Cerebral Palsy

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Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy is a set of conditions that affect movement balance and posture caused by disruption to a developing brain, usually before birth. In some cases there may be some genetic effect that results in "miswiring" during neuronal development. Generally cerebral palsy is usually diagnosed during infancy or preschool and the effect on physical ability varies greatly. Cerebral palsy can cause impaired movement associated with exaggerated reflexes, floppiness or rigidity of the limbs and trunk, abnormal posture, involuntary movements, unsteadiness of walking, or some combination of these. Some people show normal to near normal intellectual function, but others may have intellectual disabilities. Epilepsy, blindness or deafness also may be present.

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Cerebral Palsy" for support, advocacy or research.

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CNS Foundation

CNS Foundation's Mission is Three-fold: - Expedite scientific research to find treatments and cures for the more than 14 million children living with some form of neurological disorder - Provide families and health care professionals with up-to-date information and resources on the latest discoveries in pediatric neurology - Educate the public, and public officials, on the critical importance of funding pediatric neurological disorder research

Last Updated: 12 Oct 2013

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Isabella's Aviary Alliance, LLC

Isabella’s Aviary Alliance, LLC actively demonstrates, through Isabella’s passionate and loving care in breeding and raising baby parrots for other special needs children, the possibility for two hearts—bird and child—coming together and connecting in a way which infinitely brightens the lives of both.

Last Updated: 2 Aug 2013

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March of Dimes Foundation

Our mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. We carry out this mission thorough research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies? lives.

Last Updated: 8 Aug 2013

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Missouri Family to Family

Missouri Family to Family provides customized information that allows families and individuals about needed resources and supports, navigating the maze of systems and services, as well as options to make their vision for their life possible. MOF2F also offers Sharing Our Strengths, which connects individuals with disabilities and/or their caregivers to a person who is available to listen with an open heart and open mind, offering emotional support, practical information, and/or shared experiences.

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2014

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Oklahoma Family Network

To Provide emotional, informational and navigational support to those who have special health care needs or a disability, their families and the professionals who serve them. OFN promotes family/professional partnerships and family-centered care, assuring services are offered as recipients prefer..

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

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The Arc of East Central Iowa

The Arc of East Central Iowa empowers people with intellectual and related disabilities to engage in lifelong opportunities to live, learn, work and play with dignity, freedom and full inclusion in their communities.

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2013

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The Arc of Illinois

The Arc of Illinois is committed to empowering persons with disabilities to achieve full participation in community life through informed choices.

Last Updated: 8 Apr 2013

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United Cerebral Palsy Association, Inc.

The mission of United Cerebral Palsy is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network.

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2009

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Following organizations serve the condition "Cerebral Palsy" for support, advocacy or research.

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CNS Foundation

CNS Foundation's Mission is Three-fold: - Expedite scientific research to find treatments and cures for the more than 14 million children living with some form of neurological disorder - Provide families and health care professionals with up-to-date information and resources on the latest discoveries in pediatric neurology - Educate the public, and public officials, on the critical importance of funding pediatric neurological disorder research

http://www.cnsfoundation.org

Last Updated: 12 Oct 2013

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Isabella's Aviary Alliance, LLC

Isabella’s Aviary Alliance, LLC actively demonstrates, through Isabella’s passionate and loving care in breeding and raising baby parrots for other special needs children, the possibility for two hearts—bird and child—coming together and connecting in a way which infinitely brightens the lives of both.

http://www.isabellasaviary.com

Last Updated: 2 Aug 2013

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March of Dimes Foundation

Our mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. We carry out this mission thorough research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies? lives.

http://www.modimes.org

Last Updated: 8 Aug 2013

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Missouri Family to Family

Missouri Family to Family provides customized information that allows families and individuals about needed resources and supports, navigating the maze of systems and services, as well as options to make their vision for their life possible. MOF2F also offers Sharing Our Strengths, which connects individuals with disabilities and/or their caregivers to a person who is available to listen with an open heart and open mind, offering emotional support, practical information, and/or shared experiences.

http://www.mofamilytofamily.org

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2014

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Oklahoma Family Network

To Provide emotional, informational and navigational support to those who have special health care needs or a disability, their families and the professionals who serve them. OFN promotes family/professional partnerships and family-centered care, assuring services are offered as recipients prefer..

http://www.oklahomafamilynetwork.org

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

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The Arc of East Central Iowa

The Arc of East Central Iowa empowers people with intellectual and related disabilities to engage in lifelong opportunities to live, learn, work and play with dignity, freedom and full inclusion in their communities.

http://www.arceci.org

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2013

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The Arc of Illinois

The Arc of Illinois is committed to empowering persons with disabilities to achieve full participation in community life through informed choices.

http://www.thearcofil.org/

Last Updated: 8 Apr 2013

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United Cerebral Palsy Association, Inc.

The mission of United Cerebral Palsy is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network.

http://www.ucpa.org

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2009

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Cerebral Palsy" returned 791 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The effect of obturator nerve block on hip lateralization in low functioning children with spastic cerebral palsy.
 

Author(s): Eun Sook Park, Dong-Wook Rha, Won Chul Lee, Eun Geol Sim

Journal: Yonsei Med. J.. 2014 Jan;55(1):191-6.

 

Hip adductor spasticity has a great impact on developing hip displacement in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Obturator nerve (ON) block is less invasive intervention rather than soft tissue surgery for reduction of hip adductor spasticity. The aim of this study is to investigate ...

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2013

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Herbert capsuloplasty and Burnei tenomyoplasty for the correction of genu flexum in cerebral palsy, arthrogryposis and posttraumatic.
 

Author(s): S Gavriliu, I Georgescu, A Ulici, R Ghita, E M Japie, N Pandea, A Pârvan, C Burnei, I L Tiripa, A Martiniuc, S Hamei, I Draghici

Journal: Chirurgia (Bucur). ;108(6):866-73.

 

Studies of gait dynamics revealed the complex motions that the knee must undergo in sync with the hip and ankle, in both the swing and support phase of walking. If these motions are restricted, usually as a consequence of cerebral palsy or arthrogryposis, normal gait is hindered; ...

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2013

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Sequencing of the IL6 gene in a case-control study of cerebral palsy in children.
 

Author(s): Pouya Khankhanian, Sergio E Baranzini, Britt A Johnson, Lohith Madireddy, Dorothee Nickles, Lisa A Croen, Yvonne W Wu

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Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of nonprogressive disorders of movement and posture caused by abnormal development of, or damage to, motor control centers of the brain. A single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), rs1800795, in the promoter region of the interleukin-6 (IL6) gene has been ...

Last Updated: 7 Jan 2014

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Cerebral Palsy" returned 98 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Nanomedicine in cerebral palsy.
 

Author(s): Bindu Balakrishnan, Elizabeth Nance, Michael V Johnston, Rangaramanujam Kannan, Sujatha Kannan

Journal: Int J Nanomedicine. 2013 ;8():4183-95.

 

Cerebral palsy is a chronic childhood disorder that can have diverse etiologies. Injury to the developing brain that occurs either in utero or soon after birth can result in the motor, sensory, and cognitive deficits seen in cerebral palsy. Although the etiologies for cerebral palsy ...

Last Updated: 8 Nov 2013

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Precision grip control, sensory impairments and their interactions in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Yannick Bleyenheuft, Andrew M Gordon

Journal: Res Dev Disabil. 2013 Sep;34(9):3014-28.

 

Children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy (HCP) exhibit long-term functional deficits. One of the most debilitating is the loss of prehension since this may impair functional independence. This loss of prehension could be partly due to sensory deficits. Identifying the underlying causes ...

Last Updated: 22 Jul 2013

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[Parental stress in families of children with cerebral palsy: an integrative review].
 

Author(s): Maysa Ferreira Martins Ribeiro, Celmo Celeno Porto, Luc Vandenberghe

Journal: Cien Saude Colet. 2013 Jun;18(6):1705-15.

 

This article aims to select, evaluate and interpret critically the bibliographic production focused on the stress experienced by parents/caregivers of children with cerebral palsy. An integrative literature review was conducted. Sources for this search were the Virtual Health Library ...

Last Updated: 11 Jun 2013

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

A Randomized Study of Autologous Umbilical Cord Blood Reinfusion in Children With Cerebral Palsy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cerebral Palsy; CP; Spastic Cerebral Palsy

 

Last Updated: 8 May 2014

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Cerebral Palsy and Sleep Apnea in North Part of Finland
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Sleep Apnoea; Cerebral Palsy

 

Last Updated: 22 May 2013

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Constraint Induced Movement Therapy Summer Camp
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cerebral Palsy; Cerebral Palsy, Diplegic, Infantile

 

Last Updated: 3 Jun 2014

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