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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792556/effect-of-wii-training-on-hand-function-in-children-with-hemiplegic-cerebral-palsy
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Shamekh Mohamed El-Shamy, Mohamed Fawzy El-Banna
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of Wii training on hand function in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was conducted in 40 children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy (8-12 years). The experimental group received Wii training involving four games for 40 minutes a day, three times a week for 12 weeks plus usual care. The control group received usual care alone. Outcomes were spasticity measured using the modified Ashworth scale, grip strength measured using dynamometry, and hand function measured using the Peabody developmental motor scale (2nd ed...
May 24, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790572/-selective-dorsal-rhizotomy-a-review-of-the-literature-on-this-technique-for-the-treatment-of-spasticity-in-infantile-cerebral-palsy
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REVIEW
M Garriz-Luis, R Sanchez-Carpintero, M Alegre, S Tejada
INTRODUCTION: Infantile cerebral palsy is a well-known condition, the prevalence of which has varied only slightly over the years. The most common subtype is spastic diplegia, and spasticity is the most disabling symptom. Its treatment involves a multidisciplinary intervention that includes rehabilitation, the use of drugs, and orthopaedic and nervous system surgery, where selective dorsal rhizotomy is a prominent procedure. AIM: To present a thorough review of the use, indication and long-term consequences of selective dorsal rhizotomy...
June 1, 2018: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787338/learning-to-cope-with-mirror-movements-in-unilateral-spastic-cerebral-palsy-a-brief-report
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Caroline Adler, Melanie Hessenauer, Johanna Lipp, Silke Kunze, Carina Geigenberger, Andrea Hörning, Martina Schaudeck, Steffen Berweck, Martin Staudt
PURPOSE: Mirror movements (MM) in unilateral spastic cerebral palsy (USCP) interfere with many bimanual activities of daily living. METHODS: Here, we developed a specific bimanual therapeutic regimen, focusing on asymmetric simultaneous movements of the two hands. Twelve children (6-17 years old; complete data available in ten children) with USCP and MM were included. RESULTS: After three weeks of inpatient rehabilitation, we observed significant improvements for two self-defined bimanual goal activities (Goal Attainment Scaling, Canadian Occupational Performance Measure) and for bimanual performance in general (Assisting Hand Assessment)...
May 22, 2018: Developmental Neurorehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786953/iatrogenic-botulism-outbreak-in-egypt-due-to-a-counterfeit-botulinum-toxin-a-preparation-a-descriptive-series-of-patient-features-and-outcome
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Eman Abdel Monaem Abdel Rashid, Nashwa Mohamed El-Mahdy, Huda Shehata Kharoub, Ahmed Salah Gouda, Naglaa Ahmed ElNabarawy, Bruno Mégarbane
Iatrogenic botulism resulting from the substantial increase in use of botulinum neurotoxin type-A (BoNT-A) treatment is rarely reported. We aimed to describe a large iatrogenic botulism outbreak in Egypt in June-July 2017. Nine patients developed botulism after receiving intramuscular injections of BoNT-A (dose: 200-300 IU) to treat cerebral palsy (N=7), spastic dystonia (N=1), and hyperhidrosis (N=1). Detailed findings were available in 5/9 cases. Patients were admitted to the hospital 5-10 days after the BoNT-A injection...
May 22, 2018: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779817/resting-energy-expenditure-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-accuracy-of-available-prediction-formulae-and-development-of-a-population-specific-formula
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Francesca Penagini, Barbara Borsani, Alessandra Bosetti, Chiara Mameli, Dario Dilillo, Giulia Ramponi, Francesco Motta, Giorgio Bedogni, Gian Vincenzo Zuccotti
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Energy requirements are difficult to estimate in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Resting energy expenditure (REE), necessary for personalized nutritional intervention, is most commonly estimated using prediction formulae because the reference method, i.e. indirect calorimetry (IC), is not available in all Nutrition Units. The main aim of the present study was to evaluate the accuracy of the most commonly used REE prediction formulae in children with CP. The secondary aim was to develop a new population-specific formula for the estimation of REE in children with CP...
June 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771161/casting-protocols-following-bont-a-injections-to-treat-spastic-hypertonia-of-the-triceps-surae-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-and-equinus-gait-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#6
Barbara Kelly, Marilyn MacKay-Lyons, Susan Berryman, Joe Hyndman, Ellen Wood
AIM: To study the effects of single versus serial casting post-Botulinum toxin A (BoNT-A) injections on hypoextensibility of triceps surae in children, 2-7 years old, with cerebral palsy and equinus gait. METHODS: A randomized, stratified, parallel, two-group trial was conducted at a pediatric health center with assessments at baseline, precast, postcast and, 1-, 2-, and 6-month follow-ups. One week following BoNT-A injections into triceps surae muscle, a single below-knee cast (n = 10) or 3 serial casts (n = 10) were applied for 3 weeks...
May 17, 2018: Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768338/botulinum-toxin-injection-to-improve-functional-independence-and-to-alleviate-parenting-stress-in-a-child-with-advanced-pantothenate-kinase-associated-neurodegeneration-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Cho-I Lin, Kuan-Lin Chen, Ta-Shen Kuan, Sheng-Han Lin, Wei-Pin Lin, Yu-Ching Lin
RATIONALE: Pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration (PKAN) is a rare autosomal recessive disease. Progressive motor symptoms such as dystonia and spasticity begin in childhood and relentlessly become incapacitating later in life. Treatments including anticholinergics and iron chelation are usually ineffective. Botulinum toxin type A (BoNT-A) is effective for adult patients with dystonia or spasticity. PATIENT CONCERNS: We reported a 10-year-old female patient with advanced PKAN, manifesting as generalized dystonia and spasticity...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765882/relationship-between-functional-level-and-muscle-thickness-in-young-children-with-cerebral-palsy
#8
Yeo Reum Choe, Joo Sup Kim, Kee Hoon Kim, Tae Im Yi
Objective: To investigate the relationship between functional level and muscle thickness (MT) of the rectus femoris (RF) and the gastrocnemius (GCM) in young children with cerebral palsy (CP). Methods: The study participants were comprised of 26 children (50 legs) with spastic CP, aged 3-6 years, and 25 age-matched children with typical development (TD, 50 legs). The MT of the RF, medial GCM, and lateral GCM was measured with ultrasound imaging. The functional level was evaluated using the Gross Motor Function Measurement-88 (GMFM-88), Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS), and based on the mobility area of the Korean version of the Modified Barthel Index (K-MBI)...
April 2018: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765881/determinants-of-hip-and-femoral-deformities-in-children-with-spastic-cerebral-palsy
#9
Yoona Cho, Eun Sook Park, Han Kyul Park, Jae Eun Park, Dong-Wook Rha
Objective: To find factors affecting hip and femoral deformities in children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP) by comparing various clinical findings with imaging studies including plain radiography and computed tomography (CT) imaging. Methods: Medical records of 709 children with spastic CP who underwent thorough baseline physical examination and functional assessment between 2 to 6 years old were retrospectively reviewed. Fifty-seven children (31 boys and 26 girls) who had both plain radiography of the hip and three-dimensional CT of the lower extremities at least 5 years after baseline examination were included in this study...
April 2018: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763510/trihexyphenidyl-for-dystonia-in-cerebral-palsy
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REVIEW
Adrienne R Harvey, Louise B Baker, Dinah Susan Reddihough, Adam Scheinberg, Katrina Williams
BACKGROUND: Cerebral palsy occurs in up to 2.1 of every 1000 live births and encompasses a range of motor problems and movement disorders. One commonly occurring movement disorder amongst those with cerebral palsy is dystonia: sustained or intermittent involuntary muscle spasms and contractions that cause twisting, repetitive movements and abnormal postures. The involuntary contractions are often very painful and distressing and cause significant limitations to activity and participation...
May 15, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753172/the-increase-of-anterior-pelvic-tilt-after-crouch-gait-treatment-in-patients-with-cerebral-palsy
#11
Mauro César de Morais Filho, Francesco Camara Blumetti, Cátia Miyuki Kawamura, Jaqueline Bartelega Rodrigues Leite, José Augusto Fernandes Lopes, Marcelo Hideki Fujino, Daniella Lins Neves
BACKGROUND: The increase of anterior pelvic tilt (APT) has been described after the treatment of crouch gait in cerebral palsy (CP). The ideal treatment option for flexed knee gait in CP should provide knee extension improvement in the stance phase without generating the increase of APT. RESEARCH QUESTION: The purpose of this study was to compare three different approaches used for the treatment of crouch gait in CP [distal femur extension osteotomy (DFEO), patellar tendon shortening (PTS) and the combination of DFEO +PTS] regarding the increase of APT after the interventions...
May 5, 2018: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750629/relief-of-upper-airway-obstruction-using-a-cervical-splint-for-young-patients-with-cerebral-palsy
#12
Hyoju Son, Soohyeon Kim, Jaeho Lee, Chungmin Kang, Seunghye Kim
13-year old boy with spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy visited dental clinic with chief complaints of mouth breathing and malocclusion. His mouth was constantly open at the resting position, with his mandible and tongue displaced downward. He breathed through his mouth, making a constant gurgling sound, a sign of upper airway obstruction. To enhance his mandible position, vertical chin cap was first considered, but it was not sufficient to reduce the gurgling sound or ease breathing. Then, cervical splint was considered, which effectively decreased the gurgling sound by repositioning his mandible to the anterior-superior position...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743109/muscle-and-tendon-morphology-alterations-in-children-and-adolescents-with-mild-forms-of-spastic-cerebral-palsy
#13
Annika Kruse, Christian Schranz, Markus Tilp, Martin Svehlik
BACKGROUND: Early detection of changes at the muscular level before a contracture develops is important to gain knowledge about the development of deformities in individuals with spasticity. However, little information is available about muscle morphology in children with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy (CP) without contracture or equinus gait. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare the gastrocnemius medialis (GM) and Achilles tendon architecture of children and adolescents with spastic CP without contracture or equinus gait to that of typically developing (TD) children...
May 9, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726795/complication-rates-for-preexisting-baclofen-pumps-and-ventricular-shunts-following-scoliosis-correction-a-preliminary-study
#14
Jonathan Dallas, Katherine D Sborov, Bradley S Guidry, Silky Chotai, Christopher M Bonfield
OBJECTIVE Many patients undergoing spinal fusion for neuromuscular scoliosis have preexisting neurosurgical implants, including ventricular shunts (VSs) for hydrocephalus and baclofen pumps (BPs) for spastic cerebral palsy. Recent studies have discussed a possible increase in implant complication rates following spinal fusion, but published data are inconclusive. The authors therefore, sought to investigate: 1) the rate of implant complications following fusion, 2) possible causes of these complications, and 3) factors that place patients at higher risk for implant-related complications...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718900/comparison-of-mid-term-efficacy-of-spastic-flatfoot-in-ambulant-children-with-cerebral-palsy-by-2-different-methods-erratum
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May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718808/differences-in-lumbar-motor-neuron-pruning-in-an-animal-model-of-early-onset-spasticity
#16
Joline E Brandenburg, Heather M Gransee, Matthew J Fogarty, Gary C Sieck
Motor neuron (MN) development in early onset spasticity is poorly understood. For example, spastic cerebral palsy (sCP), the most common motor disability of childhood, is poorly predicted by brain imaging, yet research remains focused on the brain. By contrast, MNs, via the motor unit and neurotransmitter signaling, are the target of most therapeutic spasticity treatments and are the final common output of motor control. MN development in sCP is a critical knowledge gap as the late embryonic and postnatal periods are not only when the supposed brain injury occurs, but are critical times for spinal cord neuromotor development...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714066/effect-of-ankle-foot-orthoses-on-gait-balance-and-gross-motor-function-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
Mael Lintanf, Jean-Sébastien Bourseul, Laetitia Houx, Mathieu Lempereur, Sylvain Brochard, Christelle Pons
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) on gait, balance, gross motor function and activities of daily living in children with cerebral palsy. DATA SOURCES: Five databases were searched (Pubmed, Psycinfo, Web of Science, Academic Search Premier and Cochrane Library) before January 2018. REVIEW METHODS: Studies of the effect of AFOs on gait, balance, gross motor function and activities of daily living in children with cerebral palsy were included...
April 1, 2018: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713311/cryptorchidism-in-boys-with-cerebral-palsy-is-associated-with-the-severity-of-disease-and-with-co-occurrence-of-other-congenital-anomalies
#18
Julia Spencer Barthold, Anton Wintner, Jennifer A Hagerty, Kenneth J Rogers, Md Jobayer Hossain
Background: Cryptorchidism is reported in 40-50% of small case series of cerebral palsy (CP) and attributed to hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis abnormalities, intellectual disability (ID), or cremaster spasticity. We collected demographic and clinical data to define the frequency of cryptorchidism and clinical comorbidities in a large CP population. Methods: Electronic health record data were collected for all male patients ≥7 years of age seen in a large, multidisciplinary CP clinic between 2000 and 2016...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708908/anteverting-bernese-periacetabular-osteotomy-in-the-treatment-of-neurogenic-hip-dysplasia-in-cerebral-palsy
#19
Andrew G Georgiadis, Vivek Dutt, Walter H Truong, Susan A Novotny, Tom F Novacheck
All patients with hypertonic cerebral palsy undergoing Bernese periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) between 2005 and 2014 were reviewed. Clinical and radiographic parameters, including the cerebral palsy hip classification and anterior and posterior wall indices were collected to assess acetabular reorientation. Twenty (83%) of 24 procedures involved the correction of posterolateral acetabular insufficiency and were 'anteverting PAOs'. All 20 experienced improvements in radiographic indices. Eleven (58%) of 19 PAOs in ambulatory patients were performed in the setting of other multilevel orthopedic surgery...
April 27, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707060/patient-reported-mobility-function-and-engagement-in-young-adults-with-cerebral-palsy-a-cross-sectional-sample
#20
N Lennon, C Church, F Miller
Purpose: To describe self-reported life satisfaction and motor function of young adults with cerebral palsy (CP). Methods: A total of 57 young adults with spastic CP classified as levels I (seven), II (25), III (16), IV (nine) by the Gross Motor Function Classification System, followed from childhood by our CP clinic, returned at a mean age of 27 years two months (SD 3 years 4 months). Self-reported life satisfaction and mobility status were measured by the Pediatric Outcomes Data Collection Instrument (PODCI), Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS), Functional Mobility Scale (FMS) and a project questionnaire...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
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