Tag: "palsy" at medical news
New research discovers independent brain networks control human walking
...stroke) and neurological disorders (e.g., cerebral palsy
and multiple sclerosis). Using a split-belt treadmill to separately control the legs, Kennedy Krieger researchers Dr. Amy Bastian and Julia Choi studied forty healthy adults and tracked each persons ability to learn various walking exercises. Utili...
A pioneering system allows autistic children to communicate with their environment
... soon be used by children and adults with cerebral palsy
as well as by adults who cannot speak for several reasons (heart attack, thrombosis, etc.)....
Drug therapy can reduce preterm births and decrease lifetime medical costs
...neuro-developmental disability, including cerebral palsy
and mental retardation. It is also an important cause of chronic lung disease, visual impairment, and other chronic illness in children." That statement, from an editorial authored by Joanne Armstrong, MD, MPH, of Baylor College of Medicine in Housto...
Improved neonatal care has helped reduce prevalence of cerebral palsy in premature babies
...t. The study shows that the prevalence of cerebral palsy
in children of very low birthweight has fallen since 1980. Cerebral palsy
is a permanent, but changing disorder of movement, posture, and motor function. It is the commonest ...
Precautionary approach suggested to protect pregnant women and children against industrial chemicals
...s autism, attention deficit disorder, and cerebral palsy
are common, costly and can cause lifelong disability. One in every six children has a developmental disability and in most cases these disabilities affect the nervous system. The two main obstacles to preventing neurodevelopmental disabilities caused...
Innovative surgery corrects vision in kids with neurological disorders
Children with cerebral palsy
and other neurological problems often have extreme...every aspect of their daily lives. Having cerebral palsy
herself and wanting to help reverse the isolation that many of these children endure because of thei...
Study identifies factors correlated with cerebral palsy
... have been reported for specific clinical cerebral palsy
(CP) subgroups or lesion types but not in a large population of children with all CP subtypes. Additional information about the causes of CP could help identify preventive strategies, according to background information in the article. Martin Bax, ...
Low birth weight infants may have cognitive and physical problems when they reach adolescence
...e the risk for major disabilities such as cerebral palsy
and mental retardation, but researchers now suspect that low birth weight may also contribute to minor difficulties in motor skills and in thinking, learning and memory (cognitive abilities). These problems may last into adolescence, according to ba...
Stem cell transplants improve recovery in animal models for stroke, cerebral palsy
... by adults with a stroke or newborns with cerebral palsy
can significantly enhance recovery from these types of injuries, researchers say. Using a commonly utilized animal model for stroke, researchers administered a dose of 200,000-400,000 human stem cells into the brain of animals that had experienced si...
Viral infection at birth linked to cerebral palsy
... Australia and involved 443 children with cerebral palsy
and 883 control babies. All babies were born to wh...n in babies who were later diagnosed with cerebral palsy
than in control babies. In fact, the risk of cerebral palsy
was nearly doubled with exposure to herp...
Wide-spread use of intranasal flu vaccine does not show unexpected serious risks
...nd paralysis in the extremities), 1 report of Bell palsy
(paralysis of the facial muscles), and 8 reports of asthma exacerbation among individuals with a prior asthma history. Events in individuals for whom the vaccine was not indicated accounted for 73 reports (16 percent). "Reports to VAERS in the first ...
Cool therapy reduces brain injury and death from oxygen loss in newborns
...means a better outcome and fewer cases of cerebral palsy
and other complications." Ehrenkranz co-authored the study with colleagues at 14 other institutions in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network. Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) occurs when an infa...
Adult stem cells aid recovery in animal model of cerebral palsy
...0 people in the United States living with cerebral palsy
still must be explored, he says. He and Dr. Borlon...xial brain injuries," Dr. Carroll says of cerebral palsy
patients. He and other pediatric neurologists and neonatologists already have begun to discuss such ...
New research offers clues to prevent brain damage in premature babies
...ferent kinds of white matter injury cause cerebral palsy
and learning problems in children born prematurely, and MS in older children and adults. Dr. Back and his colleagues found that hyaluronic acid (HA) prevent immature oligodendrocytes from maturing and coating nerve fibers with new myelin. Astrocytes,...
Mental health following stroke, spinal cord injury; sensory evaluation tools
...d 10 digits were recorded from three male cerebral palsy
patients with moderate dysarthria. Investigators found that inclusion of high-frequency components provided no significant useful information that would enhance speech recognition. The application of speech recognition technology to impaired speech w...
Most perinatal strokes lead to neurologic disorders
...percent). An interesting finding was that cerebral palsy
was more likely to occur in infants who had no symptoms early in life. In such cases, the stroke was typically discovered months after birth when the child was noted to have diminished use of one hand. These children were more likely to have sustai...
Revealed: The true cost to the nation of multiple pregnancies
... analyse the long-term costs, relating to cerebral palsy
and handicaps that are much more frequent in multiple birth babies than in singletons. These figures reinforce the necessity of preventing their occurrence with an adapted policy on ART and stimulation regimen in other fertility treatments. "Researc...