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 1124 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Performance of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance and incidence of poliomyelitis, 2016.
 

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Journal: Wkly. Epidemiol. Rec.. 2016 Sep;91(36-37):427-32.

 

Last Updated: 13 Sep 2016

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[Investigation of adenovirus isolation frequency from the stool samples of patients suspected with acute flaccid paralysis].
 

Author(s): Fatma Bayrakdar, Yasemin Coşgun, Tunca Salman Atak, Hülya Karademir, Gülay Korukluoğlu

Journal: Mikrobiyol Bul. 2016 Apr;50(2):287-92.

 

Although adenoviruses (AdVs) generally cause upper respiratory tract infections, conjunctivitis/epidemic keratoconjunctivitis, gastroenteritis and pneumonia, they can lead to the involvement of central nervous system. Acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) is a type of seizure, characterized ...

Last Updated: 14 May 2016

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Performance of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance and incidence of poliomyelitis, 2015.
 

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Journal: Wkly. Epidemiol. Rec.. 2016 Apr;91(15):203-7.

 

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2016

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The terms "paralysis" returned 46 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Conversion paralysis after cervical spine arthroplasty: a case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): M Boudissa, J E Castelain, L Boissière, R Mariey, V Pointillart, J M Vital

Journal: Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2015 Sep;101(5):637-41.

 

We report a case of conversion paralysis after cervical spine arthroplasty performed in a 45-year-old woman to treat cervico-brachial neuralgia due to a left-sided C6-C7 disc herniation. Upon awakening from the anaesthesia, she had left hemiplegia sparing the face, with normal sensory ...

Last Updated: 10 Sep 2015

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Update in facial nerve paralysis: tissue engineering and new technologies.
 

Author(s): Nicholas B Langhals, Melanie G Urbanchek, Amrita Ray, Michael J Brenner

Journal: Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Aug;22(4):291-9.

 

To present the recent advances in the treatment of facial paralysis, emphasizing the emerging technologies. This review will summarize the current state of the art in the management of facial paralysis and discuss the advances in nerve regeneration, facial reanimation, and use of ...

Last Updated: 10 Jul 2014

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Bumetanide in Hypokalaemic Periodic Paralysis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis

 

Last Updated: 3 Nov 2016

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Virtual Rehabilitation Program in Peripheral Facial Paralysis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Unilateral Peripheral Facial Paralysis

 

Last Updated: 1 Sep 2016

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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: 6 Dec 2016

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