Recent Research Activity
Recent Research In Cerebral Palsy Around The Globe
Orthopaedics in Cerebral Palsy
Upper Limb Function
Transitions/Adults
Orthopaedics and "Beyond"
Gross Motor Therapy/Central Imaging
Outcome Measures
Nutrition/Helth/Prevalence of Crebral Palsy
Gross Motor Outcomes
Participation and Beyond
MISCCELANEOUS
Scientific Poster Abstracts
» Distal rectus femoris intramuscular lengthening for the correction of stiff knee gait in children with cerebral palsy
» Is there agreement between hand-held dynamometry, instrumented dynamometry and functional strength in children with cerebral palsy?
» In vivo evaluations of biomechanical changes of calf muscle fascicles and Achilles tendon in children with cerebral palsy.
» Baclofen efficacy and safety trials (best): lack of consensus on oral baclofen dosing practices for children with cerebral palsy
» Does prematurity effect functional connectivity in the developing brain? A resting functional magnetic resonance imaging study
» Is there a functional morbidity of fractures in non-ambulatory pediatric patients with cerebral palsy? Does fracture prevention prevent functional deterioration?
» Adolescents and young adults with spasticity: do selective dorsal rhizotomies help in this population?
» Effects of distal hamstring lengthening and rectus femoris transfer on sagittal motion in patients with diplegia-hamstring length and its clinical use
» Goal attainment scale for ambulatory children with cerebral palsy:with and without orthopedic surgery
» A comparison of the 6-minute walk test to commonly used outcome measures in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)
» Reliability of the kinematic dystonia measure (KDM) in children with upper extremity dystonia
» A prospective case series evaluating the effectiveness of a virtual reality therapy home-based system to improve hand function in children with hemiplegia
» Cerebral palsy during the 20th century in Iceland
» Apolipoprotein e and cerebral palsy severity
» Motor reorganisation with transcranial stimulation of motor cortex in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy
» What matters in cerebral palsy: a breadth of domains of importance
» Neurophysiological changes and rehabilitation implications induced by botulinum toxin type A injection in children with cerebral palsy
» Cervical spine stenosis in seven patients with spastic dystonic cerebral palsy
» Strength, function and gait changes following a supported speed treadmill training exercise program (SSTTEP) for marginally ambulatory children with cerebral palsy: a preliminary report
» The effect of orthotic devices on gait symmetry of children with spasticity in the lower extremities
» Lower extremity selective voluntary motor control in patients with spastic cerebral palsy: evidence of increased distal motor impairnment
» Early hip development in the young child with cerebral palsy – risk status and relationship to motor development in an early natural history study
» Functional electrical stimulation of the upper limb in children with hemiplegia cerebral palsy: evaluation of efficacy by a 3D kinematic analysis
» The impact of caring for a child with cerebral palsy: quality of life for mothers and fathers
Therapy
» Ambulatory activity patterns in cerebral palsy with the StepWatchTM
» Accuracy and precision of the StepWatch in stride counting and oxygen consumption.
» Relationship between 5-minute walk distance and peak aerobic power in youth with cerebral palsy.
» The effect of maturation on energy cost in children with cerebral palsy and age-matched controls.
» Impact of a resistive exercise program on muscle strength and energy efficiency in individuals with spastic diplegia.
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Changes in EMG activation patterns following a strength training programme for adolescents with cerebral palsy

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Functional fitness training in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy: a randomized controlled trial

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Outcome tool score changes with changes in GMFCS level

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Measuring self-concept in children with cerebral palsy

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Responsiveness of outcome tools used to assess individuals with cerebral palsy

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Effects of tire type and pressure on energy expenditure during wheelchair propulsion

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Prediction of mechanical efficiency from heart rate during stair-climbing in children with cerebral palsy

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Energy efficiency of walking in males with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: is there an impact with steroid use?

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The Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory in Duchenne muscular dystrophy: correlations with disease progression

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Does the health status of caregivers influence their perception of the health-related quality of life of children with severe non-ambulatory cerebral palsy?

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The relationship of physical activity to health status in cerebral palsy

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Enchancing fun, fitness, and participation in adolescents with cerebral palsy

Developmental Pediatrics
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Factors associated with bullying of students with special needs.

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Increased neurodevelopmental delays in preterm multiples with birthweight less than 1500g.

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Predicting abnormal motor outcome in very preterm infants at 12 months:the role of qualitative MRI and general movement assessments.

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Efficacy of applied behavioural intervention for preschool children with autism on cognitive, behavioural, and language outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

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A comparison of community function and quality of life between adults with myelomeningocele and cerebral palsy

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Participation  in society among adults with cerebral palsy

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Transition into adulthood of young adults with cerebral palsy: limitations in achieving independent life

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Fracture incidence before and after pamidronate treatment in children with cerebral palsy

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Children with severe cerebral palsy living in residential care are larger than similar children living at home

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Low bone density’s association with severe pain in children with cerebral palsy

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Apolipoproptein E and cerebral palsy severity

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Are there differences in muscle strength in individuals with spastic diplegic with/without a history of selective dorsal rhizotomy

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Relationship between health-related quality of life, spasticity, and function in children with cerebral palsy undergoing intgrathecal baclofen therapy

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Baclofen pump implantation and spinal fusions in children:does order or timing influence complications?

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Features of success of botulinum toxin type A treatment in children with cerebral palsy: a clinical responsiveness study

Orthopaedics
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Proximal femoral geometry in cerebral palsy: a population-based cross-sectional study.

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Muscle length in severe crouch gai.

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Dislocated hip joint pain in children with severe cerebral palse.

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Tendon collagen turnover-related genes in cerebral palsy.

» Distal femoral osteotomy and patellar tendon advancement in the treatment of crouch gait: a review of complications.
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The effectof hamstring stretching on hip displacement in cerebral palsy.

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Single event multilevel surgery in children with spastic cerebral palsy: a randomized controlled trial.

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Correlation between kinematic deviations at knee and degree of femoral anteversion in cerebral palsy

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Accuracy and reliability of a new tele-rehabilitation system for administration of the Edinburgh Visual Gait Scale for children with cerebral palsy.

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Lower extremity surgery improves gait in ambulatory children with cerebral palsy

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Relationship between upper limb function and neuroradiological findings in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy

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Constraint-induced movement therapy induces neuroplastic changes in congenital hemiparesis: a functional MRI and transcranial magnetic stimulation study

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Upper extremity function and daily functioning in children with spastic cerebral palsy following lower extremity botulinum toxin injections

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Motor pathway changes associated with upper limb botulinum toxin A therapy in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy

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Multiple doses of constraint-induced movement therapy result in continued improvement

Scientific Posters
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Long-term use of botulinum toxin type A in children with cerebral palsy: treatment consistency

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Correlations between Gross Motor Function Measure scores and other functional assessments in ambulatory males with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

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The impact of physical activity on self-reported quality of life in cerebral palsy

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Bowel and bladder continence among children with spina bifida:a retrospective study

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Underdeveloped midfemur geometry and strength in children with cerebral palsy

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Parents’ satisfaction after single stage multilevel surgery in ambulatory children with cerebral palsy

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Measurement of muscle volume in spastic cerebral palsy using magnetic resonance imaging

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Assessment of possible rectus femoris transfer outcome predictors in patients with cerebral palsy and stiff knee gait

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Using the pendulum test to identify the stiff-knee gait pattern of children diagnosed with cerebral palsy

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Motor control as a factor in functional outcome associated with rectus femoris transfer

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Rectus femoris transfer in children with cerebral palsy: evaluation of transfer site and preoperative indicators

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Long-term outcomes of the multilevel surgical approach in children with cerebral palsy

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The relationship between quality of life and functioning for children with cerebral palsy: does poor functioning equate with poor quality of life?

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Parent proxy reports of quality of life of children with cerebral palsy:are they associated with parental depression?

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Effect of upper limb botulinum toxin type-A therapy on health-related quality of life in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy

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Effect of dynamic sitting balance training on posture and function in children with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy

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Relationship between low back ache incidence and psychosciological factors in parents of children with cerebral palsy in developing countries

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Robotic-assisted treadmill training enhances motor functioning, endurance, and speed in 15 children with cerebral palsy

» Stretching improves ankle biomechanics in children with cerebral palsy
 
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