This is a case series of six children with unilateral cerebral palsy and hemispheric encephaloclastic lesions who were evaluated for epilepsy surgery.
Until recently, there has been little interest in understanding the intrinsic features associated with the pathomorphology of skeletal muscle in cerebral palsy (CP). Coupled with emerging evidence that challenges the role of spasticity as a determinant of gross motor function and in the development of fixed muscle contractures, it has become increasingly important to further elucidate the underlying mechanisms responsible for muscle alterations in CP. This knowledge can help clinicians to understand and apply treatment modalities that take these aspects into account. Thus, the inherent heterogeneity of the CP phenotype allows for the potential of personalized medicine through the understanding of muscle pathomorphology on an individual basis and tailoring treatment approaches accordingly. This review aims to summarize recent developments in the understanding of CP muscle and their relationship to musculoskeletal manifestations, in addition to proposing a treatment paradigm that incorporates this new knowledge.
This study investigates whether children with perinatal brain injury have impairments in specific components of visual attention, and whether early dietary supplementation can reduce any deficits.
This systematic review of case reports describes the clinical characteristics and therapeutic options available to paediatric patients with cluster headache.
This article assesses vision and cognition in a national cohort of 1-year-old infants with congenital disorders of the peripheral visual system and visual impairment in order to determine the relationship between vision and early development.
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This scoping review examines nutritional screening methods for children and adolescents with cerebral palsy.
This clinical practice guide provides evidence-based recommendations on the application of ketogenic diet parenteral nutrition in emergency situations.
This study explores the association between the Hammersmith Infant Neurological Examination (HINE) at age 2 years and neurocognition at age 11 years in children born very preterm.