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Physiatric findings in individuals with Sturge-Weber syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20068437     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sturge-Weber syndrome is a rare neurocutaneous disorder that often results in functional impairment caused by motor (typically hemiparesis) and cognitive deficits. A retrospective chart review of physiatric evaluation of 30 individuals, aged 4 mos to 55 yrs (median age, 2.4 yrs), with Sturge-Weber syndrome with brain involvement was conducted for the purpose of summarizing physiatric findings and recommendations in this cohort. Presence or absence of motor, cognitive, and behavioral concerns and need for orthoses, spasticity management, and therapy services were noted. Hemiparesis was common, but the need for intervention for spasticity was rare. Cognitive and behavioral concerns were noted frequently, meriting additional evaluation. Case vignettes are presented to highlight (1) a child with repeated functional setbacks in association with increased seizure frequency who, with seizure control, demonstrated return to functional baseline and subsequent further skill development and (2) a child with Sturge-Weber syndrome who made functional gains with constraint-induced movement therapy.
Stacy J Suskauer; Melissa K Trovato; T Andrew Zabel; Anne M Comi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists     Volume:  89     ISSN:  1537-7385     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Phys Med Rehabil     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-19     Completed Date:  2010-04-20     Revised Date:  2012-05-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8803677     Medline TA:  Am J Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  323-30     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Child, Preschool
Cognition Disorders / complications
Disability Evaluation*
Longitudinal Studies
Middle Aged
Muscle Spasticity / etiology,  rehabilitation
Orthotic Devices
Paresis / etiology,  rehabilitation*
Physical Therapy Modalities*
Retrospective Studies
Sturge-Weber Syndrome / complications*,  rehabilitation*
Young Adult
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