Leucine Supplementation Increases Muscle Strength and Volume, Reduces Inflammation, and Affects Wellbeing in Adults and Adolescents with Cerebral Palsy.
Nicola Theis, Meghan A Brown, Paula Wood, Mark Waldron
Improvements in muscle strength and volume with leucine supplementation might provide important functional changes for adults and adolescents with CP and could be partly explained by reduced inflammation. The improved wellbeing highlights its capacity to improve the quality of daily living.
Evaluation of the bilateral function in para-athletes with spastic hemiplegia: A model-based clustering approach.
Reina R, Barbado D, Soto-Valero C, Sarabia JM, Roldán A.
Spastic hemiplegia is one of the most common forms of cerebral palsy, in which one side of the body is affected to a greater extent than the other one. Hemiplegia severity (i.e. moderate vs mild forms) is currently used in some Para sports for classification purposes. This study evaluates the sensitivity of several tests of stability (e.g. one-legged stance test), dynamic balance (side-step test), coordination (rapid heel-toe placements), range of movement (backward stepping lunge), and lower limb power (the triple hop distance and the isometric peak force of the knee extensors) to discriminate between the impaired and unimpaired lower extremities’ function in para-athletes with spastic hemiplegia.
Implication for the Indication of Concomitant Pelvic Osteotomy.
Hip displacement is one of the most common problems seen in patients with quadriplegic cerebral palsy. In this retrospective study, we examined our results of hip reconstructions conducted without a concomitant pericapsular acetabuloplasty in patients with varying degrees of hip displacement. The primary aim of the study was to identify any prognostic factors affecting the outcomes. The secondary aim was to predict the probability of re-subluxation or re-dislocation after the index operation, and to suggest the indications for a simultaneous pelvic osteotomy.
10-Year Follow-Up After Laminoplasty and Pedicle Screw Fixation for Cervical Myelopathy Associated with Athetoid Cerebral Palsy
We performed laminoplasty and posterior pedicle screw instrumentation in patients with athetoid cerebral palsy. The procedure maintained stable fixation and maintained clinical outcome more than 10 years
Bertoncelli CM, Altamura P, Vieira ER, Iyengar SS, Solla F, Bertoncelli D. Health Informatics J.
Logistic regression–based predictive models are widely used in the healthcare field but just recently are used to predict comorbidities in children with cerebral palsy. This article presents a logistic regression approach to predict health conditions in children with cerebral palsy and a few examples from recent research. These models can provide faster and more objective predictions, potentially improving care of patients with CP and reducing healthcare costs and suffering.