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Effectiveness of aquatic interventions for children with cerebralpalsy: systematic review of the current literature Effectiveness of aquatic interventions for children with cerebralpalsy: systematic review of the current literature Effectiveness of aquatic interventions for children with cerebralpalsy: systematic review of the current literature Blohm D CRD summary The review concluded that the evidence suggested aquatic interventions were beneficial for children and adolescents (...) with cerebralpalsy. The author's conclusions reflected the evidence presented, but the potential for missed studies, lack of reporting of review methods, and limitations in the evidence mean the reliability of the conclusions is uncertain. Authors' objectives To evaluate the effectiveness of aquatic interventions for children or adolescents with cerebralpalsy. Searching PubMed, CINAHL, PEDro, SPORTDiscus and The Cochrane Library were searched for articles in English or German published in peer-reviewed
Magnesium sulfate therapy for the prevention of cerebralpalsy in preterm infants: a decision-analytic and economic analysis Magnesium sulfate therapy for the prevention of cerebralpalsy in preterm infants: a decision-analytic and economic analysis Magnesium sulfate therapy for the prevention of cerebralpalsy in preterm infants: a decision-analytic and economic analysis Cahill AG, Odibo AO, Stout MJ, Grobman WA, Macones GA, Caughey AB Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic (...) evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. CRD summary The objective was to assess the cost-effectiveness of magnesium treatment, for pregnant women at high risk of delivery before 32 weeks gestation, for the prevention of cerebralpalsy in pre-term infants. Based on the evidence available, magnesium
Children with cerebralpalsy: a systematic review and meta-analysis on gait and electrical stimulation To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis using the International Classification of Functioning to determine the summary effect of electrical stimulation on impairment and activity limitations relevant to gait problems of children with cerebral palsy.We identified 40 cerebralpalsy and electrical stimulation studies, and 17 gait studies qualified for inclusion. Applying enablement (...) and neuromuscular stimulation.The present systematic review and meta-analyses determined medium effect sizes for electrical stimulation on walking impairment and activity limitations of children with cerebralpalsy.
Effectiveness of motor learning coaching in children with cerebralpalsy: a randomized controlled trial To evaluate effectiveness of motor learning coaching on retention and transfer of gross motor function in children with cerebral palsy.Block randomized trial, matched for age and gross motor function.Coordinated, multinational study (Israel, Jordan and Palestinian Authority) in schools and rehabilitation centers.78 children with spastic cerebralpalsy, gross motor functional levels II and III (...) % after neurodevelopmental treatment. Minor group differences occurred in children of level-III.In higher functioning children with cerebralpalsy, the motor learning coaching treatment resulted in significantly greater retention of gross motor function and transfer of mobility performance to unstructured environments than neurodevelopmental treatment.
Long-term outcome and adverse effects of selective dorsal rhizotomy in children with cerebralpalsy: a systematic review Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Evidence on physiotherapeutic interventions for adults with cerebralpalsy is sparse. A systematic review To identify evidence evaluating the effectiveness of physiotherapy in adolescents (>16 years of age) and adults with cerebral palsy.Systematic literature search from the earliest available time until March 2009. Additional studies were identified through reference and citation tracking.Two reviewers independently agreed on eligibility, methodological quality and quality of evidence (...) . There was very low-quality evidence on increased muscle strength and in outcome measures used to evaluate range of motion.Evidence for the effect of physiotherapy on adolescents and adults with cerebralpalsy is sparse, and therefore there is an urgent need for well-designed physiotherapeutic trials for these people.
Association of cerebralpalsy with Apgar score in low and normal birthweight infants: population based cohort study. To assess the association of Apgar score 5 minutes after birth with cerebralpalsy in both normal weight and low birthweight children, and also the association with the cerebralpalsy subdiagnoses of quadriplegia, diplegia, and hemiplegia.Population based cohort study.The Medical Birth Registry of Norway was used to identify all babies born between 1986 and 1995. These data were (...) linked to the Norwegian Registry of CerebralPalsy in Children born 1986-95, which was established on the basis of discharge diagnoses at all paediatric departments in Norway.All singletons without malformations born in Norway during 1986-95 and who survived the first year of life (n=543 064).Cerebralpalsy diagnosed before the age of 5 years.988 children (1.8 in 1000) were diagnosed with cerebralpalsy before the age of 5 years. In total, 11% (39/369) of the children with Apgar score of less than 3
Effects of botulinum toxin A on calf muscles in children with cerebralpalsy: a systematic review To assess the efficacy of botulinum toxin A injection for the management of spastic calf muscles in children with cerebral palsy.We reviewed all relevant literature indexed in MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE, PEDro and the Cochrane Registered Trials, and also hand reviewed abstracts.Eligible studies were randomized controlled trials that compared botulinum toxin A injection with any type of treatment
Cerebralpalsy among term and postterm births. Although preterm delivery is a well-established risk factor for cerebralpalsy (CP), preterm deliveries contribute only a minority of affected infants. There is little information on the relation of CP risk to gestational age in the term range, where most CP occurs.To determine whether timing of birth in the term and postterm period is associated with risk of CP.Population-based follow-up study using the Medical Birth Registry of Norway to identify
Do lycra garments improve function and movement in children with cerebralpalsy? BestBets: Do lycra garments improve function and movement in children with cerebralpalsy? Do lycra garments improve function and movement in children with cerebralpalsy? Report By: J E Coghill, D E Simkiss - Specialist Registrars in Paediatrics Institution: Neonatology, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, UK Date Submitted: 10th June 2010 Last Modified: 10th June 2010 Status: Green (complete) Three (...) Part Question In [children with cerebralpalsy] do [Lycra garments] improve [function and posture]? Clinical Scenario The mother of a 5-year-old boy with athetoid cerebralpalsy complains of difficulties putting his Lycra suit on each day. She is keen to know if it actually helps improve his function and movement. Search Strategy Medline, EMBASE and CINAHL were searched with the terms ‘cerebralpalsy’ (as keyword and exploded MESH term) AND ‘Lycra’ (as keyword and exploded MESH term ‘splints
Bound for success: a systematic review of constraint-induced movement therapy in children with cerebralpalsy supports improved arm and hand use Constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) is a potentially effective intervention for children with hemiplegic cerebralpalsy (CP).The objectives of this systematic review are: (1) to investigate whether CIMT is supported with valid research of its effectiveness and (2) to identify key characteristics of the child and intervention protocol associated
Pharmacologic treatment of spasticity in children and adolescents with cerebralpalsy Practice Parameter: Pharmacologic treatment of spasticity in children and adolescents with cerebralpalsy (an evidence-based review) | Neurology Advertisement Search for this keyword Main menu User menu Search Search for this keyword The most widely read and highly cited peer-reviewed neurology journal Share January 26, 2010 ; 74 (4) Special Article Practice Parameter: Pharmacologic treatment of spasticity (...) in children and adolescents with cerebralpalsy (an evidence-based review) Report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the Practice Committee of the Child Neurology Society M. R. Delgado , D. Hirtz , M. Aisen , S. Ashwal , D. L. Fehlings , J. McLaughlin , L. A. Morrison , M. W. Shrader , A. Tilton , J. Vargus-Adams First published January 25, 2010, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1212/WNL.0b013e3181cbcd2f M. R. Delgado D. Hirtz M. Aisen S. Ashwal D. L. Fehlings J
Efficacy of intensive versus nonintensive physiotherapy in children with cerebralpalsy: a meta-analysis Efficacy of intensive versus nonintensive physiotherapy in children with cerebralpalsy: a meta-analysis Efficacy of intensive versus nonintensive physiotherapy in children with cerebralpalsy: a meta-analysis Arpino C, Fenicia Vescio M, De Luca A, Curatolo P CRD summary This review concluded that intensive conventional therapy could improve the functional motor outcome for children (...) with cerebralpalsy, but the effect size seemed to be modest and the evidence was limited. The authors' conclusions reflect the evidence presented, but their reliability may be affected by the limited reporting of trial quality, variation in the included trials, and small samples. Authors' objectives To compare the efficacy of intensive versus non-intensive rehabilitation for children with cerebralpalsy. Searching MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched for studies published in English, from January 1996 to July
Neuromuscular electrical stimulation for rehabilitation in patients with cerebralpalsy Neuromuscular electrical stimulation for rehabilitation in patients with cerebralpalsy Neuromuscular electrical stimulation for rehabilitation in patients with cerebralpalsy Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (...) for rehabilitation in patients with cerebralpalsy. Lansdale: HAYES, Inc.. Directory Publication. 2010 Authors' objectives Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) involves stimulation of neuromuscular fibers with an electric current of sufficient intensity to cause a muscle contraction. In persons with cerebralpalsy (CP), NMES may be used in a passive manner to strengthen muscles, with the goal of improved gait or other physical function. Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is a variant of NMES in which
A systematic review of common physiotherapy interventions in school-aged children with cerebralpalsy Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Selective dorsal rhizotomy for spasticity in cerebralpalsy (IPG373) Overview | Selective dorsal rhizotomy for spasticity in cerebralpalsy | Guidance | NICE Selective dorsal rhizotomy for spasticity in cerebralpalsy Interventional procedures guidance [IPG373] Published date: December 2010 Share Save Guidance The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on Selective dorsal rhizotomy (...) for spasticity in cerebralpalsy. It replaces the previous guidance on Selective dorsal rhizotomy for spasticity in cerebralpalsy (NICE interventional procedures guidance 195, November 2006). Description The aim of selective dorsal rhizotomy is to ease muscle spasticity and improve mobility in people with cerebralpalsy. It involves cutting nerves in the lower spine that are responsible for muscle rigidity. and for this guidance. Your responsibility This guidance represents the view of NICE, arrived
Prenatal Stress and CerebralPalsy: A Nationwide Cohort Study in Denmark Exposure to prenatal stress may affect neurodevelopment of the fetus, but whether this exposure increases the risk of cerebralpalsy (CP) later in life is unknown. We aimed to examine the association between maternal bereavement during the prenatal time period and CP in childhood.We conducted a nationwide cohort study by linking information from nationwide registers. All 1,501,894 singletons born in Denmark from 1979
Antenatal magnesium sulfate for the prevention of cerebralpalsy in preterm infants less than 34 weeks` gestation: a systematic review and metaanalysis We conducted a systematic review and metaanalysis of randomized controlled trials to determine whether magnesium sulfate administered to women at risk of preterm delivery before 34 weeks of gestation may reduce the risk of cerebralpalsy in their children. Six trials involving 4796 women and 5357 infants were included. Antenatal magnesium (...) sulfate was associated with a significant reduction in the risk of cerebralpalsy (relative risk [RR], 0.69; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.55-0.88), moderate or severe cerebralpalsy (RR, 0.64; 95% CI, 0.44-0.92), and substantial gross motor dysfunction (RR, 0.60; 95% CI, 0.43-0.83). There was no overall difference in the risk of total pediatric mortality (RR, 1.01; 95% CI, 0.89-1.14). Minor side effects were more frequent among women receiving magnesium sulfate. In conclusion, magnesium sulfate
Immediate and long-term effects of hippotherapy on symmetry of adductor muscle activity and functional ability in children with spastic cerebralpalsy To investigate the immediate effects of 10 minutes of hippotherapy, compared with 10 minutes of barrel-sitting, on symmetry of adductor muscle activity during walking in children with cerebralpalsy (CP) (phase I). To investigate the long-term effects of 12 weeks of hippotherapy on adductor activity, gross motor function, and self-concept (phase