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 1114 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Medialization thyroplasty in glottis insufficiency due to unilateral vocal fold paralysis and after laser cordectomies - preliminary report.
 

Author(s): Anna Rzepakowska, Ewa Osuch-Wójcikiewicz, Ewelina Sielska-Badurek, Kazimierz Niemczyk

Journal: Otolaryngol Pol. 2017 Feb;71(1):22-29.

 

Medialization thyroplasty (type I) is surgical procedure performed on the thyroid cartilage. The major indication for this surgery is significant glottis insufficiency due to unilateral vocal fold paresis. However the proce¬dure is also performed after vocal fold resections during cordectomy.

Last Updated: 9 May 2017

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Plasticity of premotor cortico-muscular coherence in severely impaired stroke patients with hand paralysis.
 

Author(s): Paolo Belardinelli, Leonard Laer, Erick Ortiz, Christoph Braun, Alireza Gharabaghi

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Motor recovery in severely impaired stroke patients is often very limited. To refine therapeutic interventions for regaining motor control in this patient group, the functionally relevant mechanisms of neuronal plasticity need to be detected. Cortico-muscular coherence (CMC) may provide ...

Last Updated: 14 Apr 2017

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The terms "paralysis" returned 45 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Total and Partial Laser Arytenoidectomy for Bilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis.
 

Author(s): Taner Yılmaz, Ozan Muzaffer Altuntaş, Nilda Süslü, Gamze Atay, Serdar Özer, Oğuz Kuşçu, Tevfik Sözen

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2016 ;2016():3601612.

 

Introduction. Treatment for bilateral vocal fold paralysis (BVFP) has evolved from external irreversible procedures to endolaryngeal laser surgery with greater focus on anatomic and functional preservation. Since the introduction of endolaryngeal laser arytenoidectomy, certain modifications ...

Last Updated: 10 Nov 2016

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Early Paralysis for the Management of ARDS.
 

Author(s): Erin S Grawe, Suzanne Bennett, William E Hurford

Journal: Respir Care. 2016 Jun;61(6):830-8.

 

The use of neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs) early in the development of ARDS has been a strategy of interest for many years. The use of NMBAs with a concomitant deep sedation strategy can increase oxygenation and possibly decrease mortality when used in the early stages of ARDS. ...

Last Updated: 28 May 2016

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Bulbar Paralysis and Facial Paralysis due to Metastatic Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Case Report and Literature Review.
 

Author(s): Min Liu, Shixin Liu, Bailong Liu, Bin Liu, Liang Guo, Xu Wang, Qiang Wang, Shuo Yang, Lihua Dong

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Jan;95(4):e2632.

 

Skull-base metastasis (SBM) from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is extremely rare, and multiple cranial nerve paralysis due to SBM from HCC is also rare. We report a case of bulbar and facial paralysis due to SBM from HCC. A 46-year-old Chinese man presented with a hepatic right lobe ...

Last Updated: 30 Jan 2016

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Virtual Rehabilitation Program in Peripheral Facial Paralysis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Unilateral Peripheral Facial Paralysis

 

Last Updated: 27 Jun 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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Incidence of Hemidiaphragmatic Palsy After Interscalene Block
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Phrenic Nerve Paralysis

 

Last Updated: 11 Feb 2017

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