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Risk factors in Preterm Babies leading to Cerebral Palsy

I just read this study that shows some of the risk factors that relat to Cerebral Palsy. The study particularly is focuses on medium and Late Pre term babies. These are the children born in weeks 32-33 for Medium and 34-36 for Late preterm.

Five particular events were found to predict cerebral palsy. This doesnt mean that these five always lead to CP only that it increases the risk.

Rescucitation at Birth Antibiotic treatment during a prior hospitalization Small for Gestational Age 1 minute Apgar Score <7 Intracranial hemorrhage

If you are interested in teh study you can look at it here.  http://www.2minutemedicine.com/moderate-late-preterm-birth-increases-cerebral-palsy-risk/

Anatomy Review: The Brachial Blexus

In a refreshing change from all the lawyer blogs that talk about Brachial Plexus (this one included), I found a blog that explains a lot about the functional anatomy of the Brachial Plexus nerve bundle.

It is a list with a description of each of the nerves involved.

The components of the Brachial Plexus is a topic that is always important to review, as it is so significant to everyday clinical practice.  Here is a brief overview of the divisions and actions of each component.

Enjoy.  Just go directly to this link and read through it if you are so inclined to dive this deep into the inner workings of the Bracial Plexus.  Functional Anatomy Blog

Very Cool Iphone App for Communication

I found this excellent video today while researching assistive technology for cerebral palsy and brain injury patients



Children With Diasabilities get a place to play

In Chicago area this news story of community organizers making a difference.  A park designed from the ground up with children with disabilities in mind.

"Accessibility provides opportunity for anyone, but especially for children," said Marilyn Weisner. "This accessible park provides an opportunity for children who are differently abled to play and learn, right alongside other children. And that is an invaluable opportunity."

Go read the whole story at the Chicago Tribune.com

Students Create a Communication device for people with Cerebral Palsy

This is a great story abotu some students who developed a project where they built a device to help people with Cerebral Palsy communicate more easily.

United Cerebral Palsy’s Wabash Valley chapter recognized three Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology students Monday for their work on a device to help an individual with cerebral palsy communicate more easily. Senior electrical engineering majors Amanda Cochren, Jonathan Picard and Eric Snider received UCP’s annual community service award for their work on a senior-year design project. They were able to choose from a number of projects, but their goal “was to help an individual with cerebral palsy communicate more easily,” Snider said Monday during an awards presentation.

You can read the full story here at TribStar.com