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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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 1768 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The effect of weight bearing on bone mineral density and bone growth in children with cerebral palsy: A randomized controlled preliminary trial.
 

Author(s): Eun Young Han, Jung Hwa Choi, Sun-Hyun Kim, Sang Hee Im

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Mar;96(10):e5896.

 

The present study aims to explore the effect of weight bearing exercise on bone mineral density (BMD) and bone growth in children with cerebral palsy (CP).

Last Updated: 8 Mar 2017

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Medial Rectus Nuclear Palsy as a Sole Feature of Midbrain Infarction Secondary to Stenosis of Posterior Cerebral Artery.
 

Author(s): Zhi-Yong Zhang, Zun-Jing Liu, Li Wang, Wei-He Zhang, Jiang-Li Jin, Duan Qian, Jin-Song Jiao

Journal: Chin. Med. J.. 2017 01;130(1):113-114.

 

Last Updated: 4 Jan 2017

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Ocular findings in patients with spastic type cerebral palsy.
 

Author(s): Myung Jin Park, Yung Ju Yoo, Chin Youb Chung, Jeong-Min Hwang

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Refractive errors, strabismus, nystagmus, amblyopia, and cortical visual impairment are observed in 50 to 90 % of patients with cerebral palsy. Ocular abnormalities are known to differ according to cerebral palsy type, and spastic type has been reported to be more likely to be associated ...

Last Updated: 8 Nov 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 239 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Constraint-induced movement therapy improves upper limb activity and participation in hemiplegic cerebral palsy: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Hsiu-Ching Chiu, Louise Ada

Journal: J Physiother. 2016 Jul;62(3):130-7.

 

Does constraint-induced movement therapy improve activity and participation in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy? Does it improve activity and participation more than the same dose of upper limb therapy without restraint? Is the effect of constraint-induced movement therapy ...

Last Updated: 29 Jun 2016

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Concise Review: Stem Cell Interventions for People With Cerebral Palsy: Systematic Review With Meta-Analysis.
 

Author(s): Iona Novak, Karen Walker, Rod W Hunt, Euan M Wallace, Michael Fahey, Nadia Badawi

Journal: Stem Cells Transl Med. 2016 Aug;5(8):1014-25.

 

: Evidence for stem cells as a potential intervention for cerebral palsy is emerging. Our objective was to determine the efficacy and safety of stem cells for improving motor and cognitive function of people with cerebral palsy. Searches were conducted in October 2015 in CENTRAL, ...

Last Updated: 21 Jul 2016

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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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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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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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