Summary: UDAAN, a premier institution of
Delhi, INDIA announces the availability of Multimode
Early Medical Intervention therapy of Cerebral Palsy. These dozen or
so therapeutic modules are known to be fairly safe in properly selected cases,
as discussed below. Last updated January 21, 2007
Safety aspects of Multimode Early Medical
Intervention Therapy for Cerebral Palsy
Standard Therapy comprising
physiotherapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation therapy, special
education and speech therapy.
These comprise the standard package for all
children with Neurodevelopmental disorders that includes cerebral palsy
also. They are established modes in every institution for CP, are
undoubtedly known to be safe.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
This being the most recent entrant is dealt
Acupuncture has very definite indications,
contraindications, and safety standards to be followed to avoid needle
prick infections and transmissible infections. The adverse effects if any
are local at injection sites due to bad technique. When properly given,
there are no adverse effects: local or systemic.
These are herbal supplements based on
ancient Greek and Ayurvedic texts. The agent chosen has been used for
centuries to treat epilepsy, hyper or hypo-activity of brain, brain injury
or inflammation, mood swings, etc.
Botulinum /Phenol Nerve Block Injection
Botulinum therapy, when used in the proper mg
per kg dose in properly selected child with muscle spasm but not fixed
contractures, is safe though of limited duration benefit, lasting for a
few months only. Repeat doses show even shorter durations of benefit.
There are no systemic short or long term dangers of the course. Phenol
Nerve Block is 15 times cheaper, works equally well in some cases, but
cannot be given repeatedly for fear of permanent scar at injection site
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