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Review on Cerebral Palsy

Posted Nov 07 2012 1:10pm

Pediatrics performed a systemic review in order to compile information on the rates of co-occurring impairments, diseases, and functional limitations with cerebral palsy into simple clinical findings. After reviewing 1366 papers 82 were appraised and 30 were included in the meta-analyses.

The results indicated the following for children with cerebral palsy
  • 3 in 4 were in pain
  • 1 in 2 had an intellectual disability
  • 1 in 3 could not walk
  • 1 in 3 had a hip displacement
  • 1 in 4 could not talk
  • 1 in 4 had epilepsy
  • 1 in 4 had a behavior disorder
  • 1 in 4 had bladder control problems
  • 1 in 5 had a sleep disorder
  • 1 in 5 dribbled
  • 1 in 10 were blind
  • 1 in 15 were tube-fed
  • 1 in 25 were deaf.
You can view the entire article here .

Reference: Iona Novak, Monique Hines, Shona Goldsmith and Richard Barclay. Clinical Prognostic Messages From a Systematic Review on Cerebral Palsy. Pediatrics DOI: 10.1542/peds.2012-0924 originally published online October 8, 2012.
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