Fiona E Blyton

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OBJECTIVES To identify correlates of calf cramp in children with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A (CMT1A). METHODS Throughout Australia, 81 children aged 2-16 years with CMT1A were recruited. Measures of strength, ankle range, foot posture, balance, agility, endurance, gait, and neurophysiology were collected. Post hoc logistic regression analyses were(More)
BACKGROUND About one in every three adults are affected by lower limb muscle cramps. For some people, these cramps reduce quality of life, quality of sleep and participation in activities of daily living. Many interventions are available for lower limb cramps, but some are controversial, no treatment guidelines exist, and often people experience no benefit(More)
BACKGROUND Night-time calf cramping affects approximately 1 in 3 adults. The aim of this study was to explore the experience of night-time calf cramp; if and where people seek treatment advice; and perceived treatment effectiveness. METHODS 80 adults who experienced night-time calf cramp at least once per week were recruited from the Hunter region, NSW,(More)
Background Leg muscle cramps have been identified as the strongest independent predictor of worse quality of life in Australian children with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease Type 1A (CMT1A) [1]. There is no accepted treatment for cramp in children with CMT and the cause of cramp is not well understood. Potential therapeutic targets should be carefully(More)
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