Journal article

Perinatal care with a view to preventing cerebral palsy

Nadia Badawi, Sarah McIntyre, Rod W Hunt

Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

Birth prevalence of cerebral palsy (CP) is declining in high-income countries, to as low as 1.4 per 1000 live births in the most recent international reports. This represents a 35% reduction in birth prevalence over a 15-year period. This reduction is underpinned by a heightened focus of attention towards all aspects of CP, including: increased awareness, better data collection, development of national networks and registries, an explosion of research in basic science, perinatal care, neonatal neurology, public health, early detection, and targeted early intervention. Quick uptake of evidence into practice has ensued and overall improvements in clinical care occurred concurrently. It is anti..

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