Cerebral Palsy

Publication Title: 
Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews

The optimal practice of medicine includes integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available clinical evidence from systematic research. This article reviews nine treatment modalities used for children who have cerebral palsy (CP), including hyperbaric oxygen, the Adeli Suit, patterning, electrical stimulation, conductive education, equine-assisted therapy, craniosacral therapy, Feldenkrais therapy, and acupuncture. Unfortunately, these modalities have different degrees of published evidence to support or refute their effectiveness.

Author(s): 
Liptak, Gregory S.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to systematically evaluate the effects of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapy including acupuncture, tu'ina, oral herbal medicine, herbal bathing, and collateral-channels conduct therapy for treating children with cerebral palsy (CP). METHODS: We included randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on TCM for children with CP.

Author(s): 
Zhang, Yuqing
Liu, Jianping
Wang, Jie
He, Qingyong
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to systematically evaluate the effects of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapy including acupuncture, tu'ina, oral herbal medicine, herbal bathing, and collateral-channels conduct therapy for treating children with cerebral palsy (CP). METHODS: We included randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on TCM for children with CP.

Author(s): 
Zhang, Yuqing
Liu, Jianping
Wang, Jie
He, Qingyong
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Drooling is a common problem for children with cerebral palsy (CP). This can be distressing for these children as well as for their parents and caregivers. The consequences of drooling include risk of social rejection, damp and soiled clothing, unpleasant odour, irritated chapped skin, mouth infections, dehydration, interference with speech, damage to books, communication aids, computers, and the risk of social isolation (Blasco 1992; Van der Burg 2006). A range of interventions exist that aim to reduce or eliminate drooling.

Author(s): 
Walshe, Margaret
Smith, Martine
Pennington, Lindsay
Publication Title: 
Neural Regeneration Research

OBJECTIVE: To identify global research trends in three therapies for children with cerebral palsy. DATA RETRIEVAL: We performed a bibliometric analysis of studies on therapies for children with cerebral palsy from 2002 to 2011 retrieved from Web of Science.

Author(s): 
Mu, Yaping
Li, Na
Guan, Lijun
Wang, Chunnan
Shang, Shuyun
Wang, Yan
Publication Title: 
JMIR research protocols

BACKGROUND: Cerebral palsy (CP), a childhood disease of high morbidity and serious harmfulness, has no effective therapies to completely relieve the associated pain. Acupuncture has been used widely in China to alleviate several CP symptoms, such as pain and motion disorders, despite the deficiency of high-quality evidence related to this practice. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review protocol is to assess the efficacy and safety of acupuncture for the treatment of children with CP.

Author(s): 
Guo, Taipin
Zhu, Bowen
Zhang, Qian
Yang, Yejiao
He, Qi
Zhang, Xinghe
Tai, Xiantao
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.

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