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Cerebral Palsy: Science and Clinical Practice

Bernard Dan (Editor), Margaret Mayston (Editor), Nigel Paneth (Editor), Lewis Rosenbloom (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-909962-38-5
648 pages
January 2015
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The only complete, scientifically rigorous, fully integrated reference giving a wide ranging and in-depth perspective on cerebral palsy and related neurodevelopment disabilities.  It considers all aspects of cerebral palsy from the causes to clinical problems and their implications for individuals. Leading scientists present the evidence on the role of pre-term birth, inflammation, hypoxia, endocrinological and other pathways. They explore opportunities for neuroprotection leading to clinical applications.

An international team of experts provides clinicians and researchers with key information on the mechanisms underlying impairments in movement, development, cognition, communication, vision, feeding, behaviour, sexuality, and musculoskeletal deformities.  They present a wide range of person-centred assessment approaches, including clinical evaluation, measurement scales, neuroimaging and gait analysis. The principles of multi-disciplinary management are presented, in terms of therapist intervention, medication and surgery. The perspective of the book spans the lifelong course of cerebral palsy, taking into account worldwide differences in socio-economic and cultural factors. Many chapters are illustrated with clinical vignettes enabling direct translation into practice.

Full integrated colour, with extensive cross-referencing make this a highly attractive and useful reference.

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Table of Contents

1 Historical Perspective

2 Definition and Clinical Classification

3 Parenting a Child with Cerebral Palsy:  Family and Social Issues

4 Personal Perspectives

5 Cerebral Palsy in Adulthood

6 Global Health Perspective

7 Brain Malformations

8 Perinatal Stroke

9 Pathways Involving Hypoxia-Ischaemia

10 Pathways Involving Bilirubin and other Brain-Injuring Agents

11 Maternal-Fetal Infection

12 Endocrine Pathways

13 Non-inflammatory and Non-endocrine Pathways from Prematurity to Cerebral Palsy

14 Neural Basis of Motor Control

15 Clinical Presentation

16 Neuroimaging

17 Clinical Neurophysiology

18 Orthopaedic Assessment

19 Motion Analysis

20 Intervention planning, implementation and evaluation

21 Enhancing activity and participation with assistive technology

22 Resources for people with cerebral palsy, parents, and families

23 Muscle Tone, Strength and Movement Disorders

24 Postural Control

25 Oromotor Function

26 Hand Function

27 Lower Limb Function

28 Cognition

29 Visual function

30 Hearing and Vestibular Function

31 Communication

32 Behaviour and Mental Health

33 Sleep

34 Epilepsy

35 Feeding and Nutrition

36 Respiratory Problems

37 Urinary function

38 Sexual Development, Sexual Health, Needs and Life experiences

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