Estimulación eléctrica en niños y adolescentes con parálisis cerebral: Una revisión sistemática

Translated title of the contribution: Electrical stimulation in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy: A systematic review

Raul Sulla-Torres, Ruben Vidal-Espinoza, Jaime Pacheco-Carrillo, Jorge Apaza-Cruz, Jose Sulla-Torres, Cristian Luarte-Rocha, Marco Cossio-Bolaños, Rossana Gomez-Campos

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Abstract

Objectives: To analyze the most investigated age ranges in children with cerebral palsy. To identify the anatomical regions treated by electro stimulation. To determine the frequency and duration of the protocols used in the studies carried out between 2009 to 2019. Methodology: A systematic review of the literature on the utilization of electro stimulation in children with cerebral palsy in the last 10 years was carried out. The search was considered in the Pub Med database. The observation technique was used to extract the information and the indicators were recorded in an evaluation form (type of study, sample, anatomical region treated, subjects investigated, frequency and duration of therapies). Results: Most of the studies have developed the treatments with electro stimulation in the legs and extensors of the elbow and the wrist and one study -at the same time- in the face and legs. The ages investigated ranged between 1 and 16 years. The protocols have been used from 3 to 5 times per week and in a range of 2 to 12 weeks. The time of administration of the electro stimulation ranged between 20 to 60 minutes. Conclusion: To obtain positive benefits it is necessary to develop programs from 3-5 times per week and each session in periods of 20 to 60 minutes. This systematization could contribute to an efficient organization in future intervention programs and in the stimulation of other anatomical regions less explored.

Translated title of the contributionElectrical stimulation in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy: A systematic review
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)86-91
Number of pages6
JournalRevista Ecuatoriana de Neurologia
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes

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