The evaluation of the long-term motor outcome of children and youth with Cerebral Palsy treated with Botulinum toxin type A within a comprehensive spasticity management service

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Abstract

This thesis expands the evidence base for the long-term outcomes of children and adolescents with Cerebral Palsy (CP) treated with Botulinum toxin (BoNTA). A cohort of children with CP in WA who have been managed with BoNTA since 1995 were studied and our results confirm long-term use of BoNTA is associated with gross motor stability when used within evidence-­based guidelines and in a model of goal-based decision making by a multidisciplinary team. It is important to consider dose and frequency to ensure muscle recovery from the neurogenic atrophy effects of BoNTA and ensure muscle strength is maximised post BoNTA use.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Elliott, Catherine, Supervisor
  • Blair, Eve, Supervisor
  • Forbes, David, Supervisor
Award date2 Jan 2020
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2020

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