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121. Horseback riding as therapy for children with cerebral palsy: is there evidence of its effectiveness?

Horseback riding as therapy for children with cerebral palsy: is there evidence of its effectiveness? Horseback riding as therapy for children with cerebral palsy: is there evidence of its effectiveness? Horseback riding as therapy for children with cerebral palsy: is there evidence of its effectiveness? Snider L, Korner-Bitensky N, Kammann C, Warner S, Saleh M CRD summary This poorly reported review concluded there was some evidence that hippotherapy improved muscle symmetry in the trunk (...) and hip, but therapeutic horseback riding was no more effective than other therapies for improving muscle tone in children with cerebral palsy. Given the potential for error or bias during the review process, these cautious conclusions may not be reliable Authors' objectives To appraise the evidence on the effectiveness of hippotherapy and therapeutic horseback riding on impairments, activities and participation in children with cerebral palsy. Searching The following databases were searched from

2007 DARE.

122. Effectiveness of static weight-bearing exercises in children with cerebral palsy

Effectiveness of static weight-bearing exercises in children with cerebral palsy Effectiveness of static weight-bearing exercises in children with cerebral palsy Effectiveness of static weight-bearing exercises in children with cerebral palsy Pin T W CRD summary This review concluded that there was limited evidence in this area, but there were some positive effects of weight-bearing exercise in children with cerebral palsy. Methodological weaknesses in the review process, combined with small (...) sample sizes, mean that these conclusions should be treated with caution. Authors' objectives To assess the effectiveness of static weight-bearing exercises for children with cerebral palsy. Searching MEDLINE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library and PEDro were searched from inception to October 2006; the search terms were reported. The reference lists of relevant studies and review articles were screened. Only studies published in English in peer-reviewed journals were eligible

2007 DARE.

123. Does horseback riding therapy or therapist-directed hippotherapy rehabilitate children with cerebral palsy?

Does horseback riding therapy or therapist-directed hippotherapy rehabilitate children with cerebral palsy? Does horseback riding therapy or therapist-directed hippotherapy rehabilitate children with cerebral palsy? Does horseback riding therapy or therapist-directed hippotherapy rehabilitate children with cerebral palsy? Sterba J A CRD summary This review evaluated the effectiveness of horseback riding as therapy for children with cerebral palsy. The authors concluded that both hippotherapy (...) and horseback riding are effective in improving gross motor skills. Given the methodological limitations of both included studies and the review, these conclusions should be treated with caution. Authors' objectives To evaluate the impact of horseback riding on gross motor function in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Searching The Cochrane Library and DARE were searched for reviews. MEDLINE, PubMed, Journals@Ovid and CINAHL were searched for English language articles published from January 1981

2007 DARE.

124. Place of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the management of cerebral palsy

Place of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the management of cerebral palsy Place of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the management of cerebral palsy Place of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the management of cerebral palsy Pineau G, Moqadem K, Obadia A, Perron S Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Pineau G, Moqadem K, Obadia A, Perron S (...) . Place of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the management of cerebral palsy. Montreal: Agence d'evaluation des technologies et des modes d'intervention en sante (AETMIS). ETMIS 07-01. 2007 Authors' objectives This report deals only with the place of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the management of cerebral palsy. Authors' conclusions After the current assessment AETMIS makes the following conclusions: 1. the efficacy of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for the treatment of cerebral palsy has thus far not been

2007 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

125. Additional therapy for young children with spastic cerebral palsy: a randomised controlled trial

Additional therapy for young children with spastic cerebral palsy: a randomised controlled trial Additional therapy for young children with spastic cerebral palsy: a randomised controlled trial Additional therapy for young children with spastic cerebral palsy: a randomised controlled trial Weindling AM, Cunningham CC, Glenn SM, Edwards RT, Reeves DJ Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality (...) of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Weindling AM, Cunningham CC, Glenn SM, Edwards RT, Reeves DJ. Additional therapy for young children with spastic cerebral palsy: a randomised controlled trial. Health Technology Assessment 2007; 11(16): 1-90 Authors' objectives "It has been suggested that children with cerebral palsy should not only have their physical needs addressed, but also that there should be support for the family. This study separated these functions by investigating whether

2007 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

126. Cost-effectiveness of intrathecal baclofen therapy for the treatment of severe spasticity associated with cerebral palsy

Cost-effectiveness of intrathecal baclofen therapy for the treatment of severe spasticity associated with cerebral palsy Cost-effectiveness of intrathecal baclofen therapy for the treatment of severe spasticity associated with cerebral palsy Cost-effectiveness of intrathecal baclofen therapy for the treatment of severe spasticity associated with cerebral palsy de Lissovoy G, Matza L S, Green H, Werner M, Edgar T Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets (...) or complications associated with intrathecal baclofen treatment. The review inclusion criteria were clearly explained. The criteria were as follows: the mean or median age of the study population was younger than 18 years; the primary disease aetiology of most study participants was cerebral palsy or stated to be of cerebral origin; the route of administration for baclofen was the intrathecal pump; and the study focused on symptom and functional outcomes rather than purely physiological measures. The methods

2007 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

127. Clinical and MRI correlates of cerebral palsy: the European Cerebral Palsy Study. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Clinical and MRI correlates of cerebral palsy: the European Cerebral Palsy Study. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings have been reported for specific clinical cerebral palsy (CP) subgroups or lesion types but not in a large population of children with all CP subtypes. Further information about the causes of CP could help identify preventive strategies.To investigate the correlates of CP in a population sample and compare clinical findings with information available from MRI brain (...) studies.Cross-sectional, population-based investigative study conducted in 8 European study centers (North West London and North East London, England; Edinburgh, Scotland; Lisbon, Portugal; Dublin, Ireland; Stockholm, Sweden; Tübingen, Germany; and Helsinki, Finland).Five hundred eighty-five children with CP were identified who had been born between 1996 and 1999; 431 children were clinically assessed and 351 had a brain MRI scan.Standardized clinical examination results, parental questionnaire responses

2006 JAMA

128. Is injection of botulinum toxin type A effective in the treatment of drooling in children with cerebral palsy?

Is injection of botulinum toxin type A effective in the treatment of drooling in children with cerebral palsy? BestBets: Is injection of botulinum toxin type A effective in the treatment of drooling in children with cerebral palsy? Is injection of botulinum toxin type A effective in the treatment of drooling in children with cerebral palsy? Report By: L Vaile, F Finlay, - Specialist Registrars in Paediatrics Search checked by Bob Phillips - Section Editor, Archimedes, Archives of Disease (...) in Childhood Institution: Community Child Health, NHS House, Newbridge Hill, Bath Date Submitted: 29th September 2006 Date Completed: 2nd October 2006 Last Modified: 29th September 2006 Status: Green (complete) Three Part Question In [children with cerebral palsy] is [botulinum toxin A] effective in the [treatment of drooling]? Clinical Scenario You see a 12 year old boy with cerebral palsy (CP) in outpatients. His mother is concerned about his drooling. He has tried hyoscine patches with little effect

2006 BestBETS

129. Neurotropic viruses and cerebral palsy: population based case-control study. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Neurotropic viruses and cerebral palsy: population based case-control study. To investigate the association between cerebral palsy and direct evidence for perinatal exposure to neurotropic viruses.Population based case-control study.Adelaide Women's and Children's Hospital Research Laboratory.Newborn screening cards of 443 white case patients with cerebral palsy and 883 white controls were tested for viral nucleic acids from enteroviruses and herpes viruses by using polymerase chain reaction (...) the risk of developing cerebral palsy (odds ratio 1.68, 95% confidence interval 1.09 to 2.59).Perinatal exposure to neurotropic viruses is associated with preterm delivery and cerebral palsy.

2006 BMJ

130. A systematic review of the evidence for hip surveillance in children with cerebral palsy

A systematic review of the evidence for hip surveillance in children with cerebral palsy A systematic review of the evidence for hip surveillance in children with cerebral palsy A systematic review of the evidence for hip surveillance in children with cerebral palsy Gordon G S, Simkiss D E CRD summary This review found that hip surveillance based on widely available radiological methods can identify children with cerebral palsy who are most at risk of subluxation. Limitations in the review (...) , especially the lack of detail about the included studies, make it difficult to comment on the reliability of these findings. Authors' objectives To determine the effectiveness of hip surveillance in children with cerebral palsy. Searching MEDLINE, EMBASE and CINAHL were searched from inception to April 2005. The Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and DARE were also searched. Key journals were handsearched from 1998 to 2005, reference lists of retrieved studies

2006 DARE.

131. Botulinum toxin type A injection for management of upper limb spasticity in children with cerebral palsy: a literature review

Botulinum toxin type A injection for management of upper limb spasticity in children with cerebral palsy: a literature review Botulinum toxin type A injection for management of upper limb spasticity in children with cerebral palsy: a literature review Botulinum toxin type A injection for management of upper limb spasticity in children with cerebral palsy: a literature review Park E S, Rha D W CRD summary The authors concluded that high quality evidence was too limited and data too conflicting (...) for the efficacy of botulinum toxin type A for upper limb spasticity in children with cerebral palsy to be supported or refuted. This conclusion was supported by the evidence included in the review; but poor reporting of review methodology means that its reliability cannot be assessed. Authors' objectives To assess the outcome of botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) for the management of upper limb spasticity in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Searching The databases MEDLINE and CINAHL were searched to June 2006

2006 DARE.

132. The effectiveness of passive stretching in children with cerebral palsy Full Text available with Trip Pro

The effectiveness of passive stretching in children with cerebral palsy The effectiveness of passive stretching in children with cerebral palsy The effectiveness of passive stretching in children with cerebral palsy Pin T, Dyke P, Chan M CRD summary The authors concluded that there was limited evidence that manual stretching can increase range of motion, reduce spasticity and improve walking in children with cerebral palsy, and further research is required. Evidence for some outcomes was very (...) limited and a more cautious conclusion might have been more appropriate. Authors' objectives To evaluate the effectiveness of passive stretching in children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP). Searching MEDLINE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library and PEDro were searched from inception to April 2006; the search terms were reported. In addition, the reference lists from relevant studies and reviews were screened. Study selection Study designs of evaluations included in the review Studies

2006 DARE.

133. The effect of positioning for children with cerebral palsy on upper-extremity function: a review of the evidence

The effect of positioning for children with cerebral palsy on upper-extremity function: a review of the evidence The effect of positioning for children with cerebral palsy on upper-extremity function: a review of the evidence The effect of positioning for children with cerebral palsy on upper-extremity function: a review of the evidence Stavness C CRD summary The author concludes that an upright sitting position improves upper-extremity functioning in a child with cerebral palsy. Children (...) should be fitted for wheelchairs that place them in a functional sitting position (FSP) using the complete FSP package. Given the inadequate reporting of the review process and the poor quality of the available evidence, the author's conclusions should be treated with caution. Authors' objectives To determine the most appropriate seating position for children with cerebral palsy (CP) to promote energy conservation and optimal functional abilities. Searching MEDLINE, PubMed, CINAHL, AMED, HealthSTAR

2006 DARE.

134. Computerized gait analysis for cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and orthopedic disorders

Computerized gait analysis for cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and orthopedic disorders Computerized gait analysis for cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and orthopedic disorders Computerized gait analysis for cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and orthopedic disorders 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 Computerized gait analysis for cerebral palsy, spina (...) bifida, and orthopedic disorders. Lansdale: HAYES, Inc.. Directory Publication. 2006 Authors' objectives Computerized gait analysis assesses the dynamic and static function of the musculoskeletal system. Gait analysis data are used to diagnose, to plan treatments, and to evaluate outcomes for gait disorders. Gait analysis is generally intended to supplement clinical evaluation. Final publication URL The report may be purchased from: Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Cerebral Palsy

2006 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

135. Selective dorsal rhizotomy for spasticity in cerebral palsy

Selective dorsal rhizotomy for spasticity in cerebral palsy Selective dorsal rhizotomy for spasticity in cerebral palsy Selective dorsal rhizotomy for spasticity in cerebral palsy National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence 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 National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. Selective dorsal rhizotomy (...) for spasticity in cerebral palsy. London: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). Interventional Procedure Guidance 195. 2006 Authors' objectives This study aims to assess the current evidence on selective dorsal rhizotomy for spasticity in cerebral palsy. Authors' conclusions 1 Guidance 1.1 Current evidence on the safety of selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) for spasticity in cerebral palsy appears adequate; however, there is evidence of only limited efficacy. Therefore, the procedure

2006 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

136. Selected dorsal rhizotomy for cerebral palsy

Selected dorsal rhizotomy for cerebral palsy Selected dorsal rhizotomy for cerebral palsy Selected dorsal rhizotomy for cerebral palsy HAYES, Inc. 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 HAYES, Inc.. Selected dorsal rhizotomy for cerebral palsy. Lansdale: HAYES, Inc.. Directory Publication. 2006 Authors' objectives Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR (...) ) involves the severing of spinal nerve rootlets selected by electromyographic techniques, with the goal of reducing or eliminating spasticity and facilitating the progress of normal movement patterns, and improving functional performance and daily care routines of patients with cerebral palsy (CP). Final publication URL The report may be purchased from: Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Cerebral Palsy /therapy; Rhizotomy; Spinal Nerve Roots /surgery Language Published English Country

2006 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

137. Effects of botulinum toxin type A on upper limb function in children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review

Effects of botulinum toxin type A on upper limb function in children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review Effects of botulinum toxin type A on upper limb function in children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review Effects of botulinum toxin type A on upper limb function in children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review Reeuwijk A, van Schie P E, Becher J G, Kwakkel G CRD summary This generally well-conducted review concluded that differences between studies, the use of unreliable (...) methods of measuring outcomes and small sample sizes meant that there was insufficient evidence for the effect of botulinum toxin type A injections in the upper limbs of children with cerebral palsy. This conclusion appears appropriate. Authors' objectives To assess the effectiveness of botulinum toxin type A injections in the upper limbs of children with cerebral palsy in terms of body functions, structures and activities. Searching PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL, PiCarta, PEDro and the Cochrane Controlled

2006 DARE.

138. Surgical treatment for the thumb-in-palm deformity in patients with cerebral palsy. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Surgical treatment for the thumb-in-palm deformity in patients with cerebral palsy. Thumb-in-palm deformity in patients with spastic cerebral palsy is a deformity that impairs the ability to use the thumb and thus severely limits hand function. From the variety of operative procedures that have been described, it may be clear that there is no consensus on the surgical treatment of thumb-in-palm deformity.To review the efficacy of surgical interventions for the thumb-in-palm deformity (...) in patients with spastic cerebral palsy; to review the selection criteria to surgically treat thumb-in-palm deformity in these patients; and to review the outcome assessment used in these studies.We identified studies for inclusion from searches of several electronic databases: the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (Issue 4, 2003), MEDLINE (1966 to December 2004), EMBASE (1980 to December 2004) and CINAHL (1982 to December 2004). We also cross-checked the reference lists of these studies

2005 Cochrane

139. Intrathecal baclofen for cerebral palsy

Intrathecal baclofen for cerebral palsy Intrathecal baclofen for cerebral palsy Intrathecal baclofen for cerebral palsy 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 Intrathecal baclofen for cerebral palsy. Lansdale: HAYES, Inc.. Directory Publication. 2005 Authors' objectives Intrathecal administration of baclofen is used to reduce spasticity and spasm (...) frequency in patients with cerebral palsy who cannot be adequately treated with oral medications. If a screening trial involving a bolus dose of intrathecal baclofen indicates adequate response, an infusion pump is implanted to allow continuous intrathecal infusion of the drug. Final publication URL The report may be purchased from: Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Baclofen /administration& Cerebral Palsy /drug therapy; Injections, Spinal; dosage /therapeutic use Language Published

2005 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

140. Dynamic lycra splinting for children with cerebral palsy

Dynamic lycra splinting for children with cerebral palsy Dynamic lycra splinting for children with cerebral palsy Dynamic lycra splinting for children with cerebral palsy NHS Quality Improvement Scotland Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation NHS Quality Improvement Scotland. Dynamic lycra splinting for children with cerebral (...) palsy. Glasgow: Quality Improvement Scotland (NHS QIS ). Evidence Note 11. 2005 Authors' conclusions Dynamic lycra splinting may improve functional abilities in the short term in some children with cerebral palsy. Suitability needs to be decided on a case by case basis. Further research is required to determine the long term effects of dynamic lycra splinting and which specific patient groups might benefit. No published evidence on the cost effectiveness of dynamic lycra splinting was identified

2005 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.