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81. Prevalence of Mental Health Disorders Among Adults With Cerebral Palsy: A Cross-sectional Analysis. (Abstract)

Prevalence of Mental Health Disorders Among Adults With Cerebral Palsy: A Cross-sectional Analysis. Persons with cerebral palsy (CP) have an increased risk for secondary chronic conditions during childhood, including mental health disorders. However, little is known about how these disorders affect adults with CP.To determine the prevalence of mental health disorders among adults with CP compared with those without CP.Cross-sectional.2016 Optum Clinformatics Data Mart.8.7 million adults

2019 Annals of Internal Medicine

82. Neurodevelopmental Treatment (Bobath) for Children With Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review. (Abstract)

Neurodevelopmental Treatment (Bobath) for Children With Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review. To assess the effects of neurodevelopmental treatment for children with cerebral palsy.We conducted a systematic review following the recommendations of the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions and reported in accordance to PRISMA Statement. Through a comprehensive literature search we considered all randomized clinical trials that compared neurodevelopmental treatment (...) with conventional physical therapy for children with cerebral palsy. We used the Cochrane Risk of Bias Table to assess the risk of bias of the included randomized clinical trial, and the GRADE approach to evaluate the certainty of the body of the evidence.We found 3 randomized clinical trials (2 published and 1 ongoing) comprising 66 children. Published randomized clinical trials presented methodological and reporting limitations and only 1 provided data for outcomes of interest. No difference between

2019 Journal of child neurology

83. The effectiveness and safety of electromyography biofeedback therapy for motor dysfunction of children with cerebral palsy: A protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis. (Full text)

The effectiveness and safety of electromyography biofeedback therapy for motor dysfunction of children with cerebral palsy: A protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis. To investigate the effectiveness and safety of electromyography (EMG) biofeedback therapy in improving motor dysfunction among children with cerebral palsy (CP).The following databases will be searched: PubMed, EMBASE, ScienceDirect, the Cochrane Library, China National Knowledge infrastructure (CNKI), Technology

2019 Medicine PubMed abstract

84. Changes in Walking Performance between Childhood and Adulthood in Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review. (Abstract)

Changes in Walking Performance between Childhood and Adulthood in Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review. Purpose: To examine the changes in walking performance between childhood and adulthood in cerebral palsy. Methods: Cohort studies were included if the participants were children with cerebral palsy at Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) Level I-IV, initial measurement of walking by 13 years of age and follow-up measurement by 30 years of age. Results: At GMFCS Level I+ II, 7

2019 Developmental neurorehabilitation

85. The Effect of Intrathecal Baclofen in Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy: The IDYS Trial (Full text)

The Effect of Intrathecal Baclofen in Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy: The IDYS Trial Intrathecal baclofen treatment is used for the treatment of dystonia in patients with severe dyskinetic cerebral palsy; however, the current level of evidence for the effect is low. The primary aim of this study was to provide evidence for the effect of intrathecal baclofen treatment on individual goals in patients with severe dyskinetic cerebral palsy.This multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled (...) trial was performed at 2 university medical centers in the Netherlands. Patients with severe dyskinetic cerebral palsy (Gross Motor Functioning Classification System level IV-V) aged 4 to 24 years who were eligible for intrathecal baclofen were included. Patients were assigned by block randomization (2:2) for treatment with intrathecal baclofen or placebo for 3 months via an implanted microinfusion pump. The primary outcome was goal attainment scaling of individual treatment goals (GAS T score

2019 EvidenceUpdates PubMed abstract

86. Quality of life in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy: a systematic review with meta-analysis. (Abstract)

Quality of life in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Background: Cerebral palsy has been linked to decreased quality of life. However use of self- versus proxy-perspectives and norm-sample comparisons to examine quality of life impact may produce different results. Aims: To compare quality of life ratings in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy relative to typically developing peers in consideration of sample and methodological (...) moderators on estimated effects. Methods: Eleven independent studies, comprising a pooled sample of 1475 families living with cerebral palsy and 42119 peers, were identified. Study reporting quality was evaluated with the QualSyst tool and standardised mean group differences (Hedges' g) with associated confidence intervals and p values calculated. Heterogeneity was examined using a random effects model. Results: All studies provided good to excellent methodological and statistical detail. Physical

2019 Disability and rehabilitation

87. Criterion validity of assessment methods to estimate body composition in children with cerebral palsy: A systematic review. (Abstract)

Criterion validity of assessment methods to estimate body composition in children with cerebral palsy: A systematic review. Poor nutritional status is a problem in a high number of children with cerebral palsy (CP) and impairs their well-being. Therefore, periodic assessment of nutritional status and especially body composition is essential. However, we lack consensus on the best method to assess body composition in clinical practice.We aimed to systematically review the available evidence

2019 Annals of physical and rehabilitation medicine

88. The efficacy of botulinum toxin A lower limb injections in addition to physiotherapy approaches in children with cerebral palsy: A systematic review. (Abstract)

The efficacy of botulinum toxin A lower limb injections in addition to physiotherapy approaches in children with cerebral palsy: A systematic review. To assess treatment effect of lower limb botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) in combination with physiotherapy approaches on gross motor functions in children with cerebral palsy compared with only physiotherapy treatment.The purpose of this review was to analyze the efficacy botulinum toxin a lower limb injections in addition to physiotherapy (...) approaches in children with cerebral palsy.A literature search was conducted in the following databases: Cochrane, PEDro, PubMed, MEDLINE, AMED and EMBASE. The searches were limited to the period from July 2009 to July 2015. The intervention had to contain BTX-A into the lower limb plus physiotherapy approaches and be compared with only physiotherapy. The methodological quality and clinical relevance were independently assessed by the authors.The database search resulted in a total of 1521 studies

2019 NeuroRehabilitation

89. Peer support interventions for individuals with acquired brain injury, cerebral palsy, and spina bifida: a systematic review. (Full text)

Peer support interventions for individuals with acquired brain injury, cerebral palsy, and spina bifida: a systematic review. Neurological disorders may negatively impact community integration and/or quality of life. Peer support has emerged as a potential strategy to enhance patients' efficacy in managing their own health. This review examines the key characteristics and impact of peer support interventions for adults with acquired brain injury, cerebral palsy, and spina bifida on community (...) integration and quality of life.Eligible studies reported on peer support interventions for adults (16 years of age or older) with acquired brain injury, cerebral palsy, or spina bifida. Only randomized controlled trials published in English in the last 10 years were included. MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, and CINAHL were used to conduct the literature search. Two reviewers independently screened studies, abstracted data, and evaluated the risk of bias (for individual study elements and overall) using

2019 BMC health services research PubMed abstract

90. Multilevel Surgery for Children With Cerebral Palsy: A Meta-analysis (Full text)

Multilevel Surgery for Children With Cerebral Palsy: A Meta-analysis Multilevel surgery (MLS) is standard care for reducing musculoskeletal disorders among children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP).To summarize the literature examining effects of MLS and satisfaction with MLS for children with CP.Medline, Embase, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched.Studies in which authors reported effects of or satisfaction

2019 EvidenceUpdates PubMed abstract

91. Efficacy of cycling interventions to improve function in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy: a systematic review and meta-analysis (Abstract)

Efficacy of cycling interventions to improve function in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy: a systematic review and meta-analysis The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of cycling to improve function and reduce activity limitations in children with cerebral palsy; the optimal training parameters for improved function; and whether improvements in function can be retained.Six databases were searched (until February 2019) and articles were screened in duplicate. Randomized (...) when a poor-quality study was omitted.Cycling can improve muscle strength, balance and gross motor function in children with cerebral palsy; however, optimal training doses are yet to be determined. There was insufficient data to determine whether functional improvements can be retained. Conclusions were limited by small sample sizes, inconsistent outcome measures and a lack of follow-up testing.

2019 EvidenceUpdates

92. Outcomes in adults with cerebral palsy: systematic review using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. (Abstract)

Outcomes in adults with cerebral palsy: systematic review using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. In the context of the development of an International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Core Set for adults with cerebral palsy (CP), this systematic review sought to identify the outcome measures used in studies on adults with CP, to examine their content using the ICF as a reference, and to demonstrate the most studied areas (...) for adults with CP.Outcomes studied in adults with cerebral palsy are captured in varying International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) categories. Activities and participation were studied more frequently than body functions and structures. Mobility, employment, and self-care were most frequent within ICF's 'Activities and participation' component. Pain and neuromusculoskeletal and movement-related functions were most frequent within 'Body functions'.© 2019 Mac Keith Press.

2019 Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology

93. Constraint-induced movement therapy in children with unilateral cerebral palsy. (Full text)

Constraint-induced movement therapy in children with unilateral cerebral palsy. Unilateral cerebral palsy (CP) is a condition that affects muscle control and function on one side of the body. Children with unilateral CP experience difficulties using their hands together secondary to disturbances that occur in the developing fetal or infant brain. Often, the more affected limb is disregarded. Constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) aims to increase use of the more affected upper limb

2019 Cochrane PubMed abstract

94. Effectiveness and safety of warm needle acupuncture on children with cerebral palsy: Protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. (Full text)

Effectiveness and safety of warm needle acupuncture on children with cerebral palsy: Protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. Warm needle acupuncture (WNA) is an integral part of the acupuncture therapy, which combines acupuncture and moxibustion. Children with cerebral palsy (CP) is a common disease in children, which seriously affects children's growing development, physical and mental health. The clinical practice indicates that WNA has a therapeutic effect on children with CP

2019 Medicine PubMed abstract

95. A systematic review of comorbidity between cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. (Full text)

A systematic review of comorbidity between cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The aim of this systematic review was to examine the incidence and prevalence of comorbidity between Cerebral Palsy (CP), Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).We searched for articles indexed in PubMed, EBSCOhost, Scopus, Web of Science and other potentially relevant internet sources using a combination of expressions (...) including "cerebral palsy" AND "autism" OR "ASD" OR "pervasive development disorder" AND "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder" OR "ADHD".We identified 2542 studies on CP and ASD and 998 studies on CP and ADHD. After screening titles and abstracts and removing duplicated studies, 47 full papers (CP and ASD n = 28; CP and ADHD n = 19) were downloaded and screened for eligibility. Twenty-eight (CP and ASD n = 16; CP and ADHD n = 12) studies were identified in the peer-review literature. Based

2019 European journal of paediatric neurology : EJPN : official journal of the European Paediatric Neurology Society PubMed abstract

96. Efficacy of Armeo® Robotic Therapy Versus Conventional Therapy on Upper Limb Function in Children With Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy. (Abstract)

Efficacy of Armeo® Robotic Therapy Versus Conventional Therapy on Upper Limb Function in Children With Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy. The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy of Armeo robotic therapy, compared with conventional therapy, on upper limb function in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy.Thirty children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy, with ages ranging from 6 to 8 yrs, were selected for this randomized controlled study and randomly assigned to two groups. The study group (n (...) Ashworth Scale scores for the study and control groups were 1.6 (0.3) and 2 (0.5), respectively. Postinterventional Quality of Upper Extremity Skills Test total scores for the study and control groups were 84.6 (2.7) and 79.1 (2), respectively.Armeo robotic therapy is significantly more effective than conventional therapy in improving the upper limb quality of movement in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy.

2019 American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation Controlled trial quality: uncertain

97. Cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy Cerebral palsy - Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment | BMJ Best Practice You'll need a subscription to access all of BMJ Best Practice Search  Cerebral palsy Last reviewed: February 2019 Last updated: February 2019 Summary An umbrella term referring to a non-progressive disease of the brain originating during the antenatal, neonatal, or early postnatal period when brain neuronal connections are still evolving. Most common cause of childhood disability affecting 2.5 per 1000 (...) , and extremity deformity. Definition Cerebral palsy (CP) is an umbrella term referring to a non-progressive disease of the brain originating during the antenatal, neonatal, or early postnatal period when brain neuronal connections are still evolving. Rosenbaum P, Paneth N, Leviton A, et al. A report: the definition and classification of cerebral palsy April 2006. Dev Med Child Neurol Suppl. 2007 Feb;109:8-14. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17370477?tool=bestpractice.com Secondary effects of spasticity

2019 BMJ Best Practice

98. Systematic review of the economic impact of cerebral palsy. (Abstract)

Systematic review of the economic impact of cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy (CP) and its associated conditions can pose a significant economic burden on families, the health care system and the general economy. The boundary for inclusion of costs in research can vary substantially across studies.To summarize the evidence for burden of disease for CP including the impacts on the health system, the community and carers.Literature was identified from Ovid Medline, Embase, CINHAL, PsyInfo, Econlit

2019 Research in developmental disabilities

99. The natural history of crouch gait in bilateral cerebral palsy: A systematic review. (Abstract)

The natural history of crouch gait in bilateral cerebral palsy: A systematic review. To systematically review the natural history of crouch gait in bilateral cerebral palsy (CP) in the absence of surgical intervention and to review any relationship between clinical variables and progression of knee crouch.Relevant literature was identified by searching article databases (PubMed, CINAHL, EMBASE, and Web of Science). Included studies reported on participants with bilateral CP who had 3

2019 Research in developmental disabilities

100. Interventions to improve upper limb function for children with bilateral cerebral palsy: a systematic review. (Full text)

Interventions to improve upper limb function for children with bilateral cerebral palsy: a systematic review. To systematically review the efficacy of interventions on upper limb function in children 0 to 19 years of age with bilateral cerebral palsy on the basis of outcome measures of upper limb function and measures of activities and/or participation according to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health.Cochrane, PubMed, Embase, CINAHL, and Web of Science were (...) searched from inception to September 2017. Methodological quality and strength of evidence were analysed by two independent raters using Sackett's level of evidence and the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) guidelines.Fifteen studies with a large variety of interventions and heterogeneity in outcome measures met the inclusion criteria. Twelve studies provided level IV evidence according to AACPDM guidelines. For three small randomized controlled trials the level

2019 Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology PubMed abstract