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 1137 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Contralateral Cervical Nerve Transfer for Arm Paralysis.
 

Author(s): Jun-Tao Feng, Wen-Dong Xu

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2018 04;378(15):1460-1461.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Comparison between early and delayed facial nerve decompression in traumatic facial nerve paralysis - A retrospective study.
 

Author(s): David Victor Kumar Irugu, Anoop Singh, Sravan Ch, Achyuth Panuganti, Anand Acharya, Hitesh Varma, Ramya Thota, Maurizio Falcioni, Sridhar Reddy

Journal: Codas. 2018 ;30(1):e20170063.

 

Purpose To study the intraoperative findings in case of early and delayed decompression of facial nerve paralysis and compare their results. Methods Retrospective data analysis of 23 cases of longitudinal temporal bone fracture with House-Brackmann grade V and VI facial nerve paralysis. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Arytenoid cartilage dislocation mimicking bilateral vocal cord paralysis: A case report.
 

Author(s): Eun H Chun, Hee J Baik, Rack K Chung, Hun J Lee, Kwangseob Shin, Jae H Woo

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Nov;96(45):e8514.

 

Arytenoid dislocation is very rare and may be misdiagnosed as vocal cord paralysis or a self-limiting sore throat.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "paralysis" returned 51 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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 ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Surgical Treatment for Epstein-Barr Virus Otomastoiditis Complicated by Facial Nerve Paralysis: A Case Report of Two Young Brothers and Review of Literature.
 

Author(s): Evelien van Eeten, Hubert Faber, Dirk Kunst

Journal: J Int Adv Otol. 2017 Apr;13(1):143-146.

 

We report the case of two young brothers with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) otomastoiditis complicated by a facial nerve paralysis. The boys, aged 7 months (patient A) and 2 years and 8 months (patient B), were diagnosed with a facial nerve paralysis House-Brackmann (HB) grade IV (A) and ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Antivenom for Neuromuscular Paralysis Resulting From Snake Envenoming.
 

Author(s): Anjana Silva, Wayne C Hodgson, Geoffrey K Isbister

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Antivenom therapy is currently the standard practice for treating neuromuscular dysfunction in snake envenoming. We reviewed the clinical and experimental evidence-base for the efficacy and effectiveness of antivenom in snakebite neurotoxicity. The main site of snake neurotoxins is ...

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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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Last Updated: 13 Apr 2017

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