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CPRN Seeks to Study Improvements from Spasticity Interventions

The Cerebral Palsy Research Network (CPRN) submitted a significant multi-center grant application to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), last month.  Functional Improvement Related from Spasticity Treatments (FIRST) has been in the planning stages for several years and exemplifies the type of study that…


Micah Baird, MD

Dr. Baird has been in practice since 2009. He is the director of the Division of Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and medical director of rehabilitation at Akron Children’s Hospital. He is also a clinical associate professor of pediatrics at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). After receiving his medical degree from Wright State University, Boonshoft…


Robert Bollo, MD, MS, FAANS, FACS, FAAP

Dr. Bollo is board-certified in neurosurgery and pediatric neurosurgery. His primary focus is the surgical treatment of seizures in children, and he serves as the surgical director of the pediatric epilepsy program at Primary Children’s Hospital. Dr. Bollo introduced laser ablation and robotic epilepsy surgery including stereo EEG (robotic SEEG) to Utah and the Intermountain…


Virendra Desai, MD

Virendra Desai, MD is a pediatric neurosurgeon at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health and an assistant professor in the department of neurosurgery at the OU College of Medicine. He is the director of the pediatric surgical epilepsy and functional programs. He has a strong interest and significant clinical and research experience in surgical epilepsy, minimally…


CP Stories: Alexander and Lisa Diller

Like so many others with cerebral palsy (CP), Alexander was born premature, at 27.5 weeks. While on an oscillating ventilator, the endotracheal tube scraped the back of his throat, triggering a bilateral pulmonary hemorrhage. In turn, the hemorrhage caused intraventricular bleeding, which resulted in hydrocephalus. It would be nine weeks before Alexander was discharged. During…