Fiona E Arrowsmith

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AIM The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of gastrostomy tube feeding on body protein and bone mineralization in malnourished children with cerebral palsy (CP). METHOD Children aged between 4 and 18 years with spastic quadriplegic CP (Gross Motor Function Classification System level V) were recruited from the Children's Hospital at Westmead(More)
The aim of this study was to describe the experience of 452 children and adults with a severe developmental disability who presented to a multidisciplinary clinic with swallowing, nutritional, and gastrointestinal problems. Data were obtained by chart review. Two hundred and ninety-four children (age range 7 mo-19 y, 173 males, 121 females) and 158 adults(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to measure resting energy expenditure (REE) and energy intake in children with quadriplegic cerebral palsy (CP), to relate these to anthropometric measurements, and to determine the influence of nutritional rehabilitation on REE. METHODS Fifty-six children (20 females, 36 males; age range 3y 11mo-18y; mean age 10y; SD 3y(More)
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