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

CHOP global health focuses on children with cerebral palsy in southern Africa
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Cerebral palsy is the most common cause of childhood disability in the world, but is understudied, especially in developing countries. Working in Botswana, an ongoing international partnership has performed the first rigorous study of CP outcomes in Africa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Touching moment little boy with cerebral palsy walks for the first time 
Archie Garthwaite (with twin Harley), from Hartlepool, was born at just 23 weeks with cerebral palsy. His condition meant that the muscles in his legs have no strength. Thanks to physio, he's gaining trength. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Communication made easier for children with cerebral palsy
A European initiative has developed a new brain-computer interface system to enhance communication skills of people with cerebral palsy from childhood, improving the relationship with their environment and the expression of emotions. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 26, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

VIDEO: My cerebral palsy story - in animation
Bristol schoolgirl Tegan, 14, creates animation to help her friends understand her differences. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The incredible strength of a mother's love: Devoted single parent whose twin sons have autism AND cerebral palsy says 'they are beautiful - and I wouldn't change a thing'
Ma Zhiqiu, 47, gave birth prematurely to twins Zhang Hangjun (left) and Zhang Yuanjun (right) 21 years ago, in Chinas northeast Liaoning Province. After her husband left, she became their sole carer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Serious failures’ in care of baby who later developed cerebral palsy
Paediatrician accused of poor professional performance over newborn (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - May 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby developed cerebral palsy, Medical Council inquiry told
Paediatrician accused of poor professional performance over newborn deprived of oxygen (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - May 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Viable at 22 Weeks: Just How Low Can Preemies Go?
Babymaking is easy when everything goes right. All it takes is a single—decidedly agreeable—act and the rest runs on autopilot for the next nine months. But it’s the “everything goes right” part that is the rub, because in too many cases, at least one thing goes wrong. In the U.S., about 18,000 times per year, that one thing is prematurity. The outlook has gotten better for premature babies over the last half century. In 1960, the survival rate for a 3.3 lb (1,500 gm) premie was just 28%. By 2010 it was 78%. But everything depends on the calendar: Babies born at, say, 27 weeks—out of the...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - May 7, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized neonatal intensive care unit NICU Pediatrics Preemies Premature Babies Source Type: news

“I got a bike!”: Adaptive bike brings freedom to boy with cerebral palsy
Seven-year-old Hunter Ripley is a boy of few words. There’s a rare “bye-bye” to his mother as he sets off for school and an occasional “whee” when he’s pushed on his adaptive swing.  So when Hunter screamed, “I got a bike!” at the local pool where he does aquatic therapy every Thursday evening, everyone in the pool went silent. “Then the cheering started,” recalls his mother Bekah Ripley. In February, Bekah and her husband Bart learned about The Great Bike Giveaway, a national contest in which children with special needs can win their own adaptive bike. In or...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 5, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Orthopedics Our patients’ stories Source Type: news

List of Physically Disabled World Leaders & Politicians
Though there are many types of disability the list below only covers physically disabled world leaders and politicians. Physical disabilities may arise from conditions such as congenital deformities, spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, brittle bones, haemophilia, cystic fibrosis or severe accidental injury. The characteristics of people with physical disabilities are as unique to the individuals as the conditions that created their special needs. Physical Disability Characteristics Can Include: Paralysis. Unsteady gait. Altered muscle tone. Loss of, or inability to use, one or more l...
Source: Disabled World - May 5, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Awareness - Disability Source Type: news

Cerebral Palsy: Misdiagnosis of Movement Disorders
The majority of parents of children who develop cerebral palsy leave the hospital with an initial diagnosis of some form of brain injury, although the extent of the damage is not known. Other parents might be sent home with a vague concern about low Apgar scores and little else. Symptoms such as lack of suck and lethargy may send these parents; frustrated and worried, back to a pediatrician repeatedly. Over time, failure to meet developmental milestones leads to a diagnosis of cerebral palsy. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - April 30, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Cerebral Palsy Source Type: news

"I don't want to be in a wheelchair Mummy. I want to play like all my friends do."
Orly Landeck suffers from cerebral palsy and relies on a wheelchair but a radical new operation may give her more mobility. So why won't the NHS fund it? (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - April 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Great Ormond Street GOSH periventricular leukomalacia Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) Orly Landeck Mr Kristian Aquilina Hospital cerebral palsy Source Type: news

"I don't want to be in a wheelchair Mummy. I want to play like all my friends do."
Orly Landeck suffers from cerebral palsy and relies on a wheelchair but a radical new operation may give her more mobility. So why won't the NHS fund it? (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - April 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Great Ormond Street GOSH periventricular leukomalacia Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) Orly Landeck Mr Kristian Aquilina Hospital cerebral palsy Source Type: news

Woman misdiagnosed with cerebral palsy finally gets cure
Minnesota mom suffered with symptoms most of her life before discovering they were easily treatable with a pill (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paediatrician accused of failing to order head cooling treatment for baby
Inquiry hears baby is now two years old and has cerebral palsy (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robot-assisted gait training might be beneficial for more severely affected children with cerebral palsy: brief report - van Hedel HJ, Meyer-Heim A, Rüsch-Bohtz C.
PURPOSE: Robot-assisted gait training (RAGT) can complement conventional therapies in children with cerebral palsy. We investigated changes in walking-related outcomes between children with different Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) level... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Botox maker sued over Vermont woman's death
Family says 21-year-old died after getting Botox injections to help treat cerebral palsy (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Siblings awarded £13m by NHS after mistakes left them severely disabled
Natasha Jackson, 24, and her younger brother, Patrick, 22, were both left with cerebral palsy and brain damage after complications during their births at the former Sharoe Green Hospital in Preston. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS pays £13 million after botched births left siblings with cerebral palsy
After a two-decade legal fight the health service has finally agreed to pay compensation to a family left devastated by medical negligency (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - April 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: medical negligence lancashire preston nhs maternity Source Type: news

Cerebral Palsy Therapeutic Development and Pipeline Market Review H1...
RnRMarketResearch.com adds “Cerebral Palsy – Pipeline Review, H1 2015” to its store. The report provides an overview of the Cerebral Palsy’s therapeutic pipeline.(PRWeb April 13, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/cerebral-palsy-pipeline/market-review-h1-2015/prweb12648218.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 14, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Too Few Kids With Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy Get Flu Shot: Study
Title: Too Few Kids With Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy Get Flu Shot: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/10/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/13/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - April 13, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

What is it like to walk with the help of a robot? Children's perspectives on robotic gait training technology - Phelan SK, Gibson BE, Wright FV.
PURPOSE: Robotic gait training is an emerging intervention that holds great therapeutic promise in the rehabilitation of children with neuromotor disorders such as cerebral palsy (CP). Little is known about children and parents' views on this new technolog... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Too Few Kids with Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy Get Flu Shot
But they are more likely to develop flu-rated complications Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Childhood Immunization, Flu, Neurologic Diseases (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spinal surgery for spasticity: How Adam got to like his legs again
Adam gets reassured just before surgery. Adam Pendergrass used to trip and fall dozens of times a day. “Every pair of pants we have has holes in the knees,” says his mother, Dahlia. “But Adam falls really well. He would stand up, shake himself off and say, ‘I’m OK!’” At preschool, Adam couldn’t sit crisscross on the floor. He walked with a crouched gait, and to climb the stairs, he had to hold the railing and lift one foot at a time. But none of this was a big deal at first. He knew he had something called cerebral palsy, but it was OK. All the kids at preschool wanted to try...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 10, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Nancy Fliesler Tags: All posts Diseases & conditions Our patients’ stories cerebral palsy selective dorsal rhizotomy spasticity Source Type: news

Spinal surgery for spasticity: How Adam got to like his legs again
Adam Pendergrass used to trip and fall dozens of times a day. “Every pair of pants we have has holes in the knees,” says his mother, Dahlia. “But Adam falls really well. He would stand up, shake himself off and say, ‘I’m OK!’” At preschool, Adam couldn’t sit crisscross on the floor. He walked with a crouched gait, and to climb the stairs, he had to hold the railing and lift one foot at a time. But none of this was a big deal at first. He knew he had something called cerebral palsy, but it was OK. All the kids at preschool wanted to try his braces and have their legs stretched...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 10, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Nancy Fliesler Tags: All posts Diseases & conditions Our patients’ stories cerebral palsy selective dorsal rhizotomy spasticity Source Type: news

Less is more: fatal C. difficile colitis after empiric antibiotics
Aspiration pneumonitis 4 out of 5 stars Antibiotics “Just-In-Case” in a Patient With Aspiration Pneumonitis. Joundi RA et al. JAMA Intern Med 2015 Apr 1;175:489-490 Reference This very brief but very important case report contains more key points than most papers 10 times as long. The case describes a 50-year-old man with cerebral palsy and a known seizure disorder who had several witnessed tonic-clonic seizure episodes treated with a benzodiazepine. Subsequent chest x-ray revealed multiple bibasilar opacities consistent with aspiration. The patient was started on piperacillin-tazobactam. Although he showed si...
Source: The Poison Review - April 9, 2015 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical adverse drug event aspiration pneumonia aspiration pneumonitis clostridium difficile colitis Source Type: news

Children with neurological disorders need flu vaccine but don't always get it
(University of Louisville) Children who have neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy or epilepsy are no more likely to be vaccinated against influenza than youngsters without these conditions, despite the increased risk for complications from flu these children experience. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 9, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Boy left disabled during birth could receive record £15m compensation
James Robshaw faces a lifetime of dependence after complications during his birth left him with cerebral palsy (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - April 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor's Diary: Doctors have to ensure that patients are aware of all the risks
The recent Supreme Court ruling on doctors' duty of care will lead to a rise in medical negligence cases; low levels of vitamin D have been linked to mental illness and giving up apples may help ease pain (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - March 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nadine Montgomery gin and raisins Doctor's Diary Dina McLellan hydrocephalus vitamin D apples James Le Fanu cerebral palsy medical paternalism Source Type: news

Doctor's Diary: Doctors have to ensure that patients are aware of all the risks
The recent Supreme Court ruling on doctors' duty of care will lead to a rise in medical negligence cases; low levels of vitamin D have been linked to mental illness and giving up apples may help ease pain (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nadine Montgomery gin and raisins Doctor's Diary Dina McLellan hydrocephalus vitamin D apples James Le Fanu cerebral palsy medical paternalism Source Type: news

Perceived cause, environmental factors, and consequences of falls in adults with cerebral palsy: a preliminary mixed methods study - Morgan P, McDonald R, McGinley J.
OBJECTIVE. Describe perceived cause, environmental influences, and consequences of falls or near-falls in ambulant adults with cerebral palsy (CP). METHODS. Adults with CP completed postal surveys and follow-up semistructured interviews. Surveys so... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Antibiotic Erythromycin taken in pregnancy linked to cerebral palsy and epilepsy
Researchers from Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College London have called for a thorough safety review over erythromycin in light of their study's findings. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do antibiotics in pregnancy cause cerebral palsy and epilepsy?
ConclusionThe findings from this large study indicate that antibiotic use in pregnancy was not associated with an increased risk of cerebral palsy or epilepsy. The apparent increased risk of macrolides compared with penicillin is not reliable. A direct comparison between the women taking each type of antibiotic is inaccurate, as it does not take into account potential confounding factors. These include: the type and severity of the infections, which could have affected the baby, rather than the antibiotic whether the women took all of the course of antibiotic or not as a result of side effects; if stopped ...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Caution Warranted for Use of Macrolides in Pregnancy Caution Warranted for Use of Macrolides in Pregnancy
Macrolide use during pregnancy was tied to an increased risk for cerebral palsy and epilepsy; experts caution that the risk has to be weighed against complications from untreated infections. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 26, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotic used in pregnancy linked to risk of epilepsy and cerebral palsy
Children of mothers prescribed macrolide antibiotics may be more likely to be affected by the conditionsScientists have raised the alert about an antibiotic routinely prescribed for chest infections, after linking it to an increased risk of epilepsy and cerebral palsy in children whose mothers took the drug during pregnancy.Children of mothers who had taken macrolide antibiotics were found to be almost twice as likely to be affected by the conditions, prompting scientists to call for a review of their use during pregnancy. The study authors urged pregnant women not to stop taking prescribed antibiotics, however. The potent...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 26, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin, science correspondent Tags: Science Pregnancy Health Antibiotics & wellbeing Source Type: news

Common antibiotic may double the risk of epilepsy or cerebral palsy in unborn babies
(Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: erythromycin cerebal palsy warning babies antibiotic Source Type: news

Comic takes on Cerebral Palsy misconceptions
March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month. Don't feel bad if you did not know that. I didn't either until someone recently slapped a picture of a green ribbon and a message wishing me a "Happy CP Awareness Month" on my Facebook page. I always thought March was Women's History Month. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From chick to bedside: Removing the Wnt barrier
Kick starting a process that might repair the damage done in cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis could begin with disabling a driver that helps block regeneration, say researchers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 5, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

'This disease takes away everything': One family's story of Tay-Sachs
The first clue that something might be wrong with Cameron was, oddly enough, a diagnosis of Tay-Sachs disease in her cousin. Cameron had just received a perfect report at her five-month checkup when her parents, Blyth and Charlie Lord, got the news about 18-month-old Hayden. The daughter of Charlie's identical twin brother, Hayden, had been misdiagnosed a few months earlier as having cerebral palsy before getting the news that she had Tay-Sachs, an extremely rare, fatal genetic disease that causes… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 27, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Don Seiffert Source Type: news

Early Postterm Labor Induction Improves Perinatal OutcomesEarly Postterm Labor Induction Improves Perinatal Outcomes
Early postterm labor induction significantly reduced the risk for neonatal death, macrosomia, cerebral palsy, and asphyxia in a recent study. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Inducing babies at 37 weeks 'cuts risk of neonatal death and cerebral palsy'
ARTIFICIALLY starting a women's labour at 37 weeks can lower the chance of the child developing serious health conditions, a study finds. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cerebral palsy: It can be in your genes
Medical researchers have made what they believe could be the biggest discovery into cerebral palsy in 20 years. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 12, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Cerebral palsy -- it can be in your genes
(University of Adelaide) An international research group led by a team at the University of Adelaide has made what they believe could be the biggest discovery into cerebral palsy in 20 years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 12, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news