Cerebral Palsy

“Toxic” Midwife Culture Spurs Infant Deaths In England, Report Says

England's National Health Service (NHS) has been hit by a drastic increase in birth injury lawsuits, the Daily Mail reports, with claims for compensation related to infant brain damage and cerebral palsy rising by 25% over the previous year alone. Birth Injury Claims Soar In England In the last year, a total of 232 families [...]

By | September 11th, 2017|Cerebral Palsy|Comments Off on “Toxic” Midwife Culture Spurs Infant Deaths In England, Report Says

Ataxic Cerebral Palsy: Symptoms, Presentation & Diagnosis

As you may already know, cerebral palsy refers to a family of related neurological disorders that affect muscle function, movement, balance and posture in around 17 million people worldwide. In two previous articles, we discussed the most common forms of the disorder, spastic and athetoid (or dyskinetic) cerebral palsy. Now, we'll turn our attention to [...]

By | August 10th, 2017|Cerebral Palsy|Comments Off on Ataxic Cerebral Palsy: Symptoms, Presentation & Diagnosis

Earlier Diagnosis Of Cerebral Palsy Is Possible, New Study Suggests

How quickly can we diagnose cerebral palsy disorders? Medical experts agree unanimously that early diagnosis allows for earlier interventions, leading in turn to greater improvements in functional ability, muscle development and coordination. Identifying children with cerebral palsy, however, can be difficult during their earliest years, especially where less-severe forms of the disorder are concerned. As [...]

By | July 26th, 2017|Cerebral Palsy|Comments Off on Earlier Diagnosis Of Cerebral Palsy Is Possible, New Study Suggests

Athetoid Cerebral Palsy: A Guide To Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

Share our athetoid cerebral palsy infographic on your own site! Just copy and paste the code below: </p><br /> <p><strong>Please include attribution to CaringForSpecialNeedsKids.com with this graphic.</strong></p><br /> <p><a href='http://caringforspecialneedskids.com/athetoid-cerebral-palsy/'><img src='http://caringforspecialneedskids.com/wp-content/uploads/Dyskinetic-Cerebral-Palsy-Infographic.png' alt='Athetoid (Dyskinetic) Cerebral Palsy' width='750px' height='1041px' border='0' /></a></p><br /> <p> Somewhere between 11% and 20% of children born with cerebral palsy will have primarily [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|Cerebral Palsy|Comments Off on Athetoid Cerebral Palsy: A Guide To Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

Cerebral Palsy Treatment: Methods, Approaches & Options

Want to share our cerebral palsy treatment infographic on your own site? Just copy and paste the code below: </p><br /> <p><strong>Please include attribution to CaringForSpecialNeedsKids.com with this graphic.</strong></p><br /> <p><a href='http://caringforspecialneedskids.com/cerebral-palsy-treatment/'><img src='http://caringforspecialneedskids.com/wp-content/uploads/Cerebral-Palsy-Treatment-Infographic.png' alt='Cerebral Palsy: Basic Treatment Modalities' width='750px' height='1142px' border='0' /></a></p><br /> <p> Cerebral palsy refers to a family of interrelated neuromuscular disorders, all [...]

By | June 16th, 2017|Cerebral Palsy|Comments Off on Cerebral Palsy Treatment: Methods, Approaches & Options

Illinois Family Awarded $23 Million In Cerebral Palsy Bench Trial

A state court judge in Illinois has awarded over $23 million in compensation to the family of a young girl who developed cerebral palsy after botched neonatal care, according to the Chicago Tribune. Medical Negligence Led To Brain Damage, Judge Rules Judge Kay Hanlon handed down her decision on Monday, May 8, 2017, concluding that [...]

By | May 19th, 2017|Cerebral Palsy|Comments Off on Illinois Family Awarded $23 Million In Cerebral Palsy Bench Trial

New Zealand Grandmother Takes On Mount Everest For Grandson With Cerebral Palsy

A New Zealand grandmother is preparing to tackle the grueling trek from her island home to Mount Everest, in hopes of raising awareness and money for children affected by cerebral palsy disorders. Grandmother Sets Sights On Charity Trek To Everest The Everest Base Camp Trek for Cerebral Palsy was organized by the Cerebral Palsy Society of New [...]

By | April 26th, 2017|Cerebral Palsy|Comments Off on New Zealand Grandmother Takes On Mount Everest For Grandson With Cerebral Palsy

Is Cerebral Palsy Hereditary?

Is cerebral palsy an inherited syndrome? Does the disorder run in families? Can it be passed from parent to child by way of genetic information, like eye color? These questions have dogged medical researchers for decades; their answers remain poorly understood. The Complex Link Between Genetics & Cerebral Palsy We know that a large proportion [...]

By | April 19th, 2017|Cerebral Palsy|Comments Off on Is Cerebral Palsy Hereditary?

Young Man With Cerebral Palsy Gets Treatment Assist From “Modern Family” Star

An unlikely pairing of celebrities has helped a young man with cerebral palsy move one step closer to his hope for a "miracle treatment," the Kansas City Star reports. From Kansas To Boston, In Hopes Of A Cure Tristan Wiesing, a 19-year-old man diagnosed with a cerebral palsy disorder at home, needed to get from [...]

By | April 12th, 2017|Cerebral Palsy|Comments Off on Young Man With Cerebral Palsy Gets Treatment Assist From “Modern Family” Star

Obesity In Pregnancy May Increase Risk Of Cerebral Palsy

Maternal obesity may be an important, but largely-unrecognized, risk factor for cerebral palsy, according to researchers at the University of Michigan and Stockholm's Karolinska Institute. In a new report published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, an international team of epidemiologists has found that the likelihood of delivering a child with a cerebral palsy [...]

By | March 7th, 2017|Cerebral Palsy|Comments Off on Obesity In Pregnancy May Increase Risk Of Cerebral Palsy