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141. Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Developmental Delay in Children Born After Assisted Conception: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis (PubMed)

Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Developmental Delay in Children Born After Assisted Conception: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis To assess the existing evidence of associations between assisted conception and cerebral palsy (CP), autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and developmental delay.Forty-one studies identified in a systematical PubMed and Excerpta Medica Database (EMBASE) search for articles published from January 1, 1996, to April 1, 2008.Studies written in English (...) comparing children born after assisted conception with children born after natural conception assessing CP, ASD, and developmental delay, based on original data with a follow-up of 1 year or more. Main Exposures In vitro fertilization (IVF) with or without intracytoplasmic sperm injection or ovulation induction with or without subsequent intrauterine insemination.Cerebral palsy, ASD, and developmental delay.Nine CP studies showed that children born after IVF had an increased risk of CP associated

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2009 EvidenceUpdates

142. Muscle strengthening is not effective in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy: a systematic review

Muscle strengthening is not effective in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy: a systematic review Muscle strengthening is not effective in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy: a systematic review Muscle strengthening is not effective in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy: a systematic review Scianni A, Butler JM, Ada L, Teixeira-Salmela LF CRD summary This high-quality review found that strengthening interventions did not improve strength or activity and did (...) not appear to increase spasticity in children with cerebral palsy. The review was limited by a relatively small number of studies. The possibility of studies being missed from the review means that the results should be interpreted with caution. Authors' objectives To examine whether muscle strengthening interventions can increase strength (with or without increasing spasticity) and/or improve activity in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy and whether benefits are maintained beyond the length

2009 DARE.

143. Botulinum toxin treatment for essential tremor and spasticity for indications other than cerebral palsy and stroke

Botulinum toxin treatment for essential tremor and spasticity for indications other than cerebral palsy and stroke Botulinum toxin treatment for essential tremor and spasticity for indications other than cerebral palsy and stroke Botulinum toxin treatment for essential tremor and spasticity for indications other than cerebral palsy and stroke 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. Report may be purchased from Citation Botulinum toxin treatment for essential tremor and spasticity for indications other than cerebral palsy and stroke . Lansdale: HAYES, Inc.. 2009 Authors' objectives Botulinum toxin (BTX) is a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium (C.) botulinum, which blocks the release of the neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, at the neuromuscular junction, thereby interfering with nerve transmission and blocking subsequent muscle contraction. BTX

2009 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

144. Bound for success: a systematic review of constraint-induced movement therapy in children with cerebral palsy supports improved arm and hand use

Bound for success: a systematic review of constraint-induced movement therapy in children with cerebral palsy supports improved arm and hand use Bound for success: a systematic review of constraint-induced movement therapy in children with cerebral palsy supports improved arm and hand use Bound for success: a systematic review of constraint-induced movement therapy in children with cerebral palsy supports improved arm and hand use Huang HH, Fetters L, Hale J, McBride A CRD summary This review (...) found that more rigorous studies demonstrated an increased frequency of use of the upper extremity following constraint-induced movement therapy for children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Given uncertainties around the review methodologies, potential that relevant studies were missed and paucity and variability in the evidence presented, the authors conclusions are unlikely to be reliable. Authors' objectives To investigate the effectiveness of constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT

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2009 DARE.

145. Antenatal magnesium sulfate for the prevention of cerebral palsy in preterm infants less than 34 weeks' gestation: a systematic review and metaanalysis

Antenatal magnesium sulfate for the prevention of cerebral palsy in preterm infants less than 34 weeks' gestation: a systematic review and metaanalysis Antenatal magnesium sulfate for the prevention of cerebral palsy in preterm infants less than 34 weeks' gestation: a systematic review and metaanalysis Antenatal magnesium sulfate for the prevention of cerebral palsy in preterm infants less than 34 weeks' gestation: a systematic review and metaanalysis Conde-Agudelo A, Romero R CRD summary (...) This well-conducted review concluded that magnesium sulphate administered to women at risk of delivery before 34 weeks of gestation reduced the risk of cerebral palsy in their children. The authors' conclusions are likely to be reliable. Authors' objectives To determine the efficacy and safety of antenatal magnesium sulphate administered to women at risk of pre-term delivery before 34 weeks of gestational age for the prevention of cerebral palsy in their children. Searching PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL

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2009 DARE.

146. Review: antenatal magnesium sulphate prevents cerebral palsy in preterm infants

Review: antenatal magnesium sulphate prevents cerebral palsy in preterm infants Review: antenatal magnesium sulphate prevents cerebral palsy in preterm infants | BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you. You can manage your cookie settings via your browser at any time. To learn more about how we use cookies, please see our . Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional (...) accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here Review: antenatal magnesium sulphate prevents cerebral palsy in preterm infants Article Text Therapeutics Review: antenatal magnesium sulphate prevents cerebral palsy in preterm infants Statistics from Altmetric.com Question

2009 Evidence-Based Medicine (Requires free registration)

147. Inpatients with cerebral palsy and complex communication needs identified barriers to communicating with nurses

Inpatients with cerebral palsy and complex communication needs identified barriers to communicating with nurses Inpatients with cerebral palsy and complex communication needs identified barriers to communicating with nursesCommentary | Evidence-Based Nursing We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you. You can manage your cookie settings via your browser at any time. To learn more about how we use cookies, please see our . Log in using your username (...) and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here Inpatients with cerebral palsy and complex communication needs identified barriers to communicating with nursesCommentary Article Text Qualitative Inpatients

2009 Evidence-Based Nursing

148. A systematic review of the effectiveness of treadmill training for children with cerebral palsy

A systematic review of the effectiveness of treadmill training for children with cerebral palsy 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.

2009 DARE.

149. Safety of botulinum toxin type A among children with spasticity secondary to cerebral palsy: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials

Safety of botulinum toxin type A among children with spasticity secondary to cerebral palsy: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials 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.

2009 DARE.

150. Treadmill training with partial body-weight support in children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review

Treadmill training with partial body-weight support in children with cerebral palsy: 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.

2009 DARE.

151. Swimming with dolphins for children with cerebral palsy - is there any evidence of benefit?

Swimming with dolphins for children with cerebral palsy - is there any evidence of benefit? BestBets: Swimming with dolphins for children with cerebral palsy - is there any evidence of benefit? Swimming with dolphins for children with cerebral palsy - is there any evidence of benefit? Report By: Dr Anna Baverstock - Research Registrar Institution: CCH department Bath Date Submitted: 28th March 2007 Last Modified: 29th October 2008 Status: Green (complete) Three Part Question In [a child (...) with cerebral palsy] does [swimming with dolphins] have [any health benefits]? Clinical Scenario Following a recent request from a parent to write a letter of support for her son with cerebral palsy to have "dolphin therapy", we thought we would look at the evidence base behind this. The mother was applying to a charity for funding to take her son to Florida to swim with dolphins. Search Strategy A search of Medline 1965 to May 2007 Cochrane Database and Clinical Evidence yielded no results. "dolphin

2008 BestBETS

152. Two-year placebo-controlled trial of botulinum toxin A for leg spasticity in cerebral palsy (PubMed)

Two-year placebo-controlled trial of botulinum toxin A for leg spasticity in cerebral palsy The controlled evidence favoring botulinum toxin A (BtA) treatment for spasticity in cerebral palsy is based on short-term studies.We conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study of BtA (Dysport) for leg spasticity in 64 children with cerebral palsy. For 2 years, the children received trial injections of up to 30 mu/kg every 3 months if clinically indicated.For

2008 EvidenceUpdates

153. Intrauterine growth and survival in cerebral palsy (PubMed)

Intrauterine growth and survival in cerebral palsy Deviations in birth weight from an optimum, thought to be just above average for gestational age, are known to increase both the risk of developing cerebral palsy and the risk of developing cerebral palsy of a more severe form. Influences on survival of such deviations from average birth weight for gestational age are not known.Using a well-established, well-defined and large UK cohort of children and adults with cerebral palsy, followed from (...) % (95% CI 70% to 88%) of the average.Infants with a birth weight lighter than average for gestational age have an increased likelihood of developing a more severe form of cerebral palsy. Surprisingly, among the infants who are very severely impaired, those born much lighter than average for gestational age have the longest life expectancy, and those born much heavier than average for gestational age have the shortest life expectancy.

2008 EvidenceUpdates

154. Does botulinum toxin a combined with bracing prevent hip displacement in children with cerebral palsy and ``hips at risk``? A randomized, controlled trial (PubMed)

Does botulinum toxin a combined with bracing prevent hip displacement in children with cerebral palsy and ``hips at risk``? A randomized, controlled trial Cerebral palsy is the most common cause of childhood physical disability in developed countries, affecting two children per 1000 live births. Hip displacement affects about one-third of children with cerebral palsy and may result in pain, deformity, and impaired function. The prevention of hip displacement has not been studied in a randomized (...) trial as far as we know.A randomized, controlled trial was conducted to examine the effect of intramuscular injections of botulinum toxin A combined with use of a variable hip abduction brace on the progression of hip displacement in children with cerebral palsy. The patients in the treatment group received injections of botulinum toxin A to the adductor and hamstring muscles every six months for three years and were prescribed a hip abduction brace to be worn for six hours per day. In the control

2008 EvidenceUpdates

155. Effectiveness of adaptive seating on sitting posture and postural control in children with cerebral palsy

Effectiveness of adaptive seating on sitting posture and postural control in children with cerebral palsy Effectiveness of adaptive seating on sitting posture and postural control in children with cerebral palsy Effectiveness of adaptive seating on sitting posture and postural control in children with cerebral palsy Chung J, Evans J, Lee C, Lee J, Rabbani Y, Roxborough L, Harris SR CRD summary The review concluded no single intervention was shown to be more effective than others in improving (...) sitting posture or postural control in children with cerebral palsy. The authors’ conclusions reflect the evidence presented. The poor quality of the evidence and small sample sizes should be considered. Authors' objectives To evaluate the effectiveness of adaptive seating on sitting posture and postural control in children with cerebral palsy. Searching Eleven databases including MEDLINE, CINAHL, PEDro, DARE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

2008 DARE.

156. A randomized, controlled trial of magnesium sulfate for the prevention of cerebral palsy. (PubMed)

A randomized, controlled trial of magnesium sulfate for the prevention of cerebral palsy. Research suggests that fetal exposure to magnesium sulfate before preterm birth might reduce the risk of cerebral palsy.In this multicenter, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial, we randomly assigned women at imminent risk for delivery between 24 and 31 weeks of gestation to receive magnesium sulfate, administered intravenously as a 6-g bolus followed by a constant infusion of 2 g per hour, or matching (...) placebo. The primary outcome was the composite of stillbirth or infant death by 1 year of corrected age or moderate or severe cerebral palsy at or beyond 2 years of corrected age.A total of 2241 women underwent randomization. The baseline characteristics were similar in the two groups. Follow-up was achieved for 95.6% of the children. The rate of the primary outcome was not significantly different in the magnesium sulfate group and the placebo group (11.3% and 11.7%, respectively; relative risk, 0.97

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2008 NEJM

157. Efficacy of ankle-foot orthoses on gait of children with cerebral palsy: systematic review of literature

Efficacy of ankle-foot orthoses on gait of children with cerebral palsy: systematic review of literature 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.

2008 DARE.

158. Effectiveness of physical therapy interventions for children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review

Effectiveness of physical therapy interventions for children with cerebral palsy: 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.

2008 DARE.

159. Exercise programs for children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review of the literature

Exercise programs for children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review of the literature 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.

2008 DARE.

160. Constraint-induced movement therapy in the treatment of the upper limb in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy: a Cochrane systematic review (PubMed)

Constraint-induced movement therapy in the treatment of the upper limb in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy: a Cochrane systematic review BACKGROUND: Constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) is emerging as a treatment approach for children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. It aims to increase spontaneous use of the affected upper limb and limit the effects of learned non-use. This review evaluates the effectiveness of CIMT, modified CIMT or Forced use in the treatment of children (...) with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. DESIGN AND METHODS: Systematic Cochrane Review. The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (The Cochrane Library 2006, Issue 3), MEDLINE (1966 to August Week 4 2006), CINAHL (1982 to July Week 3 2006), EMBASE (1980 to August 2006), PsychInfo (1985 to August Week 4 2006) and reference lists of all relevant articles were searched. Relevant randomized and controlled clinical trials were systematically reviewed. RESULTS: Three studies met the inclusion criteria

2007 EvidenceUpdates