Journal article

State of the Evidence Traffic Lights 2019: Systematic Review of Interventions for Preventing and Treating Children with Cerebral Palsy

Iona Novak, Catherine Morgan, Michael Fahey, Megan Finch-Edmondson, Claire Galea, Ashleigh Hines, Katherine Langdon, Maria Mc Namara, Madison CB Paton, Himanshu Popat, Benjamin Shore, Amanda Khamis, Emma Stanton, Olivia P Finemore, Alice Tricks, Anna te Velde, Leigha Dark, Natalie Morton, Nadia Badawi

CURRENT NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSCIENCE REPORTS | SPRINGER | Published : 2020

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cerebral palsy is the most common physical disability of childhood, but the rate is falling, and severity is lessening. We conducted a systematic overview of best available evidence (2012-2019), appraising evidence using GRADE and the Evidence Alert Traffic Light System and then aggregated the new findings with our previous 2013 findings. This article summarizes the best available evidence interventions for preventing and managing cerebral palsy in 2019. RECENT FINDINGS: Effective prevention strategies include antenatal corticosteroids, magnesium sulfate, caffeine, and neonatal hypothermia. Effective allied health interventions include acceptance and commitment therapy, ac..

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