P J Chauvel

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This paper describes a study of the UPsuit, a proximal stability splint fabricated from Lycra, in the management of children with cerebral palsy. The splint improved posture and reduced involuntary movement immediately. The amount of functional improvement depended on the type and severity of impairments, the subject's attitude, their capacity for(More)
It has been demonstrated that botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) injections reduce spasticity and improve muscle growth in children with spasticity. It has been postulated that BTX-A allows the learning of more normal movement patterns. The aim of this study was to measure the effect of this treatment on functional ability, as measured by the Gross Motor(More)
A child is described who presented at 16 months with developmental delay and clinical features of the Russell-Silver syndrome. Chromosome analysis revealed trisomy-18 mosaicism. Only one other similar case has been reported in the literature. It is recommended that chromosomal studies continue to be included in the clinical investigation of children with(More)
A prospective study was made of 200 consecutive children to evaluate the usefulness in the diagnosis of infantile autism of the behavioral scale reported by Clancy and coworkers in 1969. On this scale seven or more of 14 behavioral manifestations must be present before a diagnosis of autism can be made. Using this scale alone, 48 of the 200 children studied(More)
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