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FDA mulls use of Botox to treat Spastic Cerebral Palsy

Spasticity of the upper limbs is largely linked to cerebral palsy, particularly spastic cerebral palsy. This condition is the most common type of cerebral palsy and hinders the development of healthy motor functioning in children. Identifying spastic cerebral palsy Children who suffer from spastic cerebral palsy often have stiff or jerky movements. This is due...

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French study reveals infant brain compression during birth is understated

Scientists understand that an infant’s soft, flexible skull shifts during childbirth, but recently French researchers were surprised by exactly how much a newborn baby’s head and brain are compressed as the child passes through the birth canal during the delivery. “When we showed the fetal head changing shape, we discovered that we had underestimated a...

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Surgery Shown to Help Children with Cerebral Palsy Walk

Children with cerebral palsy often suffer a lifetime of limited movement and coordination, cognitive challenges, and abnormal development. This condition occurs during birth or soon after. Standard treatment often includes medication to help treat muscle stiffness and pain, as well as physiotherapy to help with walking. Recent analysis by the NIHR Guy’s and St Thomas’...

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Chicago Attorneys on New Developments in Cerebral Palsy Intervention

Cerebral palsy is the most common cause of child motor dysfunction, often resulting in muscle weakness, abnormal muscle activity, and ataxia (a degenerative disease that impacts the nervous system). Some children who suffer from this condition are either unable to walk or must receive assistance when walking. Hope is on the horizon According to European...

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Cerebral Palsy Can Sometimes Be Prevented, An Attorney Explains

Each year, approximately 10,000 to 12,000 newborn babies develop Cerebral Palsy. Approximately 10% of these cases occur as a result of complications and problems during labor and delivery, often as a result of mismanagement by physicians, nurses, and others involved in the labor and delivery process. These avoidable issues lead to life-long tragedies for the...

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Delayed Treatment for Maternal Patients Suffering from High Blood Pressure

Last month, we discussed the alarming rate of maternal deaths across the United States. One of the leading causes of maternal deaths is dangerously high blood pressure, also known as preeclampsia, which can lead to a stroke if not quickly treated. When the Failure to Act Puts Maternal Patients at Risk An investigation by USA...

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What Causes Cerebral Palsy and Birth Asphyxia?

The last thing parents want to experience is a birth injury to their child, especially one affecting the brain. However, when birth injuries happen, they can be extremely traumatic and potentially result in years of therapy, specialized treatment, and additional care that can be emotionally straining and costly. These types of injuries are rare, with...

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