed with cerebral palsy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report warns of threat to unborn babies from CMV virus
"Thousands of pregnant women are unwittingly passing on infections to their unborn babies that cause severe disabilities," is the headline in the Daily Mail after a new report highlighted the risks cytomegalovirus (CMV) can pose to pregnancies. The paper says cytomegalovirus "can lie dormant in mother's body for years" and "is caught from other children through nappy changing and wiping mouths", so often older siblings can pass it on to unborn babies.  What is the basis for this report? The story was prompted by the release of a report by the charity CMV Action. The ch...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child QA articles Source Type: news

Father's Days: the animated memoir of a first-time dad
Watch Telegraph cartoonist Bob's account of first-time fatherhood, and the unexpected turn it took for him (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - June 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: memoir father's day father's day video animated cartoon father's day cartoon father's day 2015 epilepsy father and daughter cerebral palsy Source Type: news

Yes You Can: How running with Team Hoyt changed this father’s life
Elijah Gauthier, 3, and Rick Hoyt, 53, have a lot in common. Both are first-born sons. Both have smiles that light up a room. Both love running with their fathers. And both have faced incredible challenges. Elijah and Rick were diagnosed with cerebral palsy early in life. They can’t walk. They can’t speak. When Rick was born, his parents were told, “He’s a vegetable. Put him in an institution.” They refused. Since then, Rick and his father Dick Hoyt have inspired parents and families around the world. The father-son team has logged more than 1,100 races, with Dick pushing Rick in a specially d...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 18, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Our patients’ stories parenting cerebral palsy orthopedics Source Type: news

Teenager carries disabled brother for 57 miles on charity walk
Fifteen-year-old Hunter Gandee carried eight-year-old Braden on his back for three days to raise awareness of cerebral palsy (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - June 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dental trauma in Brazilian children and adolescents with cerebral palsy - Cardoso AM, Silva CR, Gomes LN, Gomes MD, Padilha WW, Cavalcanti AL.
BACKGROUND: Assessing the frequency and factors associated with dental trauma in pediatric populations with cerebral palsy is important for the planning and implementation of prevention and health promotion programs. The aim of this study was to determine ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 9, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Scholarship for Students with Cerebral Palsy
Michigan Cerebral Palsy Attorneys has announced a new scholarship opportunity for the Fall 2015 semester that will honor those who have been affected by cerebral palsy. The "Achievements and Abilities" Scholarship will be awarded to one deserving undergraduate or graduate student who is living with cerebral palsy, whether through their own affliction or that of an immediate family member. The deadline for submissions is July 31, 2015. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 9, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Disability Scholarships Source Type: news

Teen begins 57-mile walk with brother on back for a cause
Fifteen-year-old Michigan boy last year carried his younger brother on his back for 40 miles; project is to raise awareness about the younger's brother condition, cerebral palsy (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Louisiana's medical marijuana bill poised for Legislature's approval
A year after a medical marijuana proposal stalled in the Louisiana Legislature, a bill that could get medical-grade pot to people suffering from cancer, glaucoma and a severe form of cerebral palsy will likely pass. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - June 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young cerebral palsy sufferer Reece DESPERATE to play football with younger brother
ALL young Reece Walker wants to do is play football with his younger brother, but suffering from a rare form of cerebral palsy means it's impossible - at the moment. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetic causes of cerebral palsy trump birth causes
Cerebral palsy has an even stronger genetic cause than previously thought, leading researchers to call for an end to unnecessary caesareans and arbitrary litigation against obstetric staff. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 2, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

What is the Epidemiology of SMA Syndrome?
Discussion Superior mesenteric artery syndrome (SMAS) is caused by the compression of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) against the 3rd part of the duodenum creating a proximal intestinal obstruction. It is relatively rare and can be hard to distinguish from other causes of intestinal obstruction. Normally the SMA arises from the anterior aorta around the L1 vertebra. It extends anteriorly and caudally into the mesentery of the small bowel. The angle between the SMA and aorta is called the aortomesenteric angle and is usually 38-65°. The distance between the SMA and aorta is usually 10-20 mm. Within the aortomesent...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 1, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news