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101. 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 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 Verschuren O, Ketelaar M, Takken T, Helders P J, Gorter J W CRD summary This review assessed the effectiveness of exercise programs for children with cerebral palsy, concluding that programs focusing on lower-extremity muscle (...) strength, cardiovascular fitness or some combination may be of benefit. Given that much of the evidence was non-randomised and of low quality, the authors' conclusions were appropriately cautious and appeared likely to be reliable. Authors' objectives To assess the effectiveness of exercise programs for children with cerebral palsy. Searching MEDLINE, PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL, SPORTDiscus, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and PEDro were searched from inception to September 2006

DARE.2008

102. 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

DARE.2008

103. 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 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 Figueiredo EM, Ferreira GB, Moreira RC, Kirkwood RN, Fetters L CRD summary This review assessed the efficacy of ankle-foot orthoses on the gait of children with cerebral palsy (...) and concluded that there were positive effects for a range of outcomes. In light of the paucity of experimental studies, lack of good-quality data and small sample sizes the authors' conclusions should be interpreted with caution, as recommended by the reviewers themselves. Authors' objectives To assess the efficacy of ankle-foot orthoses on the gait of children with cerebral palsy. Searching PubMed, The Cochrane Library, PEDro, OTseeker, LILACS and SciELO were searched to January 2006; search terms were

DARE.2008

104. 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 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 Anttila H, Autti-Ramo I, Suoranta J, Makela M, Malmivaara A CRD summary This review assessed the effectiveness of physical therapy interventions on functioning in children in children (...) with cerebral palsy and found some moderate, limited and conflicting evidence on some particular outcomes for a few intervention categories. The review was generally well conducted. The conclusion appears to reflect the limited evidence presented. Authors' objectives To assess the effectiveness of physical therapy interventions on functioning in children with cerebral palsy. Searching The reviewers searched MEDLINE, CINAHL, PEDro and The Cochrane Library for studies published between 1990 and February 2007

DARE.2008

105. A randomized, controlled trial of magnesium sulfate for the prevention of cerebral palsy.

A randomized, controlled trial of magnesium sulfate for the prevention of cerebral palsy. 18753646 2008 08 28 2008 09 03 2016 12 15 1533-4406 359 9 2008 Aug 28 The New England journal of medicine N. Engl. J. Med. A randomized, controlled trial of magnesium sulfate for the prevention of cerebral palsy. 895-905 10.1056/NEJMoa0801187 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

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106. Effect of seat surface inclination on postural control during reaching in preterm children with cerebral palsy.

Effect of seat surface inclination on postural control during reaching in preterm children with cerebral palsy. BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Because it is debatable whether seat surface inclination improves motor function in children with cerebral palsy (CP), the effect of seat surface tilting on postural control and quality of reaching was studied. SUBJECTS: The subjects were 58 children with CP aged 2 to 11 years (34 with unilateral spastic CP, 24 with bilateral spastic CP). METHODS: During

EvidenceUpdates2007

107. Self-reported quality of life of 8-12-year-old children with cerebral palsy: a cross-sectional European study.

Self-reported quality of life of 8-12-year-old children with cerebral palsy: a cross-sectional European study. BACKGROUND: Little is known about the quality of life (QoL) of disabled children. We describe self-reported QoL of children with cerebral palsy, factors that influence it, and how it compares with QoL of the general population. METHODS: 1174 children aged 8-12 years were randomly selected from eight population-based registers of children with cerebral palsy in six European countries (...) domains. Impairments and pain explained up to 3% and 7%, respectively, of variation in QoL. Children with cerebral palsy had similar QoL to children in the general population in all domains except schooling, in which evidence was equivocal, and physical wellbeing, in which comparison was not possible. INTERPRETATION: Parents can be reassured that most children aged 8-12 years with cerebral palsy will have similar QoL to other children. This finding should guide social and educational policy to ensure

Lancet2007

108. Changes in the prevalence of cerebral palsy for children born very prematurely within a population-based program over 30 years.

Changes in the prevalence of cerebral palsy for children born very prematurely within a population-based program over 30 years. CONTEXT: Although cerebral palsy (CP) among extremely premature infants has been reported as a major morbidity outcome, there are difficulties comparing published CP rates from many sites over various birth years. OBJECTIVE: To assess the changes in population-based, gestational age-specific prevalence rates of CP among extremely premature infants over 30 years. DESIGN

JAMA2007

109. 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 Journals Library An error has occurred in processing the XML document An error occurred retrieving content to display, please try again. >> >> >> Page Not Found Page not found (404) Sorry - the page you requested could not be found. Please choose a page from the navigation or try a website search above

NIHR HTA programme2007

110. Constraint-induced movement therapy in the treatment of the upper limb in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy.

Constraint-induced movement therapy in the treatment of the upper limb in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. BACKGROUND: Children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy learn strategies to manage daily tasks (for example play) using one hand and often the affected limb is disregarded or not used. Constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) is emerging as a treatment approach for use with children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. It aims to increase spontaneous use of the affected upper limb (...) and thereby limit the effects of developmental disregard. CIMT is based on two fundamental principles: constraint of the non-affected limb and massed practice of therapeutic tasks with the affected limb. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review was to evaluate the effectiveness of CIMT, modified CIMT or Forced Use in the treatment of the affected upper limb in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (The Cochrane

Cochrane2007

111. Trends in cerebral palsy among infants of very low birthweight (<1500 g) or born prematurely (<32 weeks) in 16 European centres: a database study.

Trends in cerebral palsy among infants of very low birthweight (<1500 g) or born prematurely (<32 weeks) in 16 European centres: a database study. BACKGROUND: The risk of cerebral palsy, the commonest physical disability of children in western Europe, is higher in infants of very low birthweight (VLBW)--those born weighing less than 1500 g--and those from multiple pregnancies than in infants of normal birthweight. An increasing proportion of infants from both of these groups survive (...) into childhood. This paper describes changes in the frequency and distribution of cerebral palsy by sex and neurological subtype in infants with a birthweight below 1000 g and 1000-1499 g in the period 1980-96. METHODS: A group of 16 European centres, Surveillance of Cerebral Palsy in Europe, agreed a standard definition of cerebral palsy and inclusion and exclusion criteria. Data for children with cerebral palsy born in the years 1980-96 were pooled. The data were analysed to describe the distribution

Lancet2007

112. 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

DARE.2007

113. 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

DARE.2007

114. 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

DARE.2007

115. Seat inclinations affect the function of children with cerebral palsy: a review of the effect of different seat inclines

Seat inclinations affect the function of children with cerebral palsy: a review of the effect of different seat inclines Seat inclinations affect the function of children with cerebral palsy: a review of the effect of different seat inclines Seat inclinations affect the function of children with cerebral palsy: a review of the effect of different seat inclines McNamara L, Casey J CRD summary This review evaluated the effects of seating inclinations on the postural control, muscle activity (...) and upper extremity function of children with cerebral palsy. The authors concluded that the current literature is inconclusive, though there are some indications that neutral and anterior seat inclines can positively affect function. Despite some methodological limitations, the authors’ conclusions appear appropriate given the evidence presented. Authors' objectives To review the research on the effects of seating inclinations on the postural control, muscle activity and upper extremity function

DARE.2007

116. 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

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2007

117. 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

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.2007

118. 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

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.2007

119. Clinical and MRI correlates of cerebral palsy: the European Cerebral Palsy Study.

Clinical and MRI correlates of cerebral palsy: the European Cerebral Palsy Study. CONTEXT: 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. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the correlates of CP in a population sample and compare clinical findings with information available

JAMA2006

120. 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

BestBETS2006