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Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) therapy for children with cerebral palsy (CP) is not new. Research documenting the effects in this population has been anecdotal. We evaluated the effects of HBO2 therapy for 25 children (X = 5.6 +/- 1.6 yr) with a functional diagnosis of spastic diplegic CP. Pre- and post-HBO2 evaluations consisted of the following measures: gross(More)
We conducted a double-blind placebo study to investigate the claim that hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBO2) improves the cognitive status of children with cerebral palsy (CP). Of 111 children diagnosed with CP (aged 4 to 12 years), only 75 were suitable for neuropsychological testing, assessing attention, working memory, processing speed, and psychosocial(More)
BACKGROUND The use of hyperbaric oxygen for children with cerebral palsy has spread worldwide, despite little scientific evidence of efficacy. We did a randomised trial to assess the efficacy and side-effects of this form of therapy in children with cerebral palsy. METHODS 111 children with cerebral palsy aged 3-12 years were randomly assigned hyperbaric(More)
The purposes of this study were (1) to investigate the effectiveness of two different levels of massage on the depression of spinal motoneuron excitability (as demonstrated by peak-to-peak H-reflex amplitude changes), (2) to investigate the presence of any gender effects in relation to massage, and (3) to describe a method used to quantify the amount of(More)
Two groups of children (9 with cerebral palsy and 10 normals, matched for sex and age) participated in a study of the startle reflex. Each child was instructed to press a button as soon as possible after the onset of a visual stimulus on a box on the table at which they were seated. During some of the trials, a sudden and intense auditory stimulus (85 dB)(More)
The relations of dietary antioxidants vitamin C and beta-carotene to 30-year risk of stroke incidence and mortality were investigated prospectively in the Chicago Western Electric Study among 1,843 middle-aged men who remained free of cardiovascular disease through their second examination. Stroke mortality was ascertained from death certificates, and(More)
A group of 16 patients with severe generalized myasthenia gravis (MG) (five with thymoma) that was resistant to anticholinesterases, thymectomy, and corticosteroids were treated by plasmapheresis. Twelve patients showed an excellent clinical response. Plasmapheresis is an effective treatment modality for many patients with severe generalized MG resistant to(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The effect of therapeutic massage on the H-reflex amplitude in persons without neurological impairment has been established. To investigate its effects in a sample of persons with a spinal cord injury (SCI), two independent but interrelated studies were undertaken. Study 1 investigated whether the recorded response (H-reflex(More)
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