Global investor taking majority stake in longtime Valley medtech company Cranial Technologies
Cranial Technologies Inc., a Phoenix company founded in 1986, makes custom cranial orthotic helmets to treat infants with plagiocephaly and other conditions. Here's how its new majority investor plans to help it grow. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 27, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Jeff Gifford Source Type: news

Behavioral and social functioning of children with and without positional plagiocephaly: late infancy to school age - Ola C, Speltz ML, Collett BR.
Positional plagiocephaly and/or brachycephaly (PPB) is associated with cognition, motor, and other developmental outcomes, but little is known about the social-behavioral adjustment of children with PPB. The primary aim of this study was to compare the soc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 finalist: Cranial Technologies had to get creative during past year
Company: Cranial Technologies Inc. Top exec: Debbie James, CEO Award: Regional finalist, 2021 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Location: Phoenix What it does: Cranial Technologies, which has several clinics in the Valley, focuses on treating infants with plagiocephaly, using a specialized helmet worn by the child to help treat the co ndition. Website: cranialtech.com Biggest accomplishment of past year: Leading the company through continued growth and expansion during the pandemic. The leadership… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 2, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Business Journal staff Source Type: news

Safe sleep, plagiocephaly, and brachycephaly: assessment, risks, treatment, and when to refer - Marshall JM, Shahzad F.
The Safe to Sleep campaign started in 1994, reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by 40% to 60%. However, an undesirable consequence has been a 400% to 600% increase in positional head deformities. We review the risks for positional plag... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Child abuse and deformational plagiocephaly in a West Texas hospital system - D'Souza P, Hanson KA, Pillutla P, Presto P, Nagy L.
Background  The aim of this study was to assess deformational plagiocephaly's (DP) predictive value in neglect and physical abuse (nonaccidental trauma [NAT]) within the pediatric population. In addition, we sought to characterize the prevalence o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

What Causes Macrocephaly?
Discussion “Macrocephaly is defined as [an occipitofrontal circumference or head circumference, OFC ] of > 2 standard deviations above the mean or above the 97th percentage for a given age, and gender, or when serial measurement shows progressive enlargement, crossing of one or more major percentiles, or when there is an increase in OFC > 2 cm/month in the first 6 months of life.” Megalencephaly is enlargement of the brain parenchyma. The OFC should be measured using a non-elastic tape which surrounds the head along the line of the glabella and posterior occipital protrusion. There are ethnic differences...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 20, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How Commonly Are Brain Tumors Seen in Spasmus Nutans?
Discussion Nystagmus is periodic eye movement that is involuntary where there is a slow drift of fixation. The slow drift can be followed by a fast saccade back to fixation. The pathological movement is the slow phase, but nystagmus is described by the fast phase (i.e. horizontal nystagmus, vertical nystagmus). Spasmus nutans (SN) is a movement disorder that is rare. The classic triad includes nystagmus, head bobbing or titubation, and torticollis, with these problems being in the absence of any ophthalmological or neurological condition. Onset is in the first year of life but ranges from 6-36 months. Time to resolution ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 15, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How Common Are Brain Tumors Seen in Spasmus Nutans?
Discussion Nystagmus is periodic eye movement that is involuntary where there is a slow drift of fixation. The slow drift can be followed by a fast saccade back to fixation. The pathological movement is the slow phase, but nystagmus is described by the fast phase (i.e. horizontal nystagmus, vertical nystagmus). Spasmus nutans (SN) is a movement disorder that is rare. The classic triad includes nystagmus, head bobbing or titubation, and torticollis, with these problems being in the absence of any ophthalmological or neurological condition. Onset is in the first year of life but ranges from 6-36 months. Time to resolution ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 15, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Why Chrissy Tiegen's Son Wears A Corrective Helmet, What Is Positional Plagiocephaly
It is also called flat head syndrome. It ' s not uncommon. Here ' s the cause and the typical fixes. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Study reveals abnormalities in infants born in withdrawal after opioid exposure in utero
(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) A new study of infants born in withdrawal due to opioid exposure in utero shows a dramatic increase in torticollis -- an abnormal twisting of the neck. Many of the infants also had plagiocephaly -- a flattening of the head often seen in conjunction with torticollis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Former NICU Baby Sports Helmet With Totally Fitting Phrase
A viral photo of a preemie wearing a special helmet is spreading a beautiful message of hope and determination. On Monday, a mom named Lori shared a photo of her 8-month-old daughter with the popular Facebook group, Pantsuit Nation. In the photo, the baby wears a cranial helmet with the words “Nevertheless she persisted.” In the caption, Lori dedicated the post to her fellow NICU parents.  “My little girl was born with some health issues that resulted in some pretty intense interventions that ended up saving her,” she wrote. “We were told by the doctors some pretty scary news ... we...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sudden infant death advice 'being ignored' due to flat head worries
Conclusion The success of the campaign to reduce the devastating experience of SIDS is not in doubt. Since the Back To Sleep campaign began, numbers of these "cot deaths" have reduced by 65%  in the UK. And, at time of writing, recorded deaths from SIDS are at a record low in England and Wales. Still, there is no room for complacency. Safe sleeping advice remains important and parents should take it very seriously. There's no research to show whether cushions or pillows marketed as suitable for preventing flat head are either safe or effective. They are best avoided. There are some things to bear in mind about ...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Flat head baby Lathan Beasley gets helmet thanks to generous stranger
Lathan Beasley, from Cheltenham, Gloucester, has plagiocephaly - a condition where a baby develops a flattened head when they are a few months old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Conservative Therapy Corrects Positional Cranial DeformationConservative Therapy Corrects Positional Cranial Deformation
Deformational plagiocephaly and brachycephaly, on the rise since 1992, were corrected in 77.1% of infants with conservative repositioning therapy as a first-line treatment, according to a study. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Nonsynostotic Deformational PlagiocephalyNonsynostotic Deformational Plagiocephaly
Plagiocephaly has a short window of opportunity for intervention: 3-18 months. Learn how to assess an infant's head and face, what to do when you find asymmetries, and when to refer to a specialist. Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines)
Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines - June 17, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: Nursing Article Source Type: news