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Cerebral Palsy - Health Info 
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Our medical experts find the best sites covering key medical conditions and problems. They target Australian sites which are informative and easy to read. Sites are rated:
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cerebral palsy support network

http://cpsn.21century.com.au/

eMedical rating: 4

This excellent Australian site provides reliable information on cerebral palsy for those living with the condition. This site discusses the causes and treatment of the symptoms. It also includes additional resources and a diary of events related to cerebral palsy.

 

Medical Keywords:

Developmental defects, inherited metabolic disorders, maternal infections, irradiation, asphyxia, maternal chemical dependency, and toxaemia of pregnancy

 

Key Site Features:

  1. Easy to Read and Navigate
  2. Support Groups Listed
  3. Valuable Links
  4. Authoritative Sources
  5. Australian Site
  6. Quality Presentation

 

american cerebral palsy information center - what is cerebral palsy?

http://www.cerebralpalsy.org/whatis.html

eMedical rating: 4

Although based in the United States, the American Cerebral Palsy Information Centre is an excellent, easy to use site which answers the many questions people may have regarding the condition of Cerebral Palsy. It also contains information about support groups for people who have a child with special needs. Highly recommended site to look through.

 

Medical Keywords:

Maternal hyperthyroidism, mental retardation, Apgar score, Breech presentation, ultrasonography.





 

Key Site Features:

  1. Medical Detail
  2. Easy to Read and Navigate
  3. Support Groups Listed
  4. Feedback Facilities
  5. Valuable Links
  6. Authoritative Sources
  7. Quality Presentation

 

national institute of health - cerebral palsy

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/health_and_medical/disorder_index.htm#c

eMedical rating: 4

This 'must see' American web site is produced by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). This site offers exceptional information on cerebral palsy in childhood. All aspects of cerebral palsy are well covered including incidence, cause and treatment. It provides a very good source of information for those wanting to increase their knowledge on the subject.

 

Medical Keywords:

Birth asphyxia, Maternal hyperthyroidism, mental retardation, seizures, hypertonia, hypotonia, electroencephalogram.


 

Key Site Features:

  1. Medical Detail
  2. Easy to Read and Navigate
  3. Support Groups Listed
  4. Feedback Facilities
  5. Valuable Links
  6. Authoritative Sources
  7. Australian Site
  8. Quality Presentation

 

cerebral palsy resource centre

http://www.angelfire.com/mi/Care/index.html

eMedical rating: 4

If you have any questions regarding Cerebral Palsy such as, causes, types, risk factors,it's history, disorders associated with CP, statistics and research then you are at the right junction to get all this information. In addition to this there are inspiring stories, a message board, chat room and e-mail. All this information can be translated into German, Italian, Spanish and French.

 

Medical Keywords:

Spasticity, mental retardation, breech , asphyxia, low apgar score.

 

Key Site Features:

  1. Medical Detail
  2. Easy to Read and Navigate
  3. Support Groups Listed
  4. Feedback Facilities
  5. Valuable Links
  6. Authoritative Sources
  7. Quality Presentation

 

all you need to know about cerebral palsy

http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/Sauna/4441/CPIC.html

eMedical rating: 4

Comprehensive information provided about Cerebral Palsy, makes this site an exceptional and worthwhile read for all. Areas that may be of interest are chat rooms, mailing lists, research updates, special announcements, assistance getting jobs and stabilising relationships etc. It has links to other related web sites to enable you to explore further into this condition.

 

Medical Keywords:

Cerebral Palsy, rubella, toxoplasmosis, herpes, hyperthyroidism, asphyxia, Macrocephaly, Micocephaly.


 

Key Site Features:

  1. Medical Detail
  2. Easy to Read and Navigate
  3. Support Groups Listed
  4. Feedback Facilities
  5. Valuable Links
  6. Authoritative Sources
  7. Includes Message Boards or Chat
  8. Quality Presentation

 

cerebral palsy association of western australia

http://members.iinet.net.au/~cpawa/index.html

eMedical rating: 4

This excellent Australian site is by the Cerebral Palsy Association of Western Australia. Included is a wide range of helpful links related to Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Medical Journals, Cerebral Palsy Associations Worldwide, Parent Resource & Support, Libraries, Alternative Therapies, Psychology, Education and Social Work. This organisation also run programs such as an Early Intervention Programme, The School Age Intervention Programme and Children's Respite Services Programme, just to name a few.

 

Medical Keywords:

Contagious, Athetoid, Ataxic, Rubella, Pregnancy.

 

Key Site Features:

  1. Medical Detail
  2. Easy to Read and Navigate
  3. Support Groups Listed
  4. Feedback Facilities
  5. Valuable Links
  6. Authoritative Sources
  7. Includes Message Boards or Chat
  8. Australian Site
  9. Quality Presentation

 

the cerebral palsy society of new zealand

http://www.cpsoc.org.nz/

eMedical rating: 3

This excellent site is by the Cerebral Palsy Society of NZ. Parents whose children have Cerebral Palsy should visit this site to gain a better understanding. Accessible and easy to understand information is provided in an attempt to help parents become more aware of problems originating from this condition.

 

Medical Keywords:

Anoxia, hypothyroidism, mental retardation, spasticity, deafness, circulation, brain cells, oxygen, umbilical cord, German measles, central nervous system, meningitis.

 

Key Site Features:

  1. Easy to Read and Navigate
  2. Support Groups Listed
  3. Valuable Links
  4. Authoritative Sources
  5. Quality Presentation

 

cerebral palsy action

http://www.cpaction.org.uk/welcome.htm

eMedical rating: 4

This Scottish site is produced by a charity organisation. It provides the reader with comprehensive information about cerebral palsy, from classification, to treatment and even testing. Despite some of the necessary medical terminology, this site is definitely worth a look.

 

Medical Keywords:

Involuntary movements, speech or balance, learning difficulties, Spastic Athetoid Ataxic, Contracture, muscles and tendons, dantrolene, spasticity, contraction, Anticholinergic drugs, trihexyphenidyl, benztropine, procyclidine hydrochloride, dorsal root rhizotomy, stereotaxic thalamotomy, carbamazepine, clonazepam, valproate, clorazepate, felbamate.

 

Key Site Features:

  1. Medical Detail
  2. Easy to Read and Navigate
  3. Support Groups Listed
  4. Feedback Facilities
  5. Valuable Links
  6. Quality Presentation

 

cerebral palsy connection

http://www.cpconnection.com/

eMedical rating: 2

This is a reasonably good site for people looking for basic information about Cerebral Palsy. One feature of this site is the inclusion of Physical therapy exercises for people living with Cerebral Palsy.

 

Medical Keywords:

Maternal hyperthyroidism, mental retardation, seizures, infection, jaundice, breech, stroke, microcephaly, interacranial hemorrhage, Rh incompatibility, athetoid, ataxic.

 

Key Site Features:

  1. Easy to Read and Navigate
  2. Support Groups Listed
  3. Feedback Facilities
  4. Valuable Links
  5. Australian Site
  6. Quality Presentation
 
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