Cerebral Palsy

Common Name(s)

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.

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: 1 Jun 2015

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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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Pediatric Brain Foundation

Pediatric Brain Foundation's Mission is Three-fold: 1. Expedite scientific research to find treatments and cures for ALL of the more than 14 million children, in the U.S. alone, living with some form of neurological disorder 2. Provide families and health care professionals with up-to-date information and resources on the latest discoveries in pediatric neurology 3. Educate the public and public officials on the critical importance of funding pediatric neurological research

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2015

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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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Thisbe and Noah Scott Foundation, Inc.

It is the mission of the Thisbe and Noah Scott Foundation, Inc. to save lives by promoting research, awareness and support for children and families affected by pediatric neuromuscular diseases.

Last Updated: 19 May 2015

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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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Condition Specific Organizations

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

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: 1 Jun 2015

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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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Pediatric Brain Foundation

Pediatric Brain Foundation's Mission is Three-fold: 1. Expedite scientific research to find treatments and cures for ALL of the more than 14 million children, in the U.S. alone, living with some form of neurological disorder 2. Provide families and health care professionals with up-to-date information and resources on the latest discoveries in pediatric neurology 3. Educate the public and public officials on the critical importance of funding pediatric neurological research

http://www.pediatricbrainfoundation.org

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2015

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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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Thisbe and Noah Scott Foundation, Inc.

It is the mission of the Thisbe and Noah Scott Foundation, Inc. to save lives by promoting research, awareness and support for children and families affected by pediatric neuromuscular diseases.

http://www.thisbeandnoah.org/

Last Updated: 19 May 2015

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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

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The terms "Cerebral Palsy" returned 1817 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Treatment of drooling with sublingual atropine sulfate in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy.
 

Author(s): Bruno L Scofano Dias, Alexandre R Fernandes, Heber de S Maia

Journal: Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2017 May;75(5):282-287.

 

To report the effect of sublingual atropine sulfate to treat drooling in children with cerebral palsy by comparing the results of the Drooling Impact Scale in a non-controlled open clinical trial.

Last Updated: 7 Jun 2017

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Comparison of mid-term efficacy of spastic flatfoot in ambulant children with cerebral palsy by 2 different methods.
 

Author(s): Jie Wen, Hong Liu, Sheng Xiao, Xin Li, Ke Fang, Ming Zeng, Zhongwen Tang, Shu Cao, Fanling Li

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jun;96(22):e7044.

 

To compare the treatment efficacy of spastic flatfoot surgery by 2 different surgical methods: nonfusion subtalar arthroereisis using subtalar joint stabilizer (SJS) and Dennyson-Fulford subtalar arthrodesis (D-FSA).A total of 26 cases of ambulant children with cerebral palsy diagnosed ...

Last Updated: 31 May 2017

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Clown-care reduces pain in children with cerebral palsy undergoing recurrent botulinum toxin injections- A quasi-randomized controlled crossover study.
 

Author(s): Hilla Ben-Pazi, Avraham Cohen, Naama Kroyzer, Renana Lotem-Ophir, Yaakov Shvili, Gidon Winter, Lisa Deutsch, Yehuda Pollak

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We investigated the impact of clown-care on pain in 45 children with cerebral palsy who underwent recurrent Botulinum-toxin injections (age 7.04± 4.68 years). Participants were randomized to receive either clown (n = 20) or standard (n = 25) -care.

Last Updated: 17 Apr 2017

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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 251 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Speech and language interventions for infants aged 0 to 2 years at high risk for cerebral palsy: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Olena Chorna, Ellyn Hamm, Caitlin Cummings, Ashley Fetters, Nathalie L Maitre

Journal: Dev Med Child Neurol. 2017 Apr;59(4):355-360.

 

We evaluated the level of evidence of speech, language, and communication interventions for infants at high-risk for, or with a diagnosis of, cerebral palsy (CP) from 0 to 2 years old.

Last Updated: 29 Nov 2016

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A Systematic Review of the Effects of Single-Event Multilevel Surgery on Gait Parameters in Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy.
 

Author(s): Robert P Lamberts, Marlette Burger, Jacques du Toit, Nelleke G Langerak

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Three-dimensional gait analysis (3DGA) is commonly used to assess the effect of orthopedic single-event multilevel surgery (SEMLS) in children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP).

Last Updated: 18 Oct 2016

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Dental health of children with cerebral palsy.
 

Author(s): Basil M Jan, Mohammed M Jan

Journal: Neurosciences (Riyadh). 2016 Oct;21(4):314-318.

 

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a common chronic motor disorder with associated cognitive, communicative, and seizure disorders. Children with CP have a higher risk of dental problems creating significant morbidity that can further affect their wellbeing and negatively impact their quality ...

Last Updated: 16 Oct 2016

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Outcomes of Stem Cells for Cerebral Palsy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cerebral Palsy

 

Last Updated: 4 Dec 2015

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Daily and Weekly Rehabilitation Delivery for Young Children With Cerebral Palsy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cerebral Palsy

 

Last Updated: 2 Aug 2016

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Last Updated: 18 Jan 2017

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