Parameters for predicting favorable responses to botulinum toxin in children with cerebral palsy.

@article{FattalValevski2002ParametersFP,
  title={Parameters for predicting favorable responses to botulinum toxin in children with cerebral palsy.},
  author={Aviva Fattal-Valevski and Nir Giladi and Dafna Domanievitz and Luba Zuk and Ronit Masterman and Shaul Harel and Shlomo Wientroub and Shlomo Hayek},
  journal={Journal of child neurology},
  year={2002},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={272-7}
}
We sought markers for predicting a favorable outcome of botulinum toxin A injected to the lower-extremity muscles of 26 children with hemiplegic or diplegic cerebral palsy. Clinical assessment preceding and 1 month following injection included gross motor function measure, a modified Ashworth scale, and evaluation of range of motion of knee extension and ankle dorsiflexion. Response to treatment was classified based on a parent questionnaire. The 19 children (73%) considered by their parents as… CONTINUE READING

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