Cerebral Palsy: Science and Clinical Practice – Chapter 9: Pathways Involving Hypoxia–Ischaemia (ebook)


Chapter 9 of the book – Pathways Involving Hypoxia–Ischaemia

Janet M Rennie and Nicola J Robertson

In this chapter, we aim to provide a comprehensive review of perinatal hypoxia–ischaemia as a cause of cerebral palsy (CP), including information about the underlying mechanisms. Although hypoxia–ischaemia can cause permanent neurological injury leading to CP in the postnatal period – for example after sudden unexpected collapse or in association with severe illness causing shock – this is less common and space does not allow us to discuss these topics.

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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.