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

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The terms "Cerebral Palsy" returned 824 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Familial risk of cerebral palsy: population based cohort study.
 

Author(s): Mette C Tollånes, Allen J Wilcox, Rolv T Lie, Dag Moster

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To investigate risks of recurrence of cerebral palsy in family members with various degrees of relatedness to elucidate patterns of hereditability.

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2014

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[Therapeutic effects of different doses of botulinum toxin A injection on tiptoe deformation in children with cerebral palsy].
 

Author(s): Guo-Hui Niu, Xiao-Li Zhang, Deng-Na Zhu, Zhi-Jun Cai, San-Song Li, Wei Zhang

Journal: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2014 Jul;16(7):720-4.

 

To study the therapeutic effects of different doses of botulinum toxin A (BTX-A) injection on tiptoe deformation in children with cerebral palsy.

Last Updated: 10 Jul 2014

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Correlations between color perception and motor function impairment in children with spastic cerebral palsy.
 

Author(s): Marcelo Fernandes Costa, Jaelsa Cunha Pereira

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The aim of the present study was to evaluate color perception thresholds and relate them to the degree of motor impairment in children with spastic cerebral palsy (SCP).

Last Updated: 2 Jul 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 99 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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Enriched environments and motor outcomes in cerebral palsy: systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Catherine Morgan, Iona Novak, Nadia Badawi

Journal: Pediatrics. 2013 Sep;132(3):e735-46.

 

Neuroplasticity evidence from animals favors an early enriched environment for promoting optimal brain injury recovery. In infants, systematic reviews show environmental enrichment (EE) improves cognitive outcomes but the effect on motor skills is less understood. The objective of ...

Last Updated: 3 Sep 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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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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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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Cerebral Palsy Hip Health Related Quality of Life
 

Status: Recruiting

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

 

Last Updated: 20 Jun 2014

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Cell Therapy for Cerebral Palsy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cerebral Palsy

 

Last Updated: 15 Sep 2014

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