The forward parachute reaction and independent walking in infants with brain lesions

Domenico M. Romeo, Daniela Ricci, Giovanni Baranello, Emanuela Pagliano, Claudia Brogna, Giorgia Olivieri, Ilaria Contaldo, Domenico Mazzone, Michela Quintiliani, Maria Giulia Torrioli, Mario G. Romeo, Eugenio Mercuri

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Abstract

Aim The aim of this study was to assess the onset of forward parachute reaction (FPR) in infants with brain lesions and its correlation with age of walking. Method FPR was assessed at 6, 9, and 12months in 140 infants with brain lesions (78 males, 62 females; mean gestational age 31wks; SD 3.6wks; mean birthweight 1450g, SD 252g). On cranial ultrasound 62 infants had mild and 78 had major abnormalities; 86 developed cerebral palsy. All were followed for 5years, and the age at which each child achieved independent walking was recorded. Infants who had been born small for gestational age (weight

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)636-640
Number of pages5
JournalDevelopmental Medicine and Child Neurology
Volume53
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental Neuroscience

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