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Cerebral palsy treatment

Murat Oto, İlker Abdullah Sarıkaya, Ozan Ali Erdal, Ali Şeker
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to review the efficacy of femoral varus derotation osteotomy (VDRO) and Dega transiliac osteotomy in the treatment of hip subluxation and dislocation of cerebral palsy (CP) patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 25 hips of 22 CP patients (9 males, 13 females; mean age 8.7 years; range 4 to 18 years) who were operated due to hip subluxation and dislocation between July 2010 and December 2015. The mean follow-up period was 36...
April 2018: Eklem Hastalıkları Ve Cerrahisi, Joint Diseases & related Surgery
Taylor J Jackson, Burt Yaszay, Joshua M Pahys, Anuj Singla, Firoz Miyanji, Suken A Shah, Paul D Sponseller, Peter O Newton, John M Flynn, Patrick J Cahill
BACKGROUND: For large scoliosis, 2 strategies to maximize correction include intraoperative traction and/or anterior release. It is unclear which patients will benefit the most form either approach. The purpose of our study is to compare the radiographic, perioperative clinical outcomes, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) outcomes of 2 approaches when used in severe neuromuscular scoliosis in the setting of cerebral palsy (CP). METHODS: In total, 23 patients with minimum 2-year follow-up, major curves ≥100 degrees, and in whom treatment included posterior spinal fusion were evaluated...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Liesbeth F van Vulpen, Sonja de Groot, Eugene A Rameckers, Jules G Becher, Annet J Dallmeijer
BACKGROUND: In children with cerebral palsy (CP), strength training programs to improve walking capacity and participation in activities of daily living are commonly used in clinical practice, despite lacking evidence of its effectiveness. It has been suggested that strength training with high movement velocity could be more effective than traditional resistance training to improve functional abilities such as walking. In a recently published study, we have demonstrated the positive effects of functional high-velocity resistance (power) training on muscle strength and walking capacity in young children with CP...
March 7, 2018: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Mayumi Matsuda, Kazuhide Tomita, Arito Yozu, Tomohiro Nakayama, Jyunko Nakayama, Haruka Ohguro, Nobuaki Iwasaki
PURPOSE: This study investigated the sequential physical changes after botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) injected in children with cerebral palsy. METHODS: Nine children with cerebral palsy were included. Measurements were performed before treatment and 4 weeks, 8 weeks, and 12 weeks after treatment. We used video-recorded gait in the sagittal plane. The maximum flexion and extension angles of the hip, knee and ankle joints, step length, gait speed, and observational gait were measured using the Foot Contact Scale (FCS) and the Physician's Rating Scale (PRS)...
March 3, 2018: Brain & Development
Erin A S Clark, Steven J Weiner, Dwight J Rouse, Brian M Mercer, Uma M Reddy, Jay D Iams, Ronald J Wapner, Yoram Sorokin, Fergal D Malone, Mary J O'Sullivan, Alan M Peaceman, Gary D V Hankins, Donald J Dudley, Steve N Caritis
OBJECTIVE:  To evaluate the association of magnesium sulfate (MgSO4 ) exposure and candidate gene polymorphisms with adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes following preterm birth. STUDY DESIGN:  We performed a nested case-control analysis of a randomized trial of maternal MgSO4 before anticipated preterm birth for the prevention of cerebral palsy (CP). Cases were children who died within 1 year of life or were survivors with abnormal neurodevelopment at age 2 years...
March 6, 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
Aaron Huser, Michelle Mo, Pooya Hosseinzadeh
The hip is the second most common involved joint in cerebral palsy. Hip displacement occurs in more than 33% of children with cerebral palsy, with a higher prevalence in nonambulatory children. Hip displacement in this population is typically progressive. Hip dislocation can result in pain and difficulty with sitting and perineal care. Since early stage of hip displacement can be silent, and hip surveillance programs are recommended. Most programs use the degree of hip dysplasia and Growth Motor Function Classification System level for screening recommendations...
April 2018: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
Micheli Bernardone Saquetto, Adriana de Santana Bispo, Camila da Silva Barreto, Katiuce Almeida Gonçalves, Rodrigo Santos Queiroz, Cássio Magalhães da Silva, Mansueto Gomes Neto
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether the addition of an education programme for primary caregivers to rehabilitation improves daily functioning in children with cerebral palsy. DESIGN: A randomized, single-blind, controlled study. SETTING: This study was conducted in a rehabilitation centre in Salvador, Brazil. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 63 boys and girls with cerebral palsy, at 1-12 years of age, with Gross Motor Function Classification Systems I-V, were randomly assigned to two groups: educational programme for primary caregivers and conventional rehabilitation ( n = 29) or conventional rehabilitation alone ( n = 31)...
February 1, 2018: Clinical Rehabilitation
Ute Deutz, Nicole Heussen, Katharina Weigt-Usinger, Steffen Leiz, Christa Raabe, Tilman Polster, Steinbüchel Daniela, Christine Moll, Thomas Lücke, Ingeborg Krägeloh-Mann, Helmut Hollmann, Martin Häusler
This study investigated the effect of hippotherapy on gross motor function (Gross Motor Function Measure [GMFM]-66, GMFM dimension E and D) and quality of life (Child Health Questionnaire [CHQ 28], KIDSCREEN-27 parental versions) in children with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy. Seventy-three children (age: 9.1 ± 3.3 years; male = 44; GMFCS levels II = 27; III = 17; IV = 29) were randomized to an early ( n  = 35) or late ( n  = 38) treatment group. Data from 66 probands were available for further analysis...
February 27, 2018: Neuropediatrics
Eugenio Marrades-Caballero, Clara S Santonja-Medina, Jose M Sanz-Mengibar, Fernando Santonja-Medina
BACKGROUND: After receiving neurologic music therapy, functional improvements in children with severe bilateral cerebral palsy have not been found in the literature. Musical training with instruments allows interrelationships between movement, emotions and cognition for task-based learning, in order to improve motor control. AIM: To understand whether neurologic music therapy has an impact on the functionality of children with severe cerebral palsy. DESIGN: A randomized controlled assessor-blind trial was carried out...
February 26, 2018: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Ilker Abdullah Sarikaya, Ali Seker, Ozan Ali Erdal, Mehmet Ali Talmac, Muharrem Inan
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to present a treatment algorithm for the correction of the hallux valgus deformity in Cerebral Palsy (CP) patients and to discuss the outcomes based on our clinical and radiological results. METHODS: 29 patients (45 feet) were included in the study. The mean age of the patients at the time of the surgery was 14 (range 6-22) years. The mean follow-up was 33 (range 22-59) months. A reconstructive procedure was performed on 19 patients (27 feet); a soft tissue surgery and exostectomy of the bunion in six patients (11 feet); and MTP joint arthrodesis in four patients (7 feet)...
February 22, 2018: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
Kannan Sridharan, Gowri Sivaramakrishnan
Sialorrhea is a common distress associated with certain neurological disorders. The aim of this study is to compare the pharmacological agents used for treating sialorrhea by network meta-analysis. Electronic databases were searched for randomized clinical trials comparing active drugs with either placebo or other active drugs. Total drooling scores was the primary outcome measure. Inverse variance heterogeneity model was used for both direct and mixed treatment comparison analysis. Twenty one studies were included in the systematic review and 15 in the meta-analysis...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Bingxu Jin, Wenjie Fu, Nuo Li, Zhixiong Xin, Chen Liu
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the effect difference of wave, intensity, time and treatment frequency by orthogonal design so as to explore the optimal parameters of scalp electroacupuncture (EA) for rehabilitation effect on children of cerebral palsy. METHODS: Ninety children of cerebral palsy were assigned into 9 groups by orthogonal design, 10 cases in each one. The acupoints were bilateral excitable area, foot motor sensory area, speech two area, speech three area, balance area, and intelligent nine acupoints, including Shenting (GV 24), Sishencong (EX-HN 1), and bilateral Benshen (GB 13) and Touwei (ST 8)...
February 12, 2018: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Yu-Ju Chen, Chao-Liang Chou, Kuan-Ju Lai, Ya-Ju Lin Lin
PURPOSE: Invasive mycosis caused by the Aspergillus, Fusarium, and Mucor can be fetal, especially in the immunocompromised patients with central nervous system (CNS) involvement. Here we present a case of CNS Fusarium infection, and this is the first reported case of Fusarium brain abscess in Taiwan. CASE REPORT: A 65-year-old woman presented with fever and conscious disturbance for 3 days. Neurological examination showed stupor consciousness, neck stiffness, multiple cranial nerves palsy, and bilateral Babinski signs...
September 15, 2017: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
Isabel Benavente-Fernandez, Juan J Ramos-Rodriguez, Carmen Infante-Garcia, Gema Jimenez-Gomez, Alfonso Lechuga-Sancho, Simon Lubian-Lopez, Monica Garcia-Alloza
Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a severe neonatal complication responsible for ∼23% of all neonatal deaths. Also, 30-70% of these patients will suffer lifetime disabilities, including learning impairment, epilepsy or cerebral palsy. However, biomarkers for HIE screening, or monitoring disease progression are limited. Herein, we sought to evaluate the clinical usefulness of plasma-type gelsolin (pGSN) and amyloid-beta (Aβ) 40 and 42 as prognostic biomarkers for HIE. pGSN has been previously suggested as a feasible marker in other brain injuries and amyloid-beta 40 and 42 are classically assessed in neurodegenerative diseases...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
M Murgia, A Bernetti, M Delicata, C Massetti, E M Achilli, M Mangone, F Ioppolo, L Di Sante, V Santilli, G Galeoto, F Agostini, T Venditto
BACKGROUND: Childhood disabilities determine a range of immediate and long-term economic costs that have important implications for the well-being of the child, the family and the society. The Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) measures capability and performance in children aged between 6 months and 7.5 years. It contains three scales: Functional Skills Scales (FSS), Caregiver Assistance Scale (CAS) and Modifications Scale (MS). The present study evaluated the measurement properties of the Italian version of the PEDI (PEDI-I) in patients with spastic cerebral palsy (CP)...
March 2018: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
R Kouadria, M Derkaoui
INTRODUCTION: Dermoid cysts of central nervous system are very rare. The usual clinical presentation is dominated by intracranial hypertension, epilepsy and cranial palsy. The revelation mode could be recurrent aseptic meningitis. AIM: The aim of this case report is to consider the dermoid cyst as regards the differential diagnosis in children treated for recurrent aseptic meningitis to avoid misdiagnosis and ice qui a orienté le diagnostic à une méningitnadequate treatment...
February 14, 2018: Neuro-Chirurgie
Courtney A McDonald, Tayla R Penny, Madison C B Paton, Amy E Sutherland, Lakshmi Nekkanti, Tamara Yawno, Margie Castillo-Melendez, Michael C Fahey, Nicole M Jones, Graham Jenkin, Suzanne L Miller
BACKGROUND: It is well understood that hypoxic-ischemic (HI) brain injury during the highly vulnerable perinatal period can lead to cerebral palsy, the most prevalent cause of chronic disability in children. Recently, human clinical trials have reported safety and some efficacy following treatment of cerebral palsy using umbilical cord blood (UCB) cells. UCB is made up of many different cell types, including endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs), T regulatory cells (Tregs), and monocyte-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs)...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
Kristina Tedroff, Gustaf Befrits, Carl Johan Tedroff, Stefan Gantelius
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Children with cerebral palsy (CP) are routinely treated with botulinum toxin A (BoNT-A). Two non dose-equivalent and differently priced products, Botox and Dysport are used. Depending on the conversion one of the products is considerably cheaper. However, the dose conversion factors studied to date have varied widely and relevant studies have not included children. Our objective here was to compare the efficacy and health economics of the switch from Botox to Dysport in children with CP when conversion was set to 1:2...
February 3, 2018: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
P Persiani, M Murgia, F M Ranaldi, O Mazza, M Mariani, M Crostelli, C Villani
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to retrospectively evaluate a group of children affected by cerebral palsy with a recent femoral fracture, and to analyse the results and complications in relation to the treatment used. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The analysis was performed on 36 children (21 M, 15 F, 8-14 years old) with cerebral palsy (7 diplegia, 28 tetraparesis, 1 hemiplegia) with a metaphyseal or a diaphyseal femoral fracture. The patients were subdivided into two groups according to their Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) level: level 2-3 (9 patients) and level 4-5 (27 patients), evaluating the presence of complications and malunions for each group at the end of each follow up...
January 2018: La Clinica Terapeutica
Emma Burch, Lacey Lubeley, James Murakami
Objectives: Sialorrhea is a common health and psychosocial problem for children with neuromuscular dysfunction secondary to a variety of disorders such as cerebral palsy. Current accepted treatments include the injection of botulinum toxin into the submandibular glands for temporary symptom relief. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the feasibility of percutaneous ethanol injection for longer lasting salivary gland ablation in an animal model. Material and Methods: Twenty rats were used in this study...
October 2017: Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Research
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