Management of dystonia in paediatric palliative care

Title

Management of dystonia in paediatric palliative care

Creator

Slater T; Hughes G; Lumsden DE; Laddie J

Publisher

Archives of Disease in Childhood

Date

2018

Description

Dystonia is a challenging neurological symptom found in paediatric palliative care (PPC).1 While well defined as a movement disorder characterised by sustained or intermittent muscle contractions associated with abnormal movement and posturing, dystonia is less well recognised and identified by clinicians.2 A wide range of therapies exist but consensus is often lacking regarding choice of treatment. No studies to date have analysed differences in management of dystonia between palliative care and neurology services. We performed a survey of practice of the PPC database at Evelina London Children’s Hospital, a non-malignant caseload covering southeast England. Specifically with regard to dystonia, documentation over 12 months (preceding July 2017) was retrospectively reviewed to assess …

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Citation List Month

July 2018 List

Pages

2018-315002

Issue

315002

Volume

16

Collection

Citation

Slater T; Hughes G; Lumsden DE; Laddie J, “Management of dystonia in paediatric palliative care,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 19, 2018, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/15197.

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