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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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 1767 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Three Case Reports of Successful Vibration Therapy of the Plantar Fascia for Spasticity Due to Cerebral Palsy-Like Syndrome, Fetal-Type Minamata Disease.
 

Author(s): Fusako Usuki, Satsuki Tohyama

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Apr;95(15):e3385.

 

Fetal-type Minamata disease is caused by the exposure to high concentrations of methylmercury in the fetal period and shows cerebral palsy-like clinical features. Relief of spasticity is a major task of rehabilitation to improve their activities of daily living. Here we report the ...

Last Updated: 16 Apr 2016

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The Effects of Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy on Balance and Symmetry of Gait in Children with Cerebral Palsy.
 

Author(s): Franziska Rumberg, Mustafa Sinan Bakir, William R Taylor, Hannes Haberl, Akosua Sarpong, Ilya Sharankou, Susanne Lebek, Julia F Funk

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Cerebral palsy (CP) is associated with dysfunction of the upper motor neuron and results in balance problems and asymmetry during locomotion. Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) is a surgical procedure that results in reduced afferent neuromotor signals from the lower extremities with ...

Last Updated: 5 Apr 2016

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Developing the Observatory Test of Capacity, Performance, and Developmental Disregard (OTCPDD) for Children with Cerebral Palsy.
 

Author(s): Kuan-Chun Liu, Hao-Ling Chen, Tien-Ni Wang, Jeng-Yi Shieh

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The purpose of this study was to develop a reliable and valid instrument, named the Observatory Test of Capacity, Performance, and Developmental Disregard (OTCPDD), for measuring the amount and quality of use of affected upper limb functions in the daily routines of children with CP.

Last Updated: 25 Mar 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 241 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Literature Review and Comparison of Two Statistical Methods to Evaluate the Effect of Botulinum Toxin Treatment on Gait in Children with Cerebral Palsy.
 

Author(s): Angela Nieuwenhuys, Eirini Papageorgiou, Todd Pataky, Tinne De Laet, Guy Molenaers, Kaat Desloovere

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This study aimed at comparing two statistical approaches to analyze the effect of Botulinum Toxin A (BTX-A) treatment on gait in children with a diagnosis of spastic cerebral palsy (CP), based on three-dimensional gait analysis (3DGA) data. Through a literature review, the available ...

Last Updated: 1 Apr 2016

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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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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Cell Therapy as Treatment for Cerebral Palsy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cerebral Palsy

 

Last Updated: 23 Sep 2016

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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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Upper Extremity Strength in Cerebral Palsy
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Cerebral Palsy

 

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2014

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