Botulinum toxin-A with and without rehabilitation for the treatment of spastic cerebral palsy.

@article{Jianjun2013BotulinumTW,
  title={Botulinum toxin-A with and without rehabilitation for the treatment of spastic cerebral palsy.},
  author={Liu Jianjun and Ji Shurong and Wu Weihong and Zhang Yan and Zeng Fanyong and Li Nanling},
  journal={The Journal of international medical research},
  year={2013},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={636-41}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy of botulinum toxin-A (BTX-A) nerve block, with and without rehabilitation, in the treatment of spastic cerebral palsy. METHODS Patients (aged 1-23 years) with spastic cerebral palsy underwent nerve block with BTX-A, followed by ≥ 2 h/day rehabilitation (experimental group) or <2 h/day rehabilitation (control group). Muscle tension and motor function were evaluated pre-block using the Modified Ashworth Scale (MAS) and gross motor function measure (GMFM… CONTINUE READING