Cerebral Palsy

Cord Blood May Improve Motor Function in Young Children With Cerebral Palsy

Cord Blood May Improve Motor Function in Young Children With Cerebral Palsy

In young children with cerebral palsy, infusion of autologous umbilical cord blood improves whole brain connectivity and motor function.

AbobotulinumtoxinA Beneficial for Children With Lower Limb Spasticity

AbobotulinumtoxinA Beneficial for Children With Lower Limb Spasticity

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Significant improvements in muscle tone, spasticity, goal attainment, and overall clinical benefit were observed across all injection cycles.

Cerebral Palsy in Full-Term Infants Linked to Maternal Obesity

Cerebral Palsy in Full-Term Infants Linked to Maternal Obesity

While their are other factors more strongly associated with risk of cerebral palsy, maternal obesity is modifiable and therefore should be studied further.

FDA Approves Botulinum Toxin Injection for Pediatric Spasticity

FDA Approves Botulinum Toxin Injection for Pediatric Spasticity

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The drug is the first botulinum toxin indicated for the treatment of lower limb spasticity in pediatric patients.

Birth Defects Largely Responsible for  Cases of Cerebral Palsy

Birth Defects Largely Responsible for Cases of Cerebral Palsy

Causes other than asphyxia account for most cases of cerebral palsy in near-term infants.

Premature Infants Have Reduced Brain Connectivity in Thalamus, Cortex

Premature Infants Have Reduced Brain Connectivity in Thalamus, Cortex

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Reduced brain connectivity puts preterm infants at a greater risk of developing neurodevelopmental disorders.

Macrolides During Pregnancy May Raise Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy Risk

Macrolides During Pregnancy May Raise Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy Risk

Compared with penicillin, macrolides taken during pregnancy increase the child's risk of developing cerebral palsy or epilepsy.

Researchers Identity Significant Genetic Link for Cerebral Palsy

Researchers Identity Significant Genetic Link for Cerebral Palsy

Researchers say 14% of cerebral palsy cases are likely to be caused by a genetic mutation.

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