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.

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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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.

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

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Cerebral Palsy" returned 1709 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Effect of botulinum toxin A injection in the treatment of gastrocnemius spasticity in children aged 9-36 months with cerebral palsy: a prospective study].
 

Author(s): Deng-Na Zhu, Ming-Mei Wang, Jun Wang, Wei Zhang, He-Zhou Li, Po Yang, Hua-Chun Xiong, Guo-Hui Niu, San-Song Li, Yun-Xia Zhao

Journal: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2016 Feb;18(2):123-9.

 

To investigate the long-term clinical efficacy and adverse effects of botulinum toxin-A (BTX-A) injection in the treatment of gastrocnemius spasticity in children aged 9-36 months with cerebral palsy.

Last Updated: 23 Feb 2016

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[Risk factors for interictal epileptiform discharges on electroencephalogram in children with spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy].
 

Author(s): Su-Yun Li, Xu-Guang Qian, Yi-Li Zhao, Wen-Jie Fu, Xiao-Ru Tan, Zhen-Huan Liu

Journal: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2015 Dec;17(12):1338-41.

 

To investigate the clinical symptoms and features of interictal epileptiform discharges (IED) on electroencephalogram (EEG) in children with spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy (CP) and to analyze the risk factors for IED.

Last Updated: 23 Dec 2015

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Birth Prevalence of Cerebral Palsy: A Population-Based Study.
 

Author(s): Kim Van Naarden Braun, Nancy Doernberg, Laura Schieve, Deborah Christensen, Alyson Goodman, Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp

Journal: Pediatrics. 2016 Jan;137(1):.

 

Population-based data in the United States on trends in cerebral palsy (CP) birth prevalence are limited. The objective of this study was to examine trends in the birth prevalence of congenital spastic CP by birth weight, gestational age, and race/ethnicity in a heterogeneous US metropolitan area.

Last Updated: 5 Jan 2016

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

The effects of whole body vibration on mobility and balance in children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review with meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): M Saquetto, V Carvalho, C Silva, C Conceição, M Gomes-Neto

Journal: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2015 Jun;15(2):137-44.

 

We performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the effects of whole-body vibration on physiologic and functional measurements in children with cerebral palsy.

Last Updated: 2 Jun 2015

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Cerebral palsy: causes, pathways, and the role of genetic variants.
 

Author(s): Alastair H MacLennan, Suzanna C Thompson, Jozef Gecz

Journal: Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.. 2015 Dec;213(6):779-88.

 

Cerebral palsy (CP) is heterogeneous with different clinical types, comorbidities, brain imaging patterns, causes, and now also heterogeneous underlying genetic variants. Few are solely due to severe hypoxia or ischemia at birth. This common myth has held back research in causation. ...

Last Updated: 15 Dec 2015

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Best clinical practice in botulinum toxin treatment for children with cerebral palsy.
 

Author(s): Walter Strobl, Tim Theologis, Reinald Brunner, Serdar Kocer, Elke Viehweger, Ignacio Pascual-Pascual, Richard Placzek

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Botulinum toxin A (BoNT-A) is considered a safe and effective therapy for children with cerebral palsy (CP), especially in the hands of experienced injectors and for the majority of children. Recently, some risks have been noted for children with Gross Motor Classification Scale (GMFCS) ...

Last Updated: 14 May 2015

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Cerebral Palsy Hip Health Related Quality of Life
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cerebral Palsy; Patient Undergoing Hip Surgery; Quality of Life

 

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2015

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Cell Therapy for Cerebral Palsy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cerebral Palsy

 

Last Updated: 15 Sep 2014

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Intrathecal Stem Cells for Cerebral Palsy Phase II
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cerebral Palsy

 

Last Updated: 3 Sep 2014

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