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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148138/artificial-walking-technologies-to-improve-gait-in-cerebral-palsy-multichannel-neuromuscular-stimulation
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Jessica Rose, Katelyn Cahill-Rowley, Erin E Butler
Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common childhood motor disability and often results in debilitating walking abnormalities, such as flexed-knee and stiff-knee gait. Current medical and surgical treatments are only partially effective in improving gait abnormalities and may cause significant muscle weakness. However, emerging artificial walking technologies, such as step-initiated, multichannel neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), can substantially improve gait patterns and promote muscle strength in children with spastic CP...
November 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146092/ultrasonographic-evaluation-of-changes-in-the-muscle-architecture-of-the-gastrocnemius-with-botulinum-toxin-treatment-for-lower-extremity-spasticity-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Akihiro Kawano, Taiichiro Yanagizono, Ichiro Kadouchi, Tetsuya Umezaki, Etsuo Chosa
BACKGROUND: Botulinum toxin A treatment involves injecting botulinum toxin A to relax muscle spasticity. Using ultrasonography, this study examined changes in the muscle architecture before and after treatment to evaluate the influence of botulinum toxin A injection on muscles. METHODS: The participants included 18 children (mean age, 6.2 years) with cerebral palsy who were treated with botulinum toxin A for lower extremity spasticity and 27 healthy children (mean age, 6...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135566/management-of-hypertonia-in-cerebral-palsy
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Nickolas J Nahm, H Kerr Graham, Mark E Gormley, Andrew G Georgiadis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The review provides an update on the treatment of hypertonia in cerebral palsy, including physical management, pharmacotherapy, neurosurgical, and orthopedic procedures. RECENT FINDINGS: Serial casting potentiates the effect of Botulinum neurotoxin A injections for spasticity. Deep brain stimulation, intraventricular baclofen, and ventral and dorsal rhizotomy are emerging tools for the treatment of dystonia and/or mixed tone. The long-term results of selective dorsal rhizotomy and the timing of orthopedic surgery represent recent advances in the surgical management of hypertonia...
November 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133972/the-relationship-between-the-physical-cost-index-and-knee-extensor-strength-in-children-with-hemiplegic-cerebral-palsy
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Kenji Takaki, Yasuaki Kusumoto
[Purpose] Lower extremity strength is a contributing factor to energy efficiency of gait. However, this contribution has not previously been evaluated in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy (CP). The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between energy consumption, measured by the physical cost index (PCI), and strength of lower extremity, measured by the maximum knee extensor strength (MKES), in children with hemiplegic CP. [Subjects and Methods] Subjects were 10 children (4 males and 6 females; age, 7-17 years) with hemiplegic CP, but no history of orthopedic intervention or botulinum toxin treatment over the 1 year prior to the assessment...
October 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128319/a-proteomic-investigation-into-mechanisms-underpinning-corticosteroid-effects-on-neural-stem-cells
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Rawaa S Al-Mayyahi, Luke D Sterio, Joanne B Connolly, Christopher F Adams, Wa'il A Al-Tumah, Jon Sen, Richard D Emes, Sarah R Hart, Divya M Chari
Corticosteroids (CSs) are widely used clinically, for example in pediatric respiratory distress syndrome, and immunosuppression to prevent rejection of stem cell transplant populations in neural cell therapy. However, such treatment can be associated with adverse effects such as impaired neurogenesis and myelination, and increased risk of cerebral palsy. There is increasing evidence that CSs can adversely influence key biological properties of neural stem cells (NSCs) but the molecular mechanisms underpinning such effects are largely unknown...
November 8, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120862/micrornas-participate-in-the-regulation-of-oligodendrocytes-development-in-white-matter-injury
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Dongqiong Xiao, Yi Qu, Lingli Pan, Xihong Li, Dezhi Mu
White matter injury (WMI) often results in cognitive impairment, behavioral disorders, and cerebral palsy and thus imposes a tremendous burden on society. The cells in brain white matter mainly comprise oligodendrocytes (OLs), astrocytes, and microglia. The dysregulation of OLs development is the pathological hallmark of WMI. Recent studies have demonstrated that microRNAs (miRNAs or miRs) participate in the regulation of OLs development, and the dysregulation of this process represents the pathogenesis of WMI...
November 9, 2017: Reviews in the Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116382/selective-dorsal-rhizotomy-for-the-treatment-of-severe-spastic-cerebral-palsy-efficacy-and-therapeutic-durability-in-gmfcs-grade-iv-and-v-children
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Daniel D'Aquino, Ahmad A Moussa, Amr Ammar, Harshal Ingale, Michael Vloeberghs
BACKGROUND: Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) has been established as an effective surgical treatment for spastic diplegia. The applicability of SDR to the full spectrum of spastic cerebral palsy and the durability of its therapeutic effects remain under investigation. There are currently limited data in the literature regarding efficacy and outcomes following SDR in Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) IV and V patients. Intrathecal baclofen has traditionally been the surgical treatment of choice for these patients...
November 7, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102966/effects-of-scalp-electroacupuncture-on-the-pi3k-akt-signalling-pathway-and-apoptosis-of-hippocampal-neurons-in-a-rat-model-of-cerebral-palsy
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Hanhong Zhang, Jing Gao, Mengmeng Wang, Xuefeng Yu, Xiuhua Lv, Huan Deng, Xiangwei Fan, Kaiyun Chen
Background Substantial evidence from clinical reports has established that most cerebral palsy (CP) patients benefit from a comprehensive rehabilitation exercise training programme. Such advances are enhanced when scalp electroacupuncture (EA), applied at a location corresponding to the projection of the motor area, is combined with rehabilitation exercise training. However, little information exists regarding the mechanistic basis for these effects.Objective To examine whether EA stimulation within the scalp projection location of the motor area can inhibit apoptosis of hippocampal neurons by regulating the PI3k/Akt signalling pathway in a rat model of CP...
November 4, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101470/pancreatic-fracture-a-rare-complication-following-scoliosis-surgery
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Mélodie Juricic, Kalitha Pinnagoda, Walid Lakhal, Jérome Sales De Gauzy, Olivier Abbo
STUDY DESIGN: Grand Round case report. OBJECTIVE: We report a pancreatic fracture associated with Wirsung duct disruption, following a scoliosis surgery in a cerebral palsy adolescent. Spinal fusion surgery is the standard treatment for severe neuromuscular scoliosis. Many complications such as digestive ones account for its complexity. Postoperative acute pancreatitis is well described, although its pathophysiology remains unclear. To our knowledge, pancreatic fracture following scoliosis correction has never been described to date...
November 3, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098418/bilateral-carotid-cavernous-sinus-fistula-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Gavin Docherty, Maryam Eslami, Kailun Jiang, Jason S Barton
Carotid cavernous fistula (CCF) is an abnormal vascular shunt from the carotid artery to the cavernous sinus. They are commonly classified based on hemodynamics, etiology or anatomically. Hemodynamic classification refers to whether the fistula is high or low flow. Etiology is commonly secondary to trauma or can occur spontaneously in the setting of aneurysm or medical conditions predisposing to arterial wall defects. Bilateral carotid cavernous fistulas are rare. We present a case of bilateral CCF secondary to trauma...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090251/prognosis-following-dental-implant-treatment-under-general-anesthesia-in-patients-with-special-needs
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Il-Hyung Kim, Tae Seong Kuk, Sang Yoon Park, Yong-Suk Choi, Hyun Jeong Kim, Kwang-Suk Seo
BACKGROUND: This study retrospectively investigated outcomes following dental implantation in patients with special needs who required general anesthesia to enable treatment. METHODS: Patients underwent implant treatment under general anesthesia at the Clinic for the Disabled in Seoul National University Dental Hospital between January 2004 and June 2017. The study analyzed medical records and radiographs. Implant survival rates were calculated by applying criteria for success or failure...
September 2017: J Dent Anesth Pain Med
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081846/avascular-necrosis-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-after-reconstructive-hip-surgery
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L Phillips, K Hesketh, E K Schaeffer, J Andrade, J Farr, K Mulpuri
PURPOSE: Progressive hip displacement is one of the most common orthopaedic pathologies in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Reconstructive hip surgery has become the standard treatment of care. Reported avascular necrosis (AVN) rates for hip reconstructive surgery in these patients vary widely in the literature. The purpose of this study is to identify the frequency and associated risk factors of AVN for reconstructive hip procedures. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed of 70 cases of reconstructive hip surgery in 47 children with CP, between 2009 and 2013...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080265/effect-of-autologous-cord-blood-infusion-on-motor-function-and-brain-connectivity-in-young-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Jessica M Sun, Allen W Song, Laura E Case, Mohamad A Mikati, Kathryn E Gustafson, Ryan Simmons, Ricki Goldstein, Jodi Petry, Colleen McLaughlin, Barbara Waters-Pick, Lyon W Chen, Stephen Wease, Beth Blackwell, Gordon Worley, Jesse Troy, Joanne Kurtzberg
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a condition affecting young children that causes lifelong disabilities. Umbilical cord blood cells improve motor function in experimental systems via paracrine signaling. After demonstrating safety, we conducted a Phase II trial of autologous cord blood (ACB) infusion in children with CP to test whether ACB could improve function (ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT01147653; IND 14360). In this double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study of a single intravenous infusion of 1-5 × 10(7) total nucleated cells per kilogram of ACB, children ages 1 to 6 years with CP were randomly assigned to receive ACB or placebo at baseline, followed by the alternate infusion 1 year later...
October 28, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074060/risk-factors-for-cerebral-palsy-in-children-in-botswana
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Baphaleng Monokwane, Allison Johnson, Claudia Gambrah-Sampaney, Esha Khurana, James Baier, Esther Baranov, Kate D Westmoreland, Loeto Mazhani, Andrew P Steenhoff, David R Bearden
BACKGROUND: Although cerebral palsy is reported to have a higher prevalence in low-resource settings, there are few studies describing risk factors for cerebral palsy in these settings. A better understanding of the unique risk factors affecting children with cerebral palsy in low-resource settings could optimize both resource allocation and preventative strategies. METHODS: A case-control study comparing children with cerebral palsy at ages two to 18 years with age-matched healthy control subjects was conducted between 2013 and 2014 at a referral center in Gaborone, Botswana...
August 3, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072018/-the-therapeutic-effect-of-acupuncture-on-cerebral-palsy-in-children-with-language-retardation-using-the-midnight-noon-ebb-flow-method-combined-with-syndrome-differentiation
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Xiang Du, Jia Chen, Kun Jiang, Zhao-Fang Wu, Song Liang
OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical effect of acupuncture treatment on cerebral palsy in children with language retardation using the Midnight-noon Ebb-flow method combined with syndrome differentiation. METHODS: One hundred and thirty-six children with cerebral palsy and language retardation were randomly divided into control group and treatment group. The control group received routine treatment for language rehabilitation, while the treatment group received acupuncture treatment using the Midnight-noon Ebb-flow method combined with syndrome differentiation for 3 months based on language rehabilitation...
August 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068172/increased-frequency-of-retinopathy-of-prematurity-over-the-last-decade-and-significant-regional-differences
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Gerd Holmström, Kristina Tornqvist, Abbas Al-Hawasi, Åsa Nilsson, Agneta Wallin, Ann Hellström
PURPOSE: Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) causes childhood blindness globally in prematurely born infants. Although increased levels of oxygen supply lead to increased survival and reduced frequency of cerebral palsy, increased incidence of ROP is reported. METHODS: With the help of a Swedish register for ROP, SWEDROP, national and regional incidences of ROP and frequencies of treatment were evaluated from 2008 to 2015 (n = 5734), as well as before and after targets of provided oxygen changed from 85-89% to 91-95% in 2014...
October 25, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063594/late-7-days-systemic-postnatal-corticosteroids-for-prevention-of-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-preterm-infants
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REVIEW
Lex W Doyle, Jeanie L Cheong, Richard A Ehrenkranz, Henry L Halliday
BACKGROUND: Many preterm infants who survive go on to develop bronchopulmonary dysplasia, probably as the result of persistent inflammation in the lungs. Corticosteroids have powerful anti-inflammatory effects and have been used to treat individuals with established bronchopulmonary dysplasia. However, it is unclear whether any beneficial effects outweigh the adverse effects of these drugs. OBJECTIVES: To examine the relative benefits and adverse effects of late systemic postnatal corticosteroid treatment (> 7 days) for preterm infants with evolving or established bronchopulmonary dysplasia...
October 24, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063585/early-8-days-systemic-postnatal-corticosteroids-for-prevention-of-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-preterm-infants
#18
REVIEW
Lex W Doyle, Jeanie L Cheong, Richard A Ehrenkranz, Henry L Halliday
BACKGROUND: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia remains a major problem in neonatal intensive care units. Persistent inflammation in the lungs is the most likely underlying pathogenesis. Corticosteroids have been used to prevent or treat bronchopulmonary dysplasia because of their potent anti-inflammatory effects. OBJECTIVES: To examine the relative benefits and adverse effects of systemic postnatal corticosteroids commenced within the first seven days of life for preterm infants at risk of developing bronchopulmonary dysplasia...
October 24, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058612/skeletal-muscle-mechanics-energetics-and-plasticity
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REVIEW
Richard L Lieber, Thomas J Roberts, Silvia S Blemker, Sabrina S M Lee, Walter Herzog
The following papers by Richard Lieber (Skeletal Muscle as an Actuator), Thomas Roberts (Elastic Mechanisms and Muscle Function), Silvia Blemker (Skeletal Muscle has a Mind of its Own: a Computational Framework to Model the Complex Process of Muscle Adaptation) and Sabrina Lee (Muscle Properties of Spastic Muscle (Stroke and CP) are summaries of their representative contributions for the session on skeletal muscle mechanics, energetics and plasticity at the 2016 Biomechanics and Neural Control of Movement Conference (BANCOM 2016)...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058562/does-l-tryptophan-supplementation-reduce-chewing-deficits-in-an-experimental-model-of-cerebral-palsy
#20
Diego Cabral Lacerda, Raul Manhães-de-Castro, Kelli Nogueira Ferraz-Pereira, Ana Elisa Toscano
Children with cerebral palsy commonly present with feeding difficulties that result from multiple orofacial sequelae, especially deficits in mastication. A previous study demonstrated that perinatal protein undernutrition accentuated the chewing impact in an experimental model of cerebral palsy. Therefore, the present study investigated whether nutritional manipulation reversed or minimized the chewing sequelae in cerebral palsy. We emphasized the relevance of evaluating the therapeutic potential of nutrients, especially tryptophan supplementation, to reduce the chewing deficits that are typical of this syndrome...
October 23, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
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