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Conference Paper: Pilot project of integration of Chinese medicine (acupuncture) and western medicine for neurohabilitation of children with acquired brain injury: a study of 2 cases

TitlePilot project of integration of Chinese medicine (acupuncture) and western medicine for neurohabilitation of children with acquired brain injury: a study of 2 cases
Authors
Issue Date2009
PublisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jns
Citation
The 19th World Congress of Neurology, Bangkok, Thailand, 24-30 October 2009. In Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 2009, v. 285 suppl. 1, p. S238, abstract no. PO16-TU-10 How to Cite?
AbstractPURPOSE: To demonstrate if there is any efficacy of Integration of Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture) and Western Medicine for Rehabilitation for 2 Children with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). METHOD: Two children (M/1 year, with dystonic cerebral palsy, cortical visual impairment and Global Developmental delay due to Acute Encephalitis, and M/12 year, with spastic tetraplegia, cortical visual impairment, and severe mental retardation due to Hypoxic-ischemic Encephalopathy related to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy) were enrolled into our pilot program which had started as the “First Integrated Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine for Neurorehabilitation of Children with Traumatic or Acquired Brain Injury under the Hospital Authority” in 2008 June. Both of them received daily acupuncture treatment and conventional Neurohabilitation Program for 4 months. Pre and post assessment were performed for both cases. Deoxyglucose PET scan of the brain, parental daily reports for any change after each acupuncture sessions were monitored. Objective outcome measures were performed by the Neurohabilitation Team with allied health disciplines including physiotherapist, occupational therapist, optometrist, audiologist, speech therapist and clinical psychologist in pre and post acupuncture treatment using objective outcome measures including Modified Ashworth Spasticity Scale, CVI assessment, Video Fluoroscopic Swallow Study (VFSS) and Functional Independence Measure of Children (WeeFIM). Videos were taken by blind assessors. RESULTS: PET scan of the brain showed mild to moderate increased in glucose uptake for both cases. Videos and clinical outcome measures showed improvement in vision and other parameters. CONCLUSIONS: A short and intensive course of acupuncture can be effective in improving visual and functional outcome for children with ABI. Further research is underway to assess the practicability of organizing this model of Integration of Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture) and Western Medicine for Neurohabilitation of Children with ABI in Hong Kong.
DescriptionConference Theme: Innovation in Neurology
Poster abstract: no. PO16-TU-10
This journal suppl. entitled: Abstracts of 19th World Congress of Neurology
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/197328
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 2.126
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.024

 

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dc.contributor.authorWong, Ven_US
dc.contributor.authorLi, Len_US
dc.contributor.authorLam, SSen_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, CLen_US
dc.contributor.authorChu, VLYen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-23T02:42:27Z-
dc.date.available2014-05-23T02:42:27Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 19th World Congress of Neurology, Bangkok, Thailand, 24-30 October 2009. In Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 2009, v. 285 suppl. 1, p. S238, abstract no. PO16-TU-10en_US
dc.identifier.issn0022-510X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/197328-
dc.descriptionConference Theme: Innovation in Neurology-
dc.descriptionPoster abstract: no. PO16-TU-10-
dc.descriptionThis journal suppl. entitled: Abstracts of 19th World Congress of Neurology-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: To demonstrate if there is any efficacy of Integration of Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture) and Western Medicine for Rehabilitation for 2 Children with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). METHOD: Two children (M/1 year, with dystonic cerebral palsy, cortical visual impairment and Global Developmental delay due to Acute Encephalitis, and M/12 year, with spastic tetraplegia, cortical visual impairment, and severe mental retardation due to Hypoxic-ischemic Encephalopathy related to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy) were enrolled into our pilot program which had started as the “First Integrated Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine for Neurorehabilitation of Children with Traumatic or Acquired Brain Injury under the Hospital Authority” in 2008 June. Both of them received daily acupuncture treatment and conventional Neurohabilitation Program for 4 months. Pre and post assessment were performed for both cases. Deoxyglucose PET scan of the brain, parental daily reports for any change after each acupuncture sessions were monitored. Objective outcome measures were performed by the Neurohabilitation Team with allied health disciplines including physiotherapist, occupational therapist, optometrist, audiologist, speech therapist and clinical psychologist in pre and post acupuncture treatment using objective outcome measures including Modified Ashworth Spasticity Scale, CVI assessment, Video Fluoroscopic Swallow Study (VFSS) and Functional Independence Measure of Children (WeeFIM). Videos were taken by blind assessors. RESULTS: PET scan of the brain showed mild to moderate increased in glucose uptake for both cases. Videos and clinical outcome measures showed improvement in vision and other parameters. CONCLUSIONS: A short and intensive course of acupuncture can be effective in improving visual and functional outcome for children with ABI. Further research is underway to assess the practicability of organizing this model of Integration of Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture) and Western Medicine for Neurohabilitation of Children with ABI in Hong Kong.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jns-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of the Neurological Sciencesen_US
dc.titlePilot project of integration of Chinese medicine (acupuncture) and western medicine for neurohabilitation of children with acquired brain injury: a study of 2 casesen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailWong, V: vcnwong@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailLi, L: llie@HKUCC.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailLam, SS: siu3@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailChu, VLY: vchu@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.authorityLi, L=rp01353en_US
dc.identifier.authorityLam, SS=rp01347en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S0022-510X(09)70907-4-
dc.identifier.hkuros168162en_US
dc.identifier.volume285-
dc.identifier.issuesuppl. 1-
dc.identifier.spageS238-
dc.identifier.epageS238-
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands-

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