Cerebral Palsy

Publication Title: 
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

OBJECTIVE: To quantify the role patellofemoral and tibiofemoral kinematics may play in development of anterior knee pain (AKP) in individuals with cerebral palsy (CP). DESIGN: Case-control. SETTING: Clinical research center. PARTICIPANTS: Knees from individuals with diagnosed CP (n=20) and control knees (n=40) were evaluated. Controls were matched for sex and age based on the group average. Matching by height and weight was a secondary priority. Subjects in the control cohort were asymptomatic with no history of lower leg abnormalities, surgery, or major injury.

Author(s): 
Sheehan, Frances T.
Babushkina, Anna
Alter, Katharine E.
Publication Title: 
Journal of intellectual disability research: JIDR

A 19-year-old male with learning difficulties exhibited erotomania associated with first-rank symptoms of schizophrenia; the subject responded to neuroleptic medication. The love object was a male neighbour believed by the subject to be his father. This is the first recorded case where erotic desire has been coupled with the delusion that the object is also the parent of the sufferer. We propose a multifactorial aetiology, considering the possibility of complex psychodynamics in the presence of learning difficulties.

Author(s): 
Mann, J.
Foreman, D. M.
Publication Title: 
Disability and Rehabilitation

PURPOSE: To study determinants of romantic relationships and sexual activity of young adults with cerebral palsy (CP), focusing on personal and environmental factors. METHOD: A cohort study was performed with 74 young adults (46 men; 28 women) aged 20-25 years (SD 1.4) with CP (49% unilateral CP, 76% GMFCS level I, 85% MACS level I). All participants were of normal intelligence. Romantic relationships, sexual activity (outcome measures), personal and environmental factors (associated factors) were assessed. Associations were analyzed using logistic regression analyses.

Author(s): 
Wiegerink, Diana J. H. G.
Stam, Henk J.
Ketelaar, Marjolijn
Cohen-Kettenis, Peggy T.
Roebroeck, Marij E.
Publication Title: 
The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
Author(s): 
Spankus, W. H.
Freeman, L. G.
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
Author(s): 
Secter, I. I.
Gelberd, M. B.
Publication Title: 
Revista Brasileira De Anestesiologia

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Midazolam is a benzodiazepine with hypnotic action widely used as pre-anesthetic medication in pediatric anesthesia. Children with cerebral palsy (CP) also benefit from the use of midazolam, but its effects on this group of patients, who present several particularities, including changes at the site of action of midazolam, are still unknown. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of midazolam, when used as pre-anesthetic medication, on the bispectral index (EEG-BIS) of patients with cerebral palsy.

Author(s): 
da Costa, Verônica Vieira
Torres, Rafael Villela Silva Derré
Arci, Erika Carvalho Pires
Saraiva, Renato Angelo
Publication Title: 
Revista Brasileira De Anestesiologia

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patients with cerebral palsy (CP) frequently receive drugs for the treatment of concomitant diseases, such as seizures. Midazolam is a benzodiazepine with hypnotic action most often used as pre-anesthetic medication and its drug interactions in patients with CP are unknown. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effect of midazolam as pre-anesthetic drug on the BIS of patients with CP undergoing chronic treatment with anticonvulsant agents.

Author(s): 
da Costa, Verônica Vieira
Saraiva, Renato Angelo
Torres, Rafael Villela Derré
de Oliveira, Sandro Barbosa
Publication Title: 
Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology

There are no published studies specifically addressing complementary and alternative treatments in adults with cerebral palsy (CP). However, national surveys of adults with chronic disabilities document that a majority of them use such treatments, that they are willing to pay out of pocket, if necessary, and that they believe that pursuing such treatment relieves pain, reduces stress and anxiety, and leads to improved feelings of fitness and well-being.

Author(s): 
Oppenheim, William L.
Publication Title: 
Pediatrics

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the frequency and type of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies used by families of children with special health care needs in southern Arizona, as well as the correlates of their use. METHODS: Families of 376 children who were receiving services in a regional facility that serves children with special health care needs and were residing in southern Arizona were surveyed regarding CAM use. RESULTS: Sixty-four percent of these families reported using CAM for their child.

Author(s): 
Sanders, Heather
Davis, Melinda F.
Duncan, Burris
Meaney, F. John
Haynes, Julie
Barton, Leslie L.
Publication Title: 
Pediatrics

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the frequency and type of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies used by families of children with special health care needs in southern Arizona, as well as the correlates of their use. METHODS: Families of 376 children who were receiving services in a regional facility that serves children with special health care needs and were residing in southern Arizona were surveyed regarding CAM use. RESULTS: Sixty-four percent of these families reported using CAM for their child.

Author(s): 
Sanders, Heather
Davis, Melinda F.
Duncan, Burris
Meaney, F. John
Haynes, Julie
Barton, Leslie L.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Cerebral Palsy