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Dyskinetic cerebral palsy impairment

Elegast Monbaliu, Paul De Cock, Lisa Mailleux, Bernard Dan, Hilde Feys
AIM: To relate dystonia and choreoathetosis with activity, participation and quality of life (QOL) in children and youth with dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy (CP). METHODS: Fifty-four participants with dyskinetic CP (mean age 14y6m, SD 4y2m, range 6-22y) were included. The Dyskinesia Impairment Scale (DIS) was used to evaluate dystonia and choreoathetosis. Activity, participation and quality of life (QOL) were assessed with the Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM), the Functional Mobility Scale (FMS), the Jebsen-Taylor Hand Function Test (JTT), the ABILHAND-Kids Questionnaire (ABIL-K), the Life Habits Kids (LIFE-H) and the Quality of Life Questionnaire for children with CP (CP-QOL)...
September 23, 2016: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
Hortensia Gimeno, Jean-Pierre Lin
The multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach illustrates how motor classification systems, assessments and outcome measures currently available have been applied to a national cohort of children and young people with dystonia and other hyperkinetic movement disorders (HMD) particularly with a focus on dyskinetic cerebral palsy (CP). The paper is divided in 3 sections. Firstly, we describe the service model adopted by the Complex Motor Disorders Service (CMDS) at Evelina London Children's Hospital and King's College Hospital (ELCH-KCH) for deep brain stimulation...
September 8, 2016: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
Anne Koy, Lars Timmermann
Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common cause for acquired dystonia in childhood. Pharmacological treatment is often unsatisfactory and side effects are frequently dose-limiting. Data on outcome of DBS in paediatric patients with dyskinetic CP is very limited and heterogeneous. Reasons for the variability in responses are not entirely known yet. Interestingly, some CP-patients seem to improve subjectively on pallidal stimulation but without measurable changes in impairment scales. Besides dystonia scales, the use of sensitive age-dependent assessments tools is therefore reasonable to capture the full effect...
May 27, 2016: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
Júlia Ballester-Plané, Olga Laporta-Hoyos, Alfons Macaya, Pilar Póo, Mar Meléndez-Plumed, Élida Vázquez, Ignacio Delgado, Leire Zubiaurre-Elorza, Ana Narberhaus, Esther Toro-Tamargo, Maria Eugenia Russi, Violeta Tenorio, Dolors Segarra, Roser Pueyo
Standard intelligence scales require both verbal and manipulative responses, making it difficult to use in cerebral palsy and leading to underestimate their actual performance. This study aims to compare three intelligence tests suitable for the heterogeneity of cerebral palsy in order to identify which one(s) could be more appropriate to use. Forty-four subjects with bilateral dyskinetic cerebral palsy (26 male, mean age 23 years) conducted the Raven's Coloured Progressive Matrices (RCPM), the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-3rd (PPVT-III) and the Wechsler Nonverbal Scale of Ability (WNV)...
September 2016: Research in Developmental Disabilities
Kristina Ahlin, Kate Himmelmann, Staffan Nilsson, Verena Sengpiel, Bo Jacobsson
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to determine whether antecedents and neuroimaging patterns vary according to the severity of motor impairment in children with cerebral palsy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A population-based study in which all 309 term-born children with spastic and dyskinetic cerebral palsy born between 1983 and 1994 and 618 matched controls were studied. Antecedents were retrieved from obstetric records. Information on neuroimaging was retrieved from the cerebral palsy Register of Western Sweden...
July 2016: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Elegast Monbaliu, Paul de Cock, Els Ortibus, Lieve Heyrman, Katrijn Klingels, Hilde Feys
AIM: The aim of the study was to map clinical patterns of dystonia and choreoathetosis and to assess the relation between functional classifications and basal ganglia and thalamus lesions in participants with dyskinetic cerebral palsy (CP). METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 55 participants with dyskinetic CP (mean age 14y 6mo, SD 4y 1mo; range 6-22y) were assessed with the Dyskinesia Impairment Scale and classified with the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS), Manual Ability Classification System (MACS), and Communication Function Classification System (CFCS)...
February 2016: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
Sevim Şahin, Ali Cansu
Levetiracetam (LEV) efficacy in the treatment of chorea in Huntington disease, paroxysmal nonkinesigenic dyskinesia, paroxysmal kinesigenic choreoathetosis, and dyskinetic cerebral palsy was reported in some studies. We described a case of a child with Sydenham chorea treated with LEV. A 7.5-year-old male patient presented with chorea, orofacial dyskinesia, speech impairment, and irritability. Echocardiographic examination revealed mitral insufficiency. Sydenham chorea was diagnosed after excluding other diseases causing chorea...
July 2015: Clinical Neuropharmacology
Angelina Kakooza-Mwesige, Hans Forssberg, Ann-Christin Eliasson, James K Tumwine
BACKGROUND: Cerebral palsy (CP) is a common chronic childhood disorder worldwide. There is limited information about the CP panorama in sub-Saharan Africa. Our aim was to describe the clinical subtypes, gross and fine motor functions and presence of co-morbidities in a group of children with CP attending a tertiary hospital in Uganda. METHODS: Children with CP in the age range of 2-12 years visiting the paediatric CP clinic at Mulago Hospital, Kampala, were enrolled...
2015: BMC Research Notes
Kate Himmelmann, Valter Sundh
AIM: The life expectancy of individuals with cerebral palsy (CP) is often reduced compared with the general population. Long-term survival with CP is rarely reported. The aim of this study was to investigate survival and the causes of death in relation to CP type and motor and accompanying impairments documented in the CP register of western Sweden over five decades. METHOD: All individuals born between 1959 and 2002 were included in the study. CP was classified according to Hagberg and the Surveillance of Cerebral Palsy in Europe (SCPE)...
August 2015: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
Chuanxin M Niu, Kangwoo Lee, John F Houde, Terence D Sanger
For children with severe cerebral palsy (CP), social and emotional interactions can be significantly limited due to impaired speech motor function. However, if it is possible to extract continuous voluntary control signals from the electromyograph (EMG) of limb muscles, then EMG may be used to drive the synthesis of intelligible speech with controllable speed, intonation and articulation. We report an important first step: the feasibility of controlling a vowel synthesizer using non-speech muscles. A classic formant-based speech synthesizer is adapted to allow the lowest two formants to be controlled by surface EMG from skeletal muscles...
2014: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
Jessica Rose, Rachel Vassar
Advances in the care of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia have led to a decreased incidence of kernicterus. However, neonatal exposure to high levels of bilirubin continues to cause severe motor symptoms and cerebral palsy (CP). Exposure to moderate levels of unconjugated bilirubin may also cause damage to the developing central nervous system, specifically the basal ganglia and cerebellum. Brain lesions identified using magnetic resonance imaging following extreme hyperbilirubinemia have been linked to dyskinetic CP...
February 2015: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Katherine A Benfer, Rachel Jordan, Sasaka Bandaranayake, Christine Finn, Robert S Ware, Roslyn N Boyd
OBJECTIVES: To compare the patterns of motor type and gross motor functional severity in preschool-aged children with cerebral palsy (CP) in Bangladesh and Australia. METHODS: We used comparison of 2 prospective studies. A total of 300 children with CP were aged 18 to 36 months, 219 Australian children (mean age, 26.6 months; 141 males) recruited through tertiary and community services, and 81 clinic-attendees born in Bangladesh (mean age, 27.5 months; 50 males)...
December 2014: Pediatrics
Wonjin Kim, Su Jin Lee, Young-Kwon Yoon, Yoon-Kyum Shin, Sung-Rae Cho, Yumie Rhee
Adults with cerebral palsy (CP) are known to have low bone mass with an increased risk of fragility fracture. CP is classified into two major types: spastic (pyramidal) and dyskinetic (extrapyramidal). Spastic CP is the most common and is characterized by muscle hypertonicity and impaired neuromuscular control. By contrast, dyskinetic CP is characterized by mixed muscle tone with involuntary movements. The aim of this study was to elucidate the relationship between bone metabolism and subtype of CP. Fifty-eight adults with CP (aged 18 to 49years, mean age 33...
February 2015: Bone
Ryan W Lee, Andrea Poretti, Julie S Cohen, Eric Levey, Hilary Gwynn, Michael V Johnston, Alexander H Hoon, Ali Fatemi
An ongoing challenge in children presenting with motor delay/impairment early in life is to identify neurogenetic disorders with a clinical phenotype, which can be misdiagnosed as cerebral palsy (CP). To help distinguish patients in these two groups, conventional magnetic resonance imaging of the brain has been of great benefit in "unmasking" many of these genetic etiologies and has provided important clues to differential diagnosis in others. Recent advances in molecular genetics such as chromosomal microarray and next-generation sequencing have further revolutionized the understanding of etiology by more precisely classifying these disorders with a molecular cause...
December 2014: Neuromolecular Medicine
David Dufresne, Lynn Dagenais, Michael I Shevell
BACKGROUND: Comorbidities including hearing impairment occur commonly in individuals with cerebral palsy (CP). METHODS: Hearing impairment was assessed in a registry-derived population-based sample of children with CP. RESULTS: Hearing impairment was documented in 12.7% (27 of 212) with less than a quarter of these (or 2.7% overall [6 of 212]) having a severe hearing loss of greater than 70 dB bi-aurally. Those with severe hearing impairment were more likely to be nonambulatory (Gross Motor Function Classification System IV/V; 100% versus 34...
November 2014: Pediatric Neurology
James Yue Zhang, Maryam Oskoui, Michael Shevell
To explore factors associated with communication impairments in children with cerebral palsy. Data were obtained on children born between 1999 and 2008 from the Quebec Cerebral Palsy Registry (REPACQ). Out of 535 children with cerebral palsy, 297 were identified to have communication impairments (55.5%). Of these, 96 were unable to communicate verbally (32.3%), 195 had some verbal communication (65.7%), and 6 were unspecified (2.0%). These children were significantly more likely to have a more severe motor deficit (Gross Motor Function Classification System levels IV and V and Manual Ability Classification System levels IV and V), to have spastic quadriplegia or dyskinetic subtypes of cerebral palsy, and gray matter injury on neuroimaging...
March 2015: Journal of Child Neurology
Ann Nordberg, Carmela Miniscalco, Anette Lohmander
The aim of the present study was to investigate the speech characteristics of school-aged children with cerebral palsy (CP) and speech impairment at various cognitive levels. Nineteen children with a mean age of 11;2 years (9;2-12;9 years) with spastic, dyskinetic, and ataxic CP and speech impairment participated. Phonetic transcription of oral consonants, ratings of hypernasality, and severity of overall dysarthria, together with free field descriptions of respiration, voice quality, and prosody, were performed independently by two speech-language pathologists...
August 2014: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
Mariana Cunha Artilheiro, João Carlos Ferrari Corrêa, Veronica Cimolin, Mario Oliveira Lima, Manuela Galli, Wagner de Godoy, Paulo Roberto Garcia Lucareli
Patients with dyskinetic cerebral palsy (DCP) experience considerable variability in their purposeful movements due to involuntary movements that contribute to functional impairment. Movement analyses can demonstrate how the movements involved in bringing a mug to the mouth are performed by patients with DCP. Sixteen adults with DCP (29.63±4.42 years) and eleven healthy adults (24.09±3.73 years) performed six consecutive movements of bringing a mug to the mouth using their dominant arm. The mug was placed at 75% of each subject's maximum reach...
March 2014: Gait & Posture
Kate Himmelmann, Karin Lindh, Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker
BACKGROUND: Communication is often impaired in cerebral palsy (CP). Tools are needed to describe this complex function, in order to provide effective support. AIM: To study communication ability and the relationship between the Communication Function Classification System (CFCS) and CP subtype, gross motor function, manual ability, cognitive function and neuroimaging findings in the CP register of western Sweden. METHODS: Sixty-eight children (29 girls), 14 with unilateral spastic CP, 35 with bilateral spastic CP and 19 with dyskinetic CP, participated...
November 2013: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
Ioana Minciu
UNLABELLED: HASH(0x533e1f0) BACKGROUND: Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of persistent (but not necessarily unchanged), movement, posture, muscle tone and motor skills disorders non-progressive, with early onset, due to non-progressive impairments, occurring on an immature brain or a brain under development (prenatal, perinatal, postnatal during the first 3-4 years of life). It is associated to a variable extent with: cognitive disorders, epilepsy, sensory deficits, behaviour disorders...
December 2012: Mædica
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