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Cerebral palsy: the whys and hows.
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PMID:  22058069     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The descriptive term of cerebral palsy encompasses the largest group of childhood movement disorders. Severity and pattern of clinical involvement varies widely dependent on the area of the central nervous system compromised. A multidisciplinary team approach is vital for all the aspects of management to improve function and minimise disability. From a medical viewpoint, there are two pronged approaches. First a focus on developmental and clinical comorbidities such as communication, behaviour, epilepsy, feeding problems, gastro-oesophageal reflux and infections; and second on specifics of muscle tone, motor control and posture. With regards to the latter, there is an increasing number of available treatments including oral antispasticity and antidystonic medications, injectable botulinum toxin, multilevel orthopaedic and neurosurgical options and a variety of complementary and alternative therapies.
Charlie Fairhurst
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of disease in childhood. Education and practice edition     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1743-0593     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101220684     Medline TA:  Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Paediatric Neurosciences, Evelina Children's Hospital, Guy's and Saint Thomas' Foundation trust, Kings Health Partners, London SE1 9RT.
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