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Analysis of Complications After Button Battery Ingestion in Children

3 days ago   |   By Pediatric Emergency Care

Aim
Button battery ingestion in children may cause severe complications. This analysis is a literature review of complications after pediatric BBI.
Methods
Literature was searched on PubMed (1995-2015) using the terms “button battery,” “ingestion,” and “children.” End points were age, type and diameter of battery, complications, affected organ, and fatality.
Results
A total of 31 publications were analyzed. Patients from 4 months to 19 years old were included (n = 136,191, with n = 102,143 or 75% aged
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Stretching with Children with Cerebral Palsy: What Do We Know and Where Are We Going?

Stretching with Children with Cerebral Palsy: What Do We Know and Where Are We Going?

3 days ago   |   By Pediatric Physical Therapy

Purpose:
To review research regarding mechanisms of muscle contracture in cerebral palsy and the effectiveness of stretching, and to discuss current physical therapy stretching practices. Community-based recreation opportunities that encourage flexibility and fitness are explored as alternatives to traditional therapy stretching approaches.
Summary of Key Points:
Mechanisms of muscle contracture in children with CP are unclear and clinical research evaluating the effects of stretching is inconclusive. Recent shifts in thinking about the management of children with CP suggest an increased...
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Therapeutic Effects of Yoga for Children: A Systematic Review of the Literature

Therapeutic Effects of Yoga for Children: A Systematic Review of the Literature

3 days ago   |   By Pediatric Physical Therapy

Purpose:
We completed a systematic review of the literature on the effect of yoga on quality of life and physical outcome measures in the pediatric population. We explored various databases and included case-control and pilot studies, cohort and randomized controlled trials that examined yoga as an exercise intervention for children.
Summary of Key Points:
Using the Sackett levels of evidence, this article reviews the literature on yoga as a complementary mind-body movement therapy. We address the research through three practice patterns according to the Guide to Physical Therapist...
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