Intrathecal baclofen for spasticity in cerebral palsy.

  title={Intrathecal baclofen for spasticity in cerebral palsy.},
  author={A. Leland Albright and A Cervi and J Singletary},
  volume={265 11},
Seventeen patients with congenital spastic cerebral palsy and six patients with other forms of spasticity were injected intrathecally with doses of placebo or baclofen, 25 micrograms, 50 micrograms, or 100 micrograms, in a randomized, double-blind manner. Muscle tone in the upper and lower extremities was assessed by Ashworth scores both before the injections and every 2 hours afterward for 8 hours. Function of the upper extremities was evaluated before the injections and 4 hours afterward… CONTINUE READING


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