Cerebral Palsy at the Turn of the Millennium
The Presentations from the 5th International Congress on Cerebral Palsy

Bled, Slovenia, June 7-10, 2001


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There are an estimated 15 million people suffering from cerebral palsy around the world and it was time again to generate a dialogue amongst scientists and clinicians, therapists and many other professionals as well as people who are neurologically impaired themselves, to re-examine our current diagnostic and therapeutic practices regarding new developments in neuroscience.

This volume contains a substantial amont of displayed results of work which was presented during the 5th International Congress on Cerebral Palsy held at Lake Bled at the foot of the Julian Alps in Slovenia from 7-10 June 2001, by nearly 500 participants from over 70 countries and all continents. These 27 submitted papers written by researchers, clinicians, psychologists, physiotherapists, speech- and occupational therapists and other professionals in the field of cerebral palsy were grouped into six main topics ranging from epidemiology, aethiology and diagnostic procedures to practical therapeutical approaches.

A variety of results presented state of the art of new developments in the field of cerebral palsy from the most outstanding medical centres in highly developed countries to environments just starting to develop better health care for people with neurological impairments and still with many financial and educational problems. If we wish to be successful in the diagnostic and therapeutic approach we must have a special and thorough knowledge of development of a human being and its specific psychological and physical characteristic in each stage of development, especially its nervous system.

These requirements seem to be met by the Monduzzi Editore offer. We gratefully acknowledge willingness of the authors to contribite to it. The feedback on such a format of the proceedings would be much appreciated.

Milivoj Veličković Perat
President of the Organizing Committee



Aetiology and Epidemiology

Risk Factors For Cerebral Palsy
S. Akhter, M.M. Rahman and M.N. Islam 

Epidemiology of Cerebral Palsy in Maribor Region (1989 – 1998)
S. Burja and P. Seme–Ciglenečki 

Cerebral Palsy in Khartoum Cheshire Home 1982-1997: Analysis of 1200 Cases
S. Ibrahim, B. El-Bashir and A. Salim 

Clinical Diagnostic

Elicited and Spontaneous Motor Performance in High-Risk Infants
J.M. Gardner, B.Z. Karmel, E.M. Lennon, M.J. Flory, R.L. Freedland, T.T.H. Phan and I. Miroshnichenko 

Clinical Plus Ultrasonographic Prediction After Hypoxic- Ischaemic Encephalopathy
I. Ivanov 

Neuroinstrumental Diagnostic

The Use of Gait Analysis in Clinics: Our Experience in a Follow Up of 600 Children
G. Albertini, M. Galli, N. Tenore and M. Crivellini 

Early Monitoring of the Development of Psychomotor Abilities in Babies With Perinatal Unilateral or Bilateral Brain Lesion and the Possibilities of their Habilitation
V. Gec

Development and Electrical Brain Activity in Children With Congenital Hypothyroidism
G. Romero, M. Mandujano, C. Sánchez and I. Méndez 

Additional Handicaps

Quality of Life: An Interventional Study in a Neonatal Special Care Unit
P. Grywac Meyerhof

Epilepsy in Cerebral Palsy and in Developmentally Normal Children
M.M. Rahman, S. Akhter, M.N. Islam, K. Akhter, F.A. Khan and S. Parveen 


Follow–Up and Purpose of Physiotherapy Treatment for Teenagers and Young Adults With Cerebral Palsy
C. Alcântara De Torre 

A model for Early Intervention by "CP-Risk" Infants Iv. Chavdarov, G. Paras and N. Jordanova 

Intensive Neurophysiological Rehabilitation System for Treatment of Patients with Cerebral Palsy
V. Kozijavkin 

Use of Botulinum Toxin in 55 Children With Cerebral Palsy
M. Mohammadi 

High Dose Oxygen: A Favorable Outcome in Cerebral Palsy and the Brain Injured Child
R.A. Neubauer 

Basic Principles of Treatment of Movement Disorders in Spastic Cerebral Palsy
A. Pchelyakov and N. Godziev 

Dynamic Equinus in Spastic Diplegia
V. Saraph, E.B. Zwick, C. Steinwender, G. Steinwender and W.E. Linhart 

Horseback Riding: Therapeutic Recreation for Children with Cerebral Palsy
N. Schumacher 

Dynamic Perception Theories Applied to TAMO Therapy
I. Tscharnuter and B. Baltacis 

The Dynamics of Accessibility to Rehabilitation Services for Patients With CP Within the Last 5 Years in Latvia
An. Vētra, I. Alaine, A. Vētra, I. Klētniece and Z. Krūmiņa

Attitudes of Parents Who Have Children with Cerebral Palsy and Mental Retardation and Children in Mainstream Schools on Inclusion to Regular Schools
S. Zecic

Single Event Multilevel Surgery to Improve Gait in Spastic Diplegia. A Prospective Controlled Trial
E.B. Zwick, V. Saraph and G. Steinwender 

Strategies of Evaluation

Photogrammetry and Ppedobarography as a Control of Influence Value of Exercises in Hemiparetic Cerebral Palsied Children
K. Czupryna, J. Nowotany and M. Matyja 

Psychomotoric Development on the Third Year of Life in Very Low Birth Weight Preterm Infants
Z. Gaile and L. Barone 

The Neurological Patterns of Development of Perinatal Brain Damage
M. Mandujano, C. Sánchez, G. Romero, P. Muñoz Ledo and I. Méndez

Works Arrived During the Course of Publication

Mathematical Estimation of Effects of the Treatment of Premature Infants with Vojta-Method
G. Banaszek and I. Norska-Borowka 

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