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Treatment of childhood spasticity of cerebral origin with intrathecal baclofen: a series of 52 cases.

Abstract:

Continuous intrathecal baclofen infusion (CIBI) for spasticity of spinal and cerebral origin has been practised for over two decades. More recently, it has been used for severe spasticity of cerebral origin in children. Intrathecal baclofen (ITB) appears most beneficial in severe spastic tetraparetics or tetraplegics, but the evaluation of the outcome of ITB and the benefit of the treatment are largely subjective. The evidence base for this treatment has been questioned, in particular for amb...

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Fitzgerald, JJ More by this author
Tsegaye, M More by this author
Vloeberghs, MH More by this author
Journal:
British journal of neurosurgery
Volume:
18
Issue:
3
Pages:
240-245
Publication date:
2004-06-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1360-046X
ISSN:
0268-8697
URN:
uuid:f820570b-dac4-4b44-8bec-e14d14ce77e9
Source identifiers:
369625
Local pid:
pubs:369625

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