Cerebral Palsy: Science and Clinical Practice – Chapter 8: Perinatal Stroke (ebook)


Chapter 8 of the book – Perinatal Stroke

Adam Kirton

Focal cerebrovascular diseases are a leading cause of perinatal brain injury, cerebral palsy (CP), and lifelong neurological disability. Perinatal stroke can now be classified into specific disease states affecting the fetus and neonate. Modern neuroimaging facilitates the accurate diagnosis of five distinct perinatal stroke diseases based on consideration of timing, mechanism, and presentation. Emerging evidence across these disorders is informing pathophysiological mechanisms while identifying new therapeutic targets. Relevant to both clinical practice and research, these advances carry potential to improve outcomes.

About the complete book

This landmark title considers all aspects of cerebral palsy from the causes to clinical problems and their implications for individuals. An international team of experts provides clinicians and researchers with key information on the mechanisms underlying impairments in movement, development, cognition, communication, vision, feeding, behaviour, sexuality, and musculoskeletal deformities.  They present a wide range of person-centred assessment approaches, including clinical evaluation, measurement scales, neuroimaging and gait analysis. The principles of multi-disciplinary management are presented, in terms of therapist intervention, medication and surgery. The perspective of the book spans the lifelong course of cerebral palsy, taking into account worldwide differences in socio-economic and cultural factors. Many chapters are illustrated with clinical vignettes enabling direct translation into practice. Full integrated colour, with extensive cross-referencing make this a highly attractive and useful reference.

Readership: Paediatric neurologists, developmental paediatricians, rehabilitation doctors, orthopaedic surgeons, child psychiatrists, physiotherapists speech and language therapists psychologists, occupational therapists and other health and educational professionals.

Clinics in Developmental Medicine Series.