paralysis

Common Name(s)

paralysis

Paralysis is the loss of the ability to move one or more muscles, usually caused by problems between the nerves and spinal cord that the brain uses to control muscle function. Paralysis can be complete or partial, and be in one specific area of the body or widespread. The most common causes of paralysis are stroke, head injury, spinal cord injury, and multiple sclerosis. Cerebral palsy, Bell’s palsy, and Guillain-Barre syndrome may also be causes of paralysis. Paralysis is classified into several types, including: monoplegia, where one limb is paralyzed, hemiplegia, where the arm and leg on one side of the body are paralyzed, paraplegia, where both legs and some of the lower body are paralyzed, and tetraplegia or quadriplegia, where both arms and legs are paralyzed.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "paralysis" returned 1165 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Prolonged paralysis in a child with organophosphate pesticide poisoning.
 

Author(s): K Balme, M McCulloch, C Stephen

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A 17-month-old boy presented to a local community health centre in Cape Town, South Africa, with severe organophosphate pesticide poisoning (OPP), necessitating the use of intravenous atropine to control cholinergic symptoms, as well as emergency intubation for ongoing respiratory ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Effect of an intensive conservative therapy with daily teriparatide administration and rehabilitation for osteoporotic delayed vertebral collapse and paralysis.
 

Author(s): Norimitsu Wakao, Mikinobu Takeuchi, Daniel K Riew, Atsuhiko Hirasawa, Shiro Imagama, Katsuhisa Kawanami, Toshihiro Matsuo, Kenta Murotani, Masataka Deie

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jun;97(23):e10906.

 

Although patients with osteoporotic delayed vertebral collapse (ODVC) have frequently been treated surgically, the efficacy and limitation of conservative treatment for it have not yet been reported. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness and limitation of ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Assessment of short-term functional voice therapy in patients with unilateral paralysis of the larynx.
 

Author(s): Paulina Krasnodębska, Anna Domeracka-Kołodziej, Agata Szkiełkowska, Aleksandra Panasiewicz, Marzena Mularzuk, Dorota Sokołowska-Łazar, Karina Wilhelmsen

Journal: Otolaryngol Pol. 2018 Apr;72(2):36-44.

 

Introduction Laryngeal paralysis deteriorates all laryngeal functions. Therefore the therapeutic process must include restoration of respiratory, defensive and vocal function. Selection of a proper rehabilitation path plays a key role. Appropriate research protocol that includes objective ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "paralysis" returned 54 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Paralysis of the Rectus Abdominis Muscle after a Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery.
 

Author(s): Hyun Min Cho, Hee Je Sim, Do Hyung Kim, Mi Hee Lim, Sang Kwon Lee

Journal: Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Feb;24(1):40-42.

 

The rectus abdominis muscle is innervated by intercostal nerves T7-T12, and most thoracotomies are performed through the fourth to sixth intercostal spaces, so direct nerve damage to the rectus abdominis seems unlikely. However, at least one trocar is inserted below the seventh intercostal ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis: an unusual presentation of hyperthyroidism.
 

Author(s): M Salih, C M J van Kinschot, R P Peeters, W W de Herder, E J J Duschek, J van der Linden, C van Noord

Journal: Neth J Med. 2017 Oct;75(8):315-320.

 

Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis (TPP) is a complication of hyperthyroidism among Asians, characterised by sudden onset of hypokalaemia and muscle paralysis. Several factors may contribute to a delay in diagnosis, including the subtlety of hyperthyroidism, the transient nature of the ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Malignant pheochromocytoma with multiple vertebral metastases causing acute incomplete paralysis during pregnancy: Literature review with one case report.
 

Author(s): Shuzhong Liu, An Song, Xi Zhou, Xiangyi Kong, William A Li, Yipeng Wang, Yong Liu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Nov;96(44):e8535.

 

We present a rare case of malignant pheochromocytoma with thoracic metastases during pregnancy that presented with symptoms of myelopathy and was treated with circumferential decompression, stabilization, and radiation. The management of this unique case is not well documented. The ...

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Effects of Mindfulness Meditation on Facial Paralysis Patients
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Facial Paralysis

 

Last Updated: 4 Oct 2018

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Virtual Rehabilitation Program in Peripheral Facial Paralysis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Unilateral Peripheral Facial Paralysis

 

Last Updated: 28 Nov 2017

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Selective Bilateral Laryngeal Reinnervation as a Secondary Treatment in Case of Bilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Bilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis

 

Last Updated: 13 Jun 2017

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