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AIM To investigate relationships between hand function, brain lesions, and corticomotor projections in children with unilateral cerebral palsy (CP). METHOD The study included 17 children (nine males, eight females; mean age 11.4 [SD 2.4] range 7-16 y), with unilateral CP at Gross Motor Function Classification System level I and Manual Ability(More)
BACKGROUND There is no easy and reliable method to measure spasticity, although it is a common and important symptom after a brain injury. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to develop and validate a new method to measure spasticity that can be easily used in clinical practice. METHODS A biomechanical model was created to estimate the components of the(More)
AIM The aim of the study was to explore individual variations in outcome of hand function after constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) in relation to the organization of corticomotor projection and brain lesion characteristics in participants with unilateral cerebral palsy (CP). METHOD Sixteen participants (eight males, eight females; mean age 13 y,(More)
AIM The aim of the study was to investigate coordination of fingertip forces during an asymmetrical bimanual task in children with unilateral cerebral palsy (CP). METHOD Twelve participants (six males, six females; mean age 14y 4mo, SD 3.3y; range 9-20y;) with unilateral CP (eight right-sided, four left-sided) and 15 age-matched typically developing(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to address the current scenario of LBW and infant nutritional and to analyze the effect of maternal status and pattern of their breast feeding practices on perinatal and postnatal infant development. METHODS Cross-sectional study design with structured questionnaires was used among 510 mother-infant pair to collect(More)
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