Table 4.14Evidence profile for early casting after botulinum toxin compared with delayed casting after botulinum toxin in children with unilateral or bilateral spasticity; adverse events

Number of studiesNumber of participantsEffectQuality
Early casting post botulinum toxinDelayed casting post botulinum toxinRelative

(95% CI)
Absolute

(95% CI)
Pain in first 48 hours after cast application requiring recasting
1 study (Newman 2007)3/6 (50%)a0/6 (0%)b--Low

CI confidence interval

a

Three children complained of pain that required recasting

b

Chi-squared, P = 0.08

See the complete GRADE Table K.4.14 which accompanies this abbreviated version.

From: 4, Physical therapy (physiotherapy and/or occupational therapy)

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