Weight, Gender and Gross Motor Classification in Children with Cerebral Palsy
Posted Aug 23 2012 4:00am
Pediatrics has published clinical growth charts for children with cerebral palsy. Research was conducted using 102,163 measurements of weight from 25,545 children with cerebral palsy in California. The researchers established growth charts for children with cerebral palsy based on Gross Motor Function Classification System level and gender. Overall the research indicated that children with low weights are at greater risk for nutritional issues, major medical conditions and death.
Reference: Jordan Brooks, Steven Day, Robert Shavelle,and David Strauss Low Weight, Morbidity, and Mortality in Children With Cerebral Palsy: New Clinical Growth Charts. Pediatrics 2011;128:2 e299-e307; published ahead of print July 18, 2011, doi:10.1542/peds.2010-2801