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Cerebral Palsy Epidemiology: Where are We Now and Where are We Going?
OVER the past decade, regular international meetings devoted to the state of the art in the epidemiology of cerebral palsy have been held: in California in 1987, in Cambridge in 1989 and in Brioni,Expand
Cerebral palsy: why we must plan for survival.
TLDR
Though immobility and severe mental subnormality are the strongest predictors of mortality in children with cerebral palsy, the majority of even the most severely affected patients survive to adulthood, so it is appropriate to plan for their survival by funding and evaluating programmes to maximise health, independence, and quality of life. Expand
Comparison of sporadic and familial disease amongst 580 cases of motor neuron disease.
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A review of 580 hospital case notes of patients with motor neuron disease (MND) revealed 20 families in which more than one case had been reported, suggesting autosomal dominant inheritance. Expand
Cerebral palsy: effects of twinning, birthweight, and gestational age.
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The increased risk to twins of cerebral palsy is not entirely explained by their increased risk of prematurity and low birthweight, but after adjusting for reduced birthweight of twins it was the relative risk of twins weighing less than 1400 g that was significantly increased. Expand
Prevalence and disabilities in 4 to 8 year olds with cerebral palsy.
TLDR
A register of children born between 1970 and 1979 in the South East Thames Regional Health Authority, and diagnosed as having pre-, peri-, and postnatal cerebral palsy, was set up between 1978 and 1981, and there was a high incidence of orthopaedic defects which must represent a considerable use of resources. Expand
Clinical features and associations of 560 cases of motor neuron disease.
In 560 cases of motor neuron disease, studied retrospectively from their case notes in three teaching centres, the age at onset ranged from 13 to 87 years (mean 56 years), and the mean duration ofExpand
Birth Weight and Length of Gestation in Cerebral Palsy
  • E. Alberman
  • Medicine
  • Developmental medicine and child neurology
  • 1 August 1963
In the course of a study of obstetric records in cerebral palsy particulars of length of gestation and birth‐weight were collected.
Standardisation of Recording and Reporting Cerebral Palsy
Survival in cerebral palsy: the role of severity and diagnostic labels.
TLDR
Survival of the group known to have an additional diagnostic label was significantly lower than that of thegroup with no known label, and remained lower, although not significantly, if only those with severe four-limb involvement were compared. Expand
Certified cause of death in children and young adults with cerebral palsy.
TLDR
The importance of good data on the death certificate, and the significance of published national statistics, need to be communicated to all those involved in the certification process if cerebral palsy and other chronic conditions, which raise the relative risk of death, are not to be under-represented. Expand
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